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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 Crystal Tulip Minaudiere
By Judith Leiber
Located in Athens, GA
Judith Leiber Tulip Minaudiere filled with crystals by Swarovski. Stunning art bag with purple and multi-color crystals. Gold hardware. Can be worn as a clutch or a shoulder bag with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

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H 3 in. D 3.5 in. L 5.5 in.
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 Butterfly Crystal Minaudiere Bag
By Judith Leiber
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Judith Leiber accessories hold nothing back when it comes to creativity and vivid color. Encrusted in crystals and stones, Leiber’s work immortalizes the various motifs in an array o...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Crystal Jeweled Frog Minaudière c 1980s
By Judith Leiber
Located in University City, MO
Judith Leiber Endearing crystal jeweled minaudiere' evening bag c 1980s The beguiling frog is encrusted with elaborate tiny glittering diamante crystals. Adorned with green glass c...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Silver Crystal Minaudiere - Circa 90's
By Judith Leiber
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Judith Leiber Silver Crystal Minaudiere - Circa 90's This beautiful and classic Leiber piece is a must have for any collector. The bag can be used as a clutch or with the hanging ch...
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1990s 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

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 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

Rare Vintage Judith Leiber Crystal Chantelaine Minaudiere Production Sample
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Rare Vintage Judith Leiber Crystal Chantelaine Minaudiere in excellent condition. Gold coin purse shape body with black crystals along the top edge and silver, grey and black along t...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

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 Minaudiere with Semi-Precious Stones
By Judith Leiber
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Judith Leiber Swarovski Crystal Minaudiere -- featured is a beautiful Judith Leiber minaudiere encrusted with swarovski crystals and semi-precious stones on a gold-tone metal frame w...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Black Swarovski Crystal Ball Minaudiere Evening Bag
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
RARE Judith Leiber Black crystal sphere minaudiere shoulder bag in excellent vintage condition. Black Swarovski crystal exterior trimmed with gold edges and clear crystals along top...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Black Swarovski Crystal Minaudiere Evening Bag Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
BEAUTIFUL Judith Leiber Black Swarovski Crystal Minaudiere Evening Bag Clutch in excellent condition. Black swarovski crystal exterior trimmed with gold hardware and pearl top push b...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Gold with White Crystal Box Minaudière Evening Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Elegant Judith Leiber minaudière looks like a gift box or pillow with a Swarovski crystal ribbon. The bag features a press crystal lock closure with golden hardware, The shoulder s...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Swarovski Crystal Poodle Box Minaudiere Evening Bag Wristlet
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Adorable Judith Leiber Swarovski Crystal Poodle Box Minaudiere Evening Bag Wristlet in excellent condition. Black, clear, pink, blue and grey Swarovksi crystal with pearl accents th...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Exquisite Crystal Encrusted Figural Woman Minaudière circa 1980s
By Judith Leiber
Located in University City, MO
Judith Leiber Exquisite crystal encrusted figural woman minaudiere' The opulent gilt metal figural evening bag is designed with an elegant woman's head. Encrusted with contiguous row...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Clear Swarovski Crystal Mini Minaudiere Evening Bag Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Adorable Judith Leiber Clear Swarovski Crystal Mini Minaudiere Evening Bag Clutch in excellent condition. Clear swarovski crystal minaudiere exterior trimmed with gold hardware and ...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Vintage Roman Soldier Cameo Swarovski Crystal Minaudiere Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
BEAUTIFUL Vintage Judith Leiber Swarovski crystal minaudiere clutch in very good condition. Silver and gray swarovski crystal exterior trimmed with silver hardware and front gray rom...
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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 silver satin & Swarovski crystal two tier minaudiere evening bag
By Judith Leiber
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Judith Leiber silver satin & Swarovski crystal two tier minaudiere evening bag... Silver grey satin upper frame bag with silver set with crystal rhinestones in the clasp, the lower ...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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 Silver Metal and Crystal Floral Oblong Minaudière Evening Bag
By Judith Leiber
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Elegant Judith Leiber silver metal and crystal oblong evening bag clutch featuring a scrolling foliage flower design on a silver - toned metal bag. The hardware is silver. It has a...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Vintage Box Clear Swarovski Crystal Minaudiere Evening Bag Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
BEAUTIFUL Vintage Judith Leiber Swarovski crystal box minaudiere in excellent condition. Gold box form with clear Swarovski crystals surrounding the exterior. Gold padded leather e...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Vintage Silver and Gray Swarovski Crystal Sitting Duck Minaudiere
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
GORGEOUS JUDITH LEIBER swarovski crystal sitting duck minaudiere in excellent vintage condition. Gray and silver swarovski crystal exterior trimmed with silver hardware. Lifting styl...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Blue and Purple Swarovski Crystal Minaudiere Evening Bag Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful Judith Leiber Blue and Purple Swarovski Crystal Minaudiere Evening Bag Clutch in excellent condition. Blue and purple crystal exterior trimmed with silver hardware and a to...
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Early 2000s 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 Crystal Convertible Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in Alford, MA
Judith Leiber essential evening clutch, the entire surface covered in clear crystals. Slightly rectangular in shape with rounded corners. Gold metal frame, crystal studded clasp, and...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber White Crystal Gold Disco Ball Minaudières Evening Bag with Tassel
By Judith Leiber
Located in Miami Beach, FL
RARE Judith Leiber white crystal sphere minaudières shoulder bag in excellent vintage condition. White Swarovski crystal exterior trimmed with gold edges and clear crystals along top...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

