The simple design and small shape of a clutch lend themselves to all manner of artistic expression, and yet so frequently, that meager bag real estate is overwhelmed by logos. On the flip side, of course, you have your customizable Edie Parkers, your little Alexander McQueen skulls and your iconic Judith Leiber creations.
The entire Kardashian family loves Hermès bags just about as much as any other celebrities I can think of. While Kim loves her Birkins as much as the next Kardashian, Kris, the matriarch of the family constantly carries Hermès bags; recently we did the math to see how much Kris Jenner’s Hermès collection is worth (hint: over $500,000).
Remember when you were freshly 18 and it felt like you could finally go out and do anything? Remember how liberating that felt? Except you couldn’t actually do ANYTHING, because you weren’t a trust fund baby (though some of you maybe were, but just go with me here), so you had to satisfy your need for adventure by smoking a legal cigarette or maybe registering to vote?
She sings a little, she acts a little and for some reason she’s been tapped as the new host for the soon-to-be-rebooted America’s Next Top Model on VH1, despite her minimal modeling credentials. Rita Ora is suddenly EVERYWHERE.
For a group of women with whom designers are often extremely generous, supermodels tend to be pretty loyal when it comes to their bags. For example: Miranda Kerr can’t put down her Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag, Gigi Hadid is obsessed with her Versace Palazzo Empire Bag and Chrissy Teigen loves her Givenchy Antigona.
Fall is fast approaching, and perhaps for that very reason, celebs are getting a little adventurous with their handbag choices. This roundup is pretty evenly split between classic black leather bags from Fendi, Chanel and The Row that could survive any season, as well as bling-tastic selections from Miu Miu, Bulgari and others that are very now.
Celebs try to get away with some strange trends in the summer. Thigh-high suede boots, for example, are extremely popular with a certain set. This week overalls are making a mild comeback, though honestly I feel like some celeb or another gets the nifty idea to wear overalls in public every six months or so.