What is the Celine (Horse Carriage) Sulky?

The Celine Sulky or Horse Carriage logo is an iconic emblem named after the lightweight two-wheeled cart traditionally used in harness racing, where speed and grace converge in a harmonious display of athleticism and finesse.

This emblematic representation serves as a tribute to the brand's appreciation for the beauty and dynamism inherent in the equestrian realm, underscoring its commitment to infusing classic designs with a sense of movement and fluidity.

Vintage Celine Coated Canvas Sulky Tote

The logo's association with the brand's vintage handbag collections further accentuates Celine's dedication to meticulous craftsmanship and impeccable detailing.

You can find the sulky logo on a number of vintage Celine handbags, either on the gold tone hardware itself, a refined detailing, or within the main fabric of the handbag. Look closely at the Vintage Celine coated canvas Sulky tote bags, and you’ll spot the horse and carriage pattern.

The iconic horse carriage logo at Celine Paris was originally designed by the founder of the brand, Céline Vipiana, as a homage to the brand's rich heritage and its early roots in the world of made-to-measure children's shoes.

The equestrian-inspired logo, featuring a sleek and elegant horse-drawn carriage, encapsulated the essence of timeless sophistication and refined craftsmanship that came to define the spirit of Celine.

While the logo has evolved over the years, undergoing subtle modifications to adapt to the changing landscape of fashion, its initial conception by Céline Vipiana remains a testament to the brand's enduring legacy and its unwavering commitment to sophistication and grace.

Vintage Celine Coated Canvas Sulky Tote - Red

The horse carriage logo continues to serve as a hallmark of Celine's heritage, reflecting the brand's intrinsic ties to Parisian culture and its everlasting impact on the world of high fashion.

Shop our curated collection of vintage Celine bags and our larger collection of vintage handbags, including tote bags and shoulder bags.

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