In The Bag

The Unexpected Allure Of Judith Leiber

Anna Schaefer
Contributing Writer.
Connoisseur of curated luxury.

I discovered Judith Leiber recently (like, really recently) and was a little blown away that I hadn’t encountered her artistry sooner.

How to describe a Judith Leiber handbag? Her pieces are overflowing with luxe femininity that you’re likely to fall for her designs instantly. (As in, I reserved one and put a 25% deposit down stat — yes, with FASHIONPHILE Reserve Luxury Layaway, you can do that)! 

She’s known for her gorgeous “minaudieres” — essentially dainty clutches that pass as evening ‘accessories’ and exude an ultra-feminine, evening wear-esque style.

From sweet and demure, to full-on party mode, to bold in an ultra-vintage way, Judith Leiber honestly has as much range in styles as compared to Lady Gaga on inauguration day.

For those who are just dipping their toes in, you should know that the most popular Judith Leiber bags have to be the box clutch and minaudiere clutch, in their many varieties.

Since its debut in 1963, the brand has been most famous for a line that basically passes for surrealist art — they’re both rare and coveted, so I recommend creating a FASHIONPHILE account if you haven’t already so you can be the first to know when we get one in.

Aside from the fact that many of these bags are dripping in Swarovski crystals (can that even be an ‘aside’?), they’re also impressively well-made; the designs are distinctive, the hardware is solid, and even the exotics seem to age well.

 

Long story short, I highly recommend you get to know this fashion house. The brand is unexpectedly alluring. It’ll not only expand your luxury repertoire but probably add to your ever-expanding wishlist, too.

Discover more Judith Leiber and our growing selections of designer handbags at FASHIONPHILE.com.

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