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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Spotlight On.....Césaire Handbags

L-R: Josephine; Nanie; Man Bag

How is it possible this designer and her absolutely amazing collection of handbags have gone unnoticed by yours truly? My goodness, after browsing Stephanie Césaire's current and past collections, I couldn't find one bad bag among them. It seems this accessories designer, who is currently employed at Nina Ricci and Azzaro Couture, has more natural artistic abilities in her pinkie finger than most of the famous designers she's worked for (Albert Elbaz and Lagerfeld among them). And, no, I'm not exaggerating Ms. Césaire's talents. Just look at these amazing designs from her namesake label, and you'll become a believer as well.

While most of her bags retail for over $1000, there are a few selections that drop below that dreaded threshold. Price, however, is insignificant to me when discussing Césaire's genius. Most of her bags are inspired by clothing, and the resulting aesthetic is obvious in a rather subtle manner. Much like DVF's 'Wrap Bag' resembles her famous "Wrap" dresses, Stephanie's designs mimic certain aspects of the clothes we wear. Even menswear serves as inspiration for Césaire.

It's difficult for me to select a favorite among her fabulous bags, but, design-wise, the 'Grand Sellier' (pictured above, right) is probably the most sophisticated of the bunch. The detailing on this bag is elegant, edgy and ultra luxurious, and it won't break the bank either (it's priced under $1500).

I think you'll all agree that Césaire handbags are worthy of our attention. I'll certainly be keeping an eye out for Ms. Césaire's future offerings.

For more information, including pricing and customization, visit

*I'd like to credit, one of my favorite resource sites, for giving emerging designers like Stephanie Césaire a platform from which to reach all of us that love and appreciate beautiful handbags.*



2 Responses to "Spotlight On.....Césaire Handbags"
  1. gail said...
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009

    Dania, these bags are amazing. Looks like they will be at their first show in NYC, so hopefully some stateside retailers will pick these beauties up very soon so we can purchase. Keep us informed and I will keep an eye out as well!

  2. Michael St. James said...
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009

    gorgeous bags! so lovely to hear about a new designer.

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