How to Tell if Your Céline Bag Is the Real Thing
Céline Bag Heat StampingOn a Mini Luggage Tote, the exterior Céline logo should have an accent aigu, or right-pointing accent, above the first “e,” and “Paris” printed beneath. The font should not look thick and blurry, nor thin and faint. The interior label will have “Made In Italy” printed in caps to the right. Note that on different size totes, the labels will differ. On Nano Luggage Totes, the logo is embossed on a leather tab and only the M in made and I in Italy will be capitalized.
Céline Bag Date CodesThe location of the date code in a Céline bag is dependent on the style. In most Céline bags, you’ll find a leather date code tab, however in some bags the date code is embossed into the interior lining. The embossed numbers are not unique and can be repeated. They should always follow this format: one letter, two letters, four numbers. The corners of the rectangular tab are normally clipped at clean right angles. Neither the tab nor the corners should ever be curved.
Céline Bag ZippersCéline used branded Lampo hardware on certain bags from 2010-2011 and on small leather goods Céline often used YKK zippers. After that, and unlike many other fashion houses, Céline used unbranded zippers on their bags. The backs of these unbranded zippers should be plain and unmarked, however, they will feature a symbol on the nose of the zipper (some symbols include 8, I, 1/I, 3/Y, and 5). On Luggage Totes, the zippers should have an antiqued finish and should never be brassy or shiny. The D-Rings on the zippers should be large enough to leave space on either side of the leather pull.
Céline Bag LiningCéline always uses high-quality, sturdy leather on their handbags, which lends to their hefty weight. Smooth calfskin Luggage Totes will have matching leather linings. Céline used microsuede lining on drummed calfskin bags until 2013. It was then replaced with a natural unfinished hyde lining which gave the bag more structure. The Céline Trio features a jersey knit lining, and is quite a versatile accessory — it can be separated into three different bags (you can even mix and match different colors).
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