A novelty bag is a fun, unique bag that is more of a statement piece and less of a practical bag. In my opinion, everyone needs at least one novelty bag in their handbag collection. The best designer novelty bags worth investing in include: Judith Leiber Couture, Thom Browne Hector Bag, Timmy Woods Eiffel Tower Purse, Chanel Heart bag, and Moschino Novelty Bags.
Judith Leiber Couture, Designer Novelty Bags
Judith Leiber bags are the ultimate Novelty designer handbag worth investing in. Founded in 1963 and made mainstream by the Kardashians, these bags have been on the top of my wish list for years now. What I love about Judith Leiber bags is that each bag is so unique and artistic is it feels like it could double as a piece of art
Wearable handbag Art is we should call it. These designer novelty bags don’t come cheap, starting price for one of these masterpieces starts at a few thousand and upward to over 5k for the more intricate pieces.
Sporadically, I see these designer pieces pop up at a discounted price on Matches Fashion and Fashionphile. For reference, the crystal Judith Leiber are more expensive and can cost thousands, while the non-crystal ones you can find for under $500. Shop discounted Judith Leiber novelty bags
Thom Browne Wiener Dog Purse (Hector Bag)
This Thom Browne dog bag is a handbag in the shape of a wiener dog. Yes, you read that correctly, this adorable handbag is in the shape of a dachshund dog. This bag has been on my radar for a while now, especially after the release of the wicker bag limited edition collection.
As someone who loves dogs, I found this bag absolutely adorable. This Thom Browne Bag official name is the Hector Bag and was inspired by his dog. Thom Browne isn’t exactly known for his handbag creations, he’s known for being a luxury tailored men’s clothing.
Thom Browne has expanded to other animals, including a giraffe and a duck. Prices for this investment worthy novelty bag starts at $1,790 and you can easily shop directly on the Thom Browne website to purchase this bag.
Timmy Woods Eiffel Tower Purse
Timmy Woods Eiffel Tower purse bag is the ultimate designer novelty bag for those Paris lovers or Eiffel Tower fans! For years, this Timmy Woods bag was sold out and you couldn't find it anywhere, well you are in luck because this Eiffel Tower bag is back in stock on his website.
Priced at $2,250, the Timmy Wood's Eiffel Tower pieces are carved and painted by hand. This bag was made famous thanks to Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City. It was featured in the original season as well as the reboot.
Chanel Heart Bag
The Chanel Heart Bag first hit the market in 2022, and sold out everywhere. Both Chanel fanatics and fashionistas couldn't wait to get their hands on this bag. Today, the bag is no longer sold online and has to be purchased on the secondary market.
The Chanel Heart shape bag comes in multiple colors and 2 sizes, a large size and a small mini size. What I love about this bag is how easily be worn year round, is a statement piece, and a great investment bag. What is cuter than a Heart Shaped bag… A Heart Shape Bag by Chanel! Shop vintage Chanel heart bags.
Moschino Novelty Bags
Moschino is historically known for pushing the envelope when it comes to fashion, and their handbags. Founded in 1983, Moschino has always been known for its bright colors intertwined with pop culture. What other brand would dream of releasing a hair dryer handbag? These cool designs are both fashionable and iconic. Some of the most popular Moschino Novelty bags today include, the famous hamburger, the biker shoulder bag (my personal favorite), and the fountain drink bag. Shop Moschino bags.
Recap on the Best Designer Novelty Bags Worth Investing in
Novelty bags are definitely worth investing in and make a great statement piece. While not always practical, they certainly make for a great accessory. I'd love to hear in the comments do you own a novelty bag and if so which one!
Sincerely Petite in Paris,