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SS18 bag lust: Céline’s Clasp bags seamlessly blend retro and contemporary style

We’re not sure about you, but as March kicks in, we’re ready to say goodbye to the dull wintry wardrobe and welcome the warmer season ahead with open arms and plenty of new style choices. While we know it’s still considered slight early to be heading out in summer dresses, short-shorts and tank tops, it doesn’t mean we can’t have some Spring/Summer fun shopping out new bags to carry. After all, the right bags (and shoes) always have the magical ability to completely alter and elevate the look and feel of any outfits, so, really, there can’t be a better way to start off the new season ahead.

For handbags, the biggest trend for Spring/Summer 2018 are structured totes with geometric shapes and a pure minimal aesthetic, and we’ve got just the perfect choice for you to dive into: The Céline Clasp bag. Named after its immediately recognisable signature clasp closure, the Clasp bag was first seen at the runway presentation of Céline’s Summer 2017 collection, and it caught our our eyes instantly with its sharp lines and gusset construction, which has an elegant 1950s-inspired aesthetic complete with a contemporary, modern-day spin.

The many shapes, shades and sizes of the Céline Clasp.

The bag can be found in a wide range of leathers such as calfskin, lizard and crocodile, as well as different colours, sizes and styles — including Medium, Mini, and the newly released New Soft Medium and Clutch — all feature a nappa lambskin lining in strikingly contrasting colours that work to spice up the formal look of the bag. So, basically, there is something for everyone. To get a better understand of this special bag collection, we’ve decided to break it down for you below.

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Medium Clasp

Material offer: calfskin, lizard, crocodile and ostrich

Neat and formal-looking while overflowing with utter elegance, the Medium Clasp bag features a refined, structured top-handle, and is enriched by an hand-made patina that’s been sprayed with a darker tone before getting skilfully hand-kneaded into a pearly gradient effect. Opt for the tan colour for a classy and retro approach, or the olive green for a lighthearted, contemporary twist.

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Mini Clasp

Material offer: calfskin, goatskin and lizard

For those who wish to keep their hands free, the mini clasp bag comes with a long thin strap for over-the-shoulder or cross-body wear. It also features a sleek gusset construction for a very graphic look, while offering extra space for your everyday essentials.

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New Soft Medium Clasp

Material offer: calfskin

Designed to be carried over the shoulder, the newly launched New Soft Medium Clasp bag comes with a soft, thin leather strap and a perfect size to store all your day-to-night needs.

This article is presented by Céline.

SS18 bag lust: Céline’s Clasp bags seamlessly blend retro and contemporary style

Cindie Chan

Style Editor

Fashion blogger turned editor, Cindie has spent over seven years covering all things stylish in the digital world. When she’s not busy poring over the latest covetable releases or attending the most talked-about fashion events in town, you’ll find her enjoying some precious downtime with her newborn son and sweet dog Rosy.

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