My Celine Mini Belt Bag has easily become one of my most worn handbags. I often get questions about this handbag and many of you ask about the size, durability and if I would recommend this as an “everyday bag”. Below, I’ve put together a full list of the standard details on this bag, but also share my pros and cons.
What do you think of the Celine Mini Belt Bag?
- 11 X 9 X 7 IN (28 X 23 X 17 CM)
- 100% Calfskin
$2500 – $2700
When I buy an “everyday” designer bag, I want it to be something I can wear with anything and not worry about getting it dirty or scratching the leather. I want a bag I can do life with.
- Structured – I like that I can set this down and it doesn’t slouch
- Doesn’t scratch easily
- Wipes clean with a damp washcloth
- Bottom hardware
- Removable Shoulder Strap
- Exterior Zip Pocket
- 2 Inside Pockets that can easily fit your iPhone or cardholder
- No denim transfer – probably my #1 question with this bag. I have worn this for 1.5 years now and it honestly looks brand new. I wear dark jeans all the time and haven’t had one issue with this color.
I am not a fan of the flap closure. It’s pretty difficult to latch one-handed (which I’ve come to realize I always need something out of it when my hands are full) and I just feel like a snap could have been a better option.
DO I RECOMMEND?
100% yes. This bag is my favorite bag in my closet. I have been contemplating buying the black for some time now, and perhaps one day I’ll get my hands on one.
I have said it before, but I almost always buy my designer bags gently used. And in many cases, it comes with original packaging, receipts or tags and original dustbag. This allows me to buy a trendy or classic designer option at a fraction of the retail price. If you are curious about the places I shop for handbags, be sure to check out this post and this post.
If you are looking for a Celine Mini Belt Bag, we rounded up a few places that currently have them available. But as you know, these go quick. Let me know if you happen to snag one!
SHOP THE CELINE MINI BELT BAG
Celine Mini Belt Bag Taupe // Grained Calfskin Mini Belt Bag Black // Grained Calfskin Mini Belt Bag Green // Natural Calfskin Mini Belt Bag Burgundy // Smooth Calfskin Mini Belt Bag Terracotta // Palmelato Mini Belt Bag Camel // Drummed Calfskin Mini Belt Bag Black // Smooth Calfskin Mini Belt Bag Tan // Belt Bag Grainy Leather Mini Neutral // Belt Bag Grainy Leather Mini Black // Celine Belt Bag Calfskin Mini Blue // Belt Bag Mini – Red Grained Calfskin
So what are your thoughts on designer handbag reviews? Our Instagram community has been asking for more so we wanted to hear from you. Let us know — we are happy to do more! xx Ashley
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dana mannarino says
I have this in navy and I am IN LOVE! It’s honestly such a great designer bag!
The Champagne Edit
Id love to see more designer handbag reviews!!!
Ewa Macherowska says
Perfect bag <3
I don’t usually leave comments but I wanted to say that I really appreciate these types of posts. I have had my eye on your celine for quite some time and this answered a lot of my questions. Thanks for your honesty! Please please do more of these.
Aw, I am so glad you left a comment! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed & learned from this post! Made my day. XO
Will you ever do a bag sale? I see a lot of bloggers do this and would be very interested in shopping your handbags. Thanks! Kelly
Hi! My name is Ashley and I was wondering you’d be willing to do an update to your Jan 2017 luxe hand bag picks and reviews? I’m very interested in buying a bag this year that is timeless, and an everyday bag. I’m typically a cross body girl but love structured bags with an option for a long strap. I see you just reviewed your Celine but I’d find it so very helpful to see more options, totes and crossbody that are truly long term bags vs a trend. Thank you so much!!
Thank you for your comment! I would love to make an updated version of that post. Thank you for suggesting that. Planning on having that go live come February/March!
Hi Ashley! How tall are you? I’m 5’2″ and I’m wondering if it might be too large on my frame
Ashley Robertson says
I’m 5’6. The micro might be a better option if you’re worried about size. I believe that style can also be worn as a crossbody. Hope that helps! XX AR
I was wondering if the color of the Celine belt bag is taupe or light taupe?
On my receipt it said Taupe! Hope that is helpful!
Love the review, thank you! One thing I’m curious about, how do you clean it? I love the color but worry about it getting dirty.
Ashley Robertson says
I use a little dish soap (VERY little) and warm water and it comes off. Sometimes stains will wipe off with just warn water. Overall, it’s been a very low maintenance bag. Hope that helps xx AR
LESLIE H CHAMBLISS says
Love this review! I went to the store today and debated this color vs the black- can u tell me how easily this color shows dirt etc.. worried about when I put it in passenger seat of car etc.. I want it low maintenance and a durable color but I so love this color! Thank u!