Celine Luggage: too similar to Birkin?

duna

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Having collected over many years "several" Hermès Birkins, I was wondering if the Luggage tote is too similar to the Birkin to justify buying one......The look is similar, and the use aswell: what do you guys think? Those of you who have both the Birkin and the Luggage, do you find them very similar?
 
I have both and don't find them too similar. The luggage is open, and I think has a much different look to it. It can more easily be carried with a casual outfit-- whereas I find the Birkin to be a bit dressier (though you can certainly carry it with less dressy things as well).

They are similar in that they are both a bit on the heavy side and are worn over the arm, but otherwise I find them to be very different. Good luck with your decision!
 

IrisCole

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I don't think they're similar at all. While they're both structured bags, IMO the Birkin is very boxy and stiff (but gorgy!!), and the luggage seems less so. I also think that the luggage is going to become iconic in a way that's very different from the Birkin.
 

SCL

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Bags are different IMO. Luggage is lighter. Luggage is slightly more N/S. Luggage feel is slightly smaller (less banging about) than a 35 cm birkin but more tote feeling than a 30 cm birkin. I will carry the luggage anywhere whereas the birkin was too heavy and too much of a statement for my comfort at the office.
 

KittyKat65

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The only similarity I can see is in the orange leather being Hermes-esque. The bag shapes are quite different and put forth very different styles. Apart from wearing over the arm, I don't see anything else similar between the two. I much prefer the Celine.
 

eggpudding

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The orange grainy calf reminded me of H's orange togo or clemence, but other than that, they're quite different in feel. The Luggage to me is slightly more formal-looking than the Birkin.. it looks more like a "work" bag than the B IMO. (But it feels younger and fresher ATM at least).
 

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SemiKindCharmedLife
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^i agree! strange though that my friend's camel luggage was mistaken for a B -- by a girl carrying a Birkin herself! probably a noob :P ...needless to say, quality and craftsmanship is definitely comparable to H, imo.
 

Bornsocialite26

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^i agree! strange though that my friend's camel luggage was mistaken for a B -- by a girl carrying a Birkin herself! probably a noob :P ...needless to say, quality and craftsmanship is definitely comparable to H, imo.

And to add to that... A while ago we were at s&r a grocery similar to Costco/ wall mart etc...anyway a lady carrying a jpg birkin followed me and my mom all the way to the shampoo counter just to take a closer look of the camel and navy... Thus the celine is most likely to be a magnet for h lovers as well, another friend of mine who's a birkin collector travelled all the way to hk just to get a zip in just sharing some stories::biggrin:
 

eggpudding

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Born, were you the friend with the camel? :P

I too, think Celine bags possess the same sort of quality and craftsmanship H lovers commend at H. But thank god atm they're nowhere near as unreachable in terms of price :sweatdrop:
 

duna

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Thanks for the imput ladies! I do agree that the Luggage doesn't REALLY look like a Birkin, but they do have some similarities (like the batwings, for example) and I would use it in the same way as I use my Birkins, i.e. casual (jeans 24/7) But as SCL rightly points out, I don't like to carry a Birkin in certain places, while the Luggage would be more low profile.....