JUDITH LEIBER Black Crystal Embellished Chain Handle Minaudiere Box Clutch NWT
By Judith Leiber
Located in Thiensville, WI
DESCRIPTION: JUDITH LEIBER Black Crystal Embellished Chain Handle Minaudiere Box Clutch NWT Estimated Retail: $1,595 Brand / Manufacturer: Judith Leiber Collection: Designer: M...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

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 Crystal Encrusted Monogram evening clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Judith Leiber crystal encrusted monogram evening clutch or shoulder bag. This beautiful bag in monogrammed LMJ, in crystal rhinestones set against black rhinestones. The bag frame is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Vintage Swarovski Crystal Basket Evening Bag
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
STUNNING Judith leiber Swarobvskli crystal basket evening bag in very good vintage condition. Worn by Rihanna at the 2018 Met Gala. Silver swarovski crystal exterior in unique baske...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Vintage Black Alligator Crystal Strap Evening Bag
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Judith Leiber Vintage Black Alligator Crystal Strap Evening Bag in excellent condition. measurements: 6.25"x4x3.5" 7" handle
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Black Silk Swarovski Crystal Top Evening Bag Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Judith Leiber Black Silk Swarovski Crystal Top Evening Bag Clutch in excellent condition. Black silk exterior trimmed with top gold hardware and clear swarovski crystals. Lift latch ...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Pink Swarovski Crystal Minaudière Clutch Evening Bag Purse
By Judith Leiber
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Judith Leiber pink minaudière evening purse entirely covered with pink Swarovski crystals. Features gold tone metal trim, a hinge-top opener/clasp and gold leather lined interior....
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

JUDITH LEIBER c.1990's Pink Lizard Leather & Crystal Rhinestone Baguette Purse
By Judith Leiber
Located in Thiensville, WI
Judith Leiber c.1990's pink lizard leather and crystal rhinestone baguette. Pink lizard leather exterior with structured hard case sides. Single flat leather top handle. Silver-toned...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Vintage Judith Leiber Plaid Fabric Swarovski Crystal Round Rhinestone Handle Bag
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Judith Leiber Plaid Fabric Swarovski Crystal Round Rhinestone Handle Bag in very good condition. Unique plaid print fabric with woven patches and swarovski crystal accents th...
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1970s 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 Gold Swarovski Crystal Minaudiere Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Creations so breathtaking and creative are hard to find! This awe-inspiring Minaudiere clutch from Judith Leiber is just what you need to grab all the attention at those soirees and ...
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2010s Clutches

Judith Leiber Silver, Red, Swarovski Crystal Ball Minaudiere, Evening Bag
By Judith Leiber
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Vintage Judith Leiber Swarovski Crystal Ball Minaudiere, Evening Bag This dazzling silver Swarovski ball evening bag is accented in red crystals and detailed with clear crystals on ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Collectible Jewelry

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Crystal

Judith Leiber Multicolor Swarovski Crystal Leather Minaudiere Box Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Judith Leiber has created this fashionable accessory using Swarovski crystal and textured leather. The blue box clutch opens to a leather interior that is secured by a silver-tone lo...
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2010s Clutches

JUDITH LEIBER Ribbed Crystal Minaudiere Clutch Runway Ready New, Never used
By Judith Leiber
Located in Wallkill, NY
JUDITH LEIBER Silver Clutch. New, Old stock. Measuring 6-1/4 x 3-7/8. New With Tags Retail 2995.00. Please be sure to check our storefront for more fashion as we have both Vintage a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Judith Leiber Black and Silver Swarovski Crystal Minaudiere Evening Bag Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Judith Leiber Black and Silver Swarovski Crystal Minaudiere Evening Bag Clutch in excellent condition. Silver box body style with black swarovski crystal squiggly line design throug...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Judith Leiber Gold Filigree Swarovski Crystal Box Minaudiere evening bag clutch
By Judith Lieber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Stunning Judith Leiber Vintage gold box minaudiere in very good vintage condition. Gold structured box exterior trimmed with clear swarovski crystals and an attached gold chain shou...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Plaid Crystal Minaudiere Bag
Located in London, GB
This full bead minaudiere is desgined in a rounded rectangular shape and made of Austrian crystals with gold hardware and trim and push lock clasp. Chain shoulder strap may be tucked...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

