“5 Ways to Determine the Age of Your Celine”
The great thing about an iconic Celine bag? You can buy a pre-owned version for way less than a brand new one and still look of-the-moment. These babies never go out of style. The not-so-great thing about an iconic Celine bag? It can be difficult to tell how old your pre-owned version actually is, since the seasonal updates on the brand’s base styles aren’t immediately obvious–at least, not to the untrained eye. At FASHIONPHILE, we have an internal document a whopping 31-pages long that our authenticators use to determine the age of any given Celine bag. (Yup, we’re serious about the authentication process!) Interested in learning how it’s done? Here’s a little five-question cheat sheet to help you figure out exactly which season your beloved Celine is from.
1. Does Your Phantom Bag Have a Center Seam at the Base?
2. Does Your Trapeze Bag Have a Zipper on the Front?
3. Is the Tag Stitched on the Inside Seam?
4. Does Your Micro or Mini Luggage Bag Have Metal Feet?
5. Does Your Luggage Bag Have Curved Panels?
The iconic curved panels and structured shape of the Celine Luggage Bag didn’t exist before the Fall/Winter 2011 season. The Fall/Winter 2010 and Spring/Summer 2011 versions featured straight panels and a slouchier look.
Still have questions? Leave them in the comments!