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Celine Trapeze Bag Leather Medium
By Celine
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on base corners, sides and rear pocket opening edge, creasing and light wear on exterior, slight cracking and peeling on side flap, opening and strap base ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Celine Trapeze Bag Leather Medium
  • Celine Trapeze Bag Leather Medium
  • Celine Trapeze Bag Leather Medium
  • Celine Trapeze Bag Leather Medium
H 9 in. W 11.5 in. D 7 in.
Celine Trapeze Bag Leather Small
By Celine
Located in New York, NY
These are professional pictures of the actual item offered by Rebag. Condition: Very good. Creasing, wear and scuffs on exterior, handle, strap, underneath flap and in interior, bub...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Celine Trapeze Bag Leather Small
  • Celine Trapeze Bag Leather Small
  • Celine Trapeze Bag Leather Small
  • Celine Trapeze Bag Leather Small
H 9 in. W 11.5 in. D 6.5 in.
Celine, Trapeze in yellow leather
By Celine
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: CÉLINE - Model: Trapeze - Condition: Very good condition. Minor sign of wear on base corners, Scratches on the clasp, Slight marks on interior - Accessories: Strap (Remov...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Celine, Trapeze in yellow leather
  • Celine, Trapeze in yellow leather
  • Celine, Trapeze in yellow leather
  • Celine, Trapeze in yellow leather
H 9.06 in. W 11.82 in. D 5.91 in.
Celine Trapeze Bag Leather Medium
By Celine
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Loss of shape and wear on exterior, darkening on handle and sides. Cracking on side opening wax edges, creasing underneath flap, scuffs and indentations on interior ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Celine Trapeze Bag Leather Medium
  • Celine Trapeze Bag Leather Medium
  • Celine Trapeze Bag Leather Medium
  • Celine Trapeze Bag Leather Medium
H 9.5 in. W 11.5 in. D 6 in.
Céline, Trapeze in brown leather
By Celine
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: CÉLINE - Model: Trapeze - Condition: Very good condition. Scratches on the clasp, Sign of wear on Leather - Accessories: Dustbag, Strap (Removable Non Adjustable) - Measu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Céline, Trapeze in brown leather
  • Céline, Trapeze in brown leather
  • Céline, Trapeze in brown leather
  • Céline, Trapeze in brown leather
H 9.06 in. W 11.82 in. D 1.97 in.
Celine Trapeze Bag Canvas with Leather Small
By Celine
Located in New York, NY
These are professional pictures of the actual item offered by Rebag. Condition: Great. Minor wear and scuffs exterior, creasing and indentations underneath flap and on shoulder pad....
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Celine Trapeze Bag Crocodile Embossed Leather Medium
By Celine
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Moderate wear and scuffs on exterior, handles and strap, creasing underneath flap. Wear in interior, cracking on side closure hardware, scratches on hardware. Acces...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Celine Trapeze Bag Canvas with Leather Small
By Celine
Located in New York, NY
These are professional pictures of the actual item offered by Rebag. Condition: Very good. Minor wear and scuffs on base, flap, handle, strap and underneath flap, creasing underneat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Celine Trapeze Bag Leather with Canvas Medium
By Celine
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing and light wear on exterior and strap, heavy scuffs on leather trims, indentations on base, flap and handle bases. Glue stains on side opening edges, sc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

CÉLINE Trapeze Shoulder bag in White Leather
By Celine
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: CÉLINE - Model: Trapeze - Condition: Very good condition. - Accessories: Dustbag - Measurements: Width: 29.5cm, Height: 24cm, Depth: 17cm, Strap: 75cm - Exterior Materia...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • CÉLINE Trapeze Shoulder bag in White Leather
  • CÉLINE Trapeze Shoulder bag in White Leather
  • CÉLINE Trapeze Shoulder bag in White Leather
  • CÉLINE Trapeze Shoulder bag in White Leather
H 9.45 in. W 11.62 in. D 6.7 in.
Celine Trapeze Medium Tri-Color Suede and Leather Handbag
By Celine
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company-Celine Model-Trapeze Medium Color-Tri Color White Black and Orange Date Code-S-AT-4184 S-CU-5104 Material-Leather and Suede Measurements-11.75" L x 7"W x 8.25" H Strap-14....
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Celine Trapeze Python Handbag in Blue, Gray and Black Colors
By Celine
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Celine designer bag made of light blue and gray python leather. Equipped with top handle. Flap closure, very roomy inside. It seems in perfect conditions. Dimensions: 17 × 30 × 24 cm
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Tricolor Trapeze Bag Leather Medium
By Celine
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Odor in interior. Heavy wear on base corners, peeling and cracking on base and opening corner wax edges, moderate loss of shape, wear and scuffs on exterior and in i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Celine Tricolor Trapeze Bag Leather Medium
By Celine
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing, heavy scuffs and wear on exterior, strap, underneath flap and in interior, indentations on base, rear and strap. Small marks on handle and strap base, scra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Celine Tricolor Trapeze Bag Leather Medium
By Celine
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate scuffs and creasing on exterior and strap, minor cracking on exterior wax edges. Wear on base corners, underneath flap and in interior, creasing underneath ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Celine Tricolor Trapeze Bag Leather Medium
By Celine
Located in New York, NY
These are professional pictures of the actual item offered by Rebag. Condition: Fair. Loss of stiffness on handle base. Creasing, marks and moderate scuffs on exterior, bubbling und...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

