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Judith Leiber Crystal Egg Locket
By Judith Leiber
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
The incredible 1980s Judith Leiber egg locket! This piece is hard to come by- by the prolific jewelry and handbag designer Judith Leiber! Super unique egg shaped locket made of a cle...
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Vintage 1980s Pendant Necklaces

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W 2 in. Dm 2.5 in. L 12 in.
Judith Leiber Brown Purse
Located in San Francisco, CA
Adorable Judith Leiber brown lizard purse/satchel w/ gold tone hardware, this purse has a clasp to open and close & a cute handle. The Purse comes with a few item's that are a must n...
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20th Century Collectible Jewelry

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Leather, Lizard

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H 6 in. W 7.50 in. D 4.25 in.
Judith Leiber Brown Karung Clutch Purse Gold Rose Closure
By Judith Leiber
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This is a rare and beautiful Judith Leiber brown snakeskin leather clutch purse with accessories. It features a magnetic closure embellished with gold roses and shinning crystals, a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber brown Calf Bag
By Judith Leiber
Located in Riverdale, NY
Chic, minimalist calf bag by Judith Leiber. Tubular calf leather handles with gilt corner mounts (slightly worn).<br /> Center snap closure compartment with 2 side compartment.<br /...
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1970s Top Handle Bags

Judith Leiber Brown Leather Compartment Bag with Coin Purse, 1980s
By Judith Leiber
Located in Tucson, AZ
Like Bonnie Cashin’s revolutionary “Cashin Carry” bags of the 1960s, this ingenious purse seems to defy physics with the amount of room it offers. Essentially a series of expandable ...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Judith Leiber Brown Satin Rhinestone Frame Purse with Optional Strap
By Judith Leiber
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Judith Leiber purse is composed of a brown satin with rhinestone applique. Features a bar style frame with rhinestone tips. There is an interior pocket and two slide pockets. In...
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20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

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Judith Leiber Embellished Patchwork Bag
By Judith Leiber
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Elevate your look with this amazing Leiber! Circa 1970s, this bag features a gorgeous patchwork motif with colorful rhinestone embellishing, a removable black rope shoulder strap, an...
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1970s Shoulder Bags

Judith Leiber Crocodile Evening Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Judith Leiber Crocodile Evening Clutch is in pristine condition. Neutral exotic skin clutch carries just the essentials for an evening out on the town. Light metalli...
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2010s Clutches

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H 5.5 in. W 11 in. D 2 in.
Judith Leiber Hardshell Purse/Handbag
By Judith Leiber
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Great form, signed inside.
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Vintage 1960s American Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

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H 2.00 in. W 5.50 in. D 5.00 in.
Judith Leiber Mini Dog Pillbox
By Judith Leiber
Located in Annapolis, MD
The sweetest accessory to have in your bag, gold-tone metal body in the shape of a bulldog covered in Swarovski crystals. Condition: Good used condition. Exterior: Some loose and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pouches and Wristlets

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H 2 in. W 1 in. L 2 in.
Judith Leiber Handbag - Brown Gold Alligator Leather Evening Bag
By Judith Leiber
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage Judith Leiber evening bag in chocolate brown alligator leather featuring gathered pleat details, double handles with gold tone hardware, button clasp closure, and optional sk...
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Late 20th Century Clutches

Judith Leiber Style Pineapple Purse
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Judith Leiber style pineapple purse. Bling and more bling!
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Early 2000s American Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Crystal

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H 8 in. W 5.75 in. D 3.5 in.
Judith Leiber Style Pumpkin Purse
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Judith Leiber Style Pumpkin Purse, lot's of Glitz! Nice quality with leather interior.
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Early 2000s American Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Crystal, Brass

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H 6 in. W 5.5 in. D 3.25 in.
Judith Leiber Small Red Alligator Handbag
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
BEAUTIFUL Judith Leiber Small Red Alligator Handbag in excellent condition. Red alligator leather exterior trimmed with gold hardware and a top glass gemstone closure. Red satin inte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Judith Leiber Swarovski Crystal Rabbit Minaudiere
By Judith Leiber
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Judith Leiber minaudiere features a floral pattern on a bunny rabbit metal frame encrusted in multicolored swarovski crystals and a top push-clasp closure. Optional chain handle and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Vintage Cream Leather Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful Judith Leiber Vintage Cream Leather Clutch in excellent condition. Soft cream leather exterior with textured pinched leather top front side/flap trimmed with gold hardware...
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1980s Clutches

