When a newly revitalized Céline debuted the Luggage Tote in 2010 under the direction of industry heavyweight Phoebe Philo, it wasn’t immediately clear that the design would turn into the industry-altering heavyweight that it has. At first, the bag was relatively easily available on the stores of shelves that had carried the brand before its relaunch, and you could even buy it online. Then, everything changed.

It’s impossible to pinpoint exactly where the tipping point occurred, but the first time I remember really taking notice of the Luggage Tote, it was on the arm of an Olsen twin. The right moment of exposure from the right celebrity at the exact right time can change everything for a bag’s popularity, and soon after, the bags disappeared from online retailers and long waitlists replaced in-store stock.

In the intervening seasons, certain sizes have been discontinued and others introduced, prices have nearly doubled and new materials and colors abound. Because Céline is very cloak-and-dagger about all its products, we’ve assembled all the information on current sizes, prices, colors and leathers that we could for Spring 2015. We’ve surely missed some things, so if you have additional intel, leave it in the comments and we’ll investigate and update as needed. In particular, we need all the intel you have on the large Phantom–information on its pricing and availability is extremely scarce.

The Céline Luggage Tote
Year Created: 2010
Sizes Currently Available, Smallest to Largest: Nano, Micro, Mini, Medium Phantom, Large Phantom
Last Price Increase: Spring 2014

Céline Nano Luggage Tote
Dimensions: 8′ x 8′ x 4′ (H x W x D)
$2,700 in Solid Color Leather


Céline Micro Luggage Tote
Dimensions: 10′ x 10′ x 6′ (H x W x D)
$2,350 in Tricolor Textile and Leather
$2,900 in Solid Color Leather
$3,100 in Bicolor or Tricolor Leather

Celine Micro Luggage Tote

Céline Mini Luggage Tote
$2,600 in Linen and Leather
$3,100 in Most Solid Leathers
$3,300 in Bicolor or Tricolor Leather
$3,600 in Solid Palmelato Leather
$4,550 in Tricolor Calf Hair and Leather
$6,200 in Python

Celine Mini Luggage Tote

Céline Medium Phantom Luggage Tote
Dimensions: 12′ x 11′ x 9′ (H x W x D)
$2,100 in Textile
$2,950 in Solid Nubuck
$3,100 in Solid Leather
$3,450 in Bullhide Leather

Celine Medium Phantom Luggage Tote

Materials Available

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Celine Spring 2015 Materials bottom

Spring 2015 Seasonal Leather Colors

Spring 2015 Seasonal Colors

Size Comparisons

Mini, Micro and Nano
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Mini Micro Nano Comparison Praise the Baby Jesus

Micro and Nano
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Micro Mini Size Comparison

Mini and Nano
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Mini Nano Comparison

From Left: Nano, Micro, Nano, Box, Micro, Mini
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Mini and Micro
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Celine Mini and Micro Size Comparison

Medium and Large Phantom
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Celine Phantom Totes Size Comparison

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  • as

    the prices on these bags have become absolutely absurd. 2700 for the nano

    • dorothy9526

      just before I looked at the receipt saying $5492 , I didnt believe …that…my neighbour was like they say actualey erning money parttime on their laptop. . there mums best friend haz done this less than nine months and just now paid for the debts on their home and purchased Nissan GT-R: . check this…>> -> be yr own boss work anytime!!! <-

      • lavinia

        your neighbour??? Is it your business what your neighbour does with his -or not his (but not yours)- money???

      • j.a

        …that was a spam post….

  • racheldinh

    The Purse has sky-rocketed to almost everyone’s must have list. At first I wasn’t sure because it;s just one big bag. But now i love my Celine Tri-color. A hot item like this will only go up in price, just like all the other Must-Haves.


  • sienna

    it is unappetizing that the more common the bag becomes (and everyone in Manhattan has a celine or a knock off celine) the more the price seems to sky rocket. I would rather have a lesser known exclusive bag for the same price.

  • Anonymous

    I thought this post was very helpful! I’d love to see these posts on birkins kellys and chanel flaps

    • We’ve got a long list of these that we’re hoping to put together in the future! All of those bags will definitely be getting this treatment.

      • Barenia

        looking forward to it !!

      • Erika

        Thanks Amanda!

