Seasons come and seasons go and what's hot in the fashion world can change as swiftly as the blink of an eye, but Celine has managed to remain as one of the hottest brands in terms of bags. Celine has done so many things right with the quality, the integrity and incorporation of classic designs and by keeping the bags in the hands of the very few. I can see the credibility of all of those factors for branding purposes, especially limiting how many are produced and only distributing through ultra-prestigious retailers, however it has also driven me absolutely crazy! Trying to get a hold of a Celine in the style and colour you would like in Australia is ridiculously difficult and something I even struggled with in London recently.
In London, I had eyed off one particular bag, decided to think about it (so pretty much I wasn't thinking logically), went back for it and poof, it was gone. Snapped up by one very fortunate woman no doubt. The sales assistant (who was probably in dismay that I managed to part with the bag and walk away in the first place), then stressed how difficult it was to come by, how they get only limited drops, never know what they will receive and have such a high demand that they wouldn't even consider taking my details. I was also told that a lot of the limited release colours sell out prior to actually ever seeing the light of day of the sales room floor. Some up to three months in advance, with full payment required of a bag which is sight unseen. That in mind, it looks like I'm going to have to address my indecisiveness if I'm going to play in the fashion big leagues and acquire a Celine Resort bag.
Since missing out on buying my desired bag, I went in search of pre-season pictures of Celine’s Resort 2012 designs, which are almost as difficult to find as the bags themselves. Sufficient to say, I was beyond elated when I spotted these images. Although I think they are all utterly fabulous, at this point I'm leaning towards the bright orange Box (4th image down) since I've still got my heart set on a neutral coloured Mini Phantom Luggage bag. I'm trying to diversify and since at this point, they are only wish list items, there is always time for a change of mind. Which one is your favourite?