80s Judith Leiber Snake Skin Belt
By Judith Leiber
Located in San Francisco, CA
80s Judith Leiber Snake Skin Belt
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1980s Belts

Judith Leiber Lizard Crystal Sunglass Ccase
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Gorgeous Judith Leiber Lizard Crystal sunglass case in excellent condition. Metallic lizard leather exterior trimmed with silver hardware and clear crystals along front flap closure...
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2010s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Asian Motif Silk Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Take on the evening with this stunning Judith Leiber clutch! Circa 1970s, this clutch features a beautiful Asian motif finished with glittering multi-colored rhinestones, two exterio...
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1970s Clutches

JUDITH LEIBER Nude to Brown Ombre Lizard Skin Purse Gold Straps
By Judith Leiber
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Judith Leiber purse is composed of a nude to brown ombre lizard skin. Features an interior gold frame with two side pockets. There is an interior pocket and two slide pockets. C...
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20th Century Shoulder Bags

Judith Leiber Snakeskin Rhinestone Butterfly Bag
By Judith Leiber
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
The most adorable little Judith Leiber snakeskin handbag bag! Constructed of a unique spotted gold snakeskin in a structured rectangular silhouette. Thin shoulder straps crafted from...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Judith Leiber Massive Bacchus Medallion Necklace
By Judith Leiber
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Art to wear Judith Leiber necklace features a massive medallion depicting Bachhus, the Roman God of Wine, with dangling bead balls coming out of the mouth and encrusted with flatback...
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Late 20th Century Pendant Necklaces

Judith Leiber Camel Leather Evening Frogs Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in Paris, FR
1980s Judith Leiber camel leather evening clutch featuring a gold tone top toggle closure with cutes silver-tone frogs, an inside logo plaque, satin interior with one slit and one zi...
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1980s Clutches

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H 7.09 in. W 1.19 in. L 10.24 in.
Judith Leiber Textured Coco-Brown Silk Evening Bag with Gold hradware
By Judith Leiber
Located in New York, NY
Judith Leiber wonderfully whimsical yet elegant textured coco-brown silk evening shoulder bag is accented with vermeil-finished gold hardware. The fully lined interior is pai...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

1960s Judith Leiber Cocoa Brown Leather Doctors-Style Handbag w Brass Details
By Judith Leiber
Located in San Francisco, CA
A gorgeous 1960s Judith Leiber cocoa brown leather doctor's-style handbag with brass details. Quite roomy.
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1960s Top Handle Bags

Judith Leiber Snakeskin and Rose Quartz Bag
By Judith Leiber
Located in Riverdale, NY
Judith Leiber Snakeskin and Rose Quartz Bag with pastes. Judith Leiber often went to vintage markets to buy antique frames and remount them. This one dates from the 1930's and is set...
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1990s Clutches

Judith Leiber 60s Snakeskin Evening Box Bag
By Judith Leiber
Located in San Francisco, CA
1960s Judith Leiber box bag with gold hardware and beige faille lining and matching snakeskin coin purse. Originally sold at Saks Fifth Avenue. Measures 8" x 5" x 3.5"
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1960s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Vintage Judith Leiber Crystal Life Saver Minaudiere
By Judith Leiber
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Known for her tongue-in-cheek design perspective, Judith Leiber holds a special place in the history of modern accessory design. Though some may choose the word kitsch to describe Le...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Gold Swarovski Crystal Sitting Duck Minaudiere
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful Judith Leiber sitting duck minaudiere in very good vintage condition. Gold sitting duck form with clear Swarovski crystal embellishments around the exterior. Side lifting ...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Rare Judith Leiber Asian Holiday Jeweled Vases
By Judith Leiber
Located in Montreal, QC
Awesome and unique vintage Judith Leiber Asian holiday vases, beautifully decorated with bird and flower motifs and adorned with multicolored crystals. The vases measure 5.75" tall e...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Metal

