Famke Janssen carries a Celine Luggage Tote in LA (1)

I think we can safely say the celeb obsession with Celine Luggage Totes has peaked. We’ve seen fewer and fewer celebs with their Celines in recent weeks, but here’s actress Jordana Brewster (of TNT’s Dallas and the Fast & Furious franchise, natch) carrying a Celine Luggage Tote in LA.

The Bags of Celine Spring 2013 (23)

First, a note on semantics. Most brands term their four big collections of the year Resort, Spring, Pre-Fall and Fall, in order of debut. Celine, ever marching to the beat of its own drummer, prefers to go with Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, in order of debut.

Celine Woven Luggage Tote

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.


Whenever a bag becomes as big of a hit as the Celine Luggage Tote, other brands are bound to take notice of what made it so successful. And that’s not just true of smaller brands looking to get a piece of the pie or department store or discount labels looking to capitalize on a trend at a bargain-basement price point; other major designers would be silly not to co-opt design elements that consumers respond to so favorably.

Celine Spring 2014 Handbags (4)

For many of the most high-brands, the bags that appear on the runway differ significantly from the bags for which consumers will be clamoring several months after the show. That’s perhaps nowhere truer than it is at Celine, where Phoebe Philo consistently shows conceptual, difficult-to-carry bags and then turns around and sells Luggage Totes and Trapeze Bags hand-over-fist six months later.

Celine Handbags Spring 2014 (20)

First, as with all posts covering Celine handbags lookbooks, a caveat: the brand refers to the season that most of fashion calls “resort” as “spring” and the season that most of fashion calls “spring” as “summer.

The Many Bags of Petra and Tamara Ecclestone

We see a lot of Hermès bags around here, but rarely do we see collections as spectacular as those of Petra and Tamara Ecclestone. We previously examined who the British heiresses are and where their seemingly endless supplies of dollars come from, and now we’re here to take a true, in-depth look at as many of the Ecclestones’ bags as we can find.


I spend a ton of time on the PurseForum checking out members bag reveals, and trust me, it’s something you don’t want to miss. Each time a member reveals a new acquisition, it seems the purchase is being undressed, from the ribbon on the box, to the sleeper bag, to finally revealing the new bag itself.

Kate Upton Cameron Diaz Celine Luggage Totes

The stars of The Other Woman have been promoting their new movie all across the globe. Last week, we spotted Kate Upton carrying a Fendi 3Jours Shopping Tote while doing a little shopping with costar Leslie Mann in Paris, and this week we have Kate Upton and Cameron Diaz carrying (sort of) matching Celine Luggage Totes at the airport in Sydney, Australia!

Rihanna carries a Celine Rolled Trio Clutch in NYC (5)

Here’s Rihanna, keeping her gorgeous, ruby red Celine Rolled Trio Clutch close in NYC. (She’s carrying it unrolled here.) This bag is from Celine’s Summer 2013 collection, which you can see in its entirety in “The Bags of Celine Summer 2013”.

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