Which Celine Bag for a First Purchase? Trio/Nano/Belt?

hollyyih

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It's not my first designer bag (I have a mix of Hermes Chanel, Goyard, Louis Vuitton, Proenza Schouler), but it'd be my first Celine bag. I like all 3 I have "shortlisted" but would like to narrow it down a little further. What do you think would be a good first Celine for me?

1) Nano Luggage (leaning toward a tricolor. It's small but will fit what I need. I think it's a classic, but worried a bit if I'll still like it later on. Though I've looked at buying one for the last 1-2 years.).
2) Micro Belt Bag (Is it a significantly heavier than the nano? And how difficult is the closure? I think the size, neither too small or too big would be perfect for my 5'2". I saw it in person and really liked the look of it, but I can't do heavy bags.)
3. Trio (leaning toward a large over a small, but really would want it in a "fun" color. It's a bit plain, but I don't think I'll get bored of it. Better in terms of price, but very similar to my LV crossbodies).

Any pro/cons for people who own these lovely bags?
 

vinotastic

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Have you tried them on to see how you feel about the look of them on you? I own the mini version of the luggage and the belt and love them both for different reasons. The luggage is a bit more of a statement piece. The belt clasp is not as bad as people make it out to be. Its not a zipper but it's totally doable. The trio is the most casual and simple of the options. I think they are 3, very good choices. Choose what works best with your style.
 

xcaramelizex

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I have all three and my vote goes to the trio. I have two trios and am looking to get a third one. The separate pouches helps me stay organized and I like the multi-use aspect of the bag.

That being said, what occasions are you looking to use it for?
 
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hollyyih

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I have all three and my vote goes to the trio. I have two trios and am looking to get a third one. The separate pouches helps me stay organized and I like the multi-use aspect of the bag.

That being said, what occasions are you looking to use it for?

Just a bag to use on weekends to go out and run errands with. Do you have a large or small? Which do you like better?
 

hollyyih

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Have you tried them on to see how you feel about the look of them on you? I own the mini version of the luggage and the belt and love them both for different reasons. The luggage is a bit more of a statement piece. The belt clasp is not as bad as people make it out to be. Its not a zipper but it's totally doable. The trio is the most casual and simple of the options. I think they are 3, very good choices. Choose what works best with your style.
I've tried all of them on except the micro belt bag I liked all of them! So that makes the decision harder.
 

xcaramelizex

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Just a bag to use on weekends to go out and run errands with. Do you have a large or small? Which do you like better?
Both of my trios are in small and it's more than enough room for me. I can fit a coin pouch, two card holders or a small wallet, a small make up pouch, cell phone and have some room left. The large would be a good fit if you prefer a long wallet or have a bigger cell phone.

I wear the nano when I feel like I want my outfit to look a certain way or if I'm feeling a bag with handles.

I use the belt bag as more of a work bag. I actually find that it can get a bit heavy even when I don't have much in it.
 

hollyyih

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Both of my trios are in small and it's more than enough room for me. I can fit a coin pouch, two card holders or a small wallet, a small make up pouch, cell phone and have some room left. The large would be a good fit if you prefer a long wallet or have a bigger cell phone.

I wear the nano when I feel like I want my outfit to look a certain way or if I'm feeling a bag with handles.

I use the belt bag as more of a work bag. I actually find that it can get a bit heavy even when I don't have much in it.
I was actually thinking the belt bag for work but was worried about the weight even with the micro size. The large trio might be a good option then. I'm hoping for a fun color though!
 

minnie04

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Nano vs trio : if $ wasn't issue , nano is nicer and better quality .the con just little too expensive for small bag. And trio much cheaper. But I don't think trio has as good quality as nano. Belt bag is totally different style. I actually,like it so much because it has detachable strap . I think to get belt bag and nano , or belt and trio is good idea for your Celine collection . Those combination serve different purpose , one for outing and one for work . ☺
 
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sanida

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First post! :biggrin:

I am having a similar dilemma! I'm hoping to purchase a Celine bag towards the end of the year. In love with the Belt but I've never been a big heavy bag kind of person either so I'm leaning towards the smaller Trio instead. I like the versatility of it. But the Belt is so beautiful!

Let us know what you decide. :smile:
 
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First post! :biggrin:

I am having a similar dilemma! I'm hoping to purchase a Celine bag towards the end of the year. In love with the Belt but I've never been a big heavy bag kind of person either so I'm leaning towards the smaller Trio instead. I like the versatility of it. But the Belt is so beautiful!

Let us know what you decide. :smile:
Have you seen the new micro belt? It looks the same as the regular belt bag but it's quite a bit smaller and has a longer shoulder strap. I don't think it would be considered big and heavy at all!
 

sanida

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Have you seen the new micro belt? It looks the same as the regular belt bag but it's quite a bit smaller and has a longer shoulder strap. I don't think it would be considered big and heavy at all!
I haven't seen it (no stores where I live) but I did just spot the thread on the Micro and the photos look good! Decisions, decisions...
 
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I own all three of these bags. I'd shoot for a large trio.
I have all three and my vote goes to the trio. I have two trios and am looking to get a third one. The separate pouches helps me stay organized and I like the multi-use aspect of the bag.

That being said, what occasions are you looking to use it for?
It's reassuring to see those of you who own all three recommend the Trio!
I always wanted to purchase the belt and micro luggage, but couldn't justify the price. I bought a black trio instead. I love how it fits quite a lot and its classic design.
 
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