Kim Kardashian's Something New: Her Custom Leiber Wedding Bags

08/26/2011 at 04:30 PM ET

Kim Kardashian Wedding PurseCourtesy Judith Leiber; INset: David Livingston/Getty

Style maven that she is, newlywed Kim Kardashian couldn’t go bag-less on her big day. And with an over-the-top glam celebration, it was only fitting that her purse kept with the theme. So Judith Leiber, known for her creative crystal evening clutches, designed custom bags for the whole Kardashian clan.

“They were incredible,” Kardashian tells PEOPLE. The design process began with a call between the Leiber team and the mother of the bride, Kris Jenner, who shared her thoughts on color scheme and the overall look and feel to the custom bags.

Leiber decided to begin by updating the Judith Leiber crystal monogram bag with classic block letters (Kim’s read “kHk”) and a contrast border at the edge of each bag, punctuated by large square crystal at each corner to accent the clean graphic lettering.

In keeping with the tailored black-and-white theme of the monogrammed bags, they also developed a custom pattern for a second bag for the bride: a Kardashian wedding cake minaudiere. Leiber wrapped the cake in jet ribbons created by enameled bow ornaments and size-graduated jet crystal baguettes. They then added vintage oval onyx cabachons and small mother of pearl tiles from Leiber’s stone archive to create the geometric motif. The team hand painted the wedding cake bag for Kardashian and then spent one week hand placing the stones in their New York City design studio and atelier.

To finish the stunning clutches, Leiber included the signature “something blue” lining she uses in all her bridal collection handbags. The sparkling bags were unveiled to Kardashian, her bridal party and mom Jenner the Thursday night before the wedding at the rehearsal dinner. “It was so much fun and it was kind of the night where everyone gave their speeches and just really had a good time,” says the bride. Tell us: What do you think of Kardashian’s custom bags?

Kim Kardashian Wedding HandbagsCourtesy Judith Leiber

–Jennifer Garcia


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Amber on

in general i like most of KK’s style choices….but bad choice kimmy.

J on


just my $0.02 on

why are you still reporting on this no talent chick people mag? i expect that out of another rag magazine, but not you.. glad i canceled my subscription since your nose is so far up their you know whats. hope kim thanked OJ simpson and ray j at her faux wedding!

jen on

why do we have to hear a new wedding update every single day on this girl? who really cares that much about this??

KS on

That is an eye sore. Are you sure it a bag it look like a minature wedding cake.

B on

yeah i agree with some of the comments above. a break from this family would be nice. they can’t go to the bathroom without an updating the public on their out of touch with reality lives. yes, we know you exist (sadly) but enough is enough.

Jillyjill on

It is yet another obscene display of “too much money, not enough class”.

T on

Enough, already.

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