First look: Céline natural calfskin bags

First look: Céline natural calfskin bags

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Text: Pakkee Tan

Be still our beating hearts — Céline brings us into Fall 2015 with a collection of beautifully crafted natural calfskin bags

It's the moment Philophiles have been waiting for. The new line of Fall 2015 bags from the French luxury brand are dropping in stores and this collection in particular is prized for its choice of precious leather — natural calfskin.

Greater attention to detail has been paid into sourcing and selecting the finest Swiss hides. That means barely visible grain, refined texture, and close to zero imperfections. Unlike processed leathers, the calfskins are left as natural as possible, free of synthetic resin or dye, and minimal finishing. All in all, these uncompromised leather bags were meticulously crafted by hand from start to finish using traditional techniques.

Tanned to perfection in Tuscany, the rare leather is turned into four of the house's distinctive and oh-so-covetable shapes: The Luggage Tote, Sangle, Tab, and Belt bags. We're obsessed with the collection's autumnal hues — tan, khaki and burgundy — that herald the arrival of a new season and, let's face it, go perfectly with everything in our wardrobes. 

The collection is available in Céline stores from mid-July 2015 and will be sold in limited quantities.