When Céline introduced the Big Bag back in September, it was all fans talked about nonstop. For one, it’s been awhile since Phoebe Philo introduced a bag in such a large silhouette, so seeing the Big Bag go all out in terms of size was a welcoming sight. Then there was the fact that the Big Bag carried similar proportions to previous hits like the Luggage and Phantom, ticking all the right boxes in what makes a great everyday bag.
When it was first introduced, it only came in two sizes. Today, however, there’ve been new additions to the family. For starters, it now comes in a smaller, handier variation that while still retaining the same silhouette as the original, is just as eye-catching.
Named the Small Big Bag (yes, I know, the irony of it all), the SGD3500 bag measures 24 cm by 26 and is one that can also double up as a crossbody due to its additional long leather strap. It has the same belt detail on the front that allows you to ‘tighten’ the look, with the one in supple grained calfskin leather getting the vote as being almost perfect bag. It’s soft and lovely to the touch, with leather that’s resistant to scratches, making it perfect for day-to-day use.
Joining the Small Big Bag are two cousins, that while all sport the same belt detail in the front do come in different shapes. The first of the duo is the Big Bag Bucket (SGD3800), which comes with a single top handle that makes it the perfect ‘over the shoulder’ piece. Some 29 cm in height, it is roomy enough for just the right amount of essentials without becoming too bulky. It also comes with a zipped pocket that can be removed and used as a pouch. In other words, it can be your lunch bag, without bringing out the whole bag. See, it is functional too.
Then there’s the Big Bag Bucket With Long Strap (SGD2900) that can be carried across the body. Slightly shorter at 26 cm, it is no less functional but perfect if you want a more compact look as far as your bags are concerned.
And because it’s Céline, you know the leather and make are going to be stellar, whether you pick the soft calfskin or something hardier like the grained ones. Available now at Céline boutiques in Marina Bay Sands and Ngee Ann City, it is also definitely that time of the year to shop around for a new work bag for 2018. Am I right or am I right? #happyshopping
Hi there, I have a Small Big Bag authenticated by AuthenticateFirst. The strap on the bag is not adjustable. Do you know if this is right?
Interesting how no one has mentioned this yet but the Big Bag was released AFTER Michael Kors released the Bancroft, and how similar Celine’s handbag is to MK’s. Looks like they REALLY miss him over there at LVMH!
Wait, you got me all confused. How is the BB and the Bancroft similar again?
Hi, any idea if the crossbody strap of the Small Big Bag is removable (only attach it on a need basis)? Thanks!!!
Hey, no it can’t. Hope that helps!