Celine Nano

This little bag is my newest purchase for 2012 and I have to say that I love it! I had seen them at Barney’s and always thought they were pretty small but tried one on after seeing the bag look awesome on Frances. The cross body style makes it really comfortable and easy to carry and it even has a zip up top to keep things secure (perfect for traveling). Plus you can remove the long strap and it makes a cute little evening bag, a bit precious though.

The bag also fits a ton inside. I took a photo for you all because I didn’t find a lot of information out there as to how much can fit into a Celine Nano. Here you see it comfortably fits my long wallet, little coin/bills pouch, notebook, sunglasses, makeup case (if you can read what it says, extra props), mints and my iPhone that I am now noticing sports a very dirty screen.Β Embarrassing! It’s almost a perfectly designed bag, but if I could change two things I’d a) make the strap adjustable and b) have the tiny zipper pouch a wee bit larger so it could fit an Oyster/subway card. Right now it basically only fits my mints, movie stubs, etc.

I have been wearing this bag nonstop and will try to take a photo of it on to share with you all tomorrow. Thanks for reading and I hope you all had a very nice weekend!

PS: Looking for another great crossbody bag at less than half the price? My pick is this Chloe Marcie bag, available in many classic and lovely colors.

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  • Ugly Duckling
    January 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    That is so cute. You can actually fit quite a bit in it! I'm suprised.

    Excited to see what you'll be wearing this with.

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING x


  • annalisa
    January 30, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    i want itttt xx

  • Plami
    January 30, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    This is my dream bag!


  • L e n a
    January 30, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    i love this bag.
    to me it looks very sturdy but it doesn't lose it's delicate lady quality. πŸ™‚
    i was surprised to see it is practical to keep all of your daily essentials. ;0
    btw, i adore your makeup case. i am not very good at reading chinese characters but how whimsical is that! :p

  • Lili
    January 30, 2012 at 2:24 pm


  • Aesthetic Alterations
    January 30, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Great Celine! I looked that model over in Paris–it's adorable, both on its own and when worn. I'm starting to get into bags that ask me to trim down my stuff, which I hope is a sign of refinement, rather than a sign of getting older. πŸ™‚

  • Ellie
    January 30, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    This bag is gorgeous! I haven't seen anyone with this smaller version only the massive one, can't wait to see an outfit post πŸ™‚ xo

  • girl in the poodle shoes
    January 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    That is a great bag, I love your LV envelope pouch too!
    Happy Monday,
    Girl in the Poodle Shoes

  • OneDayOneLook
    January 30, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    The make up pouch reads
    "My other bag is LV"

  • pjlatte
    January 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Love you celine! Such a functional gorgeous little bag. Congrats on your purchase!

    Follow me & my bags, shoes, and all things dainty at:

  • rita
    January 30, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I love Celine and this is definitely my dream bag!!!

  • Beautygirl24
    January 30, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    It's beautiful! Definitely a dream bag of mine as well πŸ™‚ I love that it's classic and practical.

  • lucydphoto
    January 30, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I love these "what's in my bag" posts. Lovely bag and congratulations!

  • Small Town Gal
    January 30, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Ever so cute! This bag is so classic and you can dress it up or down. Great buy!

  • NatalieCottrell
    January 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I adore that bag! It's so helpful to get a feel for the scale, so thanks for the bag spill. Tres organized, you are. πŸ™‚

  • Ess here!
    January 30, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Awesome bag! I could use a couple like those in my life.. My current bag is starting to fall apart so desperately need a new one!

  • Something About Kerri
    January 30, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    adorable celine bag. i always thought it was too small as well but after seeing it on others, it may just have to go to the store and give it a try myself =) can't wait for modeling pictures!

  • Adele
    January 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    OMG! I love it Katherine, it's such a cute size xoxo

  • Lisa Ng
    January 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    And where'd you get that canvas zip pouch? It's adorable too "my other bag is an LV" LOL!