Judith Leiber Couture Collectible Multicolored Embroidered & Bedazzled Handbag
By Judith Leiber
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Brand: Judith Leiber Couture Bag ( Collectible ) Judith Leiber golden evening bag multicolored embroidered and bedazzled handbag is made with a top frame and snap clasp. This bag is ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Judith Leiber Gold & Clear Swarovski Crystal Casket Minaudiere
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
BEAUTIFUL JUDITH LEIBER Swarovski crystal casket minaudiere in excellent vintage condition. Gold exterior trimmed with clear swarovski crystals in the signature "casket" style. Push...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber White Belt W/ Gold Lions Head Clasp
By Judith Leiber
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Judith Leiber White Belt W/ Gold Lions Head Clasp. Measurements: Longest length - 39.5 inches Shortest length - 23 inches Width - 1.25 inches
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1990s Belts

Judith Leiber Leopard-Print Fine-Crystal Embellished Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in London, GB
Leopard-print hard box clutch with hand-placed fine crystal embellishment. Judith Leiber clutch has a gold frame and removable chain-link handle that can be hidden inside the bag, a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Limited Edition Judith Leiber Rachel Zoe Python Medusa Bag
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Limited Edition Judith Leiber Rachel Zoe Python Medusa Bag in very good condition. Purple python exterior trimmed with maroon leather, matte gold hardware and elastic side pockets. D...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Judith Leiber Gold Swarovski Crystal Evening Bag Minaudiere Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Judith Leiber Gold Swarovski Crystal Evening Bag Minaudiere Clutch in excellent condition. Gold swarovski crystal exterior trimmed with a top button closure that opens to a gold lea...
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2010s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Swarovski Crystal Floral Minaudiere with Tassel Rope
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
GORGEOUS Judith Leiber Swarovski Crystal Floral Print Minaudiere with Tassel Rope in excellent condition. Multicolor floral print swarovski crystal exterior trimmed with a yellow go...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Swarovski Crystal Gemstone Shell Minaudiere Evening Bag
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Judith Leiber Swarovski Crystal Gemstone Shell Minaudiere Evening Bag in excellent vintage condition. Gold shell shape with clear swarovski crystals and tiny multicolor gemstone deta...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Deep Red Lizard Top Handle Handbag - SHW
By Judith Leiber
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Judith Leiber Deep Red Lizard Top Handle Handbag - SHW Circa 90's This beautiful structured handbag in a beautiful deep red lizard color, is in excellent condition. It has an art dec...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Judith Leiber White Leather Belt with Gold Swirl Buckle
By Judith Leiber
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Judith Leiber White Leather Belt with Gold Swirl Buckle. This belt is in fair condition because the paint on the white leather is beginning to chip and the gold paint on the back of ...
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Late 20th Century Belts

Judith Leiber Pink Alligator Box Clutch With Crystal Closure
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
FABULOUS JUDITH LEIBER pink alligator box clutch in excellent condition. Pink alligator exterior trimmed with silver hardware and a stunning clear swarovski crystal detail. Lift la...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

JUDITH LEIBER Vintage Lion's Head Brooch Pendant Gold Tone
By Judith Leiber
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Judith Leiber brooch is composed of a gold hue metal and can be worn as a pendant as well. In great vintage condition, shows some signs of wear and discoloration (see photos; fr...
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20th Century Brooches

Judith Leiber Hummingbird Bird Brooch and Earrings French Enamel
By Judith Leiber
Located in Wallkill, NY
24K gold plated Judith Leiber Hummingbird brooch in the original box. This glorious bird has riveted construction and has wonderful visual depth. The bird's wings are textured to emu...
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1990s Brooches

