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The Story Behind the Iconic Celine Luggage Tote

The Story Behind the Iconic Celine Luggage Tote

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It's not just a bag: it's that "it" thing you've seen in the many celebrity gossip magazines at your hairdresser's, on endless runways, and ultimately (and hopefully) in your wardrobe, too. The iconic Celine Luggage Tote is the perfect accessory that is both functional and fashion-forward – with a unique silhouette that makes it's high-end luxury instantly recognizable.

But where did the Celine Luggage Tote hail from, and how did it become such a sensation?

The History of the Celine Luggage Tote

The distinguished design of the luggage tote was debuted by a newly revitalized Celine in 2010 under the direction of Phoebe Philo, but it wasn't immediately noticeable that the bag would take off as it did in the following seasons. The bag's design lends to a timeless class combined with endless functionality, featuring a large roomy square body that widens slightly towards the top, with a zip top opening and double top handles. The Celine Luggage Tote detailing includes the signature wave leather piping on the front, external zip pocket and flap out winged sides. In some special pieces, like the tricolour orange number featured here, you might find more unique additions to the finishings such as calf hair. 

Modern Options of Celine's Luggage Tote

The suede-lined luggage tote, which wears only a modest embossed logo, is available now in five different sizes including:

  • The Nano Luggage Tote, 20cm
  • The Micro Luggage Tote, 26cm
  • The Mini Luggage Tote, 30cm
  • The Shoulder and Phantom Luggage Totes, 35cm

Of course, there is a vast range of different colours from neon pink to monochrome to tricolour red, white and black amongst all of the sizes.

Shop our Pre-Loved Celine Luggage Totes

On any typical day at Modaselle, we have several options available for shopping pre-loved Celine Luggage Totes. Currently available we have:

We'd love to see a beautiful Celine Luggage Tote hanging in your wardrobe – feel free to get in touch if you are interested in a specific piece, or keep tabs on our online store as we are welcoming new Celine's to our store on a regular basis.