Until I stumbled upon this picture of a Celine Woven Luggage Tote in Style.com’s Fall 2013 accessories listing, it hadn’t occurred to me that Celine, for all the different iterations of the famous Luggage Tote that its produced over the bag’s short life, has never gotten particularly adventurous. One season brought us a couple of neon shades, produced in small numbers that sold out immediately, and another brought us a Nano with a shearling panel.
Dakota Fanning was recently spotted in NYC carrying a Celine Trio Bag – the same Celine bag we spotted Kourtney Kardashian with last month. As far as Celine bags go, this one is certainly the most inconspicuous of the lot, which one can appreciate now that every celeb on the planet can lay claim to a Celine Phantom Luggage Tote or two.
It’s that time of the season again! Although the Celine Fall 2013 lookbook isn’t readily available on the front page of Celine’s website, we did a little digging and found all the press images of the collection, including the wood-grain Phantom Luggage Tote and Classic Box Bag that the press was absolutely giddy over at the collection’s press preview several months ago.
Khloe Kardashian is acquiring quite an impressive collection of Celine bags – here she is carrying a pale yellow Celine Luggage Tote after leaving a business meeting with sister Kim and momager Kris. Earlier this year we spotted her on the sidelines of a Clippers game with a very enviable python flap Celine trapeze bag. Celine bags are only available from Celine boutiques and high-end department stores – a source of continuous irritation to bag lovers everywhere.
Here’s Hilary Duff, taking a break from balancing her baby boy Luca on her hip to taunt us with yet another Celine Luggage Tote that she’s added to the hoard. This tricolor Celine appears to be the very latest addition to Hilary’s rather premium designer bag collection – you can get a glimpse of her many other Celines, Chanels, and Goyards in “The Many Bags of Hilary Duff”!
Here’s yet another high profile celeb, swapping out her standard Hermes Birkin for a Celine bag. (The Celine Phantom Luggage Tote, to be exact.) Heiress Tamara Ecclestone looked dressed for a gym for bikers when she was spotted with her Celine in Beverly Hills. We’ve dished on the Ecclestone sisters and their unrivaled Hermes Birkin collection before (both sisters can lay claim to about a dozen different Birkins apiece), but Celines are the only daytime Birkin alternative we’ve ever seen either of them carry.
Real Housewife and lady entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel is hardly ever seen without an Hermes Birkin, but is it possible her Birkin fatigue is as advanced as everyone else’s? (Our “The Many Bags of Bethenny Frankel” post was almost 50% Hermes Birkins. And 60% Hermes. No lie.) Here she is with a cheerful, bright orange Celine Luggage Tote. As we lamented in this post just yesterday, Celine is still tragically not available from a single online retailer.
If you’ve ever bought a Celine bag (and a lot of you have), you know it can be a complicated and, at times, frustrating process. When the Celine Luggage Tote first gained popularity several years ago, the brand forbade retailers from selling its wares online, which drove bag lovers to call and visit any number of department stores and boutiques in search of the right bag in the right color.
Here’s Kourtney Kardashian in Beverly Hills, rocking a striped (hot)pants suit while filming a scene for the upcoming eighth season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Her bag is a Celine Trio Bag, which is made up of three separate pouches that snap together, but can also be used separately, sans strap. Neat, huh? Prices vary a bit based on size, but you can expect to plunk down about a grand for this petite Celine creation.
Victoria’s Secret model/rock n’ roll wifey Lily Aldridge was recently spotted in NYC quite expertly matching two of THE hottest and most coveted designer pieces currently on the market – a black and leopard print Celine Luggage Tote and a pair of Chloe Susanna Booties. Pairing animal prints and gold hardware sounds insanely tacky, but a heavy-handed sprinkling of each works well with this casual outfit.