Céline “Trapeze” Bag: Gorgeous Enough to Inspire Acrobatics

If Céline‘s Luggage tote is the edgy answer to the Birkin, then the Trapeze is the Kelly’s more flamboyant counterpart. Single-handled with a large, sure-of-itself flap, it’s more streamlined and elegant than the Luggage, which, while appealing, verges on the cluttered side. Not the Trapeze. It has the foundation of a traditional tote – the classic square-ish shape and simple clasp on a foldover closure – but clearly, this bag is anything but traditional.

With fanned-out sides (that may be tucked in for an even more sleek silhouette), so distinctive in their bold direction and flared shape, it’s both uncomplicated and totally wild. In light-catching calfskin leather, winter-divine calfskin and shearling, irresistible python, and crocodile-embossed (plus, in two sizes), it’s going to be a tough call to choose just one. It’s swinging, it’s shapely, and since it definitely has the potential to put conventional tote bags to shame, it might inspire a Céline revolution (not that there’s not one in progress already!). I feel a major obsession coming on…
For $1,800 at Colette (in crocodile-embossed) and By George in Austin, Texas.


  1. Claudia
    August 19, 2011 / 7:53 am

    Gorgeous bags, but where can one find Celine bags? I guess that’s why they get compared to Hermes, you have to hunt them down! 🙂

    • Bag Snob Tina
      August 19, 2011 / 12:09 pm

      Claudia, the Celine boutique will have more stock in 2 weeks! And I forgot to mention the sides may be tucked in (I’ll update now). So chic! xx Tina

      • Sofia
        September 6, 2011 / 3:29 pm

        Hi Tina,

        Do you know about the closure?
        Is that magnetic?
        and if you have the measurement of the wing (E to W)?
        Please let me know!


    • zana
      September 1, 2012 / 8:14 pm

      Nordstrom in New Jersey The mall at Short Hills carries Celine handbags

  2. September 20, 2011 / 2:34 am

    very nice ,have any more ?

  3. September 21, 2011 / 2:34 pm

    I get all of my Celine bags from a girl in Scottsdale at Barney’s. Call Lainika in Scottsdale. She can get any bag. 602-337-6077.

  4. August 8, 2012 / 7:17 pm

    I just picked my very own tumbled leather version in Black with suede wings! It will replace ALL my other bags for a long time to come! I am pleased with it!

  5. October 29, 2012 / 3:05 am

    Celine bag design so unique, fashionable, and got a high taste and also high creativity.

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