Judith Leiber studied the craft of handbag making, and developed a skill for creating flawless hand-crafted items. In 1963 Judith Leiber began her own brand with the help of her husband. She became famous for her animal type minaudiers which were designed completely in crystals. Besides creating her exquisite handbags, the Judith Leiber collection also includes eyewear, fur and cashmere. There are only four Judith Leiber stores in the US; one in New York, California, and two in Las Vegas. In 1998, Judith Lieber and her husband sold their company and retired. The name Judith Leiber is synonymous with class and luxury.