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I know what you’re thinking. How is this Classic Monogram Tassel Satchel from Saint Laurent actually a satchel, since it doesn’t even look like one. There are no buckles on the front, there’s no top handle, it’s not even that big to begin with, since a satchel is a style of bag that one carries to school with space enough for books and all manner of bric-a-brac.
Honestly, I don’t get either. I will, however, tell you what it actually is, a slinky sling bag with to-die-for detailing, from the French house’s interlocking YSL signature logo that ends in a tassel to the sling that’s long enough to wear the bag one of 3 ways, across the body, over the shoulder or have everything tucked in to use it as a clutch.
Available in embossed crocodile calfskin so it won’t cost you an arm and a leg, it comes in the most luscious of hues, from cool Fog (shown above) to sexy Black, both of which are retailing at Saint Laurent Singapore boutiques for SGD3290 apiece. Measuring some 24 cm by 15 cm with an interior patch pocket at the side, have a look here if you still aren’t quite convinced and tell me they aren’t stunning at all.
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Oh yes, it comes in Red too. Made your heart skip a beat I’m sure, right?Other Brands
The Celine Phantom Satchel is one of the most famous bags on the world and this is mostly due to its particular winged design. This very small detailed has made the difference between the Celine Phantom and the rest of extremely expensive luxury designer bags. At the moment, this purse is a real fashion phenomenon. No self-respecting fashionista could forgive herself for not having this model in her bags collection.
If you were looking for a purse that represents a symbol of elegance, style and functionality thenCeline Phantom Satchel is just the right bag for you. Believe me; heads will turn when you are wearing this gorgeous and modern handbag. If you do not possess a fortune for buying the original Celine Phantom then I recommend that you learn how to identify a perfect Celine replica and get yours as soon as possible. Don’t miss out on your chance to be fashionable and trendy with a Celine bag on your hand!
This Celine Phantom Satchel is available in two sizes: the large one is 35x24x31 cm and the small one is 35x30x24 cm. The bag is made in Italy and because of this all sizes are in centimeters. The large size version is able to accommodate an impressive number of personal lady items and this makes it perfect for those of you who have a very active and busy lifestyle.
The particularity of a Celine Phantom Satchel bag is the softness of the leather. The authentic purse is manufactured from the most delicate leather; this is the secret of the winged sides. Without the use of smooth leather, the bag wouldn’t be able to have these beautiful natural folds. Celine will never use a thick and firm leather so do not let yourself tricked by such a poor quality replica.
The original Phantom Satchel does not have any stitching across the base so if you find a Celine replica bag that has such a stitching then beware as this means that it is a fake looking purse. Another particularity of this bag is that the handles measure about 4.5-5 inches so they are too small to be worn on your shoulders. You can only wear the bag around your elbow.
On the very top side of the purse there is positioned the Celine logo and this is stamped not printed. The accent is always on the first “e” from “CELINE PARIS”. This logo has very clear lettering and has a high legibility.
The front side pocket has a squared shape and can very easily accommodate your Iphone. On the end part of its zipper there is a leather tassel Also, the distance between the bottom of the bag and the pocket should be of half an inch.
The stitching of the Celine Phantom Satchel is almost in the same shade as the leather. All Celine bags have perfect stitching evenly spaced apart.
The hardware of the Celine Phantom Satchel is gold color and has a very elegant and clear shine. Also, all the metallic parts of the bag are marked with the Celine logo.
The lining of the Celine Phantom Satchel is suede leather, regardless of the manufacturing year, special edition or color of the bag. And the suede leather will always have the same color as the outside of the bag. Particularly, the inside lining is very silky and elegant. The quality of the suede leather must be outstanding in order for the replica bag to pass as the genuine one.
At the interior of the Celine Phantom you will find just one zipped pocket with the trimmings made from the same material as the outside of the bag. On these leather trimmings it will say “Made in Italy”.
Inside the pocket of the Celine Phantom Satchel there is a leather tab that bears the date code. This is a very important authenticity marking of any original Celine bag.
