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The official CELINE thread

Jabbathecunt

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Looking forward to seeing the rest of the winter drop, as well as SS21.

The yellow shirt with the subtle(ish) branding looks nice, though the pocket seems a bit low up close (?).... I also like the western belt with the jagged edges this model wore -- it's only currently available in the watersnake version which I wanted mainly due to that detail but given they'll release this plain leather version I think I'd prefer that. This same model also has a very nice choker style chain that is low profile unlike a lot of the ones with by the other models, with a very pretty link design - plus that second chain... basically want half of this one model's look as I think it'd pair great with light wash skinny jeans/boots.

The sequinned palm tree jacket looks cool, though I can't help but wonder where I'd ever flick the switch without looking like a massive twat - maybe at a rave amongst people off their head on md? -- and I'm saying that having bought the sequinned Christian Marclay SS19 piece.


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Love the choker style necklace as well as a few others and palm tree, I think it would be cool to turn on at a concert, nightclub, or rave. It would definitely get you noticed, but couldn't see myself wearing it lit up in general public either. Maybe on the streets of Tokyo?
 

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I'm going to have to remain dubious re. any talk of 'low/limited stock/order now or regret forever' cos I'm the kinda person that easily gets sucked into that exclusivity shtick, only to find stuff will get dropped en-masse later (or worse, on facebook through some indirect proxy seller at half the price). I guess now though it could be for real due to the pandemic.

Because the way the Celine website works (listing new items/showing all as unavailable, or marked "Japan Exclusive") and what SAs have told me pre-pandemic re. availability and what not (only 'X' of these produced etc) gets a bit tiresome - I'm not saying that's what is happening now but it tedious when you have a customer willing to spend money if the items were freely available. I don't want to have to jump through hoops nor commit to any SA on pre-production stock lists ("yeah, please deliver size 48/50/52 of the palm jacket to London so I can deliberate for x hours then end up changing my mind"), I'm just not that level of customer to Celine or have that kind of disposable cash, but probably still purchase considerably more than the casual Celine customer, and I'm guessing theres a lot of people in the same bracket.
 

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I'm going to have to remain dubious re. any talk of 'low/limited stock/order now or regret forever' cos I'm the kinda person that easily gets sucked into that exclusivity shtick, only to find stuff will get dropped en-masse later (or worse, on facebook through some indirect proxy seller at half the price). I guess now though it could be for real due to the pandemic.

Because the way the Celine website works (listing new items/showing all as unavailable, or marked "Japan Exclusive") and what SAs have told me pre-pandemic re. availability and what not (only 'X' of these produced etc) gets a bit tiresome - I'm not saying that's what is happening now but it tedious when you have a customer willing to spend money if the items were freely available. I don't want to have to jump through hoops nor commit to any SA on pre-production stock lists ("yeah, please deliver size 48/50/52 of the palm jacket to London so I can deliberate for x hours then end up changing my mind"), I'm just not that level of customer to Celine or have that kind of disposable cash, but probably still purchase considerably more than the casual Celine customer, and I'm guessing theres a lot of people in the same bracket.
I only buy what I love. I don't feel bad if I reserve something and it doesn't work out. You're right nobody should ever have to jump through hoops to buy something. I get that its exclusive and I have missed out on things before so If I see something I like, I'd like to have the option to try it on and see if it works. I also like to know the price before it comes out, dimensions etc and the personalized service the SA's provide.

I have heard the websites are stocked through a separate import export company that they contract out (in the U.S. anyways) and I know LVMH severely limits the online retailers to keep the brand exclusive. I also see where hypebeasts buy out the entire stock of an item and try to make a profit off of it and sometimes end up having to take a loss unloading the items on the secondary market. Its a gamble.
 
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Randeep - that piece is incredible! One of the good things about being into HS pieces is that it serves as occasional motivation for a slimming diet. ;)

I'm sure you could rock it well having seen your pictures before and the sense I get from London.
 

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I use a cleaner of that stripe in Manhattan. I'm really fussy about my suits, in particular. This place does zero advertising, a word of mouth thing, no signage, etc. I think the idea is to keep it exclusive but in addition to protect the inventory. I've seen some of the couture pieces that they carry and they're jaw dropping in their exquisiteness. It's like a mini art show.

I've only ever seen two Italian-American guys working there. Super old world in the feel, not overly dapper, just very competent and kind. My impression is that they clean everything individually by hand, and they have an encyclopedic knowledge of fabrics and different types of stains. They're always keen to know what caused such and such dot on the sleeve (coffee, wine, etc.). Kind of interesting to me, also, kind of cher.
 

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