As the words implies, champagne color is elegant, sensual and regal. Such is this evening bag by the premier designer of handbags, Judith Leiber, circa 1980. The bag is medium and it is rounded. It is made from a silky satin material that is this gorgeous champagne color. A shade or two lighter than beige, the fabric has a slight sheen to it. The color exemplifies grace and refinement just like its namesake the bubbly wine! The purse is ruched at the top, mostly at its center. This results in gentle pleating. The frame is dual sided, it is a half moon shape with angles (see pictures). Both the front and back frames are done in open cut work on a silver tone base. The swirly design is fully covered with tiny marcasite stones. This adds to the richness of the bag. There is a closure mechanism that is a large pink quartz stone that is bezel set. It lifts up to open. It can be a little difficult to open, but once you get the "hang of it" it isn't a problem. There is a silver tone chain that is jewelry quality to be used with Leiber's optional mechanism for use as a shoulder bag. The drop is 19". There are two small "kinks" in the chain mentioned for accuracy. The inside is done in the same champagne fabric. There is an open slip pocket and a comb with tassel is included. The "Judith Leiber" silver tone identification is affixed inside. The inside is in great condition without any significant evidence of wear of age. The purse measures 8 1/4"w x 6 1/2"h x 1 1/2"d. The bag is in very good condition. Being such a light color there are two very faint small spots on the back of the bag as well as some on the top rim of the frame. There is a faint "label" impression on the bag. I saw this only after looking at the bag with a "fine tooth comb."
Again all this doesn't effect the "charm" of the bag but is mentioned for accuracy. The bag is priced accordingly. This evening bag effortlessly presents good taste , luxury and elegance thanks to its color and Judith Leiber, its creator. Condition: Very Good VINTAGE Condition
Vintage Leiber Champagne Satin Evening Bag with Dual Sided Marcasite Frame