Which color of the Celine Cabas Phantom tote should I choose?

tamqnn

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Huzzah! Definitely share some photos when it arrives! :biggrin:
Here she is! The vanilla color is absolutely beautiful.

However, I think I might be returning her because I don’t think I’m a tote girl at all. I thought I wanted a big ol’ bag that I can throw everything in. But she gets so heavy! Which of course, any bag would be with 2 big books, 2 note books & a water bottle. I just think it’s ultimately not my style.

I’m thinking of exchanging her for the nano belt in the new Calendula color.

The bag is half-empty in these mod shots. Also, I’m 4’10” for sizing reference.
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Oldceline2020

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Here she is! The vanilla color is absolutely beautiful.

However, I think I might be returning her because I don’t think I’m a tote girl at all. I thought I wanted a big ol’ bag that I can throw everything in. But she gets so heavy! Which of course, any bag would be with 2 big books, 2 note books & a water bottle. I just think it’s ultimately not my style.

I’m thinking of exchanging her for the nano belt in the new Calendula color.

The bag is half-empty in these mod shots. Also, I’m 4’10” for sizing reference.
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I also have the nano belt bag - it is awesome, but it fits a lot less so it depends on what you plan on using the bag for. The nano fits a wallet, phone, small water bottle and maybe a couple other small items. It’s a great bag, but on certain days where I need to carry a laptop or papers for work, I use my cabas.
 
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jayjay77

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Here she is! The vanilla color is absolutely beautiful.

However, I think I might be returning her because I don’t think I’m a tote girl at all. I thought I wanted a big ol’ bag that I can throw everything in. But she gets so heavy! Which of course, any bag would be with 2 big books, 2 note books & a water bottle. I just think it’s ultimately not my style.

I’m thinking of exchanging her for the nano belt in the new Calendula color.

The bag is half-empty in these mod shots. Also, I’m 4’10” for sizing reference.
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The vanilla is so elegant with your black outfit! but understand if you don't like totes in general another option may be better
 

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Here she is! The vanilla color is absolutely beautiful.

However, I think I might be returning her because I don’t think I’m a tote girl at all. I thought I wanted a big ol’ bag that I can throw everything in. But she gets so heavy! Which of course, any bag would be with 2 big books, 2 note books & a water bottle. I just think it’s ultimately not my style.

I’m thinking of exchanging her for the nano belt in the new Calendula color.

The bag is half-empty in these mod shots. Also, I’m 4’10” for sizing reference.
If you've already used it, might I suggest resellers instead of a return? No one really wants a bag "fresh" from the store that's already been carried out and about.

That said, I think the bag looks lovely on you and the color really stands out, it's so beautifully smooshy (:nuts:) and such a great work horse. The Cabas also serves a completely different role than the Nano belt, and definitely wouldn't fit big books, notebooks and a water bottle! Definitely suggest trying the Nano Belt out in store first before purchasing, as it's got quite a long strap (albeit somewhat adjustable)!
 

BlueCherry

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I feel you - I waffled on size for a long time. I ultimately chose medium, because I'd rather have more room than less, and the Baggu duck bag I was using before is about the same length (~14in / 35cm long). I tried folding the last 2 inches off to simulate the small Cabas, and found I didn't like the look and feel of that length as much.

I was a little worried whether the medium's width would look overwhelming on me, but it doesn't at all! It looks great when it's cinched as well - more like a bucket bag. I'll take some mod shots for you in a bit.
I tied my straps like this so that it would be always cinched as I don’t like it too wide on me

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