When LVMH made the announcement that Hedi Slimane will be the successor of Phoebe Philo at Celine (formerly Céline) in January, it sent tremors through the fashion world. Response for Slimane, who is known for rebranding fashion powerhouses, was mixed. Some hated the idea while others embraced the movement as it represented the ethos of fashion: change.
And change is never more apparent than on the 28th of September, when Slimane debuted his collection for the maison in Paris Fashion Week during Spring/Summer 2019. The brand took a 180-degrees turn, shifting from its much lauded minimalist aesthetics to edgy grunge-glam.
This look has obviously trickled down to the accessories too. While the new Celine bags (namely 16 — Lady Gaga was the first to be spotted with it — and the “C” bag) are sure to sell just fine, we can’t help but feel nostalgic for the old Céline. After all, who doesn’t love the classic Trapeze and Luggage? Indeed, we’re pretty sure these babies will gain cult status and fly off the racks soon enough. So before we bid farewell to the the Phantom and Cabas, here are some places you have to visit to nab the last of these iconic bags before they are gone for good.
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