French accessories designer Jerome Dreyfuss may have one of my favorite contemporary handbag companies on the face of the planet, and I only wish that his accessories were more available in the US. Seeing the simultaneously attention-getting and useable bags that Dreyfuss has created for Spring 2011 only makes wish it even more fervently.

I question the logic behind a couple of these designs – the hanging, fringe-y pocket of a perfectly wonderful leopard shoulder bag, for example – but mostly, Dreyfuss creates things that are exceptionally well-suited for young urban women with eclectic tastes. As always, his work with exotics (and python in particular) shines in this collection, but even the regular leather begs have enough personality to stand on their own with any casual outfit.

Photos via Women’s Wear Daily.

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  • 19yearslater

    These are some nice-looking bags, but seeing as I’m not an exotics girl most of them are not for me.

  • Marianna

    Many of the designs are very cool but that first one pictured looks like someone was cleaning up the work table and piled up scraps of this and that. I like seeing what the edgy designers are doing, even if it’s not my cup of tea!

  • shueaddict

    I really like #4. Any idea how much that would set me back?

  • Stylista

    Some of these are nice, but that main one has got too much going on!

  • Lianne

    Love the orange bag, but I already own two orange bags, darn it.

  • Adiva Artuvogue

    I am in to lets make art not war, but really this collection is all over the place!
    Does his hangtag say “schizophrenia” or what!?!?!

  • Staci

    I’m really feeling the Spring 2011 collection! It’s hard to pick just one favorite…

  • mochababe73

    Some of them are quite wearable. For the ones that are not, they are just boiling, hot messes.

  • Michelle

    WTH is that mess in the main picture? I usually like JD, but that bag in the main pic has WAY too many colors and ideas going on. Some of the other bags are quite nice, though.

  • Vitta

    This is my first time that I see the work of this amazing designer. Thank you so much for featuring him. The collection is so unique! So many great, new ideas.

    Love the simple, studded, sueded-python clutches (#3, 4). And the #5 clutch in cork-like material? Special!

    The studded and belted shoulder-packs (#6 in perforated leather and #8 in python) are so fresh and well-constructed.

    Also, the capacious shoulder bags (#11, 13) in new, ergonomic shapes are quite interesting. Very innovative, practical designs.

    Love the cheerful suede shoulder bags in Hermes Orange and Coral (#14), with all those belts, studs, and zippers. Very breezy, very spring!

    And, in defense of the anchor piece in multi-color snakeskin – which I happen to like – oh yes, it is bold, but if you look at it closely, the color combination and the overall design is classic. There’s nothing outrageous about it, except for the vanguard way of putting it all together, including the orange Chanel-type strap and the Falchi-type fringe. But that’s what makes it one-of-a-kind and collectible.

    I’m far from being a young urban woman, but if I could, I would buy at least 4 pieces for my collection.

    Where can I buy them?