        This really is helpful in my decision making…saving for my 1st Celine…


  • whottywho

    I had a luggage tote …a black one beautiful bad I received it as a gift and loved it …I sold it because I felt like it was overdone and not a classic.i regret it that bag is crafted to perfection …it’s really a beautiful bag…

    • Zees

      Hi there!I have one in drummed calf available. This handbag was purchased in Paris during this Easter Holiday. It have been storage in a pet and smoke free house.
      If interested email me at zeesfinds@gmail.com.

      Thank you for your time and attention. – Zees

  • Kitty

    I love the Céline purses. I think they are more subtle, beautiful handbags. I got one recently, and I love how so many people would tell me they loved my mini luggage, but they didn’t recognize the brand at all! Only Sales Associates at high end stores would recognize it. So in a way it was less flashy than carrying my LVs or Chanel. Yet out of all my purses I felt like it is the most grown up purse for me, personally. :)

  • Ruth Moore

    I love the variety of colors! also the design, stylish and chic. Will add to my collection of handbags. Most of mine are from http://www.robecart.com

  • Yoshi

    They are slowly discontinuing the Large Phantoms which is why info is so scarce. That is what my Celine SA told me when I went to get my large phantom just this past September. I got a croc embossed large one which was $3750 USD so the regular calfskin large ones must be around $3450 ish, hope that helps! They only had 4 large ones left (3 after I got mine) and he said they were “steering away from the large size.”

  • I still can’t believe the price increase on these. I bought my Mini in 2011 so it was still relatively reasonably priced. I really can’t justify buying the bags at the current prices. The Nano, in particular, is ridiculous. Other options you could buy for that price (and change!):
    – a medium Givenchy Antigona or Nightingale
    – a Balenciaga Velo or City
    – a Proenza Schouler mini PS11 in PYTHON. I repeat. In Python
    – a Gucci Bamboo Shopper Tote

    all, except for the exotic PS11, could fit three or maybe four Nanos inside.

    • Athel Dela Cruz

      celine is celine… i dont think any of the above will replace the satisfaction its a must have just like chanel classic flap ????????

  • JLa

    I love the Celine Mini Luggage but mine has become softer and softer, it was starting to deform. I sold it away. The SA said Palmelato solves this problem. Anyone can testify?

  • lavinia

    I love this post, thanks a lot there is so much confusion on the Boston bag, micro, nano etc. that I so much appreciate the clarity of this one. This said I must confess that the price is, for me, justified by the huge success and the huge request that this “product” had/has. Everybody and I say everybody (even Prada, shame on you) copied this “icon”, and I like the fact that the original is always the best (even if I do not buy it for the ridiculous weight, I can’t carry it). Many compliments!

  • Casey

    I heard that the Large Phantom is now only available in Europe, but I don’t know if that’s 100% true. Also, Neiman Marcus has multicolor nanos for $2,900.

  • Olivia J

    I’m heading to ATL this weekend and hope to see what Celine options they have in Atlanta at Phipps Plaza…. There isn’t a place in Connecticut that has them! This article was helpful!

    • Kat

      Many Celine bags under on offer at Saks in Greenwich, but I’m not sure if that was true a year ago when you wrote your comment. Definitely feels like Celine luggage totes and trapeze bags are almost over in popularity. I was obsessed with Celine for a long time but would no longer buy one today.

  • FashionableLena

    I eventually fell for the PS1 (after it had been out for a few years), but for some reason, I cannot get into these bags. I just find them ugly for lack of a better word.

  • zarah

    I just like the variety of color.No words to say about this site.Simple designs but looking great.
    Thank you so much.
    Bizbilla B2B portal

  • Courtney McAlexander

    When I purchased a red Celine mini in July 2011 it was $1,700.00. The price increases are insane.

  • Firefly

    So glad I got 3 Micros at $1500s each before these prices. I loved & enjoy them to bits. Now, I refuse to spend at these price range.

  • Very useful info. I like this bag a lot.
    But as iconic as it has become these past few years, something tells me that it will not last. Definitely not Chanel-like lasting anyway. And when I spend so much money on a handbag I have to be sure that even my grand children will like it (when and if I have grand children… My daughter is presently only 4 yrs old)!
    This notion stops me whenever I consider buying one.

