Manao Bag from Celine

By Butterboom Writers  /  April 6, 2009

Tribal details meet urban edge in Celine’s latest handbags.


Take something out of the wild and bring it to the city- and that’s exactly what you get from Celine’s newest handbag collection. The Celine Manao bag takes inspiration from tribal traditions and mixes that with a dash of modern practicality. Gorgeous shades of white, grey and smoke in various skins are accented with ethnic details such as the beautiful mirror polished handles. These are finished off with leather covered frames and delicate reverse stitching to lend a refined touch. The juxtaposition of opposing elements is very en vogue and is a refreshing alternative to other staid and solid bags in the market.



Celine knows they have a winner with the Manao bag. There are many great versions of this bag, it’s going to be hard to choose just one.  The Manao Small Shoulder bag doubles as clutch and the Manao Boston Tote is great work bag which also comes with a removable shoulder strap.

Coincidentally, the word Manao means I love you in the African language. And that’s exactly the emotion these bags evoke upon first sight, love.

How Much?

Python skin small Manao bag HK$ 24,000

Crocodile skin Manao Boston tote HK$183,000

Calf leather Manao Boston tote HK$16,000

Where to Buy?

Shop G40 and G13,The Landmark, Central

Shop 341-343, Level 3, Pacific Place, Admiralty

Shop 212,Ocean Centre, 5 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon