8 Sep 2020

The Legacy of Phoebe Philo: The 5 Céline Bags Every Fashion Girl Should Own

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A classic bag is one of the best buys you can make and you can’t buy a bag that is more classic than a Celine tote. Celine bags have been seen dangling on the arm of the fashion set for as long as we can remember and they remain as some of the most covetable styles today.

While the brand has given us many arm candy options to pine over since the '60s, we think it's fair to say that it was the fashion house's former creative director, Phoebe Philo, who helped generate the bags to It status. And since Hedi Slimane took his seat in the director's chair in 2018, he too has bestowed us with many covetable bag designs.

Though we love Hedi Slimane’s new direction for the brand, like many we’re still pining for the #oldceline. If you’re thinking about making your next investment purchase, there’s no better purchase you can make than one of Phoebe Philo’s OG styles. Guaranteed to bring a touch of luxe to your every outfit for years to come, here’s our edit of the 5 #oldceline bags that are worth every penny of the high price tag.

(1)Luggage Tote

A spacious tote large enough to store all your everyday essentials, Philo’s iconic Luggage tote is a love letter to the woman that does it all. Created back in 2009, the Luggage tote was one of Phoebe Philo’s first sell-out successes.

Made from the smoothest leather, it comes with accordion sides, top handles and interior zipped pockets. Opt for classic black or choose a neutral, tan, navy or grey for everyday wear.


This trapeze shape of Celine’s iconic tote bag is one of the most recognizable silhouettes in fashion. Made from the highest quality leather that comes with contrast stitching, it’ll provide just the right amount of chic all year round.

(3)Classic Box

The Classic tote is well called a classic for a reason. With its clean lines and pared-back adornment, this style made its way onto the market in 2011 and has been reissued every year since. In essence, it’s a timeless style that you’ll treasure for years to come.


With a more casual feel than many of Celine’s other styles, the Belt is designed to carry all of your daily essentials with ease. Sleek and practical, the Celine Belt Bag is a prime investment and an Instagram favourite.


Despite being born back in 2011, this It bag continues to sell out in-store and online. Made of three separate compartments, giving it the name ‘Trio’, each can be unattached from one another to create different bag silhouettes. Checking all of the boxes when it comes to crossbody bags, it has interior pockets and card slots to keep you organized and is simple yet luxe enough to be dressed up with heels and a printed dress or down with jeans and white sneakers.

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