When it comes to buying a bag, one of the most important things to consider is what will fit inside. Of course we care about the aesthetics and the quality, but the main purpose of a handbag is to carry things. Sometimes I end up with a bag that is a bottomless pit, while other times, I end up with a bag that barely fits the bare necessities.
I wanted to start a new series, What Fits, to showcase some of our favorite bags and what fits inside it. We're hoping these posts will help you decide if a certain bag will work for you or if you need to pass on it instead. To kick it off, I wanted to start with one of the most loved Céline bags, the Trio.
[Editor's Note: This post was originally published on February 4, 2015]
While the Trio is highly coveted and carried, many worry about how much this three-pouch bag can carry. The best part, though is that this bag carries so much more than you would think, which has always pleasantly surprised me. The items above are what fits in this bag without it being overly stuffed, and what I carried in this bag last week.
- Lambertson Truex card case with credit cards and business cards
- Versace sunglasses
- Louis Vuitton bracelet
- Gin Gin candies (the BEST!)
- Kind Bar
- Car keys
- Chanel Lipstick
- Fresh Lip Balm
- iPhone 5S with Mophie Case
- hair ties
- Kleenex pouch
- small Advil
As you can see, I have a lot of items in my bag. I separate my items into three categories and then I put them into the pouches. You would think this much stuff would make my bag bulge out awkwardly look super stuffed, but that simply isn't the case. That's why I think of this bag as a Mary Poppins pouch.
The front pocket has my two lip glosses, and you can see their outline a bit on the pouch; that would happen no matter how many items you have in the bag. The cool thing about the Trio is you can remove the pouches and use a single pouch, two pouches or all three.
Last I checked, the Céline Trio costs just over $1,050. There is a larger size as well, but I love the original size. Fun fact: if you own more than one, you can switch out the pouches with your other bags, which I love doing with my two trios--it makes them multicolored.
Dimensions are 8.5"w x 5.5"h X 1.5"d