Monday, January 3, 2011

Item of the Week: CÉLINE "Clasp" Bag

CÉLINE "Clasp" calfskin bag (large)

Well, it's that time at the start of the season when I pick a bag to swoon over and then due to either financial hardship or unavailability, I never end up getting it. While I've set my heart on "it" bags like Mulberry's "Alexa" and "Neely" before, this time I'm going with something very "un-it" and timeless: CÉLINE. 

CÉLINE "Clasp" calfskin bag (large)

I'm not really a "status" bag type of girl: LV's "Speedy" cannot be more generic in my opinion, Balenciaga's "Moto" is overexposed, "Lady Dior" is for old ladies, these days I stay away from Gucci altogether and, although I love the look of Chanel's "2.55," it's kind of been ruined for me by all the slutty hoochie mamas in Top 40 bars and the wannabe Lauren Conrads. Of course, I can't afford my true love Hermes' "Kelly," but I'm always looking at Proenza Schouler, Miu Miu, Chloe, Bottega Veneta and Céline for potential investment. I don't mind spending $500-800 on cute Marc Jacobs and Phillip Lim bags, but if I'm going to spend $1,500+, it better be something that not everyone else has. 

CÉLINE "Clasp" calfskin bag (medium)

I want something simple. No logos. No random starlets being photographed with it. No frills. Just beauty. This is it.

$2,300 US for the medium size at Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman (arriving in January 2011).


nicole said...

Haha I love your semi-rant on "status" bags because it's all true. I could definitely see you carrying this bag. I love the simplicity of it. I couldn't agree with you more about no logo bags that aren't hyped to mainstream status by celebrities.

Label Deficiency said...

I know exactly how you feel!
I'd be really happy with a CÉLINE cabas tote but is not affordable for me. Although I did find one that is similar from Roots.
I like the simplicity of CÉLINE.

Anya said...

Label Deficiency,

Oh, good cool on the Roots bag. It's gorgeous!

a bit coquettish said...

So lustworthy; I will always have a weakness of minimalist bags. Especially if they're by Celine. xx

lisa said...

I'm still drooling over the Celine box bag from last season, but this one is definitely a beauty.

Coco said...

This Céline bag would convert anyone to chic/bourgeois minimalism. All other bags that try too hard to be trendy pale in comparison. I agree, it is simply perfect, especially since it has not been seen on all the Sartorialist girls!

Anonymous said...

you're so right about the bags you're not fond of---i dislike those EXACT labels/bags too! :)
LV monograms cannot get more annoying, though the speedy 30 in a nice brown/chocolate colour is the only LV i've liked.

My tops are Tods--both their understated bags and their amazing driving shoes, Proenza, Bottega Veneta, and on the lower end, Dooney and Bourke because it's affordable but extremely well-made, simple and cute, and not littered with annoying trendy details.
I enjoy the Celine clutches but it's not very practical for me, i prefer medium-large totes/bags.

Anonymous said...

p.s. cannot stand Balenciaga's "Moto"--it's too trendy and only look good with young girls imo, have always disliked pretty much everything by Gucci, and the Chanel is ruined by the overexposure and all those counterfeits.
I used to love Hermes and even for that, girls with rich parents and annoying celebrities with an obsession (Victoria Beckham with her what, 100 Birkins?!) have ruined it for me a bit..

Catindreamland said...

you are so right! I got a LV (but not the speedy in monogram of course) and I rarely wear it. As for my chanel 2.55 I love it but have been using it a lot less and like you I love this one. Actually my IT bag for 2012 is the Antigona by Givenchy and I would put this as number 2! xoxo CAtita

anya said...

Love Givenchy bags. I'm a big fan of this Phillip Lim at the moment:

Annesophiehe said...

This bag in burgundy is an instant "chic" up to any look!

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