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H 3.94 in. W 5.91 in. D 0.99 in.
Judith Leiber Gold Clear Swarovski Crystal Minaudiere
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Judith Leiber Gold Clear Swarovski Crystal Minaudiere in excellent condition. Gold metal exterior trimmed with clear swarovski crystals. Top button closure opens to a gold leather in...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Swarovski Crystal Black and Gold Cat Minaudiere
Located in Philadelphia, PA
ADORABLE Vintage Judith Leiber cat minaudiere in excellent condition. Black Swarovski crystal body with a clear crystal bow tie and gold metal head. Gold leather exterior base. Butto...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Vintage Olive Silk Swarovski Crystal Evening Bag
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Judith Leiber Vintage Olive Silk Swarovski Crystal Evening Bag in excellent condition. Olive silk exterior trimmed with black silk and gold and grey swarovski crystals. Top button cl...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Black Silk Rose Swarovski Crystal Evening Bag Clutch
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Judith Leiber Black Silk Pink Red Swarovski Crystal Rose Evening Bag Clutch in excellent condition. Black silk exterior trimmed with pink and red swarovski crystals in rose print and...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Vintage Gold Silk Multicolor Swarovski Crystal Evening Bag Clutch
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Judith Leiber Vintage Gold Silk Multicolor Swarovski Crystal Evening Bag Clutch in excellent condition. Gold, orange and green silk exterior trimmed with gold, silver, green, brown,...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Animal Motif Crystal Clutch In The Style Of Judith Leiber, Great Condition.
Located in Buchanan, MI
Animal Motif Crystal Clutch In The Style Of Judith Leiber Great Condition, No Crystals missing. Silver Strap Inclosed.
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20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Silver and Gray Swarovski Crystal Bunny Rabbit Minaudiere
Located in Austin, TX
Stunning JUDITH LEIBER Swarovski Crystal Bunny Rabbit Minaudiere in excellent condition, done in gray and silver swarovski crystal, with a remarkable colors. Push the gold button, to...
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Late 20th Century Sculptures

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Metal

Swarovski Crystal Spider Web Canteen Minaudiere Evening Bag
Located in Austin, TX
Striking Judith Leiber Vintage Swarovski Crystal Spider Web Canteen Minaudiere Evening Bag in excellent condition. Multicolor swarovski crystal exterior in a unique spider web patter...
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Mid-20th Century Sculptures

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Mixed Media

Swarovski Crystal Floral Print Oval Minaudiere Evening Bag
Located in Austin, TX
BEAUTIFUL Judith Leiber Vintage Swarovski Crystal Floral Print Oval Minaudiere Evening Bag in excellent condition. Multicolor swarovski crystal exterior in a unique floral print patt...
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Late 20th Century Sculptures

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Mixed Media

Judith Leiber Crystal Minaudiere With a Black Onyx Cabochon on the Clasp
By Judith Leiber
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Offered for sale is this lovely Judith Leiber evening bag or minaudiere. It is completely covered with clear crystals and has silver hardware and 20" silver chain. This one can be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Velvet & Crystal Evening Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in Aspen, CO
Phenomenal velvet and rhinestone Judith Leiber bag. Can we worn as a clutch or shoulder bag. Strap hides inside. Leather interior with no pockets. This bag is a classic and will ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Silver Multi Color Crystal Evening Bag
By Judith Leiber
Located in Bala Cynwyd, PA
This Judith Leiber bag is covered in multi-colored rhinestones to make a beautiful wave pattern. This versatile evening bag will match any cocktail dress and hold all your formal eve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Black Lizard Double Side Swarovski Crystal & Sapphire Straps
By Judith Leiber
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is a gorgeous Judith Leiber black lizard tote. There are two main interior compartments. Double strap lizard handles with silver chain crystals & sapphires. Measures (Appro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

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Judith Leiber Crystal Minaudiere For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary judith leiber crystal minaudiere you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. If you’re looking for an option in Black and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Gray, Beige and more. Making the right choice when shopping for a judith leiber crystal minaudiere may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. When shopping for these accessories, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men or unisex today than there are for women.

How Much is a Judith Leiber Crystal Minaudiere?

Prices for a judith leiber crystal minaudiere can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $185 and can go as high as $6,225, while, on average they fetch $1,500.

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.

Finding the Right Handbags and Purses for You

An integral part of fashion, handbags and purses have been indispensable accessories ever since we began to carry around personal items. Level of craftsmanship, style and shape matters — from coin purses in ancient Greece to early 20th-century opera bags and onward, handbags have evolved considerably over the years to meet our needs and desires, whether or not you happen to be prioritizing functionality over a flashy exterior.

Once, a single “It” handbag ruled each fashion season. No more. Today, handbag lovers are savvier and have a wider range of shopping options. Nevertheless, classic bags still rule.

“It is not a fashion bag — it is a statement bag,” says Mightychic's Debra Kent of Hermès's widely beloved accessories. “When you carry an iconic Hermès bag — Birkin, Kelly, Constance — no one knows how long you have been into this culture or if you are a newbie. Your status is validated immediately.”

First released in 1997, Fendi's Baguette rose to fame along with Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City character portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Recently, the design has seen such a resurgence in popularity that Fendi has reissued it.

They are part of design history, so owning a handbag has meaning. As New York–based fashion historian Sarah C. Byrd says, “You have made the choice to invest in this piece because you understand the value of it in the past and in the future to come.”

From a 1980s Chanel black leather quilted mini buckle bag to the rare Hermès Birkin 30cm Himalayan with diamond hardware to a range of 19th century bags, find a rich variety of vintage and designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.