The Céline Luggage Tote has been dubbed the IT bag eversince it's debut in 2010 under the creative designs of Phoebe Philo who has the knack of reviving dying labels and making it cool and hip (Philo designed the IT bag for Chloe, the Paddington bag). Celebrities raved over the Luggage Tote in all sizes and colors as can be seen in the pics below.
Top, left - right: Carey Mulligan / Rihanna / Rosie Huntington-Whiteley / Jessica Simpson / Bar Rafaeli / Nicole Richie / Kim Kardashian / Leighton Meester / Leslie Mann / Jennifer Garner
Speaking of rarities, check out Naomi Campbell‘s neon pink Celine Luggage Tote – these babies sold out as soon as pictures of the season’s previews hit the Internet, long before one ever graced a shelf. (source)
The Celine Luggage Tote has also been reported as the IT bag for latest NY Fashion Week SS2012. I've actually been swooning over the Luggage Bag or also known as the Boston bag for quite some time, ofcourse seeing it on the hands of fashion people that I adore during fashion week completely makes me want it even more. In fact, between my first designer bag the Prada Saffiano (also known as Galleria), I even considered getting the Celine Luggage Tote. Alas it was a bit beyond my budget at that moment.
Illustration of Celine Nano, the smallest size of this series.
Phantom size, super large. I reckon for it to be heavy as well, haven't really tested the Phantom.
Lucky for me, Sha Shaari of Gorgeous by Sha Shaari Boutique, in Jalan Telawi 3 Bangsar has come up with an awesome deal which also includes of me trying out a few designer bags and ofcourse the world's most coveted Flouro Pink Celine Luggage Tote in Micro.
Me in brown & red to complement the saucy hot pink Celine, more photos here.
Denim, plaid & Celine. I think a Celine can spice up any outfit! More photos of this outfit here for my preview of Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren store.
Beautiful fluorescent pink leather
Two top handles
Zip main compartment
Inside zip pocket
‘Celine’ stamp on the front
External zip pocket
Silver tone hardware
Dust bag and cards are included
Approximate measurements: 10‽ wide x 10” tall x 6” deep
Made in Italy
Retail price for Celine Micro (currently): starts from RM8k
GorgeousbyShaShaari price for Micro: RM6900 - RM7200 (depending on color & material)
Now now I'm definitely not a bag expert, especially not a Celine expert. This pink beauty is actually a personal property of Sha Shaari who graciously loaned it for me for review. But she does have a few Celine in her shop, along side other designer bags such as Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Proenza Schouler and so much more! If you have any desire to get a bag that is not available in Malaysia or anywhere in your area, Sha Shaari can help you sought after the bag of your wish provided that it's still in production.
On the weight, it is pretty heavy but the leather is super lush and the whole interior of the bag is lined with leather and super soft suede. I think it would make up for the heaviness.
Perfectly fits an iPad ♥
Things that can fit into this Micro bag, including my Lumix GF1 camera which is not in picture. However I do not recommend to put the iPad in there if you value your arms because it certainly adds pounds to the already hefty bag. Not my everyday kinda bag but it surely catches anyone's attention and get loads of compliments :)))
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