What makes JUDITH LEIBER BAGS such a prized possession to own?
You don’t really know luxury at the very elementary levels if you still haven’t heard of the ‘JUDITH LEIBER’ Bags. The couture bags are a heart stealer from the word go. The singularity of the brand can just be gauged from the fact that they only have 4 exclusive boutiques all over the world that retail the brand. It has been adorned by the most revered celebrities at various international platforms since years. And the brand also holds the distinction of being showcased at the most coveted museums of the world like Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
History of 'JUDITH LEIBER' bags
For the uninitiated, Judith Leiber, the American- Hungarian brand was established by its namesake Founder, Judith Leiber (1921-2018), in 1963. The brand has since then never looked back and is synonymous with unparalleled luxury and opulence in the segment of luxury bags. She had the experience of working as a handbag designer with popular luxury bags’ brands before starting off with her own label. No doubt, the woman possessed an enviable business acumen and hence, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers. 10 years post her retirement in 1998, ‘Judith Leiber’ was rated the most prestigious luxury handbag brand for the second year running by the New York-based Luxury Institute in 2008.
One look at their couture crystal studded bags, and the luxury connoisseur in you is going to jump out of your heart. Their classic and rare crystal Minaudieres, take almost 2 years to complete from concept curation to the end execution. A single Judith Leiber bag is said to travel across cities in United States for each step in its making. The designs are conceptualized at their New York Studio, and then travel to Florence to be curated and embellished and the finally travel back to New York. There are special artisans on board who manoeuvre the entire process of manual setting of each crystal, semi-precious stones and embellishments on the delicately crafted bag. It is no secret that their evening bags are impeccably crafted and there are enough reasons to believe why women all over the world swoon over each of their pieces.
The Swarovski encrusted evening clutches are definitely a classic and stand as the brand’s identity. But it is their ‘Novelty’ collection that can drive any woman in the world to give away even her previous Carats in bargain for one.
How much does a 'Judith Leiber' bag cost?
Some of the bestselling and the most pursued ‘Judith Leiber’ bags in the world are the ‘Lips Collection’, the ‘Camera Click’, ‘Boombox pieces’, ‘Wild Cat’ pieces and the ‘Bow Just for You’ collection. The bags are certainly exorbitantly priced, but exotic ‘out of the ordinary’ luxury never came at throw away prices. The prices range between several thousand dollars (between $4000 to $8000). It is indeed a luxury and an honour to own an arm candy as lustrous as a ‘Judith Leiber’ handbag in your closet.
Out of the four boutiques in the world, the brand has one outlet at DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. The other three boutiques being at Jakarta, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. A part of the collection is also available at selected Fashion Houses like Neiman Marcus, Harvey Nichols, Lane Crawford, Holt Renfrew, Harrods, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Celebs showing off their 'Judith Leiber' bags
Finally, what makes a ‘Judith Leiber’ bag such a cherished possession is also the fact that a lot of influential and fashion forward women all over the globe have also carried and flaunted the minaudieres from the brand on several occasions. Presidential First Ladies in US, Mamie Eisenhower to Barbara Bush and Hillary Clinton to name a few. Hollywood actresses like Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lawrence, Salma Hayek, Scarlett Johansson, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez have taken their prized ‘Judith Leiber’ bags to the red Carpet Oscars as well as other International platforms and the flash lights have never missed capturing the same through their lens too.