From fashion to film, technology to television, music to the media, when it comes creating pop culture-inspired bags, there is no-one quite like the iconic designer Judith Leiber.
Married to Gerson Leiber, a well-known painter and sculptor, this powerhouse of a couple helped to incite each other’s creativity and drive one another to success. A real life Romeo and Juliet, Judith and her husband were both inspired by popular culture in their artistic careers.
The Judith Leiber brand is famous for its collaborations with fashion designers, music artists and some of the most influential people of today; if you are looking for a fun, fabulous and bang-on-trend designer handbag, then look no further.
Whether you want to add to your existing Judith Leiber handbag collection or you are thinking about investing in your first ever couture clutch, you are guaranteed to fall in love with one of the beautiful bags featured below.
Read on to discover our top 5 Judith Leiber bags inspired by pop culture. Plus, how and where you can wear them for maximum effect!
1. Katy Perry Mushroom Clutch
One of the most recent Judith Leiber collaborations, the limited edition mushroom, minaudiere was designed to celebrate the solo singer’s new Las Vegas show PLAY.
Known for her love of mushrooms, this playful and quirky designer purse was designed in collaboration with Judith Leiber by Judith Leiber’s Chief Creative Officer, Jana Matheson.
Featuring over 10,000 handset crystals in shades of bright red siam blended with scarlet and Bordeaux, this one-of-a-kind couture creation will take pride of place in anyone’s Judith Leiber handbag collection.
Each bag is hand-painted with a polished brass frame and a removeable shoulder chain that includes a custom Katy Perry medallion.
Perfect for any fashionista who loves to stand out from the crowd and showcase what makes her unique.
Wear with a playful jumpsuit, your favorite pair of jeans or a colorful dress for a showstopping look wherever you go.
2. The Brick Phone Clutch
Loved by a whole host of celebrities, the Judith Leiber Brick Phone Clutch is a nod to 90s pop culture and promises to transform any outfit from basic to blingtastic.
Kim Kardashian rocked her Brick Phone Clutch to the wedding of Pusha T and Virginia Williams. Lady Gaga wore hers to the Met Gala in 2019 and you can wear yours whenever you like!
An elegant and sophisticated couture clutch designed in the shape of a retro brick-style phone, this truly unique creation features silver and gold tone crystals and a detachable gold chain strap.
Perfect for red carpet events and special occasions, make sure you keep your other accessories to a minimum and let this bold and beautiful bag do the talking.
3. The Boombox Clutch
Who doesn’t remember boomboxes? A trip down memory lane to the 90s, in the days before downloads and Spotify, this bright and bold vintage clutch is as stylish as it is sexy.
Covered in oversized, chunky crystals and brass detailing, this is one statement bag that will never go out of fashion. It also boasts a removeable long shoulder chain and a glitter resin handle over a crystal-inset push down closure, you can rock this pop culture-inspired clutch in the day or at night and you are guaranteed to steal the show.
Available in several eye-catching variations including the Boombox Love Daddy which is bold in solid gold and the Boombox Rahim that adds a whimsical touch to the original Boombox design.
Wear with vintage-styled denims and a statement tee, or with a killer little black dress and heels.
4. The Strawberry Cupcake Clutch
For fans of Sex and the City, you may have noticed that one of Judith Leiber’s most delicious-looking designs featured in the first SATC movie.
The Strawberry Cupcake Clutch was showcased by Charlotte’s daughter, Lily, when she hangs up the phone on Big calling Carrie about his cold feet ahead of the wedding, and she couldn’t have looked more stylish (and cute) handling this couture creation.
In real life, Sarah Jessica Parker, aka Carrie, loves a designer handbag and has been spotted on several occasions rocking a Judith Leiber purse on her arm.
This crystal encrusted clutch form the Judith Leiber collection boasts champagne toned metal hardware, a simple push down closure, metallic leather lined interior and a removable classic elbow chain.
Perfect for a New York-style lunch with the girls or for a night on the town with that special someone in your life.
5. Hello Kitty Clutch
A new addition to the Judith Leiber Fall Collection, the Hello Kitty Top Handle Red Bow Clutch is another collaboration that is truly delightful.
One of the most well-known Japanese characters across the globe, Hello Kitty is entrenched in popular culture and is loved by adults and children alike.
A match made in heaven, Judith Leiber and Hello Kitty are both known for their playful and whimsical style and personality, and the Hello Kitty Clutch is no different. Covered in her signature colors of white and ruby, this simple yet stunning purse boasts a removable shoulder chain with a Hello Kitty enameled bow, a mini couture coin, and an exclusive Judith Leiber couture x Hello Kitty nameplate.
A must-have accessory for any Hello Kitty fan, this custom clutch will stand the test of time and can be passed down from one generation to the next.
There you have it – 5 stunning Judith Leiber works of art that have been seen on the big screen, rocked on the red carpets and flashed around town for all to see.
Now all that’s left to do is to decide which one will you treat yourself to?
It’s a tough decision, but what’s a fashionista to do?