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Céline "Bittersweet” Genuine Ostrich Leather Shoulder Bag Limited Edition 2007


Buying a high-quality handbag is an investment, at least that’s what everyone says. A handbag by French luxury brand Céline transforms the excuse of “investment” into the reality of consummate craftsmanship, purpose, and style. While the “Bittersweet” bag will not be unfamiliar to handbag aficionados, this particular oversized handbag is one of a kind. Made to debut at the Avenue Montaigne Céline flagship store in Paris, the bag is constructed from the dreamy texture of genuine ostrich leather, which has been dyed a supple and modern-fresh white. All details have been attended to in the manner of expert leathercraft; the fullness of the bag is gathered into a rectangular base with a topstitched box pleat on each end.

Leather strap loops tuck into keyhole shaped cut-outs at the corners, which are beautifully articulated with topstitching and gold rivets. Interior compartments, including one zipper, one snap, and multiple pockets, provide organization and function to help one avoid the bottomless-pit tendencies of large bags. The contents of the bag are securely closed in with a gold zip, making this a fantastic choice for travel.

The interior is lined with brown jacquard weave logo lining, and all operable pockets are in leather. The gold metal plate affixed to the interior, as well as one that hangs weightily on a leather cord over the top opening is engraved with the namesake. Even Céline Vipiana, original founder of the legendary fashion mainstay, would be proud of this handbag.


Width: 18 inches

Height: 12 inches

Depth: 5 inches

Strap drop: 8 inches

This vintage one of a kind handbag from Céline is in excellent condition. Originally purchased for €4400, the “Bittersweet” slouch bag is uniquely made from genuine ostrich leather. Expert leather work defines this bag, with deep pleats at each end of the rectangular base, and soft gathers at corners. The straps are elegantly connected to the main body of the handbag with gold rings. The bag “slouches” at the center when carried by the 8” drop straps.

The leather strap loops secure to the main body of the bag with keyhole cut-outs and gold rivets. The bag is outfitted with several interior pockets including one zipper, on snap, and multiple open pockets. A lengthwise gold zip secures the main bag compartment closed. Lined with logo material and authenticated with engraved gold logo plates. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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