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Gold Plate, Enamel

Judith Leiber Multicolored Snakskin Beach Ball Shoulder Bag, 1980s
By Judith Leiber
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Judith Leiber is internationally acclaimed for her glammed-up, kitschy accessories. Never dull, Leiber’s creations employ deep color combinations and sculpture forms that often refle...
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1980s Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Judith Leiber 1980s Gold Karung Evening Bag with Rhinestones
By Judith Leiber
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Judith Leiber 1980s Gold Karung Evening Bag with Rhinestones. This bag is in very good vintage condition with minor wear. It comes with a compact and can be used as a clutch. Meas...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Dazzling Judith Leiber Crystal Minaudiere Evening Clutch With Honeycomb Design
By Judith Leiber
Located in Tustin, CA
Meet a clutch with real icon status! This timeless and elegant hand made couture designer Judith Leiber rectangular shaped honeycomb pattern minaudiere evening bag or clutch has roun...
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Early 2000s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Gilt Metal Diminutive Size Figural Hand Brooch c 1980s
By Judith Leiber
Located in University City, MO
Judith Leiber Gilt metal diminutive size figural hand brooch c 1980s The unique stylized hand brooch is sheathed with luminous gilt metal The palm of the hand is holding a small size...
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Vintage 1980s Modern Brooches

Judith Leiber Iridescent Swarovski Crystal Gold Minaudiere Evening Bag Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
SPECTACULAR Judith Leiber Iridescent Swarovski Crystal Gold Minaudiere Evening Bag Clutch in excellent condition. Aurora Borealis or Iridescent Swarovski crystal exterior trimmed wit...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Resting Crane Bird Diamante Gold Trinket Pill Box
By Judith Leiber
Located in Montreal, QC
Beautiful Hard to Find Gold tone Judith Leiber Trinket Box fashioned after a Japanese 'Koro' or incense holder in the form of a Resting Crane; highlighted with sparkling CZ crystals ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Clear Swarovski Crystal Cat Minaudiere with Gold Bow
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
ADORABLE Vintage Judith Leiber cat minaudiere in excellent condition. Clear Swarovski crystal body with a gold crystal bow tie at neck. Silver leather exterior base. Button closure o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Python Structured Frame Bag with Trio of Accessories
By Judith Leiber
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gorgeous and rare Judith Leiber Python Structured Frame Handle Bag is crafted with luxurious genuine natural python and features two top handles and gold-tone hardware. The si...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

1980's Judith Leiber Maroon Lizard Skin Belt w/ Gold Tone Buckle
By Judith Leiber
Located in San Francisco, CA
1980's Judith Leiber fully-adjustable belt made in maroon lizard skin, with modernist gold tone belt buckle with two set-in glass beads, one black and one dark maroon. Hook and eyele...
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Late 20th Century Belts

Judith Leiber Gold Frame Tiger Eye Lizard Clutch Shoulder Bag 1980s
By Judith Leiber
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Judith Leiber gold frame, tiger eye stone clasp pale taupe lizard clutch or shoulder bag from the 1980s. Hidden gold flat chain strap, the bag is lined in gold faille. Interior zippe...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Red Swarovski Crystal Minaudiere Evening Bag Clutch Holiday Runway
By Judith Leiber
Located in Wallkill, NY
Stunning Clear and Red Swarovski Crystal on this magnificent Judith Leiber Clutch. A must-have for the upcoming holiday season, as well as any black tie event. Runway ready! Gold lea...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Clear Swarovski Crystal Flower Top Minaudiere Evening Bag Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TIMELESS Judith Leiber Clear Swarovski Crystal Flower Top Minaudiere Evening Bag Clutch in excellent condition. Clear Swarovski crystal exterior trimmed with gold hardware and a crys...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Opulent Jeweled Large Scale Gilt Metal Butterfly Belt c 1980s
By Judith Leiber
Located in University City, MO
Judith Leiber Opulent crystal encrusted large scale gilt metal butterfly belt c 1980s The massive gilt metal butterfly buckle is embellished with rows of intricate diamante crystals ...
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1980s Belts

