We’ve been packing up and making some space in our little home for the upcoming baby, and as a result I’ve had to downsize/move to my parent’s garage some of my luggage collection. I have a scary obsession with travel bags and luggage, especially carry on trolleys and totes – I absolutely hate checking baggage and am always convinced that the perfect carry on pieces will solve all of my problems. Plus, when you travel a lot, you spend so much time with your luggage dragging it everywhere – so you do get particular.
To that end, I thought I would share some of my top travel/luggage selections, for various occasions. Without further ado, here are my recommendations for:
1. Sheer beauty + getting compliments: Globe-Trotter. I love my little Globe-Trotter carry on, and it’s probably my most used travel bag. It never fails to get compliments. I will say that I find its wheels a little less sturdy than Tumi/Rimowa, and the latches and straps means that you can’t just easily unzip the case. But usually, it’s worth it – though I won’t take use this bag if I want to go completely incognito and fly under the radar, or if I know I’ll be going through airports notorious for making you open your bag multiple times (Frankfurt!!).
You can find my exact trolley here, whereas I would love to get this black on black version for Mr. Feather (or myself) one day!
2. Practical business travel (and blending into the crowd): Tumi Alpha 2 International carry on. I have an older version of this, and it’s what I use whenever I want a super easy to maneuver piece and don’t want to stand out in any way. In fact, the luggage sometimes works a little too well – anyone who has stood in line to board on one of the popular business routes (for me, it’s SFO-LHR, SFO-CDG and the like) can easily find themselves in a sea of black Tumi roll aboards. I always use at least a colorful luggage tag so I can easily tell mine apart. For those looking for cool luggage tags, this Smythson set (seen above) is one of my favorite gifts for wanderlusts – I also love these from J.Crew, cute and clever at the same time (and at a much friendlier price point).
3. A combination of both style and use: Almost the entire Rimowa line, but in particular the Rimowa Salsa Air Ultralight. I only only own Rimowa in the checked baggage size, so don’t use it as often as my others. But man, is it light! The con is that it gets dented quite easily – which is why I largely recommend Rimowa for the carry on size only.
The Salsa not only looks super stylish, it’s also easy to open and comes in all kinds of cool colors. Even if other travelers have the Salsa (since Rimowa is quite popular), the chances are less likely that you’ll match completely due to all the color variety.
4. A superlight duffel: In my opinion a great duffel bag should be part of every luggage collection. Sometimes all you need is a light duffel, and plus if you ever plan on traveling to Africa or anywhere else that requires a small plane, you’ll find that a duffel helps immensely with the weight requirement. One of my favorites that I have had for years is the classic LeSportsac Weekender – and I still recommend it. This duffel can be machine washed, has a ton of handy zip compartments, comes with a matching zip pouch, and has a ton of color combinations and patterns. My favorite right now is the cool Liberty collaboration one – I can never say no to Liberty prints, and I love the orange lining too! Under $150.
Another duffel which I like just based on looks, is this neoprene one from Zella – I think it looks super sleek and I love the black on black tone. The neoprene is a cool material you don’t see a lot in duffels either. If I were in the market for one, I’d be trying out this one. And it’s under $80.
5. An easy laptop tote: I feel like I’m repeating myself by now. It’s very hard to beat the Longchamp Neo totein terms of style, ease of use, price and durability. Get a sleeve for your laptop, and the Neo will fit it and all your other goodies for the plane.
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It’s no secret to anyone that the Celine Luggage Phantom Bag is one of the most beautiful and popular models these days. Countless fashionistas around the world love this design, they all love to wear it with one of their glamorous outfits. It is the perfect day purse for the office or for important meetings. It is stylish and spacious. It is everything you need to lead a modern and edgy lifestyle.
