Judith Leiber once said that all that's needed in a lady's evening bag is a lipstick, paper money and keys. If you think about it the lady was correct. However, in today's world some people think that a cell phone is also a necessity. Past designers of evening bags did not have a crystal ball and they designed the size of evening bags to conform to the standard of the past and also so that it coordinates visually with formal attire. The result is that most evening bags are small and diminutive in size. What about that cell phone? Let your significant other hold it in his pockets or just leave it home (very liberating, try it!).
This evening bag by Judith Leiber is small in size. It has an outer flap and it is very rounded. It is made of a fabric that a satiny silk. The color is navy blue. It is rich in a color that is as deep a navy as can be. The flap is adorned with a jeweled flower. The flower is bordered with a shiny gold metal and there are clear (silver) and blue Swarovski crystals throughout. The center is a small lapis lazuli stone. The flower measures 1"x 1". It is very prominent against the blue background. It provides some depth to the bag. It is just enough to give the bag some glitz but not too much. The snap which closes the bag is on the other side of the flap. There is a long braided silk cord with a drop of 17". There are 2 tassels on one end. This cord connects to the bag with toggles which attach to rings inside the bag. The inside the bag is lined with the same navy fabric. There is an open pocket and the "Judith Leiber New York" gold tone identification panel is affixed inside. The inside is very clean. Its original Leiber box comes with the bag as well as a baby blue dust bag. The bag measures 6"w x 4 1/2"h x 2 1/2"d. The bag is in great condition with the most minimal indications of wear and age. The bag is small but it packs a "big" punch. It is elegant, graceful and sophisticated. Now can you "cut the cord" between you and your cell phone??? Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
Vintage Leiber Navy Silk Purse with Jewels