There was a wish that I would do posts about my handbags and perhaps tell the story behind them. Instead of one post with many stories, I decided to do a couple of separate posts, focusing on each bag. I think this was a great idea because all of my bags have different stories behind them, which I think is kind of fun to reflect on.
Céline Luggage Tote
So today I am starting off with my Céline Luggage Tote in size micro. The Luggage Tote debuted in 2010 under the direction of Phoebe Philo, which relatively quickly became an industry heavyweight. In the seasons that have followed, different sizes, colors, and materials have been introduced. Myself I went with a safe and classic choice, black in solid nubuck leather. And the story?
This May my mother and I went on an extended weekend mother-daughter trip to Nice. One day we decided to take the train to Monaco, Monte-Carlo. So we traveled approximately 30 minutes along the incredibly beautiful coastline of southern France to another country. At the time there were full preparations for the Monaco Grand Prix, so many of the sidewalks were closed and it was generally very difficult getting ahead by foot. We enjoyed a great meal at Café de Paris, right next to the well-known Casino. Afterward, we walked through Les Pavillions were you can find all the designer boutiques. We stopped at Céline because I initially wanted to look for a pair of sunglasses. There was this unbelievably friendly salesperson who introduced me to spring’s bags and I then tried on different colors and sizes of the Luggage Tote. I had already been looking for a bigger casual, everyday tote for me and the Luggage Tote felt immediately perfect. It took me a while to decide on color and size. My choices were the one I actually bought, the same but in a size bigger and then a beautiful limited edition from spring collection which was white with black suede details. After consideration and discussions with my mother, I finally chose the black one in solid nubuck leather, a timeless classic.
What I actually love about Céline is that you can’t buy pieces online. Instead, you have to go to a brick-and-mortar store. I have never ordered a handbag online because I think the part I love most about buying a new handbag is the experience in the shop itself.
What did you think about this post? Would you like to hear more stories about my bags?