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Celine Launches the Conti Bag for Summer 2023

Fulfilling all of your bigger bag dreams...

What I remember (and miss) most about the early aughts is how effortless fashion felt. Social media was just barely a thing, and style felt a lot more personal and a lot less contrived. Bags, too, felt different, offering a more no-fuss (but not lacking in frills) laid-back approach to the accessory we all know and love. And the thing I remember most about the bags of the early aughts was the size (yes, they were large enough to carry our whole lives and then some), but also the ease with which they worked into our outfits and lives. The latest bag from Celine and Hedi Slimane, designed with the 2000s in mind, feels like everything I loved about the fashion of another lifetime ago. An era that has certainly returned to our collective consciousness.

New In: Celine Conti Bag

The Celine Conti bag was first introduced at the brand’s Summer 2023 runway show in late 2022, and the show and collection itself was an ode to the 2000s. Against the stunning backdrop of Saint-Tropez, models walked the runway in outfits that were nothing short of nostalgic. Chunky moto boots, mini skirts, lots of leather, and of course, the staple of the early aughts, skinny jeans, were all present. However, the standout piece on the runway was the brand’s latest bag, which appeared numerous times, nonchalantly slung in the crook of models’ arms, offering that exact effortless vibe mentioned above.

The Inspiration Behind the Conti Bag

During the design process, Hedi Slimane dipped into the archives from his London period, and the Conti Bag is described as a relaunch of the Cabas bag. The Conti is a one size fits all silhouette, offering that slouchy, relaxed feel that the early aughts were known for, especially when worn with its fully-functioning belt buckle slung open. And while the shape is more relaxed, unique heat seaming outlines the bag’s shape, which is finished with saddle stitches done by hand and metal feet.

The Conti is available now in Celine boutiques and via Celine.com in neutral-hued supple and natural calfskin, suede, and crocodile. Inside, the bag featured a zip pocket as well as slit pockets, and overall dimensions are 14″ W x 10″ L x 6″ D. Retail is $7,200 for the suede Conti, $7,500 for the supple calfskin, $7,900 for the natural calfskin and $55,900 for crocodile. Discover more and shop now via Celine.

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Lori
Lori
1 year ago

Those prices are ridiculous.

Carrie
Carrie
1 year ago

Why would I buy from Celine with its questionable quality and repair and customer service when I can get something similar from Hermes with exemplary quality, repair, and customer service for a bit more??

These brands raising their prices are huffing fumes from something.

Sandy
Sandy
1 year ago

It’s not bad but no way for $7500.00, it’s not worth that price! Not even close to that price!!

SMC422
SMC422
1 year ago

It looks nice (somewhat Mulberry-esque?) but feel like this bag would be 10 pounds empty.

Margot S
Margot S
1 year ago

I do not understand how this could be “the relaunch” of the Cabas. The Cabas tote is one of the all time most durable, stylish, user friendly bags out there…for $5000 less.

Fabuleux
Fabuleux
1 year ago

It looks like a beautiful and classic belted bag. But the price is steep.

Yazi
Yazi
1 year ago

It looks like any generic luggage bag. Never mind the price tag which is ridiculous.

Antonia
Antonia
1 year ago

The croc one looks nice but no way is it worth that! These are Hermes prices!

Kittyrfp
Kittyrfp
1 year ago

The Ralph Lauren RL50 bag is almost identical and like half the price! It looks nice, but not $7k nice.

vnex
vnex
1 year ago

These bags are realy nice, though I do not think that those straps (especially the one on the handles) are practical.

The price is unreasonable. This bag should cost way below, something like $ 1,500-2,000.

psny15
psny15
1 year ago

Its a cute bag and it should be around a $1000 dollars so people buy it instead of LV ugly tote bags

StopFollowingTrends
StopFollowingTrends
1 year ago

It’s just a wanna be Hermès Birkin bag but with a belt at that price point!! 🤣🤡

Mel
Mel
1 year ago

Where’s the slouch