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This is the modern-vintage bag the fashion set is totally enamoured with

The 1950s weren’t exactly the most progressive of eras. Aside from the Western second-wave feminist insurgence, the decade is generally associated with petticoat-flounced femininity. Heels were mandatory, and so were crimson lips and impeccably curled up-dos. Which is why it’s quite fascinating that a handbag embodying every attribute you’d expect of a vintage leather accessory — from the ’50s box silhouette down to the gratifying click of the clasp — can look so current. The bag in question is none other than the Céline Clasp bag.

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

Albeit having been around for merely a year, fashion in-the-knows dub the Clasp as the do-no-wrong arm piece. You’ve seen pink-haired Irene Kim stroll with an optical white one in hand during fashion month, or an extra-large Cabas rendition in burgundy nestling on the crook of Miranda Kerr’s arm multiple times for different occasions. The Clasp is a street style staple that deftly, and impeccably, chameleons into your look. It’s a Phoebe Philo creation, after all.

If, like us, you’re having a tough time processing the incredulous reality of a Philo-less Céline, the Clasp is one of the last masterpieces from her legacy you can still shop and own. Not that you need more excuses to head right over to your nearest Céline boutique, but below, meet 5 of Spring 2018’s fresh new spins on the consummate classic.

Céline Clasp bags are available in boutiques.

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The handbag

Type: Medium Clasp bag

Leather options: Box calfskin with patina, box calfskin, crocodile

You’ll love it for: The this-means-business elegance it oozes, and the gorgeous patina that was painstakingly hand-kneaded to achieve the perfect pearly gradient.

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The mini

Type: Mini Clasp bag

Leather options: Smooth calfskin, lizard, crocodile

You’ll love it for: Its fun-sized chicness. Plus, this one comes with a shoulder strap. An extra pair of free hands is always welcomed.

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The shoulder bag

Type: Soft Medium Clasp

Leather option: Smooth calfskin

You’ll love it for: Its just-right size. There’s ample storage for your day-to-night essentials. Also, it’s the season’s brand new silhouette.

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