I’m a huge fan of Celine bags, I have several in my handbag closet currently and have many on my wishlist. Today, I wanted to bring to you a Celine Luggage Tote Size Comparison Guide. I have had my luggage bag for many years, and it’s one of my favorite bags in my closest. The inspiration for this article came from a reader who asked which size Celine Luggage Tote Bag they should purchase.
When shopping for a Celine bag, (or A designer bag in general) it’s important to be able to compare the sizes before arriving to the store. I find that once you are in the store, it’s easier to impulse buy and I strongly believe in investing in bags that you will wear for years, so avoiding impulse buying is the best thing to do. Welcome to the Celine Luggage Size Guide!
History of the Celine Luggage Tote Bag
With all my articles, I love to include the history of the bag, in this case it’s the Celine luggage bag. The Celine Luggage bag was released in 2010, under the creative director Phoebe Philo. While it may shock you to know, when the bag was initially released it wasn’t a big hit like it is today. The Celine Luggage Tote Bag is an iconic part of the Phoebe Philo Era and has continued to be a success under today’s creative director Hedi Slimane.
Today, the Celine Luggage Tote bag is easily one of the most recognizable and popular Céline bags, and in my opinion it will continue to be popular for years to come. Often times it can be seen carried by celebrities, Celine fanatics, and in everyday street style fashion. Let’s take a look at the iconic Celine Luggage Tote Design.
Celine Luggage Tote Bag Design
As I mentioned before, the Celine Luggage Tote Bag Design is an iconic Celine Design and instantly recognizable! This Bag is known for its Large Square bottom, flapped out “wing” sides, has a double handle, and an open / close zipper. The Celine Luggage Tote Bag comes in 5 different sizes from Smallest to Largest: Nano, Micro, Mini, Phantom, Large Phantom (Both the phantom sizes have been discontinued). The luggage tote bag comes in a variety of leathers including exotics, tricolor combinations, and many limited editions. Let’s go ahead and take a closer look at the different sizes.
Celine Luggage Tote Size Comparison
The Celine Luggage Tote has 5 different sizes total. Today there are only 3 sizes available, the Phantom style (Both medium phantom and large phantom) has been discontinued. In My opinion, the Celine Luggage Tote Bag is a great investment piece and worth adding to your handbag collection! Personally, I have 2 different sizes because I love the bag so much!
Dimensions Inches (L x H x W)
8″ X 8″ X 4″
10″ X 10″ X 6″
12″ X 12″ X 7″
11″ x 12″ x 10″
14″ x 13″ x 11″
Celine Luggage Tote Size: Nano
The Smallest Celine Luggage Tote Bag is the Size Nano. Measuring 8 X 8 X 4 IN (20 X 20 X 10 CM). The Nano Celine Luggage Bag is a great investment piece, and can be worn as a handle bag or even a cross-body bag. This is such a great bag for someone who likes small / mini bags. What I love about the Nano size, is it comes with a cross body strap, is easy to style, and is so versatile. This is a great day and going out night bag. Celine Nano Retail Price at $2,700. Preloved Price starts at under $1,000.
The second-smallest Celine Luggage Tote Bag is the Size Micro. Measuring: 10 X 10 X 6 IN (26 X 26 X 14 CM). I have the Micro Celine Luggage Tote Bag in my handbag collection. This is a great size for anyone who is wanting to carry around a little more than a few things in their handbag. For sizing reference, I’m (4’11 / 150 CM) The only downside to this bag in my opinion is it can’t be worn crossbody or on your shoulder. I purchased this bag in a light beige color and find it extremely easy to style.
The Biggest size, sold at Celine stores in 2022, is the Celine Luggage tote Bag in the Size Mini. Don’t be misled by the name Mini, this bag measures 12 X 12 X 7 IN (30 X 30 X 17 CM). This bag is only slightly bigger than the Micro size. What I love about this bag is how much can fit inside! This is the perfect bag for someone who is looking for a bigger size tote bag.
Celine Luggage Tote Size: Phantom (Medium / Large Size) Retired
The Largest Celine Luggage Tote Bag Size ever Created was the Celine Phantom (which has now been retired and is no longer sold at Celine Shops)
When the Phantom was released in 2011 (one year after the Celine Luggage was initially released), it was available in 2 sizes, the Phantom Medium and the Phantom Large. The Phantom Medium measures: 11″ x 12″ x 10″ While the Phantom Large Measures: 14″ x 13″ x 11″. This is definitely an oversized bag. What I love about this bag, that is not discussed often, is the fact that you can fold it up and make it a square like bag.
Personally, I have the Phantom Medium size and it is definitely a great alternative to the Louis Vuitton Neverfull. The Phantom Medium can fit on my shoulder but it’s a bit snug. Since the Celine Luggage Phantom Size Medium and Large has been discontinued, the only place to purchase this bag would be on the secondhand preloved market.
If you are considering buying a Celine luggage bag, you probably want to know which size is the most popular and which size has the highest resale value (if you should ever want to sell it)
Whenever, I purchase bags, I want to make sure that if for whatever reason I decide to resell them, they retain at least 80% of their value. With that being said, the most popular Celine Luggage Size bag is the Nano size bag. I adore this bag because it comes with a strap while the other sizes don’t. However, I always tell people to buy the bags that you love and will wear the most, nobody knows your style better than you.
Before you buy a luxury handbag, it’s important to have an understanding of the Celine Handbag pricing. Today, I’m comparing the different pricing for size and in both the US and Europe. Keep in mind the pricing in Europe doesn’t include the VAT Tax refund or in the US it doesn’t include the Sales Tax. Retail Pricing as of March 2022.
USA Prices as of March 2022 Europe prices as of March 2022 on the Celine Luggage Tote Bag in Leather. Not including US state tax or Europe VAT Tax Refund.
Where to buy a Celine Luggage Tote Bag?
What I love about the Celine Luggage bag is because it’s been out for over 12 years now, you are able to find some excellent deals on the preloved / secondhand market! If you have been following the Petite in Paris site for a while now, you know that I’m a huge fan of buy preloved loved handbags! I love how it’s sustainable fashion and not only that you can get your favorite luxury handbags at a discounted price.
In short, if you are thinking about buying a Celine Luggage bag, first check out the secondhand market, you’d be surprised how many good deals you can find. My favorite places to buy preloved Celine luxury bags include, TheRealReal, TheLuxuryClosest, Rebag, and Fashionphile.
If you don’t want to shop preloved Celine bags, you can always purchase Celine bags directly from the Celine website.
Recap on the Celine Luggage Tote Bag Size Comparison
In short, the Celine Luggage tote bag was founded in 2010, and comes in 3 different sizes (5 before Celine retired the Phantom retired). From Smallest to Largest: Nano, Micro, Mini, Medium Phantom, Large Phantom. The Celine Luggage Tote Bag is an iconic Celine bag and in my opinion, a great investment and worth purchasing!
While the Nano Size, bag is the most popular size, I highly recommend purchasing the Celine tote size bag that you will wear the most. You don’t want to invest in a designer bag only to have it to sit in your closest. If you are looking to purchase a Celine luggage tote bag at a discounted price, then I definitely recommend you explore the secondhand preloved luxury handbag market as well. You’ll be able to find some great deals.
Sincerely Petite in Paris,
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