Review of The Celine Mini Belt Bag

Because I bought my Celine Mini Belt Bag back in 2016 when I was still living in Dallas, Texas, I purchased it from the Celine boutique in Highland Park Village (Dallas, TX). More than likely, you won’t be able to find them new online from any retailer besides the Celine Website & 24 Sèvres.

As an alternative to new, you can also purchase pre-owned from some of my favorite consignment shops. I have had so much luck finding designer items from Celine Outlet Online. However, most of these sites and sellers don’t offer a significant discount, and since the bag is not as expensive as most large designer bags, I would suggest saving to purchase it new!

Celine Bags

They’re all made of grained calfskin so they’re super durable and each style has both the top handle and shoulder strap. When it comes to the removable and adjustable body straps on each handbag, the Pico’s minimum drop is 18” with a max of 23”, the Nano’s minimum drop is 19” with a max of 23”, the Micro’s drop is 20”, and the Mini’s is 14”. Because the Mini’s shoulder strap is shorter, its primary purpose is a shoulder bag, and cannot be worn crossbody. No matter what size handbag you get, each one is crafted with grained calfskin, making them not only elegant but incredibly durable.

I would say that even after all these years, the Celine Mini Belt Bag is still my ultimate, everyday bag. It’s just such a classic, easy bag to carry everywhere and wear with anything. The interior is super spacious, and organized in the sense of having extra slots to keep items in their right place, and there’s also an exterior zipper pocket on the back side. 

A big selling point for me with this bag is how easy it is to get in and out of. In fact, I make it even easier by never using the top zipper to keep the bag shut. Instead, I just use the top closure and nothing has ever fallen out! It did take me a couple days to get used to the top closure attachment, but now it’s second nature. This bag also has 4 metal gold feet on the bottom of the bag, so it’s safe to set down on dirty surfaces!

Celine Belt Bag

This bag caught my eye because of its minimal yet classic style. I prefer to keep my bags simple (the less logos the better), and the Celine Mini Belt Bag has that timeless quality to it. In fact, I got it in the taupe color for that very reason! Taupe goes with just about everything in terms of outfits whether you’re wearing black, brown, white, navy, or even a bold color like red!

I doubt the Celine Mini Belt Bag would ever be discontinued, but if you’re worried of that being a possibility or you’re on the fence about the purchase, I would just go for it. It’s worth every dollar for an everyday, designer bag.

Honestly, it was almost impossible to find cons for this bag but I tried!

Would I buy the bag again? Absolutely yes! I might get a smaller size, just so I can have the crossbody function because that’s my favorite way to carry a bag. Anytime someone asks me for a designer bag recommendation, I always suggest this one!

Celine Belt Bags

See below for the FAQs and let me know in the comments if you still have more questions!

Does it hold its shape?

  • I have just recently noticed it beginning to slouch. The structure is still great when wearing, but when I set it on the shelf it will slouch, so I have started stuffing it when I’m not using.

Will it fit a laptop?

  • I have a 13″ MacBook Pro and it will “fit” in the bag, but it won’t close, so I don’t recommend it as a laptop bag.

Do the straps bother you at all?

  • Never. Its very comfortable to carry on my arm using the top handle, or on my shoulder with the strap.

Does denim dye transfer onto the bag?

  • I haven’t had an issue with this at all. I’ll be honest though, the bag is just now getting dirty. After wearing for almost 4 years straight and being light colored, I figured it would start to show wear any day now. FYI I didn’t do any leather treatments to the bag prior to using. Care tips can be found on their website.


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