This is probably my third Celine bag. My previous favorite Celine bag was the denim Celine Boogie bag.
Right before my Paris trip during the last quarter of 2012, I saw a Trapeze that was right up my alley – an all grey Trapeze in felt! I “thought” I’ll be able to find something better in Paris and passed on that bag. At that time – I had no idea that there was a WAIT LIST for Celine bags at our local boutique. And I was not aware that these bags came in limited quantities and colors/leather combos for each different season. Had I known all these information – I would have grabbed the grey Trapeze!
After coming back from Paris sans the Celine Trapeze – I went to our local boutique to see if the grey Trapeze was still there. And it was then that I garnered all the above information about the bag. I then asked my friend who was visiting the UK to hunt one down for me. She found an all black one in Scotland and I passed on it. Another friend said the Trapeze looks like it has bat ears!
A couple of weeks back – our local Celine boutique called and said they have 4 new Trapeze in hand. The SA WhatsApp me pics of the bag and I told her to put one of the small Trapeze on hold for me. It there was indeed a wait list for the bag – it was a rather short wait! Lol
I went to the boutique and picked up the bag. It was not exactly love at first sight but after all the hassle of trying to land one – I just decided to buy it.
Today – I brought her out for the first time. I do not like the delicate calfskin as I am not huge fan of babying my bags. I love the natural linen sides and the inside inside of the bag is also partially lined with the same heavy linen material.
I love the size of the bag. Carried the longer strap around today but did not use it. So finally – I just removed the longer strap. The handle is large enough to slip over the shoulder comfortably. And I love the fact that the bag is tri-colored – black, navy and cream – so this bag can match a lot of outfits.
The clasp is a bit troublesome, though. You have to flip the square clasp down, turn the clasp, then flip the flap open. And do the reverse to close the bag!
Will I buy more Celine bags? If they make a denim Trapeze – I’m definitely up for it.