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Celeb favorite Simone Camille bags launches Skins for fall

August 30, 2011 | 10:00 am

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The slouchy and super-vibrant patchwork fabric hobo bags from Simone Camille are best known for being a favorite carry-all of Nicole Richie and Miley Cyrus, who pair the boho-chic statement bags with their casual, rock-infused ensembles.  Sc004 copy-1    

The line’s designer, celebrity stylist Simone Harouche (who coincidentally styles Richie and Cyrus along with Christina Aguilera and Ashley Tisdale), started her line of fabric bags in 2009 and the colorful textile designs have been a hit with celebs and anyone who could afford the $2,000-plus price tag. The bags have since spawned a slew of far less expensive versions from other labels, but Harouche has moved on, debuting her first collection of leather bags that interestingly are more affordable than her all-fabric creations.

The Simone Camille Skins collection is coming out for fall and while leather is heavily incorporated into each style, the same über-boho vibe of her signature fabric bags remains. Harouche has incorporated whipstiching and turquoise-beaded tassels on some bags that have a decidedly Southwestern feel. And her long, fringe-covered suede bag has silver coin details that give the thing a ton of texture and anyone carrying it an unmistakably free-spirited look.

The Simone Camille Skins collection ranges from $689 for the Saddle Bag to $975 for the large Carpet Bag. Visit www.simonecamille.com for retailers.

-- Melissa Magsaysay

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Photos: Styles from Simone Camille's new Skins collection, which incorporates leather into the collection of vintage Indian patchwork fabric bags. Credit: Simone Camille

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