Here’s Khloe Kardashian and her BFF Malika Haqq looking super enthralled at the LA Clippers game. Khloe’s got a lovely python-front-flap Celine Trapeze Bag sitting in her lap, and as you browse through the additional photos after the jump, you’ll notice that both Malika and some unseen person sitting behind Khloe are carrying Celine Luggage Totes. Ladies and gents, we may have reached Celine critical mass in LA.
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Here’s Kirstie Alley in New York City, matching her cobalt blue trench to her extra chic Celine Luggage Tote. We find this particular tote truly interesting because the front panel is bright blue snakeskin instead of regular leather. The combo of blue snakeskin, black leather, and white gussets make this an especially gorgeous version of the Luggage Tote. Celine Luggage Totes, like all Celine bags, are only available at high end department stores and Celine boutiques.
Here’s celebutante Nicky Hilton after a little shopping trip to 14 Karat in Beverly Hills. You’ll notice her bag is the instantaneously recognizable Celine Trapeze Bag, and her shoes should be just as easy to ID – they’re the notorious Isabel Marant Bekket Sneaker Wedges. Celine bags are available from high-end department stores and Celine boutiques worldwide – the price of the Trapeze varies depending on size and materials, but it usually helicopters around $2,400 American.
Irina Shayk (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model, generally gorgeous person, and girlfriend of pro soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo) was recently spotted in NYC carrying a chic emerald green Celine Horizontal Zipper Cabas Tote and balling up what looks to be her Louis Vuitton Monogram Voile Shawl. If you’ve never encountered this particular bag before and are puzzled by the existence of a designer bag with zippers at the corners, allow me to put your mind at ease – the zippers unzip to reveal the bag’s gussets, not the bag’s interior.
Just like we did with Proenza Schouler’s Pre-Fall 2013 presentation earlier this season, when we heard that Celine Fall 2013 (Celine calls pre-fall “fall” and fall “winter”) was debuting to a very limited press audience in New York City earlier this week, we took directly to Instagram and Twitter to see what kinds of pictures the most in-the-know editors and buyers would be tweeting from their appointments.
Here’s sexy sexpot [Ed. note: We're required by Internet law to introduce her that way.] Kate Upton on her way into Madison Square Garden Monday night with her gorgeous black and white Celine Luggage Tote. Kate had a casual, court-side date with the New York Knicks. Could anything be more distracting for the opposing team than having a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl chilling out just out of bounds?
Here’s the ATL’s own Real Housewife extraordinaire, Nene Leakes, keeping it low-key with her embossed crocodile Celine Phantom Luggage Tote. She’s exiting LA’s Barneys New York location with ex-husband Gregg Leakes (their 2011 divorce clearly didn’t take), their son Brentt, and teensy pooch Playa. Want your own Phantom tote? You’ll have to head down to Barneys yourself – they’re only available in-stores.
Jennifer Garner was snapped in Santa Monica this week ferrying her adorbs daughter Seraphina around in one arm and the ever stylish black Celine Luggage Tote in the other. From the looks of Seraphina’s tiny feet, they may very well be on their way back from a mommy-daughter spa date. More on all that celeb spawn cuteness in a moment, but first, this absolutely vital bit of information: you can get the Celine Luggage Tote in stores for $2400 – it is STILL not, as of yet, available online.
Before you read the word “summer” and tell us we’re getting ahead of ourselves, a reminder: what Celine calls spring is actually resort, and resort is already available in Celine boutiques. This collection, termed Celine Summer 2013, is then the next thing to arrive in stores. That means that it’s time to start looking hard at what’s going to be available and plotting your purchases now; as we all know, the best Celine pieces often sell out in pre-order.
Hi Megs and Vlad!
I am a tPFer and I love love love love your website. I am searching for my next purse and I have long been in love with the Celine Luggage Tote. I do, however, tend to stick with buying bags that retain their value. Do you think the Luggage Tote has staying power? Will it retain some kind of value or will it be another sad Chloe Paddington case?