If you’ve had the chance to play with any Celine bags in person, you know just how drool-worthy (and just how expensive) they are. The brand does a particularly nice job with multicolored neutral bags, which is no small feat when you’re trying to create a unified aesthetic object that can function within a woman’s wardrobe. Usually, getting a look that sophisticated costs well into the four figures.

If you don’t want to pay that much for a bag that fits the clean, modern Celine look, check out the Furla Laila Belted Leather Shopper instead. Furla bags aren’t “cheap” by any stretch of the imagination, but at under $600, this option is far more palatable than the $1750 I just dropped on a Celine tote.

The combination of black, tan, grey and taupe on this bag is a very Celine touch, and I’m honestly a bit surprised that a mid-priced brand had the finesse to pull it off. Four colors of leather is often three too many for even the most competent designer, but they’re combined subtly and expertly in this bag. The alternate color options don’t succeed quite as much, but this one is a total winner. Buy through Nordstrom for $545.

Share Your Thoughts With Us

  • Beth

    Will we get to see your new Celine tote? I think you should do posts like Megs when you get a new bag – we want to see those beauties!

    • Amanda Mull

      We’re going to do one of those! I’m still waiting for it to come in from the pre-order, and I’ll take it when I go to New York next month and have Vlad photograph it! It’ll be the team’s first Celine bag, so we’re excited to do some pictures with it.

  • mochababe73

    It’s okay. Not a bag that I would use everyday. It looks a little cumbersome.

  • Musette

    I carry a lot of Furla bags – they’re pretty well-made and since I tend to stick with their classic shapes, they hold their own year after year.

    This is definitely a bag I would buy! I love the play of muted colors – it could’ve gone horribly wrong but they did pull it off!

    Can’t wait to see your Celine tote!

    xo

  • 19yearslater

    It’s a little prep for my taste, but good for the price.

  • MizzJ
  • Chris

    I like the combination of the 4 colours. You are right, it is not easy to design a handbag with four colours that still looks classy. Great find!
    Btw, like others here on the blog, I look forward to your Celine presentation!

  • med

    I love it. Well done, Furla.

  • kiki

    I just got a beautiful Color Block Market Tote at Banana republic,for just $120!1 it comes in a cognac and pink and a grey/yellow combo. They do thats hape every season in solid colors,.but I love this one so much more!!
    Miss K.

  • AW

    Loving this bag so much that i contacted furla to ask if it’s still available. Sadly not in most stores but still it’s a great step forward for this brand

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