The Celine Luggage Tote & Phantom Tote

Classic style with a nod towards contemporary edge, French label Celine has always threaded the tightrope between modernity and time-honoured tradition. Crafting beautifully tailored clothes and accessories since 1945, the Parisian brand has risen the ranks to being one of the world’s most sought-after labels. From dresses and pant suits to handbags, the now internationally-recognized Celine fashion house is a fan favorite among celebrities, stars, and icons. Participating in the minimalist fashion movement, Celine champions contemporary aesthetics with a nod towards classic design fundamentals that few designers have managed to execute. Becoming increasingly popular for their designer handbags which barely exist on retail shelves, the label has fostered long waiting-lists for many of their designs–including the Luggage and Phantom Luggage Tote.

Debuted in 2010, the Luggage Tote was under the direction of industry heavyweight Phoebe Philo. A leader in style and design, Philo’s designs have taken the industry by storm, consistently becoming top selling products over the years. When the Celine Luggage Tote came out, it wasn’t immediately clear that the design would turn into the industry-altering heavyweight that it has. In the beginning, the bag was relatively easily acquire, so long as you had the funds. Shortly after it was seen on the arm of an Olsen twin, and everything changed.

Celine Micro Luggage Tote in Saddle Brown
Micro Luggage Tote in Leopard Print
Micro Luggage Tri Color Black Tan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Celine Luggage Tote suddenly disappeared from shelves and online retailers and long wait-lists replaced in-store stock. Nearly doubling in price since it was first introduced, the Celine Luggage Tote comes in five different sizes: the Medium, the Shoulder, the Nano, the Micro, and the Mini. The medium, which is the largest and fits just about everything measures 38 x 38 centimeters, the Shoulder is 38 x 28 x 24, the next smaller size, the Mini, measures 30 x 30 centimeters. The Micro measures 25 x 25 centimeters and the smallest Nano measures 20 x 20 centimeters.

The Celine Luggage bag comes in a wide array of colours and material combinations, neutral tones and smooth or textured leathers. A must-have for fashionistas who love urban-chic styles. If you are having trouble choosing the perfect size, just keep in mind that the Nano Luggage Tote is often described as the most practical and functional of all.

Perfect for carrying all your essentials throughout the day, the Luggage Tote has become the ultimate everyday bag. While connoting effortless style and class, this partial bag has functional elements that cannot be ignored. The perfect size for women on-the-go, it is no wonder that the Luggage Tote that been seen on the arm of the like of Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner and everyone’s favourite fashion icon, Rihanna . Simple, stylish, and super practical, the Luggage Tote is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable bags on the market.

 

If you’re in the market for a Luggage Tote but looking for something a little different, perhaps even a little roomier—the Phantom Luggage Tote is a unique option. This very stylish bag has a similar body to that of the Luggage Tote but happens to be a little wider and features a wider wingspan. There are also a number of other details which distinguish the two bags from one another, namely that the Celine Phantom Tote features a suede lining and an open closure while the Luggage Tote has a zip closure in the middle. Another interesting detail on the Phantom Tote is the braided tassel on the zip.

Medium Phantom Luggage Taupe
Medium Phantom Luggage Black Nubuck Crocodile leather
Medium Luggage Phantom in Fuchsia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While both bags have a similar aesthetic, their construction is entirely different. The Luggage Tote is much more structures and has a sturdy finish while the Phantom Tote has a soft leather finish and wings much more susceptible to movement. Like distant relatives, these bags share so much in common however have very unique personalities. If you’re looking for a more spacious bag that offers more flexibility and movement, than the Phantom Tote is right up your alley. Looking for something a little more structured? Rigid? Sturdy? Than the Luggage Tote is your next dream bag.

 

A true, timeless Parisian aesthetic, both the Celine Luggage Tote and Celine Phantom Tote are the ideal example of classic style with contemporary flair. Effortlessly stylish without even trying, the Celine Luggage Tote varies in Price from 3,000 to 5,000 USD while the Phantom Tote is trickier to pin down an exact running price. Two classic bags that will be forever stylish, the Luggage and Phantom are a wise investment piece for those eager to put their money back into their wardrobe and carry it around from day to day.