My pride and joy. The reason I sold my YSL top handle Loulou. The Celine Mini Belt bag, in all her glory.
While job hunting a few years back, I decided that when I got the job I wanted - I would celebrate by buying what would become my work bag. When I got the job, I got the Celine. This one is extra special to me as it is from Phoebe Philo's Céline era.
It's always funny to me when a bag is called mini but it's actually one of the largest sizes for that bag. There's also a micro (smaller than mini), the nano (smaller than micro), and the pico (smaller than nano). Still with me? Keep in mind the mini is not meant to be worn crossbody, the strap is not long enough. If you want to be able to wear the bag crossbody, I suggest the micro.
My recommendation for buying this bag would be to check the pre-loved market first. Fashionphile and Poshmark are my favorite. I bought it on Posh for an amazing deal (let's just say compared to what it retails - I saved a ton). The great thing about Posh is you can make offers and negotiate with the seller right through the app, and they also authenticate any item over $500 - so it goes from the seller to HQ, then gets shipped to the buyer. If you don't want to deal with getting the app and setting up a profile, check out Fashionphile - this affiliate link will take you directly to their current selection of Celine Belt bags. I'm proud to recommend Fashionphile as I've had nothing but excellent shopping experience with them.
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Still in my collection? Yes.
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