This is turning out to be the day of Celine bags. It wasn't done on purpose, just a cosmic coincidence I suppose. What is no coincidence is how amazing Celine's Fall 2009 handbag collection is turning out to be. Phoebe Philo is certainly making a statement at the French fashion house. If I love Celine's Dimitri hobo and shoulder bags, then I am in utter awe of the Celine Smoke Bag. I can hardly find the words to express what an exquisite example of handbag design it is. Every single detail of the Smoke Bag is perfection. The doctor bag shape, framed top and chrome-accented luggage handles have a vintage vibe I find irresistible. However, it's the finely pebbled stone-grey leather and two front fold-over pleats that make this bag the epitome of modern elegance. You can take this bag out to a casual lunch with a simple tee and jeans (pictured) or use it to compliment a classic LBD when you're out for cocktails. The sky's the limit. The Smoke Bag is a bag you'll pull out everytime you want to look sophisticated without even trying. BTW, it comes with a detachable shoulder strap in case you hate to carry you bags by hand. Even if you don't scoop up this bag immediately (which you should), do add a grey bag to your wardrobe. It isn't just the color of the season, it's an excellent and attractive alternative to black.
Celine Smoke Bag available for $1805 via Stylebop