This luxury designer bag is also very much loved by movie stars and the magazines are full with photos of divas showing off their fabulous and new Celine Luggage Phantom Bag. One of my favorite versions is the one in light blue. I simply adore the look of this elegant purse. If you also like how the Celine Phantom purse looks like, but you just can’t afford its high price tag then here there are a few tips for finding a perfect replica.
The most important detail about this very beautiful bag is the leather. It is manufactured from a very resistant, thick and firm leather. This type of leather looks very refined and highlights the original lines of this bag, every curve and every folding. The original Celine Luggage Phantom Bag doesn’t need to be full in order to stand firm by its own. Even empty it keeps its special shape without bending. A poor replica bag will not have the same high quality leather and because of this it will look cheap and it will bend if its not stuffed.
Essential is the color of this Celine Phantom version. This unique blue is very difficult to find on the market of fake bags. Because of this, only a few replica manufacturer will manage to offer this exact color for your Celine Luggage Phantom fake Bag. Beware of lighter or darker shades of blue. These will be a clear giveaway.
The handles have a very well constructed shape. These look like tall arches made from the finest leather there is. To ensure the firmes of the handles, these are stitched on the inside part. The stitching offers an extra robustness.
The stitching is very important at a Celine Luggage Phantom replica Bag. These are used to outline the curves, the design embelishments and the elegance of the purse. Most decorative stitches are raised and represent the most fascinating part of the bag. Needless to say, each stitch is perfect. There are no symmetric errors, no loose threads or smudges.
The hardware has a very rough look. It is silver color and isn’t too shiny. It has a matte finish that looks very modern and city like. I love it. It is a very nice aesthetic detail that enhances the beauty of the bag. Please note that the base must have four rectangular studs made from the same silver metal as the rest of the harware.
So just pay attention to all the details of the Celine Luggage Phantom bag you want to purchase and compare every small part of the purse with the original model. It must be an exact match. If you manage to find such a Celine Luggage Phantom replica bag then you can go ahead with your order. The result will be a glamorous and beautiful replica purse.Other Brands
I’m very picky when it comes to Celine Luggage replica bags because they are so common nowadays that it’s important to choose the best Celine replica if you really want it to look as authentic as possible.
are not my favorite places for fake Celine bags or any other replica bags for that matter but I thought it would be interesting to see this comparison between two Celine Mini Luggage Totes.
There are many bad Ioffer.com reviews here on the blog and I want to mention from the beginning this is not a replica site I would ever recommend! It’s true you can find really cheap replica handbags here but I’ve never seen one that looks decent at least!
reviews are more divided, some people were really lucky and found trustworthy sellers with beautiful replica bags here, others got scammed or received horrible bags. This replica site is like taking a gamble and it can either go really good or really bad.
A friend of mine bought a Dune Celine Luggage replica from Ioffer.com and a black one from AliExpress.com. Let’s take a look!
I bought this bag on iOffer a while back for $50. I now I shouldn’t expect much but I was still surprised that it looked quite good. A while back I also bought a Céline replica for $200 which had the stamping all wrong etc so I was pleased by the outside of this dune colored one. However I know it’s not perfect but still good enough to wear out What do you think about it Eva? ”
I have to admit it looks okay considering its low price, but unfortunately it’s really easy to tell it’s fake. The logo is really bad, the finishing and stitching look cheap, the handles are not arched at all and the lining color is wrong. The bag is wearable as long as you don’t mind people knowing it’s not real
And here is the second replica Celine bag:
“Here is a Céline Mini Luggage Tote I bought off of AliExpress. The seller was very nice and he sent me pictures of my bag before shipping. I was very determined to get the pocket stitching right so he sent me several options of pictures of different bags until I was happy. I paid with VISA through AliExpress and the day 2 days after he sent me the tracking number, within 8 days I had received my bag. It was well packaged and stuffed to prevent any dents etc.