WOMENS DESIGNER Celine Medium Trapeze Shoulder Bag
By Celine
Located in London, GB
This Celine Medium Trapeze Tote/Shoulder bag is a gorgeous combination of a box flap and the signature luggage-tote style wings. A pre-loved bag in good condition. BRAND Celine ACC...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • WOMENS DESIGNER Celine Medium Trapeze Shoulder Bag
  • WOMENS DESIGNER Celine Medium Trapeze Shoulder Bag
  • WOMENS DESIGNER Celine Medium Trapeze Shoulder Bag
  • WOMENS DESIGNER Celine Medium Trapeze Shoulder Bag
H 11.03 in. W 7.09 in. L 13.39 in.
Celine Navy Blue Leather Medium Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from quality leather & suede in Italy, the bag has a style...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Celine Navy Blue Leather Medium Trapeze Bag
  • Celine Navy Blue Leather Medium Trapeze Bag
  • Celine Navy Blue Leather Medium Trapeze Bag
  • Celine Navy Blue Leather Medium Trapeze Bag
H 9.45 in. W 6.3 in. L 11.82 in.
Celine Leather Burgundy Blue & Brown Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in London, GB
Celine Leather Burgundy Blue & Brown Trapeze Bag -Celine by Phoebe Philo -Made of soft leather and suede -Single rounded top handle -Adjustable detachable shoulder strap -Foldover ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Celine Orange Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from leather and suede in Italy, the bag has a style that ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Celine Blue Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from leather and suede in Italy, the bag has a style that ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Celine Blue Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Bag
  • Celine Blue Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Bag
  • Celine Blue Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Bag
  • Celine Blue Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Bag
H 9.45 in. W 6.3 in. L 11.82 in.
Celine Tricolor Leather and Canvas Large Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from leather and canvas in Italy, the bag has a style that...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Celine Yellow Leather Mini Trapeze Top Handle Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, this beautiful Celine bag will stand out. Crafted from leather in Italy, the bag has a style that will catch glances from a mile. It has been desig...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Celine Yellow Leather Mini Trapeze Top Handle Bag
  • Celine Yellow Leather Mini Trapeze Top Handle Bag
  • Celine Yellow Leather Mini Trapeze Top Handle Bag
  • Celine Yellow Leather Mini Trapeze Top Handle Bag
H 7.88 in. W 5.91 in. L 10.44 in.
Celine Off White/Fuchsia Leather Small Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, this beautiful Celine bag will stand out. Crafted from leather and suede in Italy, the bag has a style that will catch glances from a mile. It has ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Olive Green Leather Double Zip Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from leather in Italy, the bag has a style that will catch...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Red Suede Leather Small Trapeze Shoulder Bag
By Celine
Located in Irvine, CA
Red leather Céline Small Trapeze Bag with silver-tone hardware, single rolled top handle, detachable flat shoulder strap, dual side gussets with snap expansions at sides, exterior zi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Celine Tri-Colour Calf Hair & Leather Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in London, GB
Celine Tri-Colour Calf Hair & Leather Trapeze Bag -Celine by Phoebe Philo -Made of soft leather and calf hair -Single rounded top handle -Adjustable detachable shoulder strap -Top-z...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Celine by Phoebe Philo Black Leather Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in London, GB
Celine by Phoebe Philo Black Leather Trapeze Bag -Celine by Phoebe Philo -Made of soft smooth leather -Single rounded top handle -Adjustable detachable shoulder strap -Foldover top...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Celine by Phoebe Philo Black Leather Trapeze Bag
  • Celine by Phoebe Philo Black Leather Trapeze Bag
  • Celine by Phoebe Philo Black Leather Trapeze Bag
  • Celine by Phoebe Philo Black Leather Trapeze Bag
H 9.45 in. D 7.09 in. L 20.08 in.
Celine Multicolor Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from leather and suede in Italy, the bag has a style that ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Celine Tricolor Leather and Suede Large Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from leather and suede in Italy, the bag has a style that ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Celine Tricolor Leather and Suede Large Trapeze Bag
  • Celine Tricolor Leather and Suede Large Trapeze Bag
  • Celine Tricolor Leather and Suede Large Trapeze Bag
  • Celine Tricolor Leather and Suede Large Trapeze Bag
H 11.03 in. W 7.49 in. L 13.19 in.
Celine Orange Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from leather and suede in Italy, the bag has a style that ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Tri Color Leather and Suede Large Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine Trapeze bag. Crafted from leather and suede in Italy, the bag has a sty...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Tri Color Leather and Suede Large Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine Trapeze bag. Crafted from leather and suede in Italy, the bag has a sty...
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2010s Tote Bags