Judith Leiber Multicolor Swarovski Crystal Top Flap Box Minaudiere Evening Bag
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Judith Leiber Multicolor Swarovski Crystal Top Flap Box Minaudiere Evening Bag in excellent condition. Multicolor checkered print Swarovski crystal exterior trimmed with gold hardwar...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Swarovski Crystal Oval Bow Trim Minaudiere Evening Bag Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
BEAUTIFUL Judith Leiber Swarovski Crystal Oval Bow Trim Minaudiere Evening Bag Clutch in excellent condition. Clear Swarovski crystal exterior in an oval shape surrounded by crystal ...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Dark Red Satin Silk and Swarovski Crystal Evening Bag Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
GORGEOUS Judith Leiber vintage satin and swarovski crystal evening bag clutch in excellent condition. Dark red pinched textured style satin silk exterior trimmed with gold and silve...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Couture White and Black Crystal & Pearl Decor Sunglasses and Case
By Judith Leiber
Located in Munich, DE
For more than 50 years, Judith Leiber’s evening bags, crystal minaudières and other accessories have been recognized worldwide for their attention to detail. Many of the minaudières ...
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Late 20th Century Sunglasses

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Judith Leiber Brown For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary judith leiber brown you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Many people prefer Brown, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Black and more options on these pages. Finding the perfect judith leiber brown may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions were made as early as the 20th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 21st Century, can also be found on the site. If you’re browsing our inventory for these accessories, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men and unisex.

How Much is a Judith Leiber Brown?

On average, a judith leiber brown on 1stDibs sells for $840, while they’re typically $95 on the low end and $7,500 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Judith Leiber Biography and Important Works

When it comes to handbags, no designer can compete with Judith Leiber’s (1921–2018) ability to create magic using opulent crystals and wildly imaginative and playful shapes. The Hungarian-born designer made minaudières (small, decorative handbags, often without handles or a strap) in the form of crystal-covered swans, cupcakes, lipstick, wads of cash, teddy bears and other delightful objects. These dazzling objets d’art have been regularly seen in the hands of First Ladies, movie stars on the red carpet and even in the prestigious collections of institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Like many pathbreaking inventions in the history of design, Leiber’s minaudières were the result of a happy accident. In 1967, she began working on her first metal handbag. The piece in question was named the Chatelaine, and the design was a graceful drop-shaped purse in gold-tinted metal. But when the samples came in, Leiber saw that the bottom of the bag looked greenish and discolored as a result of the plating process. She had the ingenious idea of applying crystal rhinestones to the base to cover up the flaws. The dazzling bag was a huge success and would become her trademark.

Born Judith Peto in Budapest, Leiber overcame many hardships before her breakthrough. At the start of World War II, she was working at the Pessl handbag company in Budapest where she quickly climbed the ranks to become a master craftswoman. When the war escalated, she and her Jewish family were forced by the Nazis to live in a cellar of a ghetto, and several of her relatives were killed in concentration camps. “I designed handbags in my head to get through the misery,” she said. After the liberation of Budapest, she married Gerson “Gus” Leiber, an American GI, and moved to New York. In 1948, she began working for the fashion house Nettie Rosenstein. One of her first major pieces was the handbag embroidered with glittering rhinestones and pearls carried by Mamie Eisenhower at the 1953 inaugural ball. In 1963, she finally set up her own company.

Leiber’s whimsical designs embellished with Swarovski crystals and semiprecious stones defied traditional notions of luxury handbags. She also created striking clutches and bags with leather and fine textiles from around the world. In her 65-year career, she designed over 3,500 bags, which have been worn by First Ladies including Nancy Reagan and Laura Bush, pop icons like Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez and celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner (who collects Leiber’s handbags). In 2005, the Leiber Collection Museum opened in East Hampton, New York, as a permanent space to showcase her work. The minaudières remain coveted objects celebrated worldwide for their eclectic beauty and glamorous charm.

The value of a good handbag cannot be overstated — find a collection of vintage Judith Leiber handbags and other fashion accessories today on 1stDibs.

Judith Leiber Biography and Important Works

Furniture by Judith Leiber are available for sale on 1stDibs. These unique items are frequently made from animals' skin and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many choices in our Judith Leiber Furniture collection, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 1 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many original furniture pieces by Judith Leiber were created in Europe during the 1980s in the Modern style. Judith Leiber Furniture prices may vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Prices for these items start at $2,550 and top out at $2,550, while pieces like these can sell for $2,550 on average.