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    January 30, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    I adore Celine Luggage totes, whatever size they come in. It's almost like getting a Birkin without the hefty pricetag. I was amazed at the beautiful workmanship and luxurious leather. Can't wait to see action shots.

  • amy b.s.
    January 30, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    it really has a great shape to it.

  • Jenny
    January 30, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    When I first saw the Celine Nano, I wasn't sure how to feel. I loved that it was a miniaturized version Mini Luggage Tote but a part of me was slightly confused at how it was a miniaturized version of the Mini Luggage Tote (hahaha). My inner puppy was doing the head tilt. As you said, it is so very precious– I feel that is the perfect word to describe its size. But I was worried about how to pair it. When I saw it on a very well-dressed Parisian little girl, I thought maybe I should leave the Nano for our little miniatures and leave it at that. Your post is making me seriously reconsider the Nano as it wasn't on my radar before! Super lovely! And I really like seeing how much you can fit despite its petite size.

    Jenny (of Jenny's holy crap on a cracker comment)

  • Kiwi's Fashion Blog
    January 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Welcome to the "I am falling for Celine" club πŸ™‚

  • Kim (A Very Sweet Blog)
    January 30, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Congrats on your purchase Katherine. It's a gorgeous bag. πŸ™‚

  • Katherine
    January 30, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Thank you M! I thought exactly the same too, I do have some friends who have had some issues with cracking, etc πŸ™

  • Katherine
    January 30, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Gold star! Yes! <3

  • Katherine
    January 30, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    My friend's fiancee bought it for me in China – apparently they are everywhere! I hope you find it πŸ™‚

  • Katherine
    January 30, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I think I saw the same photo! I thought the same until I tried it on, you should try it!

    On the topic of puppy head tilts – one of my favorite YouTubes:

  • Jenny
    January 30, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Oooh, was it this one? (source: StreetFSN)

    I love that puggy video!! My heart definitely goes out to the last puggy who still isn't sure what's going on.

    Jenny (of Jenny's holy crap on a cracker comment) <– I think I'm going to sign all my comments on your blog with this signature. Hope you don't mind! (hahaha) …(wait, please tell me if you do)

  • Katherine
    January 30, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    LOL! No of course I don't mind, I think it's funny! And yes that's the same photo – what a lucky girl to have that mother!

  • alison*elle
    January 30, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    The Nano is sooo cute. I always thought I preferred the larger version until I saw it on Frances and now that you have one, I think I'm being swayed!

    xo, alison*elle

  • makeupandpearls
    January 30, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    oh man, i LOVE these bags! congrats on the new purchase!

    Pieces of love

  • Veronica of Best of Palm Beach Consignment
    January 30, 2012 at 5:50 pm


  • The Little Dust Princess
    January 30, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Gorgeous!! Can't wait to see an outfit pic with it. I am lusting for the luggage tote in taupe!

  • Lily
    January 30, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    So so so cute !!! Love it !


  • Tang
    January 30, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Gorgeous! I'm wanting one now..~!

  • LC
    January 30, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    love!! i really want the luggage tote, but this is so cute and mini! can`t wait to see this in your outfit posts!

  • Samantha
    January 30, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Katherine!! CONGRATS on such a cute bag!! Can't wait to see your outfit posts with it!! Wear it in good health! {And I'm just taking a guess but does that pouch say "My other bag is an LV"? Can you say too much tpf?! Actually, I've had to stop visiting bc that place is TOO enabling!}

    xo, sam

  • Alterations Needed
    January 30, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    It's so cute! I'm also slowly getting obsessed with the Celine Luggage bag, but I'm thinking the Micro size might be better for me. Did you try the Micro? I'd love to hear your thoughts if you did since I can't seem to find one in my local stores to really inspect/prance around in.

  • Yj
    January 30, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Soooo cute!
    I saw it at Barneys last weekend and now I'm regretful that I didn't try on myself. lol Just curious, how much was the price? Barneys never displays Celine on their website. πŸ™

  • Yaya
    January 30, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I LOVE the Celine Nano. I like it SO much more than the regular Celine – which I find way too big.

