Images via Vogue.com

Maddeningly, Celine tends not to show many of its bags on the runway. We get a little glimpse here and there of where Phoebe Philo’s brilliance is headed for the season, but mostly her fans are left waiting for spy pictures to surface to get a better idea of where our money will be headed in the coming months. For Celine Spring 2012, though, my money might be headed straight to the runway bag that you see above.

It’s all in the painted edges, you guys. Otherwise, this might be just a boring (but impeccable) shoulder bag that I would surely notice but might not necessarily consider buying. The neon edges give the bag a subtle but very important step toward modernism, and that’s when Philo’s at her wearable best. The rest of the bags are equally elegant, and I’ll have you note that several of them are hobos – they’re coming back, I swear.

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  • Gatsby

    I could totally see me getting a version of that first flap. Not one for red myself but if there are assorted colors, the painted edges really do make it special.

  • Jessica

    I LOVE these envelope bags. The colorblocking is so cool.

    http://thechicaddict.blogspot.com

    • Catmyser

      You should see them in person Jessica!  They are a fabulous mix of suede (top envelope flap & handle, both black in my case), pony hair (front navy & spruce green colorblocks in my case), and leather (taupe bottom envelope base + rear black in my case)!!!  I got mine yesterday from Saks.  It is striking yet elegant, and very functional.

  • rose60610

    Overall, elegant.

  • Edoardo

    Amazing and so elegant bag with such a nice minimalism as only Phoebe knows how to do, as usual.

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  • Mandy

    Love them all.

  • Izzi89

    I love clutches because they look so classy but sometimes they are a little inconvenient to carry. Good thing is, these ones come with a strap ;)

    http://shopaholic-in-oxfords.blogspot.com/

  • MizzJ

    Those envelope bags are amazing! I agree, the edging is what makes this bag special. I like how the hobos have a very structured, retro feel to them as well.

    http://highmaintenancewoman.blogspot.com

  • DJ

    I love these. My favorite is the white with the caramel and black edges. I’ve heard white leather is big for spring.

  • Sil

    i love some of them, but they make me think of winter, not spring
    even though, i just loved the red clutch!

  • J Umm

    the envelope clutches are a must have!

  • betty

    pls can you tell me the price of the celine bags ,as we line line to buy fir my party

    • Catmyser

      Like every other Celine handbag for Spring 2012, the prices just went WAY up.  The envelope handbag with handle was $2450 at Saks.

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