Which tote would you choose?

lotusfeet

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Apr 23, 2015
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Hello bag lovers, I've been eyeing the YSL tote for the last couple of weeks, (still deciding between the blue or the dark grey) and was about to pull the trigger when I saw the small Celine Cabas phantom. I'm looking for a casual tote and I know nothing about Celine bags. Just a bit worried that the leather will easily scratch and I have to baby the bag. Which one would you choose? Would love to hear your thoughts and experiences [emoji171] ....though I know this is the YSL thread [emoji12] IMG_1494345604.907080.jpg IMG_1494345617.970798.jpg
 

laudr03

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Apr 5, 2012
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It depends on how much you want to spend, what size your prefer and what color you like. You can buy two SL for the price of the Celine. The Celine is a smaller bag and I believe the colors you're showing are from previous seasons... Both are great looking bags so there's no losing...
 

Tropezienne

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Jun 11, 2016
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On this occasion, I think would go with the Celine. I think it would hold its shape better and be less floppy. Unless floppy is the look you're after.
 

jmirandapa

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Feb 22, 2012
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I just purchased my very first YSL bag yesterday at Saks. I got the black tote after deciding between that and the navy blue (which was beautiful as well). It's true that it's floppy that I had to hang it on my door overnight but if you have enough things inside, it will stand on its own. Some people also get a bag liner to hold the shape. I'm a fan of Celine as well but I don't have any experience with the other tote you posted.
 
Oct 10, 2009
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I have the large Celine in black pebbled leather, bought 2.5 years ago. It isn't too floppy and doesn show any scratches or wear due to the leather. The bag was used heavily as an everyday work tote but I'm looking to sell it now simply because I find it very heavy. I'm actually looking at the Saint Laurent tote as a replacement!
 
Sep 18, 2017
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The YSL one has a simpler design, and so for me I like the YSL one. :smile:

What about the lining for the YSL tote? I read that the lining gets scratch easily. By the way, is it possible to apply some spray to the lining to scratch?
 
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