Many bags fall into a typical design scheme: Square or rectangular with straps of various lengths. Obviously there is so much more to handbags and I, of all people, know that. Yet we rarely see something completely outside of the box and when we do, I can’t help but rejoice a bit inside. Sure, not every design is a winner, but novelty bags easily stand apart and I appreciate a different design amid the monotony.

There are some really funky Fall 2011 Jamin Puech bags with a Russian Gypsy traveling in Eastern Europe theme.

The designs reflect Jamin’s personality and experiences as she travels: local culture, tea and colorful attire filled with sequins and embroidery for day and night events. These three bags caught my attention.

Top left is the Matriochka (available in orange and blue) priced at $735. This design is modeled after the famous Russian nesting dolls and adds a genuine cultural touch to the design. Next we have Stan, the $805 blue porcupine, that is such an unexpected design for a bag that I could not pass it up. He is kind of cute, isn’t he?! Lastly we have the Serguei tea pot which is perfect for Alice in Wonderland themed parties and would be pretty interesting for a dinner party (price $760). More info via Jamin Puech online.

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  • dmaqtor

    they look kind of wired, but in a cute way !


  • Lulugurl

    Very cute! For the price I will pass but I want the little “Stan” one!!!!

  • 19yearslater

    I adore these. I could find reasons to use an oddly shaped evening bag.

  • fuchsiafury

    These are a great find – esp the matryoshka doll! But I’m not sure I could justify such steep price on a novelty bag that I couldn’t add to my rotation.

  • jr

    cute…but i would probably never find a time to use one!

  • Rina Red

    Adorable! Matriochka is my fav :D

  • ninjaninja

    Sorry, but I think it’s just awful.

  • Cathy Fitz

    These are cute in a funny way – for a one time use. I certainly can’t see paying over $700 for cute.

  • babe

    would love them for my little daughter (not at that price though)


    Love the erinaceomorpha!

  • Meme

    I just LOVE unusual bags, handbags. I love to make them also (crochet). The new ones are triangle shaped.

  • ~bastet

    The porcupine is cute, but I could never justify the price.

  • Bagolicious

    Jamin’s bags are jammin’. Thank goodness one of the boutiques is a short walk from the apartment that I rent in Paris. It’s hard to pull me out of that boutique. And then a 20-minute walk from the boutique is Bon Marche which also carries Jamin Puech.

    A couple of weeks ago, I saw a gorgeous, bright red, leather, Jamin Puech bag at Bon Marche that was so fabulous that it could have melted an iceberg!

  • Flavadig

    OMG, I need Stan in my life!