Usually, when we feature anything Christian Louboutin, we’re talking about his beautiful shoes, but the French shoe designer has also been designing bags for quite some time now. Luckily, Monsieur Louboutin is as talented a bag designer as he is when designing his signature red soled shoes. Looking at his bag collection I noticed that Louboutin tends to stick to using his favorite shoe design elements on his bags as well, e.g. studs, spikes, rhinestones, graphic prints, sequins, etc. The Paloma clutch is a wonderful testament to Louboutin’s design talent. The beautifully crafted bag is embellished with polished gunmetal-tone spikes on the front flap, has an adjustable, delicate chain strap and fire engine red interior which is peeking out from the sides and hence creates Louboutin’s signature black and red signature look. This bag is both elegant and edgy; and unfortunately also very expensive.
Christian Louboutin Paloma Spike-Embellished Chain Clutch, $1.250 || Barneys
Forever 21 Spiked Faux Leather Crossbody
Not in the mood to drop over 1k on a bag? Same here. So imagine my delight when I stumbled upon this spikey crossbody chaing bag at Forever 21 recently which would be a great dupe for the pricey Louboutin original above. It has a few minor design differences (e.g. larger spikes which are silver and not gunmetal and a slightly different bag shape), but the overall look still screams Louboutin, don’t you agree? I also love that F21 kept the fire red interior which makes the bag look more luxe in my opinion. And did I mention it costs only $22.90? Steal deal alert!
Forever 21 Spiked Faux Leather Crossbody, $22.90 || Forever 21
Image source(s): Christian Louboutin, Forever 21