Personally I think it is a quite good replica, of course there are some things a true Céline lover can spot but unless you look very closely it’s hard to tell I think. The serial tab inside is good, the logo is good and the pocket looks quite good I think. It also came with a dust bag and card + booklet. I know some things about this brand but I must admit, I’m not an expert. I could already smell that wonderful fresh leather. The leather is REALLY high quality, cow leather outside and soft lambskin on the inside! Even the interior is perfect. I included pictures below so please post this in your blog and tell me what you think Eva
Totally I paid $210 including shipping which I think is quite good ”
Things are different with your second Celine replica Luggage. It’s definitely higher quality even though it’s not perfect. I’m glad you paid attention to the pocket stitching because you chose well! If you look closely, the stitching is not perfect throughout the bag, especially around the handle tabs and at the back, but the logo is much better and it’s great that it has leather lining as well.
After this Ioffer.com review vs AliExpress.com review it’s clear that AliExpress has the better Celine Luggage replica. But if you’re planning to purchase anything from this site, make sure it’s a trusted seller with positive reviews and always pay with credit card to be protected.
What do you girls think of these two replica Celine Mini Luggage Totes?Other Brands
As I already told you in my guide on how to spot a fake Celine Luggage Tote, these bags are so popular that they’re practically everywhere, but that doesn’t mean that finding a great Celine Luggage replica is easy. On the contrary, you have to be even more careful.
And just like this Bagaholicsonlinebags.com review points out, it’s not perfection you should be looking for in a bag, but good quality overall.
So if you want to join the Celine Mini Luggage club yourself, take a look here:
Finally, my Celine mini luggage w black smooth leather came this Friday. I couldn’t be happier about the bag when I opened the package. For me, this Celine bag is good enough as a replica. Although, I noticed that some detail is not perfect (you can see from the pic that the leather looks not very even and smooth at the top zip place). I do have a lot real designer bags, and even the real ones, sometimes will have issues. Overall, I’m satisfied with this purchase, and I couldn’t make this purchase without your help.
Here are some pics of my bag”
It’s true that the leather should show signs of wear only after it’s been worn for a while, but you need to know that this happens with smooth leather much earlier than with pebbled leather. The only big difference between this fake Celine Mini Luggage and a perfect Celine is the front pocket stitching: the corners should be a bit rounded at the bottom edges. But overall, this bag is obviously of very good quality, from the leather to the stitching and logo stamp.
You’re absolutely right, it’s not uncommon for authentic designer bags to have flaws either, so in the end what matters the most is that you’re happy with your bag. Thank you for your objective Bagaholicsonlinebags.com review!
What do you girls say, does a Celine Luggage replica have to be perfect for you to love it?Other Brands
As promised, here is the second part of the how to spot a fake Celine Luggage Tote guide. I did a lot of research for this article and the more I read about Celine bags, the more I was confirmed that Celine Luggage bags are the most difficult to authenticate and great fake Celine bags are the most difficult to find.
Since this blog is all about sharing and taking care of one another here are some tricks and tips on how to find the best fake Celine bag online, how to spot bad fakes and if you’re all about original bags, how to spot a fake Celine Luggage.
The exterior logo of a Celine Mini Luggage Tote should have a right-pointing accent above the first “E” and the word “Paris” underneath. The color of the stamp should match the color of the hardware and the letters should not be neither too thick, not too thin and should not be uneven, faint or blurry. Also, they shouldn’t touch each other.
Still, one can never be 100% sure just by looking at the logo. So if you want to learn how to spot a fake Celine Luggage Tote properly, there are many other things you should also check! The reason why I’m saying this is because not even authentic Celine Luggage bags have a perfect stamping. Here’s an example:
This is also a tricky one because Celine has lots of variations of tagging. The labels differ depending on the size of the Celine Luggage tote! For example, the interior label of the Mini Luggage, which is also the most common model, will have “Made in Italy” printed in italic caps. On Celine Nano Luggage Totes, the logo is embossed on a leather tab.
The interior tag is typically made of the same leather as the exterior of the bag.
