Jessica Alba was recently spotted heading to lunch in LA, carrying what we’ll call a Celine Buckle Bag. This bag either pre-dates Phoebe Philo’s advent at the brand in 2009 (and all the handbag success that came with it) or comes from very early in her tenure. Before Philo’s Luggage Tote, Celine bags didn’t garner much press, so finding specific info about bags from this era can be tricky.
Here’s well-bundled supermodel Karolina Kurkova (how often does one get to utter those words, in that order?) carrying a glossy black croc-stamped Celine Phantom Luggage Tote while smart-phoning her way down Park Avenue with her husband Archie Drury in NYC. You know it’s unbearably frigid in New York when the supermodels aren’t showing any skin.
If you’ve been following our celeb posts for the past two weeks, you’ve probably noticed that certain winter handbags trends have just emerged in full force: the return of the Birkin, a lot of black and dark burgundy bags, Celine bags aplenty, and CROC, lots of croc.
Kate Walsh was recently spotted shopping on Melrose in sunny Los Angeles, carrying a tan leather Celine Edge Bag. The appropriately named Edge has been around for a couple of seasons now, and although it’s not quite as visible as the Luggage Tote or Trapeze, it’s still a pretty neat little piece of handbag design. Personally, I think it deserves a little extra love from Celine enthusiasts.
Celine Dion’s lust for Celine bags can clearly not be sated by just one. (Can’t say we blame her.) Here she is carrying a sublimely navy blue calf leather Celine Classic Box Bag with gold hardware, while ambling around Paris with her husband. She does seem to exhibit a strong preference for the Celine Box – she carried a leopard calf hair and black leather version of the same bag just a few weeks ago.
By now, most of you have probably considered the advantages and disadvantages of buying a Celine bag. They’re beautiful! But they’re everywhere. They’re modern! But they’re everywhere. We’ve spent some time thinking about the exact same conundrums, and we’ve got one piece of advice, plus ten reasons to back it up: you really should go ahead and pull the trigger on a Celine bag if you love it.
Celine, meet Celine! Here’s Celine Dion, returning to her NYC hotel, clutching a Celine Classic Box Bag in leopard calf hair and black leather. This Celine-on-Celine action particularly tickles me because enterprising streetwear entrepreneurs have already emblazoned parody t-shirts with the Celine Dion name in the style of Celine’s brand logo. (Here’s an example on eBay.) Seeing Celine carrying something from the French brand is like a hilarious fashion dream come true.
For an experience that’s supposed to be so lovely and luxurious, shopping for fashion can be everything from frustrating to dehumanizing, and it can be those things all too often for some shoppers. Over the past week, Barneys’ New York flagship store has been hit by allegations that it surreptitiously called the cops on two paying customers for nothing other than having the temerity to be black while buying something expensive.
First, as with all posts covering Celine handbags lookbooks, a caveat: the brand refers to the season that most of fashion calls “resort” as “spring” and the season that most of fashion calls “spring” as “summer. So, what you see here are technically Celine Spring 2014 Handbags, but they’re from the brand’s resort collection, in the larger scheme of things.
For many of the most high-brands, the bags that appear on the runway differ significantly from the bags for which consumers will be clamoring several months after the show. That’s perhaps nowhere truer than it is at Celine, where Phoebe Philo consistently shows conceptual, difficult-to-carry bags and then turns around and sells Luggage Totes and Trapeze Bags hand-over-fist six months later.
Miranda Kerr was recently spotted carrying a beautiful navy Celine Luggage Tote and her adorable son Flynn around NYC. Navy is proving to be a huge color trend for fall. Several months ago, Amanda declared that navy blue was the new neutral, and I tend to agree. If Miranda can successfully match it with this black and pink patterned frock, it can truly go with anything.