Celine Winter 2013 Handbags (29)

Today is a very happy day that comes but four times a year: a day when we get to gaze upon new Celine handbags, for the brand has uploaded its lookbook on to this here Internet in such a way that my handbag-snooping powers were able to find it. Thus, I present to you the Celine Winter 2013 Handbags, and there certainly are a few changes and new additions to the line worth noting, both for better and for worse.

First, that bag you see above. You’re probably squinting at it and wondering what in the world it might be, right? Well, it’s been christened the Celine Tie Bag, and it looks sort of like a Celine Phantom Luggage Tote and an Hermes Birkin rubbed their parts together and came up with this, nine months down the line. All of Celine’s bags tend to do well, and this bag seems clearly intended for brisk sales, a la the Luggage and Trapeze bags, but I just can’t get excited about it. There’s just too much – the knotted handles, the enormous gussets, the flap top, the dangly bits on the guessets that seem like they might form a should strap if joined. It lacks the cleanly edited simplicity that we’ve come to expect from Celine’s best efforts.

On the bright side, Winter 2013 (which, for Celine newbies, is what everyone else would call Fall 2013 because Phoebe Philo refers to her pre-fall collections as “fall”) brings with it the introduction of what the brand is calling “satinated leather.” If you look closely at the bags below, you’ll likely be able to pick out which ones feature it and which ones don’t, because it’s exactly what it sounds like – leather that’s been treated to replicate the “lit from within” glow and unique texture of satin. For a brand where the bags tend to be simple, leather treatments mean a lot to a design, and this is a great addition to Celine’s arsenal. Check out all the bags below; they’ll be available at Celine boutiques worldwide by the end of summer.

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  • Saymama

    Celine. The brand that keeps on giving. The new Phantoms with the knotted handles are To LIVE FOR! Coveting come end of summer!

  • Webaj

    Some very nice bags and some very strange bags like the white cabas tote that looks like it is covered with black bugs and the “green moss” bags. I do adore the new shoulder/hobo pictured on photos 23 and 24.

  • annabelle

    was wondering how much the phantoms and mini luggage is after the price increase? anyone know?

    • alex

      i read the mini is 2700 from 2400…as for the phantom, not sure

  • EbonyLolita

    I LIVE for the Black on Black snake print! THAT screams winter to me! I’m not too excited about the rest. Sowee

  • Rashida

    I saw some nice bags…

  • Sheila (Maddy Loves)

    I’m seeing a lot of hermes here. As much as I used to love the designs of Celine, they’ve become unoriginal in the past 2-3 years, and what’s worse is that people still comment that other brands are copying celine designs. Reminds me of that debacle with Apple saying everyone is copying their designs and their most recent release is has obvious elements of Windows Phone and Android.

  • Scottsdale Kim

    I had the opportunity to visit Celine on Madison Ave. this past weekend. Apparently there are bags on site that they chose not to display. I guess they are offered on a need to know basis. One such bag was a yellow nano that they continue to produce as part of their library. I always wanted the yellow nano but found the staff to be so aloof that I purchased the Hermes Jypsiere instead. What a disappointment this store was! Barneys is so much better!

  • guest

    That bag above, the Celine Tie bag is ugly. I have never liked those side wings. This style of a bag is likened to a bat, is what I think!

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