J.Crew's New $198 Handbag Is for You If Celine's Teen Triomphe Is Your Dream Bag


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Since its release in 2018 by creative director Hedi Slimane, Celine's Teen Triomphe bag has made the rounds among celebrities and It girls, mostly French ones, alike. Lauded for its sleek design, practical size and shape, and goes-with-everything aesthetic, the crossbody bag is understandably many people's dream bag. There's just one component of the bag—clad with the two C Triomphe emblem that the brand's founder Céline Vipiana came up with back in 1972—that might cause one to pump the breaks before making a purchase: It costs more than $3,600.

Though understandable given the quality of the materials used to craft it—it has a calf-leather exterior, a lambskin interior, and gold hardware—simply put, a lot of consumers can't afford a bag with a price tag that high. Fortunately, another trusted brand just launched a style that, at $198, is much more likely to fit into this month's shopping budget

This week, J.Crew debuted the latest iteration of its Edie bag, and in 2023, it's gotten quite the refresh. The Edie first launched in the fall 2011 collection and looked like a more structured than usual messenger bag with a feminine touch. This time around, it's been shrunk down to 6 1/2"H x 8 1/2"W x 2 1/4"D and made in a shiny Italian leather with gold hardware. Offered in four colors—black, ivory, green, and baby blue—the style is perfect for anyone who's been eyeing the iconic Teen Triomphe but can't quite secure the bag just yet. It'll happen one day, but for now, the Edie is a more than worthy sit in.

Shop the just-released 2023 version of J.Crew's Edie bag below. 

Celine's Teen Triomphe Bag:

J.Crew's Edie Leather Bag:

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Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.