Celine Fall 2014 Handbags 10

It wasn’t hard to figure out exactly what Phoebe Philo was getting at with her Celine Fall 2014 handbags. The bags, divided into slim envelope clutches and larger top-handle satchels, were a deliberate rumination on how handbags come together into three-dimensional objects, and especially with the satchels, Philo showed her work. The bags’ gussets were held tenuously together with big metal buttons, and because of the minimalist construction, the corners gapped open, occasionally exposing the stuffing inside.

These aren’t handbags that will be sold to a lot of women (Celine has its non-runway line for that), but they do set the tone for where the brand’s accessory ideas are headed. If it were possible for Celine to make popular bags that are even more stripped down than the Trio and Cabas Tote, then that might be what to look for. More likely, though, the heavily textured leather and calf hair from these bags, along with their weathered hardware and exposed stitches, will be showing up in Celine’s more consumer-friendly offerings. Check out the collection below.

[Images via Vogue.com]

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  • Guest

    Yes. Give me a bag that doesn’t close properly, is awkward to carry, and exposes its contents to loss or theft. Clearly, someone didn’t do to well in geometry class…

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      Hahaha this made me laugh so hard!

  • http://www.facebook.com/petra.brankovska Petra B.

    The feeling that I got while watching these bags was “meh”. Phoebe can do much better. I hope this is just a phase.

  • Stephanie

    Not feeling those huge old buttons

    • www.5bags.us

      You are so beautiful~~~

  • Sebastien

    Are we supposed to use to monopoly money to purchase these handbags?

  • nappy

    ever since that washing machine bag and the full on fringe tastic thing for this summer, i have been so weirded out by Celine.. their bags used to be perfect (albeit heavy, not to mention expensive.. ) but this! oh. no words..

  • heyyeh

    i’m torn. I can’t decide if they’re like oversized men’s toiletry bags or the goodie/toiletry bags you get in first class…

  • Scottsdale Kim

    Life is not a cat walk. Can you imagine juggling groceries and general day to day activities with a bag like that?

    On another note, I’m seeing more or maybe just noticing more back pack style handbags, do you agree?

  • Stephanie

    I love what the “Guest” posted. And unfortunately they’re right…

  • CuckooBoo

    Not sure I like what I see in the pictures… these celine bags have a long way to go to grow on me!

  • katey

    have to say these look better than stapling the leather pieces together

  • dodada

    Céline is no longer a brand for “populars” anymore… you all can still go to zara or Mickel kors and buy boring bags for your “groceries and general day to day” bags. I don’t think Céline bags are conceived for mortals and comun people… sorry guys

  • Aliza Zibkoff

    No entiendo?

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