    Thanks for the post =)

  • Anna
    January 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I never knew the Celine Nano fit so much! These small bags are truly incredible, really! I think I like the bag a lot more than I thought!

  • Rebecca
    January 30, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    It's so pretty! I love bags with two kinds of handles.

  • Anna
    January 30, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I have seen that picture too and thought the same! It looked like some cute girl with a mother that liked to treat her to something nice. I never considered it. But then I also saw the bag elsewhere and now that you showed how much fits in it, it really amazes me.

  • pink horrorshow
    January 30, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Yayyy, I'm so glad you got it and that you love it! I'm happy to influence anyone in making a Celine purchase πŸ˜‰

  • Latkes and Dim Sum
    January 30, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Cute and practical! Congratulations on your new find! πŸ™‚

  • Laura
    January 30, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Stunning bag! πŸ™‚

  • Katherine
    January 30, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    The Micro is so hard to find in the US! They don't stock it anywhere except for Celine boutiques and Kirna Zabete I believe. I think the Micro would be the ideal size for us shorties though, except that it fits a lot less (of course!) than the Mini..

  • Katherine
    January 30, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    yes it does! You are way better at reading characters than I am!

  • Susan
    January 30, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Wow, your new Celine is cute! I can't believe it fits so much. Thanks for posting!! Enjoy your new bag <3 Can't wait for some modeling pics. πŸ˜‰

  • Jen @ redsolesandredwine
    January 30, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    I just died! Love love that bag and been wanting it. Great purchase.

    Red Soles and Red Wine

  • swisscecilia
    January 30, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Love love love love love!!!! congrats!!! I agree with you the Nano is probably a more reasonable size that still holds a lot of stuff!

  • newpetite
    January 30, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I Love Love Love Celine bags!! And this nano is super cute!! Waiting to see you with it πŸ™‚

  • Katherine
    January 30, 2012 at 9:39 pm was $1650 earlier but I think Celine just raised all prices to $2000 for the Nano. Ridiculous! If you call around you may still be able to get the old pricing.

  • mai
    January 30, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    what a beautiful bag! i hadn't heard of celine before, but will have to check it out now. πŸ™‚

  • TripsTreasures
    January 30, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    What an amazing buy ! I really love that bag, probably even more in this size than in the normal one
    fashion & lifestyle in Belgium

  • katattack2000
    January 30, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    This bag is super cute!! love it! and that make up bag ingenious! Those chinese come up with the funniest things!

  • Chloe
    January 30, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I love this size!! Can't wait to see modeling pics!

  • rolala
    January 30, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    It's gorgeous! I like how "contained" the contents of your bag is and that makeup case rocks!

  • meghan
    January 30, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Will you post an outfit pic with it soon? I would like to see how big it is when you're holding it. So cute!

  • Anonymous
    January 30, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    I brought mines last Friday at Neiman Marcus in S.F. and I love it so much. S.A said they are talking about increasing the price very soon to $2,000. The same price as Barneys.

  • The Fashionable ESQ
    January 30, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Amazing little purchase. So, SO stylish.

    The Fashionable ESQ

  • my mini bag
    January 30, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    That bag is gorgeous! Do you use it more as a strap or evening bag without the strap? I really like the look of it.

  • Sarah
    January 30, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Such a gorgeous little bag! Can't wait to see how it looks on you!

  • ShinyPrettyThings
    January 31, 2012 at 12:47 am

    oh i just love this bag!!! it doesn't seem that small to me but i suppose pictures can be deceiving. can't wait to see u wearing the bag!

  • Elizabeth
    January 31, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Great bag. I saw while I was out shopping with my mom this past week but thought it too small. I think I might need to go try it on now!

  • Sabrina
    January 31, 2012 at 2:58 am

    OMG I LOVE IT!!!! It's so cute, I've been eyeing these for ages but I swore to myself no more mini bags. So cute!!! I can't wait to see modeling photos πŸ™‚

  • littlemissandrea
    January 31, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Such a cute little bag! Congrats on getting a Celine!
    Can't wait to see it in your outfit posts! πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous
    January 31, 2012 at 4:34 am

    Aren't the 2012's silver ? Gold is last year…you must have bought it used from a friend or through the internet auction sites.