Most Celine bags have a leather serial number tab, no matter the size. The embossed numbers are not unique for every single bag and can be repeated, which is why it is actually not that important. The format of the serial number should be like this: one letter-two letters-four numbers, but nobody knows exactly how to translate it, because Celine never made the significance of the serial number public.
The corners of the rectangular leather tab are usually clipped at clean right angles and not curved at the corners, but as you would expect from Celine, this is also not an absolute rule.
Celine doesn’t use brand name zippers for their bags, so the back of the zipper should be plain and unmarked. Still, the size of the zipper should be listed on the end. I.e. the number 8 is listed on Celine Mini Luggage Totes and the number 1 (looks like a “I”) is listed on the zipper of the Celine Nano Luggage:
The zippers used on Celine Luggage totes should have an antiqued finished to them and not be too brassy or shiny, which is why I usually recommend replica Celine handbags with silver hardware instead of gold. There are less chances for it to look cheap!
Lining And Interior Pockets
Celine only uses high-quality leather for both the exterior and interior of its bags, which is why the lining is such an important part of a good Celine fake Luggage bag. The first rule is that Luggage Totes made of smooth calfskin leather should have matching leather linings, while those made of pebbled or drummed leather should feature a soft suede lining. Please note that the interior of the Nano Luggage made of pebbled leather is micro suede, not suede!
The Celine Mini Luggage has pockets on both sides, one zippered and two open. Up until 2011 they were attached to the underlining of the top of the bag and starting from summer 2011 they are attached on the interior of the bag.
Tricolor Celine Luggage Bags
The color of the interior is either the predominant color, the color of the handles or black. You see, there is no standardized rule regarding this.
All replica Celine Luggage Totes should have four protective studs and no stitching across the bottom. The only exception is the Nano Luggage Tote that doesn’t feature metal bottom studs!
The Front Pocket Stitching
Here is a Celine fake vs real tip for pros: I already told you that the stitching of the front pocket should be straight, but there’s one more thing. The corners should not come in right angles, but be a bit rounded at the bottom edges. Here’s a comparison:
1. The Celine Mini Luggage Tote is not a structured bag! Even on authentic bags, the leather gets softer and softer with wear and starts losing its original shape. Even though it is extremely roomy, it is not advisable to stuff it with a lot of things for an extended period of time, because the smooth leather tends to sag.
What you can do to combat this is insert a stiff felt liner on the inside of the bag, to add some structure and support to the bottom and the sides.
2. The drummed/pebbled leather is more durable and resistant to scratch than the smooth leather.
3. Be careful with colors, especially for the Tricolor Celine Mini Luggage replica bags, because some of them don’t even exist! This is why it’s safer to stick to simpler, monochrome versions.
For more information on how to spot a fake Celine bag you can also check the first part of this guide. This will be useful if you want to learn how to authenticate a Celine bag when shopping online! Still, if there’s anything else you need to know, I’m here to help!Other Brands
When the Céline Luggage Tote hit the scene, it quickly reached It Bag status. The bag became highly coveted and highly carried. To this day, people still respond with enthusiasm when we share Céline bags on our Instagram account. I personally went on a major spree, snatching up three Luggage Totes in the span of a year.
I love my Luggage Totes, but I don’t carry them as much as I used to, and now I’m wondering if the craze for the Luggage Tote is starting to die down. The answer, for me, is yes. I haven’t lost my love for the brand, but I’ve moved on to the Trapeze bag, and I still love the Trio pouch.
This bag will always be a major player in the handbag world because it has become a a staple. We know how loved it is–that’s why we created a comprehensive bag guide to the Céline Luggage Tote. But for as many people as have loved the bag, there are plenty who haven’t–some people have always looked at the bag and seen a face staring back at them.
So now I’m asking you: Are over the Céline Luggage Tote> Has the bag lost it’s appeal for you, or are you still just as obsessed as you once were?