My Celine Soft Cube bag (originally reviewed here) is the third item in my closet to join the “100 wears” club after my Everlane Day Market tote and my Vince Blair sneakers (since recording wears in January 2018). And like I did with the other two items, I like to check-in on these items to see how they’ve fared after 100 wears.
I first got this bag back in August of last year, and I bought it used from Fashionphile. So it’s real wear count is more than 100, but I’ve personally used it now 105 times. And how is it doing? It’s looking pretty darn good. Upon close inspection there is only one popped stitch on one of the handles (but it hasn’t unraveled or anything), and a mark on one of the corners. Also there’s a bit of a slumping in of the corners as the leather softens (see pics below), but this doesn’t bother me.
And this is despite all the abuse I give my bags (for example, the Everlane Day Tote didn’t fare as well). This Celine Soft Cube bag looks almost just as good as the day I bought it and there aren’t any major scratches or gouges. The lambskin leather they used for this bag is tough!
I did however noticed the leather looking a tad dry up close. So I did a quick buff with my favorite leather conditioner, Chamberlain’s Leather Milk No.1 (reviewed here). And now the leather is looking more hydrated, and it looks like I got some dirt off the bag as well (but I could only tell by looking at the sponge since the bag itself is so dark).
Out of all my most worn bags, this one has held up like a champ and I can’t wait to see how it holds up after 100 more wears!