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Céline Springs Eternal
Look closely, not one of these designs is Phoebe Philo’s, yet every single one of them bears a resemblance to her original signature Cabas, Trapeze or Luggage shapes. Major handbags from every formidable fashion brand these days owe their commercial appeal to a singular influence. And that undisputed authority belongs to the house of Céline.
With nary a sign of stopping or even slowing (despite their complete disavowal of e-commerce) it seems they are perched comfortably at the apex of a perfect consumer success storm. It is the intersection of great design, desirability and you guessed it: scarcity. Taking an approach adopted by French luxury behemoth, Hèrmes; it seems like the harder it is to find something, the more in-demand it becomes.
From top left: Reed Krakoff, Rebecca Minkoff, Coach, Michael Kors, Mulberry, Calvin Klein Collection, Lanvin, Prada, Marni, Victoria Beckham, ZAC by Zac Posen, Fendi, Diane von Furstenberg, Nancy Gonzalez, Valentino, Chloé, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jil Sander, Rag & Bone, Zara.
FDB [via Business of Fashion]


What a very refreshing sight!

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Céline Springs Eternal

Look closely, not one of these designs is Phoebe Philo’s, yet every single one of them bears a resemblance to her original signature Cabas, Trapeze or Luggage shapes. Major handbags from every formidable fashion brand these days owe their commercial appeal to a singular influence. And that undisputed authority belongs to the house of Céline.

With nary a sign of stopping or even slowing (despite their complete disavowal of e-commerce) it seems they are perched comfortably at the apex of a perfect consumer success storm. It is the intersection of great design, desirability and you guessed it: scarcity. Taking an approach adopted by French luxury behemoth, Hèrmes; it seems like the harder it is to find something, the more in-demand it becomes.

From top left: Reed Krakoff, Rebecca Minkoff, Coach, Michael Kors, Mulberry, Calvin Klein Collection, Lanvin, Prada, Marni, Victoria Beckham, ZAC by Zac Posen, Fendi, Diane von Furstenberg, Nancy Gonzalez, Valentino, Chloé, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jil Sander, Rag & Bone, Zara.

FDB [via Business of Fashion]

What a very refreshing sight!

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The universality of flowers and springtime is undeniable. But how that translates into your wardrobe is a little more iffy. Fortunately the easiest way to road-test the trend is on your arm.
Gucci Blue Floral Hobo $750 (Retail $1850), Gucci Red Floral Hobo $650 (Retail $1850). Both available at Designersocial.com.

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The universality of flowers and springtime is undeniable. But how that translates into your wardrobe is a little more iffy. Fortunately the easiest way to road-test the trend is on your arm.

Gucci Blue Floral Hobo $750 (Retail $1850), Gucci Red Floral Hobo $650 (Retail $1850). Both available at Designersocial.com.

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Check out what’s new this week at Designer Social. From the awesome neon Kate Spade clutch to the Miu Miu leather tote, you won’t be disappointed…

-CW

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Rag & Bone just released their first handbag. Called The Pilot, it was inspired by the bags that air force pilots use to carry their helmets (and perhaps because it’s the first one they’ve made, no?). David and Marcus took their time perfecting the design and it was well worth the wait; in typical Rag & Bone fashion, the bag is a little rock and roll, a little rugged, and a lot beautiful. I particularly like the woolen version. (Images via Rag & Bone)

-CW

Seroiusly, Nice

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Diane Von Furstenburg, pictured in the center in her own design at the CFDA awards, is launching a limited-edition line of surrealist inspired handbags for Fall 2012. Appropriately titled the Fetish Box Clutch collection, the designs are handcrafted in Italy with the finest leathers, metallic threads and crystals. Featuring a DVF clasp and an eye-shaped interior mirror, the nine styles will be available in limited editions of 25 or 50 pieces each, in stores starting in September.

-JK [images via Vogue Italia]

cool! I wanna have one!

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If you have ever wanted to carry a shag carpet or a shaggy dog around with you all day, then the new Iris Apfel handbag collection is perfect for you.  Inspired by an old Mangolian lamb Lanvin fur coat she owned in the 70’s, the 90 yearold Iris Apfel took that fabric in addition to leather and suede and created 14 different handbags for her Extinctions line. Each bag is lined in turquoise colored fabric, has a dodo bird charm hanging from it and costs between $330-$640.

The collection debuts this fall.

-JK [images via The Cut]

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Prada is reissuing some of its greatest hits from 1991-2005 in honor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s exhibit Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.  The bags range from $995-$2,950 and are available in Manhattan-based stores, so call and place your orders now!

Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations opened on May 10 and runs through August 19, 2012.

-JK [images via Fashionista]

grab it fast! haha

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Aloha from Proenza Schouler, the latest designer to jump on the Hawaiian print bandwagon.  Their new PS1 makes me want a mai-tai.

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Aloha from Proenza Schouler, the latest designer to jump on the Hawaiian print bandwagon.  Their new PS1 makes me want a mai-tai.

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LV ARM CANDY. Who doesn’t need a little white this spring?
[Photo: Getty Images]

No one. Even me-I need one.

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LV ARM CANDY. Who doesn’t need a little white this spring?

[Photo: Getty Images]

No one. Even me-I need one.

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Only Alexander Wang could make backpacks cools again. Get yours for $760-$780 at Opening Ceremony now.

-JK [via Opening Ceremony]

AAaaaaaa I want this!!