Celine Phantom joins the family

by Claire Chanelle
happy girl with Celine Phantom bag


Two weeks a go I finally got my hands on a Celine bag!!!! The image above shows me straight after the purchase (in our stock room.) Was very happy there.

Anyone who knows about Celine, whether we’re talking about the Mini Luggage, Trapeze or the Phantom. They are all impossible to get hold of. I saw a girl recently buy a Mini Luggage with a dirty scratch across the middle of the bag, she clearly needed to have it scratch or no scratch. Im limited as to where I can get my bags. As you know I like to use my Harrods rewards card.

Since November I have had my name down on the ‘list’ for a Mini Luggage. I was like a girl possessed every day I would call ‘ any new deliveries?!” On the days I was working I would walk the long way to the bathroom to walk via Celine. Everyone that works there was really sick of me. I have never been embarrassed about buying something like I was with this bloody bag. I just had to have one and if I didn’t check every day, ten times a day I would miss out. Of course I was still walking via Celine on my days off as well.

December, Jan and February pass, no deliveries. By this point I told them put my name down for any style and any colour. Just get me one!

I initially wanted yellow, orange or electric blue. But then I thought for such an expensive bag it needs to be a classic so I was hoping a black one would come it.

So two weeks ago on a Monday afternoon I went to the bathroom obviously via Celine. I have a quick check, no bag again. THEN on the way back I see a crowd. I thought god get out of the way people are so annoying. But then it clicked. THERE’S A NEW BAG HERE QUICK TAKE ACTION! I push my arm through the (small) crowd a second faster than another girl. I turn to the sales associate and say “Ok I will have this one, my lunch is in twenty mins please hold it” he replies “Claire you know we don’t hold Celine bags, it has been out for not even five minutes.” I know this as it wasn’t out on my way through to the bathroom. In my thinking moment and at this point i’m bright red with panic and excitement, I was burning hot; excited the day had come but panicking he won’t hold it and i’m not prepared money wise. But thats fine, there’s always the savings account for “EMERGENCIES”. To make matters worse I hear a voice. “Well if she doesn’t want it i’ll buy it.” This was war.

I tell him ring it through the till if I’m not back by the time you need the payment, then sell it to her. The deal was made AND I RUN in my Louboutins to my department. I grab my bank cards, minus the purse as this was a secret shop, lunch was not quite yet.  I get there just in time! the bag was mine and I won. Mean while the other girl is still waiting for me not to show. She doesn’t know Chouquette does she!

I had not even checked the bag. I was not 100% sure if I had bought a navy blue, dark grey or black bag. Turns out I had bought myself a black Phantom the colour I wanted! The atmosphere was so serious. Another sales associate popped her head round the corner and told the waiting girl “sorry madame the other lady has purchased it.” I walk out feeling victorious and content. The moment was made even more special when all the girls including the manager gave me a little applause. I’m not sure if they were happy because I had finally got what I wanted or because they wouldn’t be bugged anymore? Little do they know I’m now after a Trapeze.

So here she is:

Celine phantom black bag

Celine phantom black bag

Celine bag

First day out.

Chanelle xx


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Charlotte May 18, 2012 - 11:10 am

LOVE this post, and LOVE the bag! xx

Megan May 18, 2012 - 1:22 pm

Congratulations, I remember the day I purchased my mini (luckily I was at the top of the waitlist) but I took no chances and went (ran) to Selfridges immediately after the call!

Chouquette May 18, 2012 - 2:29 pm

They go so quickley dont they! Im dreaming about a Trapeze now. But at least im in the Celine gang.x

Aisha April 10, 2013 - 11:00 pm

Hey love could u tell me how much you got the celine bag for??? Xx

Chouquette April 12, 2013 - 8:36 am

I paid £1650 x

Keith Roston September 21, 2013 - 1:21 pm




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