Cecily Clune creates small collections of high quality statement handbags that are functional, at the same quality standard as a couture line, without the price tag. They are innovative and beautiful, yet approachable and pragmatic. And we deliver directly from our workroom to you.SHOP NOW
Cecily Clune is an Australian designer brand available globally.
This is a brand for discerning women looking for a luxury designer handbag that’s not carried everywhere or adorned with branded logos.
Inspired by strong, sculptural shapes, rich textures and made-to-wear practicality, each piece is classic, contemporary and distinct. Offering limited collections of original, statement handbags of couture quality without the designer price tag, you no longer need to choose between luxury and cost.
With Cecily Clune, you can truly have it all.
"If you believe in challenging the ordinary; if you think we should be surrounded by excellence, beauty and great design; if you believe that these aims are not necessarily governed by cost but rather skill and passion, then you will want to be involved with Cecily Clune."
Libby Thomson, Founder
Cecily Clune’s founder, Libby Thomson, drew on the creative roots of her family when she first established the company in 2013. Her maternal grandfather started Austico (The Australian Tie Company) following WWI, while her paternal grandfather was a watercolourist and two-time winner of the Wynne Prize for landscape art.
With such a strong family pedigree, it’s no surprise that Libby became a designer and manufacturer in her own right. Frustrated by not being able to own a beautifully crafted stylish bag at a reasonable price, Libby took matters into her own hands to sate her need for beautiful design, and luxurious details, at an affordable price point.
Cecily Clune was born.
Libby Thomson, our founder and creative director, designs every component of each bag to create exquisite pieces that exude beauty, quality and true luxury for years to come.
We work with a Japanese artisan, specialising in creating high-end bags for European brands, who personally makes our patterns and inspects each finished article.
We engage USA based hardware design specialists to engineer the bespoke hardware for every Cecily Clune design, to ensure unparalleled quality and usability.
Our leather consultant sources the best leathers worldwide from boutique tanneries certified with the Leather Working Group (ensuring ethical and sustainable production).
BEHIND THE NAME AND THE BEE
Cecily Clune is imagined as a woman who is sophisticated, confident and chic. Her symbol is the bee - a perfect example of form and function as well as beauty and hard work - everything a luxury handbag should be.shop now
OUR QUALITY PROMISE
Our goal is to create excellence, with a focus on couture quality, considered design and affordable pricing to enchant and excite every customer.
We are confident you will appreciate the quality of our limited-edition collections. However, if you are not happy with your purchase, we offer easy returns and a 12-month warranty against all manufacturing defects. You deserve nothing less.
Major luxury brands in our category markup their products 8-10 x the actual cost and sometimes more. We do things differently. To make luxury accessible, we've built partnerships with family run manufacturers and sell directly to you.
Our products are handcrafted with the same top materials - sometimes better - and the best quality craftsmanship - just like luxury brands but without the traditional markups.
We rarely discount or hold sales and if we do, these are for registered customers only.
Cecily Clune does not compromise on:
Our pieces are constructed by a Japanese master artisan, using the finest quality leathers and hardware.
Our designs are stunning but, more importantly, they deliver style and substance, offering a practical solution for modern women.
Our online-only business model limits our costs, allowing us to offer our exclusive handbags at a more affordable price.
Our designs are original, unique and distinctive, adding a touch of effortless elegance to every outfit and to any occasion.