Judith Leiber

Leiber is an American luxury brand that is synonymous with elegance, style, and sophistication. Each creation is executed with meticulous attention to detail and flawless hand craftsmanship. Leiber has re-defined the accessories category with products that are on the cutting edge of high fashion, while always remaining a timeless classic.

Judith Leiber was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, where she studied the craft of handbag making during World War II. At the end of the war, Judith met and married Gerson Leiber, an American GI stationed in Budapest. In 1947 the couple immigrated to the U.S. and after many years working for various New York handbag manufacturers, Mrs. Leiber launched the Leiber Company in 1963. Since then, the Company has created world-renowned handbags, evening bags and accessories. Our bags are included in the permanent collections of museums around the world. Although Mrs. Leiber retired in 1998, her significant impact on handbag design continues. Many of her original designs are still sold today. "The Artful Handbag", a coffee table book that chronicles the colorful history of the Company may be purchased today at any of our four boutiques.

The inspiration for Mrs. Leiber’s crystal evening bags has become as legendary as the woman herself. Mrs. Leiber had ordered a gift for a friend via mail. Upon receiving it, she realized that the gift, a polished metal box, was terribly scratched. She creatively decided to cover the flaws with crystals. 40 years later, the use of signature crystals and exotic skins on handbags has gained world-renowned fame and attention.
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