5 Most Coveted Celine Bags of 2023

It was a tough act to follow for sure, but Celine creative director Hedi Slimane has kept Celine handbags on the chart of many wishlists. As you may recall, his predecessor Phoebe Philo, who spent about a decade at the brand, designed some of the top ‘it’ bags of the time, like the Nano, Trapeze, Belt, Classic, etc. Upon her departure, many worried about the direction of the brand. But, they need not have. 

Under Slimane, popular and sought-after bags keep rolling out. His latest releases are now modern classics.

Bag lovers are taking notice. Currently, it’s nearly impossible to scroll through Instagram without spying a beautiful Celine bag. And they are flying off the shelves.

Celine 2023 Must-Haves.

We explore the top five most coveted Celine bags available right now.

Teen Triomphe

Simply the must-have of 2023 – the Celine Teen Triomphe is the most coveted piece available at Celine, and rightly so. Available in a variety of sizes, ranging from the cute Mini to the more functional Large, there’s a Triomphe for any collection. But the star of the bunch really is the Teen size (See more: Falling Head Over Heels for ‘New’ Celine – Buying a Celine Triomphe in Paris)

Celine Teen Triomphe. Image Credit: @meghandono

The glossy allure of the Celine Teen Triomphe cannot be ignored. A classic and timeless design, the Teen Triomphe has all the charm of a box bag, with a modern twist. Crafted in a beautiful shiny calfskin, this bag has a luxurious look and feel. Although the leather appears delicate to the touch, it’s considerably more hard-wearing than it seems. A reassuring factor when purchasing any handbag. The gold Triomphe clasp that adorns every bag in the collection is the icing on the cake. Dating back to 1973, the redesigned clasp is synonymous with the House of Celine.

Celine Teen Triomphe. Image Credit: @vanessaroseblair

Effortless in design, the Celine Teen Triomphe is an example of Parisian chic at its finest. Priced at $3,950 this is a great option to begin your Celine collection. The combination of its iconic design, timeless appeal, and Celine’s impeccable craftsmanship, make the Teen Triomphe a fan favorite.

Celine Teen Triomphe. Image Credit: @lglora


Maybe you already have a Celine Triomphe in your collection? Well, the Celine 16 Bag may be the one for you! Even if this understated design isn’t instantly recognizable, the multitude of options means there’s one for nearly every need. Currently, it’s available in sizes Mini, Large, and everything in between, as well as multiple colorways from classic neutrals to summer brights. And check out the mini size in the all-new light lavender shade. 

Celine Mini 16 in Satinated Calfskin, Light Lavender. Image Credit: Celine

It may be mini but it’s really not small. And it is perfectly formed. This beautifully crafted bag can be worn in multiple ways. With prices starting at $3,700 for the mini – this timeless piece should stand the test of time. Worn crossbody, it’s chic and carefree! However, the addition of the top handle allows it to transition to evening occasions perfectly. A win, win!

Celine Mini 16 in Satinated Calfskin, Soft Yellow. Image Credit: @nugayoung

Round Box Triomphe in Lizard

For those that favor exotic leathers, Celine is also up to the task. Vintage in design, the Celine Round Box Triomphe in Lizard certainly makes a statement.

Celine Round Box Triomphe Bag in Lizard. Image Credit: Celine

Yet another miniature marvel – this classic box bag is both elegant and trend-led. Top-handle fans will love the structured design. While perhaps not the most functional piece, this one definitely elevates any outfit. Just about roomy enough to carry your most minimal of daily essentials, the bag comes in at 5 x 5 x 4 inches. Priced at $7,000, the unusual shape and design of this exotic piece will be the envy of luxury lovers.

Celine Round Box Triomphe Bag in Lizard. Image Credit: @laurenskloverstylist

When it comes to exotic skins generally, Celine has some beautiful pieces. This lizard skin is a great place to start – fitting for the stealth wealth trend. The texture complements the bag’s structured and vintage appeal perfectly. A match made in Celine heaven!

Triomphe Classic Panier Basket Bag

With summer fast approaching, you may be considering adding a new vacation-ready bag to your closet. And what better place to start than the Classic Panier Palm Leaves and Calfskin Tote? Last summer’s seen-everywhere-in-Paris tote is back for a repeat performance in 2023. And no wonder – it’s stylish and practical.

Celine Teen Triomphe Classic Panier in Palm Leaves and Calfskin. Image Credit: @marinelepin

Crafted from hand-woven palm leaves and trimmed with luxurious calfskin – this chic beach bag is ideal for vacations and summer in the city (Read more: This is Guaranteed to be Your Go-To Bag for Your Summer Vacation). The Triomphe leather logo detailing ups the chic factor on this straw tote, even as it remains casual and understated. 

Celine Teen Triomphe Classic Panier in Palm Leaves and Calfskin. Image Credit: @feelingfrench

Celine Teen Triomphe Classic Panier in Palm Leaves and Calfskin. Image Credit: @its.me.romy

Celine offers the Panier tote in various sizes – ranging from the cute teen size to the more functional medium. This open-top basket style is practical and structured. Prices start at $740 for the teen and climb to $760 for the medium. For those hoping to add a pop of color to their summer closet – the Panier comes in a variety of colorways. From summer metallics to candy pinks, and deep navy hues – there’s a Celine Panier for everyone. Get beach ready, with this classic summertime must-have. 

Chain Triomphe Shoulder Bag in Triomphe Canvas

Who doesn’t need a classic shoulder bag?  Truthfully, it is a style that never truly goes away. And if you’re looking to lighten your load, Celine’s version in monogram and canvas – the Chain Triomphe Shoulder Bag – might be right for you.

Celine Chain Shoulder Bag in Triomphe Canvas.

The new and much-loved Celine Triomphe canvas is an iteration of the fashion house’s classic monogram which was first seen back in 1972. Reimagined by Hedi Slimane in 2018, this timeless motif is inspired by the chain encircling the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. A true love letter to the city of light. Similar to Louis Vuitton and Gucci – the Celine canvas can be worn with everything. Durable, and functional, and available in classic tan and brown canvas or summer-ready white with a leather shoulder strap, this fabrication will see you through every season. 

Celine Chain Shoulder Bag in Triomphe Canvas. Image Credit: @hanllee_

Celine’s classic monogram offering is priced at $2,950. With its classic appeal and shape – this neutral shoulder bag will complement any style. Additionally, with its chain shoulder strap, the bag can easily transition to evening occasions. 

Are you looking to add a Celine bag to your collection? Tell us which bag has caught your eye. 

Published: May 31st, 2023
Updated: June 6th, 2023

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