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Jun 22, 2012, 1:39am   #1
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sweetart
While checking my email late one Saturday afternoon, I saw that BTR was having a Celine sale. I wasn't expecting anything to be available since it was already late in the day but there was a black mini (for a great price) on reserve instead of being sold out! I left the page open so I could check to see if it would become available later and after cleaning the house, having dinner, and watching a movie at the theatre, IT FINALLY DID!

I checked out as fast as I could and waited impatiently for my bag to arrive. When I pulled it out of the dustbag, I immediately understood why so many people love it. It felt incredibly well made inside and out and looked fantastic. I had it authenticated as soon as I got home (and again just recently - thanks again to everyone who helped me) and now that I'm confident about my purchase, I would like to finally share my first Celine...




A black Palmeleto mini!



I was expecting to receive a regular mini based on the price but when I looked more closely at the details of the bag and style number, I started to wonder if I received the wrong tags or the Palmeleto version. I ended up ordering a regular mini (which became available just a few days ago) to compare and my suspiscions were confirmed. My Black mini from BTR is made of Palmeleto leather!


Regular on left, Palmeleto on right

The leather is smoother, feels thicker/more structured and has a beautiful sheen. I am not sure how durable it is since I haven't actually used it but the regular one is already showing some scratches (it may have just been handled more though). Both are beautiful but I really lucked out. The Palmeleto is AMAZING.
Jun 22, 2012, 1:42am   #2
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What a lucky find, congrats it's beautiful!
Jun 22, 2012, 1:43am   #3
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Congrats on that special Luggage! Do update us with its patina with time! A solid black Luggage will never go out of style.
Jun 22, 2012, 2:05am   #4
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congratulation!!!
Jun 22, 2012, 7:52am   #5
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Originally Posted by Makenna
What a lucky find, congrats it's beautiful!
Thank you!

Originally Posted by cotonblanc
Congrats on that special Luggage! Do update us with its patina with time! A solid black Luggage will never go out of style.
Thanks! I love all the different color minis I've seen but black is a color I know I will always use. I'm kind of glad I didn't have a choice!

Originally Posted by seahorseinstripes
congratulation!!!
Thanks!
Jun 22, 2012, 11:47am   #6
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superficialspacecade
Congrats on the black mini! Now I want one even more!!! The leather looks tdf.
Jun 22, 2012, 12:41pm   #7
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loves pink!!!
Lucky you! Enjoy your gorgeous new bag!!!
Jun 22, 2012, 12:51pm   #8
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Wow! Congrats! Black is gorgeous, no matter how you look at it. Are you keeping both?
Jun 22, 2012, 12:55pm   #9
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Lucky lady! Congrats on your new mini
Jun 22, 2012, 1:34pm   #10
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congrats! i LOVE my black mini too. just wondering, does BTR always sell authentic or not all? i was tempted to buy the B/W cabas last time they had sale but i passed coz i wasn't sure. the price was really good.
Jun 22, 2012, 3:20pm   #11
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So Classic, Congrats
Jun 22, 2012, 3:37pm   #12
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sweetart
Originally Posted by moderngirl
Congrats on the black mini! Now I want one even more!!! The leather looks tdf.
Thank you! The leather is amazing IRL.

Originally Posted by jellybebe
Lucky you! Enjoy your gorgeous new bag!!!
Thank you!
Originally Posted by imlvholic
Wow! Congrats! Black is gorgeous, no matter how you look at it. Are you keeping both?
Thanks! I was afraid it'd be a little boring but I love it and I know I'll use it without worry. I'm returning the regular leather mini back to Nordstrom.

Originally Posted by jsc6
Lucky lady! Congrats on your new mini
Thank you!

Originally Posted by piyochan
congrats! i LOVE my black mini too. just wondering, does BTR always sell authentic or not all? i was tempted to buy the B/W cabas last time they had sale but i passed coz i wasn't sure. the price was really good.
Several tPF member's bought from the sale and their bags were authentic and I believe they off a guarantee that it is. I was a little worried as well but I'm glad i went for it!

Originally Posted by porsche09
So Classic, Congrats
thanks!
Jun 23, 2012, 2:30pm   #13
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Sweetart - I admire that wonderful Mini you scored! Congratulations to your fist Céline!

Did you already take her out? How do you like it?
Jun 23, 2012, 2:35pm   #14
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Hey friend! Congrats on your awesome find! This bag was meant to be! The palmeleto leather looks amazing in your pics I can only imagine it's so much better in person! Congrats again! :)
Jun 23, 2012, 5:20pm   #15
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CongRats!! I love palmeleto leather.. The leather is TDF.
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