Céline was founded in Paris in 1945. Céline and Richard Vipiana opened a custom shoe shop for children that eventually offered women’s shoes and accessories. But it was during Michael Kors’ tenure as creative director that the brand emerged as a critically acclaimed ready-to-wear and accessories brand. Although Céline experienced a few less-than-stellar years that, they were able to regain their status when Phoebe Philo took over in 2008. Reinstating the brand as the epitome of minimalistic elegance with a touch of decadence. Recurring favorites from Céline’s collections are the Trapeze, Phantom and Luggage bags just to name a few.