  • Meisha.Style
    January 31, 2012 at 5:05 am

    gorgeous lovely!

  • Katherine
    January 31, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Yay, bag twins! Did you get the smooth or grainy? I saw at NM on the weekend and saw they still had both in stock..I love both πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer
    January 31, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Beautiful piping on that bag! Dunno how I feel about the handles…I always feel silly carrying a bag cross-body when it has handles as well… too many straps! But it is darling.

    And I'll do my best to plow through this boring bit of Dance with Dragons! πŸ˜€

    Jen – motu viget

  • Rhe Beep
    January 31, 2012 at 7:43 am

    You don't know how jealous I am!!! This bag is amazing!


  • Tabitha
    January 31, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Oh that's so pretty and a much better size than the massive one that I keep seeing.
    Looking forward to seeing the pic!

  • Fashionable Memories
    January 31, 2012 at 9:50 am

    That's such a gorgeous bag and perfect size too!

  • Plami
    January 31, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Hey dear! I am glad you liked the video as much as I do πŸ™‚ It's so inspiring! I'm hosting an exciting giveaway so check it out if you like πŸ™‚


  • Farah
    January 31, 2012 at 11:52 am

    to cute xo

  • RosaLovesDC
    January 31, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    You can actually fit a lot in it. This might be a nice option for me since the original version is a big too big for my frame. Thanks for sharing the photos.

  • Haus and Home
    January 31, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    I LOVE this bag, another blog featured this on their "Want" list yesterday! You always have great taste!

  • MLEE
    January 31, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    i just got the celine luggage tote in red but that bag is too cute!!

  • audrinajulia
    January 31, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I'm late for this reply but after reading your tweets now and went to your blog I noticed that I should read this first before the new one. Thanks for the information. For weeks now I've been eyeing and researching for celine and always bring my attention to nano. Just love how you put your things inside and have your suggestion regarding the bag. So your 5'1 uugh i'm 5" I hope on actual it won't fall on
    My knees! Lol

  • Lisa
    January 31, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    omg kat i'm drooling!! your new celine nano is TO DIE FOR GORGEOUS!! i've become quite obsessed with the celine luggage tote myself as of late!! but it's so hard to get your hands on one!! there's like no celine stores in germany!! GAH! i need to get to paris stat! hahah.. congrats hon she's A BEAUT!!!

  • Anonymous
    January 31, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    I myself like you I saw it on Frances and fell in love and can't stop thinking about it. I was going to get it this summer, but the s.a. added that it will go up maybe next week. So, I looked at my husband and he said go ahead. I think it was meant to be. I got the exact one you brought. Love your website.

  • xJOLE
    January 31, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Wow, you really know how to pack a bag! Does it make it quite heavy? I would think the Nano would be a great size for petites!

  • Katherine
    February 1, 2012 at 1:05 am

    No it's not too heavy at all πŸ™‚ Try it on!

  • Fatiam Alkhuzaei
    February 1, 2012 at 6:46 am

    I love the bag, is it heavy?

  • Sd
    February 1, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I want this so bad….

  • Diva In Me
    February 2, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I saw this 1 in Paris when I was there recently. Almost bought the big Boston Bag but they ran out of stocks. Guess I'll be waiting to go somewhere else to get it soon =)
    Glad to know you are enjoying your Celine bag and I totally agree with you that it is perfectly designed =)

  • Lindsay K
    February 2, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Congrats on your Celine bag. I tried it on in Paris when they first came out and love that it isn't heavy- that's the worst. It's gorgeous:)

  • Lamb
    February 4, 2012 at 12:48 am

    The Nano is adorable. I have been thinking about a Celine being my next bag, and after seeing this mini I might need it!

    lamb loves

  • Abbey Brandon
    February 8, 2012 at 4:21 am

    It's breath-taking!