Here’s Nicky Hilton, wandering lower Manhattan on her cell phone (as we so often see her doing), carrying what’s apparently her latest acquisition: the rather conspicuous Chanel No. 5 Perfume Bottle Clutch. This clutch is an extremely expensive runway piece that retails for a hefty five figure sum, and it’s very hard to come by.
Air travel frequently calls for multiple carry-ons, which gives discerning handbag shoppers like Kate Upton ample opportunity to flaunt a few of their latest acquisitions. Here’s Ms. Upton arriving at the airport in NYC, carrying two bags: the little white croc-embossed one is a Rag & Bone Enfield Mini Shoulder Bag, and the big black one with intricate floral detailing is a Dior Bar Bag (named after the famous Dior bar-waist jackets).
Here’s Lady Gaga, arriving at her father’s restaurant, Joanne Trattoria, in NYC, carrying a vintage Hermes Kelly Bag that has been…well loved. Gaga has a history of carrying altered, or, depending on your perspective, “defaced,” Hermes bags, so it’s not a stretch to think that she likes the half-destroyed look of this one.
Actress Sophia Bush was recently seen leaving lunch at a restaurant in West Hollywood, carrying a Givenchy Antigona Bambi Tote. Givenchy tends to gravitate towards extremes when it comes to prints. They do abstractions of Disney characters, pretty florals and snarling Rottweilers, and they’re all wildly popular.
Here’s Lauren Conrad, eating at Lemonade in West Hollywood with friends, carrying the same muted pink Balenciaga Papier A4 Tote we saw her with in West Hollywood a few months ago. (I do like to see celebs getting more than one or two uses out of their handbags before sending them to celebrity handbag purgatory.
Russian supermodel (and repeat Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl) Irina Shayk was recently spotted hanging out with a couple of friends in Soho. She’s carrying a bright, cobalt blue Hermes Birkin, of course. It’s surprising to see Irina in the city when her boyfriend, Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, is currently playing for his home country of Portugal in the World Cup.
Here’s Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima, enjoying the luxuries of being rich and beautiful in Miami Beach, toting a Louis Vuitton Stephen Sprouse Graffiti Neverfull Tote. Although Neverfulls are pretty expensive, and this one in particular is quite rare, Neverfulls actually do make pretty great beach totes for those with the funds, as long as you don’t mind getting a little sand in the lining.
Here’s Charlotte Casiraghi, Monaco royal and granddaughter of Grace Kelly, leaving an equestrian competition in Cannes with a natural leather Gucci Soho Satchel. Charlotte is an active competitor in equestrian jumping events, and she’s also Gucci’s “official equestrian ambassador, which means the brand dresses Charlotte for many of her events.
Actress Emmy Rossum was recently spotted at LAX carrying an exotic Ralph Lauren Alligator Ricky Bag. Emmy has a very close relationship with the RL brand and has several Rickys to show for it. This particular Ricky is one of Ralph Lauren’s priciest handbag offerings to date, and it’s currently available for $22,500 at Ralph Lauren.
Here’s Jessica Simpson, arriving back in LA after a few days in NYC, carrying a Saint Laurent Studded Sac de Jour Bag and wearing a pair of what seem to be her favorite shoes – the Saint Laurent Janis Pumps.