Celine Tri Color Leather and Nubuck Medium Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from nubuck and leather in Italy, the bag has a style that...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Tri Color Leather Mini Trapeze Top Handle Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, this beautiful Celine bag will stand out. Crafted from leather in Italy, the bag has a style that will catch glances from a mile. It has been desig...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Grey Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Top Handle Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine Trapeze bag. Crafted from leather and suede in Italy, the bag has a sty...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Tri Color Leather Medium Trapeze Top Handle Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, this beautiful Celine bag will stand out. Crafted from leather in Italy, the bag is designed with signature flappy wings and a flap that reveals a ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Black/Khaki Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from leather and suede in Italy, the bag has a style that ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Navy Blue Leather Medium Trapeze Top Handle Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from leather and suede in Italy, the bag has a style that ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Tri Color Leather and Nubuck Medium Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from nubuck and leather in Italy, the bag has a style that...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Tri Color Leather and Canvas Medium Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from leather and canvas in Italy, the bag has a style that...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Tri Color Leather Medium Trapeze Top Handle Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from leather in Italy, the bag has a style that will catch...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Khaki Beige Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from leather and suede in Italy, the bag has a style that ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Celine Khaki Green Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from leather and suede in Italy, the bag has a style that ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Tri Color Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from leather and suede in Italy, the bag has a style that ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Grey Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Top Handle Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine Trapeze bag. Crafted from leather and suede in Italy, the bag has a sty...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Tri Color Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from leather and suede in Italy, the bag has a style that ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Celine Tri Color Leather and Canvas Medium Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from leather and canvas in Italy, the bag has a style that...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Celine Black/Beige Leather and Canvas Medium Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Made in Italy, this stylish Celine handbag is crafted in black and beige leather. It has gold-tone hardware, a top handle and a detachable shoulder strap for an easy carrying experie...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Celine Tri Color Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A popular design amongst Celine bags is the Trapeze which is still a common sight in the handbag scene. Here, we have the one in three colours. Crafted from leather and suede in Ital...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Tri Color Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from leather and suede in Italy, the bag has a style that ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Multicolor Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Top Handle Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from suede and leather in Italy, the bag has a style that ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Tricolor Leather and Canvas Large Trapeze Top Handle Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from leather and canvas in Italy, the bag has a style that...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Tricolor Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Top Handle Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from leather and suede in Italy, the bag has a style that ...
Category

2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Multicolor Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Top Handle Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from suede and leather in Italy, the bag has a style that ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Red Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Top Handle Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, this beautiful Celine bag will stand out. Crafted from leather and suede in Italy, the bag has a style that will catch glances from a mile. It has ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Black Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Top Handle Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from leather and suede in Italy, the bag has a style that ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Céline Blue Suede and Leather Mini Trapeze Top Handle Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Céline bag. Crafted from suede and leather in Italy, the bag has a style that ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Céline Blue Suede and Leather Mini Trapeze Top Handle Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Céline bag. Crafted from suede and leather in Italy, the bag has a style that ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Celine Multicolor Leather and Suede Medium Trapeze Top Handle Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In every stride, swing, and twirl, your audience will gasp in admiration at the beautiful sight of this Celine bag. Crafted from leather and suede in Italy, the bag has a style that ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

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Celine Trapeze For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary celine trapeze you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Brown, Beige and more. Finding the perfect celine trapeze may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions were made as early as the 20th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 21st Century, can also be found on the site. If you’re browsing our inventory for these accessories, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men and unisex.