    • Donna Briggstien

      The Bag Love you sound ridiculous you
      purchase an item or in this case a bag because you like it NOT because your grandkids might want it.. Do you really believe they would want anything from you in the next 25 years except money or maybe diamonds live in reality

      • You’re probably right Donna. But passing down my handbags to my grandkids was a figurative idea. I wanted to point out (maybe with the wrong example) that I prefer to buy bags that hold on to their value!
        I bet that if your grandmother gave you a vintage Chanel jumbo flap you would be thrilled! Am I wrong? If nothing else, it would be like she literally gave you a check of almost 4K$!!!

  • Elsie Ayala

    Hi there, would love more info on the lining of the micro. I believe I’ve seen it in various materials. Anyone know if these are lined in velvet or leather? Thanks!

    • Dylan Propst

      If I remember correctly, drummed leather has suede while smooth leather has leather inside.

  • Laura

    I can’t understand the difference between the gold words on the bag, when they are on the bag and when they aren’t

    • Melody Jones

      They are on the mini, micro, and nano luggage. If the hardware is silver the Celine is silver and same for gold. The Phantoms have the Celine stamp indented in the leather. However some versions of the python bags have no stamp on the outside and it’s on the inside.

  • Quara2Sexy

    Thank you… I really enjoyed this read. You did an outstanding job on explaining the difference between the bags.

  • Rebecca

    Does anyone know…on the micro version in navy, are the zippers gold or silver? Thanks!

  • Shopaholic

    I bought a celine micro in a solid cream color and goatskin and it was 3100$ Not 2900$…when I was in Barneys the other day I saw a nano in a solid taupe color for 3300$… How is this possible?!

    • Meettha Plug

      I am a collector.. If you are interested in Celine’s at a responsible price … con tgact me deadendkartel@gmail.com …. And thanks

  • lo

    I got the Nano at $2650; and the Phantom close to $5,000.

    • Churpina

      That’s just insane. You could holiday for three weeks plus with that budget and then some..

  • TMA

    I purchased my Micro in Italy this February.. it was 1,950 euros plus you get the VAT taxes back in the airport so I only spent about 1,650 euro. With the exchange rate, you can buy your flight to europe AND the bag and still save compared to the price in the USA.

  • Z

    Hi, I was hoping you can help me decide.. i’m confused as to which bag I prefer, either the Phantom or the Mini luggage by Celine. In terms of what I am looking for is, trendy, space and looks great with many outfits. Thanks! Also what size is perfect for the Phantom.

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  • Anita Hoong

    Where can I buy the the micro sized Celine bag?

    • Meettha Plug

      Hello how are you, I am a collector and I have extras, if interested contact me… deadendkartel@gmail.com

    • Jojo

      Hi there, I am selling my Celine micro luggage bag in dark navy blue. It is brand new never been used. Bought from Harrods store in London. This colour is extremely rare and close to impossible to find it in stores. All original tags and dustbag included. Store is selling at GBP2000 but I m willing to sell my brand new bag for GBP1600. If you are interested can contact me at jocelynyonghy@gmail.com. I can send over detailed photos

  • Athel Dela Cruz

    celine is celine

  • Miss A.

    Hi excellent article as usual ! Can you please do an update on prices please ?

  • Ariel Zhu

    CHANEL QUILTED FLAP BAG WITH REMOVABLE POUCH – where can i find more pictures of it?

  • Rochelle

    Hi i just purchased a celine micro in black last sat. I didn’t check the inside until i came home and saw the leather lining under the two open pockets are not flat and bulging already. Seems like its not totally glued to the bag? Is that normal for a new bag? Thank you

  • I love the collection

  • I love the designing

  • Denise

    Hi. I just bought a black Celine nano luggage from consignment. It’s pebbled leather. My question is , do these bags ever carry the leather to the inside on top?

  • wow really superb products i love it….

  • Michele Rose

    disgusting, truly, when you think of all the animal suffering that went into the making of this crap, and to boot, at
    the ostentacious price they are getting for this ‘status’ item. SHAME SHAME on the maker the wearer and the candlestick baker, I can vomit just thinking of it all

  • Graeme

    I love the Medium Phantom Celine bag. I want it in black with red suede interior.
    Saw it at Celine boutique inside Saks and never forgot it.