I’m so excited for today’s topic, which is the Celine Belt Bag Size Guide! It’s always a struggle when you find a bag and style of bag that you absolutely adore and can’t decide on the size. This is why, many times, you will see people with handbag collections that have the same bag in multiple sizes.
In my case that’s exactly what happened with the Celine Belt bag, I absolutely adore the bag, but couldn’t decide on which Celine Belt bag size to purchase and that’s how I ended up with 2 different sizes. This also happened to me with the Celine luggage tote bag. (I’ve you haven’t gathered, I’m a huge fan of the Celine brand).
One of the reasons I love writing size guides because I think it’s important to have an understanding of the bag, sizes, and dimensions before you step foot in the store. I know how you can get all excited to go luxury shopping, and sometimes it leads to buying luxury bags on impulse.
History of the Celine Belt Bag
Launched in 2014 by Phoebe Philo, the Celine Belt Bag rose to popularity thanks to its minimalist design, embodiment of Parisian chic, and ability to withstand the test of time. While some may argue that the Celine Belt bag doesn’t have the most practical use, given the snap closure under the front strap, nobody is arguing with that fact that it’s a gorgeous bag.
Today, under Creative Director Hedi Slimane, The Celine Belt continues to be one of the most selling, iconic bags Celine carries. With that being said, let’s go ahead and jump into the different Celine Belt Bag Sizes, Dimensions, the current US and Europe price of the Celine Belt Bag, The Most popular size, and where to buy a Celine Belt Bag at a discounted price!
Celine Belt Bag Design
The Celine Belt Bag features the iconic trapeze design. Across the front of the bag you will notice a strap and a flap tucked into it. Underneath the flap, you will find a zipper closure for the main compartment and a snap closure to keep the flap in place. The Celine bag has a beautiful top handle as well as a long strap that can be worn as a cross-body bag. For me, I absolutely love how structured this bag is, and it's such an iconic Celine Belt Bag Design.
Celine Belt Bag Sizes & Dimensions
The Celine Belt Bag comes in 4 Different Sizes. Pull out your measuring tapes! It’s time to compare the different Celine Belt Bag Sizes
(L x H x W)
|Pico||6″ X 5″ X 4″|
|Nano||8″ X 8″ X 4″|
|Micro||9″ X 8″ X 5″|
|Mini||11″ x 9″ x 6″|
Celine Belt Bag Size: Pico
The smallest Celine Belt Bag is the Celine Belt Bag Size Pico. This is the newest size introduced, and it aligns with the tiny bag crazy. Personally, I love the tiny bag size, however, it doesn’t fit much. So if you are going for practicality, then this isn’t the best fit for you. But if you are like me, sometimes practicality doesn’t matter. I love the super tiny bag crazy and have a few in my handbag collection.
The Celine Pico Belt Bag measures at 6 X 5 X 4 IN (15 X 13 X 9 CM), this bag comes with a removable cross-body strap.
Celine Belt Bag Size: Nano
The Celine Belt Bag Size Nano is considered the Small size, and was the smallest before the release of the Pico size! With that being said, I have this size Celine Bag and absolutely love it. It’s the perfect size to transition from day to night. It can easily fit my phone, wallet, lipstick and keys!
The Celine Nano Belt Bag, measures at 8 X 8 X 4 IN (20 X 20 X 10 CM), this bag comes with a removable cross-body strap.
Celine Belt Bag Size: Micro
The Medium Sized Celine Belt Bag is the Celine Belt Bag Micro Size. This bag is perfect for those who love to carry not super large bags and not small bags. The Micro Size has ample amount of space and you can carry many items with this bag. I find this to be a wonderful size for those who are looking for a medium-sized bag.
The Celine Micro Belt Bag measures at 9 X 8 X 5 IN (24 X 20 X 13 CM), and it’s important to note that the new models come with a removable cross-body strap, while some older models do not.
Celine Belt Bag Size: Mini
The Largest Celine Belt Bag Size is the Celine Belt Bag Mini. I know sometimes these names can be confusing, when you think Mini you think it would be a small size, but in fact it’s the opposite and it’s the largest size. Not sure why they name the bags the way they do.
But anyway, if you are looking for a Large Belt Bag Size, then the Mini is perfect for you. What I love about this size is you can literally throw anything in it and go! I find this size convenient for those who love to carry big bags and want to carry many things. Although it’s not recommended, it is possible to fold the side “wings” into the bag, giving it a smaller shape.
The Celine Mini Belt Bag measures at 11 X 9 X 6 IN (27 X 23 X 16 CM), and it’s important to note that the new models come with a removable cross-body strap, while some older models do not.
Price of the Celine Belt Bag US vs Europe?
I love getting the opportunity to compare luxury brand pricing in the US Vs Europe. With that being said, I’ve calculated the price difference between the Celine Belt Bag in the US vs Europe.
The chart above doesn't calculate USA Sales Tax or the VAT Tax Refund for Europe. Let's go ahead and calculate the price difference of for the Celine Belt bag size Nano.
In order to calculate the price difference, I took the Paris pricing (€1750) then subtracted the VAT TAX refund you receive which was 12% (€1540), then converted it to USD $1617. Then took the USA pricing ($2150) added the NYC Tax (8.875%) which totaled $2340. Lastly, I subtracted the difference between the USA Pricing ($2340) to the Europe Pricing ($1617). To conclude that the Celine Belt Bag size Nano is cheaper in Europe by $723!!
|Size – Nano Size|
|Euro Pricing after VAT Tax refund |
(1750 Euros – 12%)
|Converted to USD |
(1.05 Conversion Rate)
|USA + NYC Tax (8.875%)||$2340|
|USA Pricing – Europe |
In Short, the Celine Belt Bag is cheaper in Paris! With that being said, don’t forget, you have to process the VAT Tax back in order to receive this discounted pricing. I’ve written an entire article about the VAT Tax Refund process, you can read about here.
Most popular Celine Belt Bag Size
The Most popular Celine Belt Bag Size and the one with the best resell value should you ever decide to sell the bag is the Celine Nano size. As I mentioned, Small bags are all the rage right now, which means that the Smaller bag sizes are reselling at a premium. With that being said, I always tell people when you buy a bag, don’t necessarily buy the most popular one, but buy the one that you love. The bag that you will wear the most!
Where to buy the Celine Belt Bag
There are so many places that you can buy the Celine Belt bag online. First, you can always shop directly on the Celine Website to purchase Celine bags.
If you are looking to purchase a Celine Belt bag at a discounted price, then I recommend that you purchase your Celine Belt bag from a preloved shop. If you are okay with wearing preloved bags, then you can find some really great deals and discounts on previous models with little wear. My favorite places to buy Preloved Celine Bags include: TheReal Real, Fashionphile, and Rebag
Recap on The Celine Belt Size Guide
Overall, the Celine Belt bags is one of my favorite Celine bags, hence why I have two different sizes!
In Short, the Smallest Celine Belt Bag is the Size Pico. The Small Size Belt Bag is called the Nano. The Medium Size Celine Belt Bag is the Size Micro. The Largest Celine Belt Bag is the Size Mini.
The most popular Celine Belt Bag size is the Nano Size, which is the Small Size. Before you go shopping at a Celine Store or shopping for luxury bags, I think it’s important to have a grasp on the different sizes. For me, I always pull my measuring tape out to measure the different sizes of the bags, so when I get to the store I can enjoy the experience and already know what I size I want. I find that sometimes in luxury stores you get so excited, which could lead to impulse buying, which is why I decide on the size of the bag before I step foot in the store.
Sincerely Petite in Paris,