Simply follow the above guidelines and you will surely be able to find a good quality Celine Phantom Satchel replica. I am sure that this remarkably elegant and functional modern bag will be a great addition to your bags collection.Other Brands
Nowadays, the Celine Phantom Satchel is one of the most popular bags around. Due to its unusual winged shape it has captured everyone’s attention instantly and it has turned into a real sensation. There is no woman with a decent fashion sense that does not want to own one. Personally, I love the Navy Blue version and for me it is the perfect example of class, luxury and versatility.
So what’s not to love about this fabulous Celine Phantom purse? It has it all: looks, functionality and fame. Whether you are wearing the original one or a replica, as long as it looks authentic you will be feeling like the center of attention. And because I strongly believe that every gal deserves to feel this way even though she doesn’t have a fortune to spend on designer bags, I will present a very useful guide for finding an exact replica of this exceptional Celine purse.
The first thing you need to know is that the Celine Phantom Satchel comes in two sizes: the large Phantom is 35x24x31cm while the small Phantom is 35x30x24cm. As you have noticed, the measurements are in centimeters because the purses are manufactured in Italy. For me, the large size is the most reasonable choice. It does wonders for those of you who have a very active and outgoing life style, always on the run. It will accommodate all your important possessions without any difficulties.
At the exterior, the most important detail that defines a good Celine Phantom Satchel replica is the smoothness of the leather. The original Celine is made from incredibly delicate and soft leather, so much smoother than the one used on the Celine luggage bags. The leather needs to be soft so that the “wings” can fold in naturally. Do not be fooled by thick and robust fabrics because Celine will NEVER use such a type of leather for its high end Phantom Satchel line.
Depending on the manufacturing year, the base of the bag either has or does not have four square shaped metallic studs. Also, the authentic bag will never have any stitching across the bottom side. Unfortunately, the Celine Phantom Satchel Navy Blue replica I am reviewing has a very discrete stitching that cuts right through the middle of the base.
What’s the best way to find out if your Celine Phantom replica handbag has too long handles? You will never guess it! Just try it on your shoulder. If the purse fits then this means that it is a poorly made replica. The handles of the original Celine Phantom measure about 4.5-5 inches so these will never fit on your shoulder, unless you are incredibly skinny or petite.
On the top front part of the bag there is the Celine logo that should always be stamped, not printed. This should read out “CELINE PARIS” with an accent on the first “e”. Also, the letters need to be clearly defined and easy to read.
Obviously, the size of the front pocket varies depending on the size of the bag. As you can see from the photos, it should have a squared shape and be as wide as the handles. Also, a braided leather tassel should be attached on the end part of the zipper. Still, even on the small size Celine Phantom, the front pocket should fit your Iphone. Also, the position of the pocket is very important to determine if the purse looks authentic or not. A well-made replica shouldn’t have the pocket stitched too close or too far from the bottom of the bag. In fact, the distance between the pocket’s lower stitching and the base should be of half an inch.
The stitching needs to be in a similar shade of navy blue. Each stich is perfectly spaced apart following a very strict pattern. Also, if you pay attention to the entire design of the bag you will notice that the stitching follows and defines every line and shape of this elegant purse.
The original Celine Phantom Satchel Navy Blue bag comes with clear yellow gold color hardware, whereas on this replica purse, the zipper and the studs are colored in silver. Celine makes this navy blue version with gold hardware to emphasize the beauty of the contrasting colors.
The inside of the Celine Phantom Satchel will always be made from suede leather. Regardless of the color or if it is a special edition or not, the interior will always be the same: made from suede leather, same color as the outside of the bag. This type of suede leather is very smooth and refined. Believe me; you can spot a low quality Celine Phantom replica just by taking a closer look at the color and quality of the suede interior.
At the inside of the bag there is only one zipped pocket that has leather trimmings in the same type of leather as the outside one. Also, the leather trimmings are stamped with “Made in Italy”.
The date code is also a very important authenticity mark of this Celine Phantom bag as it is located on a leather tab that is positioned inside the pocket of the purse.
As an overall impression of this Celine Phantom Satchel Bavy Blue replica, I must admit that it is a pretty decent imitation especially within this price range. It is made from a very good quality leather, has the correct type of inside suede lining, the authenticity markings are correctly replicated and it has the perfect size and weight.Other Brands