CELINE FLAP BAG aka THE BOX

Celine Black Box Bag
Celine Black Box Bag

It seems that no matter what I do, the Céline Flapbag[better known as the Céline Box] will always haunt me. When I first laid eyes on this beauty, I thought, this is a nice classic piece that women will cherish for a long time.  I made a calculated act - prompting me to retract this statement – by trying out the large size for myself.  Ah, sparks flew like fireworks in New Year. The Box comes with a detachable and adjustable strap that will suit your needs and mood for the day.  You can carry it either as a sling or shoulder bag during the day; and voila it transforms into a clutch for the night.

It comes in various sizes all of which are lined with supple lamb leather and a calf leather exterior vulnerable to scratches.  Some may think that this is a fatal flaw, but believe you me when I say, scratches will add character and spunk to this bag.  Personally, I think this bag will age gracefully and will be a bag to treasure [and pass on as an heirloom] for life!

For my part, I love the nice Camel color on the Box.  I think this is the best color as it is a classic style that will age quite well - even with scratches on it.

Celine Camel Box Bag
Celine Camel Box Bag

For those considering to purchase this but are averse to scratches and wish to keep the pristine condition of the bag, then you might want to consider this Fall-Winter’11 piece in Vernice Black.

Celine Medium Box in Vernice Black
Celine Medium Box in Vernice Black

Dare I say, this is a stunner and is in my consideration list neck and neck with the Camel color.

This bag [depending on the size and location] will set you back roughly USD  3500-5000.  Though pricey, I think it’s an investment worth taking – especially considering how much it’s being compared recently to Hermés’ Constance bag. From the photo below, apart from the H logo, it’s a dead ringer for the famed beauty.

Hermes Constance Bag
Hermes Constance Bag

And if I may be brazen enough, I honestly think that the Box is even more so of a stunner than it’s predecessor!

Brand Logo (White)
Brand Logo (White)