Great find...beautiful. Congrats!
Wow! You finally found the strapless Trio! Congrats!
So gorgeous. Black Celine very chic. Congrats.
Haha. Great story. I remember my first Celine back in 2009. It was the orange envelope...long gone now. It was when the prices were in the 1600 range, and no one knew what Celine was etc. oh the good ole days!This was literally one of the first few things that really tugged at my heart strings when I first set foot into a Céline store back in 2010. I wasn't really looking into buying ANY leather goods or even any clothes back then as I was still not so sure about buying women's products.
I recall very vividly urging my female friends to come and accompany me to the Céline store. And back then everyone's reaction was Why? What's at Céline? Are you sure you want to go to Céline? And we all know whatever happened after that is almost a fashion milestone...
I remembered seeing this strapless trio pouch being displayed on one of the counters and it piqued my curiousity. Sure it looks very functional but how can it be at the same time so beautiful and so covetable? Oh, and the pouches separate and there are different uses for each pouch. One holds a mirror, another a keyfob and the last holds cards!
What is with this new clean and sleek designs? Back then the store was still not fully renovated so if you can imagine the new Phoebe Philo designs being juxtaposed against the almost no-personality interiors of the old Céline label. How interesting and yet awkward it was... Pieces of beauty in a strange location.
Anyhow, back then I figured that it was too much to pay for a SLG (haha, look at the state of things now) and months passed and I still was thinking of this one elusive strapless trio clutch pouch.
Less than a week ago I saw one being listed on eBay and I almost immediately jumped on it and with the kind assistance of a dear tPFer, I managed to bargain on the BIN price of this piece and I am so happy that I went for it. Such a rare piece and I'm so shocked as to why they would can this design... It's just so timeless.
So there you go, some background story. Kinda funny, I had a chance to buy it from Céline Thailand but it was the wrong colour. And then I soon regretted and just had to have ANY colour and I am so glad that the black strapless trio is finally mine.
I might be going round in circles. It's just so surreal. From the almost impossible to find backpack duffle bag to this strapless trio. What an amazing 2013 it has been for me! Thanks for sharing my joy and reading a little bit of why I am so BESOTTED with this piece.
Haha. Great story. I remember my first Celine back in 2009. It was the orange envelope...long gone now. It was when the prices were in the 1600 range, and no one knew what Celine was etc. oh the good ole days!
You are beyond your years!
I had the same heart throb for Celine in camel....which is why I have been looking for the perfect camel bag!
Cheers to you and finishing off a splendid 2013!