Celebrities and Chanel Bags

When I sat down to compile the photos for this post, I didn’t know that it was going to be about Chanel. As I started looking through our photo agency’s recent archives, though, it became clear that it had to be; no other brand exerts the kind of dominance among high-profile women’s handbag collections that Chanel does.

Celebrity Bags November 25

Celebrities kept it exceptionally classy with their bag choices last week. We saw stars on both coasts carrying only the most seasonally appropriate designer totes, satchels, flap bags and crossbodys from brands ranging from Hermès to Kate Spade, and we’ve got documentation of our favorites below.

Models and Celine Bags

While the brand’s popularity has undoubtedly ebbed since an event that I will refer to as Peak Phantom Luggage Tote, models still have lots of love for their treasured Céline bags. Models across the US were seen carrying Céline bags in droves this week; when they weren’t carrying Saint Laurent, of course.

Celebrity Bags of the Week November 18

You love celebs. You really love round-ups. So now, in lieu of our usual daily celeb features, we’ll be presenting our readers with a twice-weekly bag-carrying celeb smorgasbord. There’s something for everyone, so if you suffer from Kardashian fatigue, or Real Housewife fatigue, or Birkin fatigue (highly scientific studies show that they are all irrevocably linked), there are plenty of other attractive celebs carrying gorgeous designer bags upon which to rest your gaze.

The cast of 'The Rich Kids of Beverly Hills' were seen arriving at Yellowtail Restaurant in West Hollywood, CA

Since we started doing daily celebrity coverage a couple of years ago, you guys have picked up on the same phenomenon I have: a star’s cultural clout is almost always inversely proportional to the quality of her handbag collection. There are exceptions here and there–most notably, Reese Witherspoon–but the reason that reality stars and tabloid fixtures love carrying designer bags is the same reason that many of us do, or at least why we did when we started.

Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss go shopping and out to eat at ABC Carpet and Sephora in NYC.

If you woke up today wondering if Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss are still lady besties, the answer is an enthusiastic “YES.” Here are Taylor and Karlie, leaving the Sephora in the Meatpacking District of NYC together. The girls had a cute little lunch date on Wednesday, which included a Sephora pop-in and a leisurely lunch at ABC Kitchen.

Emily Blunt leaves a hair salon with baby Hazel

Actress Emily Blunt was spotted popping out of Balayage Salon in LA with a light blue, pebbled leather Coach Dakotah Crossbody Bag. This is one of the most reasonably priced bag options we’ve seen on the arm of a legit A-lister in months.

Emmy Rossum adopting a puppy at LACMA Park **NO DAILY MAIL SALES**

Actress Emmy Rossum made an appearance at a No Kill LA Animal Adoption event over the weekend, where she picked up a new pup and provided the animal rescue organization with a little bit of always-needed publicity via Twitter and Instagram (as well as slightly more traditional media outlets).

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West head to an office building in Los Angeles, CA

Oh yes, you read that correctly. Kim Kardashian recently became the proud recipient of an Hermès Herbag that was lovingly (and intentionally) hand-painted by her daughter North. This “customized” Herbag is, of course, a gift from Kanye. Here’s the happy couple walking into a meeting together in LA, with Kim’s new bag/North’s handiwork on full display.

Sharon Osbourne The Row Backpack and Shoulder Bag

Sharon Osbourne was recently spotted juggling two extra luxe bags from The Row as she exited the ITV Studios in London. Her sumptuous black leather backpack is a The Row Leather Backpack, naturally, and the tiny thing that looks a little reminiscent of a Céline Trio Bag is The Row Multi Pouch Bag.