They’re the Céline Luggage Totes of the world, if you will: they never appear on the brand’s runways or in its ads but nonetheless sell like hotcakes.
The next tier is one full of bags that don’t get all that much editorial or media attention, but they should, because they form the bedrock of a brand’s business and appeal to tons of shoppers. That’s where the criminally under-appreciated Céline Trotteur Bag comes in.
Beyond a slip pocket inside and one at the bag’s outside rear panel, that’s it! The Trotteur is functional and uncomplicated, but beautifully simple: it’s the best of what modern minimalism can add to someone’s wardrobe.
The Trotteur currently comes in three sizes: Small, Compact and Medium. The difference between each size is about two inches; the Small is 7″ x 7″, the Compact is 9″ x 9″ and the Medium is a little under 11″ x 11″.
For Summer 2017, the Trotteur is available in both smooth and pebbled calfskin, which are the most popular choices, as well as textured goat and watersnake. All versions are made with a lambskin-lined interior, which is a wonderfully luxurious touch that a lot of brands overlook.
The Trotteur is one of Céline’s more moderately priced day bags, with small calf versions going for $1,850 and snakeskin in the same size coming out at $2,800. The mid-size Compact in calf currently retails for $2,500, and while Céline doesn’t have any Medium Trotteurs in its lookbook sampling for Summer 2017, the brand’s Spring 2017 lookbook lists the Medium Trotteur in calf for $2,950.