The popularity of minimal bags is on the rise as WWD reported today that retailers — like Saks Fifth Avenue, Lane Crawford, Isetan, and Neiman Marcus — have listed Celine bags as a top performer in their stores. The French brand's chic, simplistic handbags have been spotted on a bevy of stylish beauties, ranging from celebs like Leighton Meester, Mary-Kate Olsen, Nicky Hilton, and Nicole Richie to fashion insiders Taylor Tomasi Hill and Amanda Brooks. “The design is on trend: minimal and classic,” said Kosuke Ushio, handbag buyer for Isetan. “It’s selling all over the world. A lot of celebrities are using it as well, and it’s gotten a lot of exposure in magazines." However, Celine's price tag of $1,600 would max out our Fall shopping budget, so we found some similar options that evoke the same minimal style — without the maxed-out budget. Click the slideshow to shop our picks now.
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