Here’s a quick update for those waiting on the launch of the F/W11 Céline Luggage Phantom, a modified variation of the Luggage Shopper. As described earlier in my first post on this tote, it is different due to a few reasons, including the fact that it now features gaping sides and therefore, a more relaxed look amongst other things. If you don’t like it looking as such, it comes with internal leather strips that allow you ‘tie’ up the bag’s sides.
Also new is the additional dangling leather zip pull in the front, which in my opinion just adds to the quirkiness of the piece. Something else I left out the last time, on the inside the bag is lined with suede, a nice luxurious touch to an otherwise already gorgeous bag.
As far as Singapore is concerned, the one in stamped exotic croc (shown above) is expected to launch in July 2011 and will retail for SGD3900, lower than my earlier estimate of SGD4500.
Smaller versions in different colours and material variations (have a look here) will also be available, and they will start from SGD2300 apiece.
If you’re looking for something more traditional, here’s the original Luggage Shopper that will be available in tartan tweed for F/W11. Available in 2 sizes, they will retail for SGD2500 and SGD2000 for the Medium and the Mini respectively. If the Cabas is more your thing, they’ve also got one in tartan and it is finished at the bottom with smooth calfskin which will retail at SGD1300. The Cabas, not the Luggage Tote, just so we’re clear.