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 and $2,100 in Bicolor Calfskin and Textile
Celine-Nano-Luggage-Tote

Céline Micro Luggage Tote

Dimensions: 10″ x 10″ x 6″ (H x W x D)
$2,350 in Tricolor Textile and Leather, $2,550 in in Bicolor Calfskin and Textile, $2,900 in Solid Color Leather, $3,100 in Bicolor or Tricolor Leather
Celine Micro Luggage Tote

Céline Mini Luggage Tote

Dimensions: 12.5″ x 7.5″ x 11″ (H x W x D)
$2,600 in Linen and Leather, $2,550 in Bicolor Calfskin and Textile, $3,100 in Drummed Calfskin, $3,600 in Natural Calfskin, $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)

Now Discontinued.
Previous Prices: $2,100 in Textile, $2,950 in Solid Nubuck, $3,100 in Solid Leather, $3,450 in Bullhide Leather

Celine Medium Phantom Luggage Tote

Spring 2020 Seasonal Colors & Materials

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Materials Previously Available

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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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6 bag comparison

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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whottywho
whottywho
8 years ago

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
Zees
7 years ago
Reply to  whottywho

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

as
as
8 years ago

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

dorothy9526
dorothy9526
8 years ago
Reply to  as

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
lavinia
8 years ago
Reply to  dorothy9526

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

j.a
j.a
8 years ago
Reply to  lavinia

…that was a spam post….

racheldinh
racheldinh
8 years ago

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.

http://www.racheldinh.com

sienna
sienna
8 years ago

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
Anonymous
8 years ago

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

Amanda Mull
8 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

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.

Erika
Erika
8 years ago
Reply to  Amanda Mull

Thanks Amanda!

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

Erika

Barenia
Barenia
8 years ago
Reply to  Amanda Mull

THAT IS PERFECT ! Thank YOU AMANDA !
looking forward to it !!

Kitty
Kitty
8 years ago

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
Ruth Moore
8 years ago

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
Yoshi
8 years ago

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.”

Katrina
8 years ago

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
Athel Dela Cruz
7 years ago
Reply to  Katrina

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

JLa
JLa
8 years ago

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?

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