We put Céline's Luggage Tote in the running for 2012's handbag of the year — other very qualified nominees included Fendi's 2Jours structured satchel, 3.1 Phillip Lim's Pashli bag, and Valentino's Rockstud oversize clutch — and it came out on top. Are we surprised? Not in the least. Why? Because nearly every street styler who strutted could be seen with one this year. Many opted for the larger size, while some fell for the adorable mini version. Two-toned, snakeskin, crocodile, leather, you name it — there were an array of finishes, and all were equally wow-inducing. Step inside to see how fashion insiders carried their statement totes this year, and draw inspiration from their cool outfits, even if you don't own a Céline yourself.
Céline's Luggage Tote Nabs Bag of the Year — Here's Why