How Much is a Celine Trapeze?

Prices for a celine trapeze can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $408 and can go as high as $4,185, while, on average they fetch $1,081.

Celine Biography and Important Works

Now renowned for chic womenswear as well as luxury leather handbags that are often recognized for their iconic gold-tone fastening and hardware, French fashion house Celine got its start in children’s shoes.

In 1945, Céline Vipiana and her husband, Richard, opened a made-to-measure shoe shop for children at 52 rue de Malte in Paris. Designer Céline’s name graced the business, alongside a red elephant designed by French cartoonist Raymond Peynet that served as the company’s first logo. In 1967, following an expansion into women’s shoes and leather accessories, the Vipianas decided to expand their company’s reach into women’s ready-to-wear, focusing on high-end sportswear. Céline Vipiana, who remained chief designer until her death in 1997, would oversee a range of fashion that would reach an international audience with a pared-down elegance and timeless style.

The company quickly achieved widespread success with its new offerings, most notably its trench coat, which became a staple for the brand. In the 1970s, they expanded outside Paris with boutiques in Monte Carlo, Beverly Hills and Hong Kong. In 1973, Céline Vipiana, inspired by chain links around the Arc de Triomphe, debuted the Blazon Chaîne motif of interlocking C’s. She began using it on a printed canvas and branding as well as accents on accessories, such as the Triomphe bag.

Vipiana’s designs were created to appeal as everyday fashion: Celine skirts, suits, fitted shirts, vests and coats were stylish but rooted in practicality. Quality, too, was paramount; Vipiana’s determination to deliver the best possible leather led to the opening of a studio in Florence, where the brand created its leather goods.

Vipiana died a year after her brand was acquired by Bernard Arnault’s luxury conglomerate LVMH for about $540 million. American designer Michael Kors then took the helm as creative director. Kors, too, was known for practical but chic ready-to-wear. He introduced such luxury staples as cashmere sets, smartly tailored pants and simple slip dresses, plus themed collections around jet-setter locales like Monte Carlo and Tahiti. Following Kors’s departure in 2004, onetime Burberry designer Roberto Menichetti took the job for just a year. He was followed by designer Phoebe Philo, the young British designer who is now credited with establishing Celine’s 21st-century style.

Philo created a distinct, minimal style that channeled the brand’s roots of practical simplicity with luxury materials. (“I just thought I’d clean it up,” she quipped of her debut collection in 2010.) Over the course of ten years, Philo turned the company into a beloved fixture of the fashion industry. In 2018, after Philo’s departure, the house tapped Hedi Slimane, former creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, as its new leader; he caused a stir when he famously removed the accent from the brand name. Controversial though it was, Slimane maintained it was a return to the label’s roots: an exercise in strong simplicity.

Find vintage Celine day dresses, handbags and other items on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Handbags and Purses for You

An integral part of fashion, handbags and purses have been indispensable accessories ever since we began to carry around personal items. Level of craftsmanship, style and shape matters — from coin purses in ancient Greece to early 20th-century opera bags and onward, handbags have evolved considerably over the years to meet our needs and desires, whether or not you happen to be prioritizing functionality over a flashy exterior.

Once, a single “It” handbag ruled each fashion season. No more. Today, handbag lovers are savvier and have a wider range of shopping options. Nevertheless, classic bags still rule.

“It is not a fashion bag — it is a statement bag,” says Mightychic's Debra Kent of Hermès's widely beloved accessories. “When you carry an iconic Hermès bag — Birkin, Kelly, Constance — no one knows how long you have been into this culture or if you are a newbie. Your status is validated immediately.”

First released in 1997, Fendi's Baguette rose to fame along with Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City character portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Recently, the design has seen such a resurgence in popularity that Fendi has reissued it.

They are part of design history, so owning a handbag has meaning. As New York–based fashion historian Sarah C. Byrd says, “You have made the choice to invest in this piece because you understand the value of it in the past and in the future to come.”

From a 1980s Chanel black leather quilted mini buckle bag to the rare Hermès Birkin 30cm Himalayan with diamond hardware to a range of 19th century bags, find a rich variety of vintage and designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.