Paris Fashion Week is the grandaddy of them all, and the street style certainly reflected that. Like Milan Fashion Week before it, brands invited fewer celebrities, so editors, bloggers and street style stars got more of a chance to shine. We slogged through a million (only a slight exaggeration) photos of the proceedings to find the best bags on the most stylish stars, and you can check them all out below. (more…)
Celebrity Style and Fashion
Polish supermodel Anja Rubik was recently spotted carrying a cute little Gucci Soho Disco Bag while spending some time with her family in Warsaw. If only we could all look this nice (and unharried) after a casual family lunch in the city. You can find Anja’s exact bag at Gucci for $895.
A $895 Gucci bag is a comparatively affordable handbag choice for a supermodel. If you’d like to get a better feel for the kind of pricey designer swag we’re more accustomed to seeing on the arms of the world’s most beautiful women, be sure to check out “50+Bags on the Arms of Our Favorite Supermodels.”
Here’s internationally renowned human rights lawyer (and accidental style maven) Amal Alamuddin, hand in hand with new husband George Clooney (some guy who’s acted in/produced/directed a few movies) in Venice, heading to their civil ceremony. Amal is carrying a tasteful Stella McCartney Beckett Envelope Clutch that perfectly matches her chic wedding pants suit (not something I thought I’d ever hear myself say). You can find Amal’s clutch in silver at Neiman Marcus for $835.
This definitely isn’t the first photo you’ve seen from Clooney’s wedding weekend, and it won’t be the last either. Will any event ever be more star-studded and glamorous? Probably not, so we should all just stop trying. George and Amal have won glamour. This celebrity wedding solidly trumps every other celebrity wedding of the last five years, and it doesn’t even look like it’s trying that hard.
Amber Rose is no stranger to paparazzi cameras, but she’s receiving a little extra unwanted attention this week after announcing her rather sudden divorce from Wiz Khalifa. Here she is ducking out the back entrance of Bossa Nova in LA after dinner with some friends, carrying a gorgeous, polished leather Tom Ford Charlotte Zip Pocket Tote, complete with Tom’s trademark yellow gold hardware. Amber’s exact bag is available for $2,990 at Neiman Marcus.
We haven’t given Amber Rose a lot of love here on PB, though she has made appearances in a few of our recent celeb handbag round-ups such as “50+ Celebrities and the Bags They Carried to Fly out of LAX This Summer” and “100 Celebs and Their Favorite Chanel Bags.” Pap photos of Amber Rose will probably continue to be plentiful as this divorce (and ugly rumors re: this divorce) continue to play out in the public eye.
Here’s Kourtney Kardashian, out and about with her sister Khloe, shopping for furniture in LA while Kris, Kendall, and Kimye take in Paris Fashion Week. Kourtney is carrying the Proenza Schouler PS1 Backpack, and it looks quite roomy. You can find it in black for $2,150 at Saks. Kourtney is also wearing the ever-popular Chloé Suzanna Boots, which you can find for $1,345 at Barneys.
Kourtney is the sole remaining Kardashian/Jenner sister who does not have her own edition of “Many Bags” but we’ll get there, we promise. In the meantime, you can assess the rest of the family’s net worth in handbags by checking out “The Many Bags of Kylie and Kendall Jenner,” “The Many Bags of Kris Jenner,” “The Many Bags of Khloe Kardashian” and, of course, “The Many (Many) Bags of Kim Kardashian.”
Here’s actress/rock star progeny Lily Collins, arriving at LAX with one of her minders, carrying a muted grey Prada Saffiano Cuir Tote that matches her highly inconspicuous giant grey wool hat and grey suede coat. This particular model is new for Fall 2014, and it appears it’s currently only available for purchase from Prada’s website. You can find it at Prada for $2,950.
You can shop the majority of Prada’s other Fall 2014 styles at Bergdorf Goodman. Variations of the Saffiano Cuir Tote have been popular for some time, but Prada has recently made waves with edgier styles like its Prada Face Mural Shoulder Bag (seen here on Kerry Washington). If you want to check out more Prada face bags, you can find them here. You certainly won’t see them in stores any more.
This year, London Fashion Week got compressed down to nearly nothing and we found ourselves looking down the barrel of the Milan Fashion Week collections before we even knew what hit us. Ultimately, though, that’s okay–MFW brought out tons of fashion industry insiders, basically all of whom were carrying pretty bags at which to gawk.
Last season’s Milan shows felt at times like an orgiastic tribute to celebrities, but this season, designers scaled things back a bit. Instead of attempting to fill every from row with the Katy Perrys and Rita Oras of the world, the people that the paparazzi spotted outside of the shows are mostly famous because of their involvement in the industry. Check out the best bags we spotted below.
Here’s Sofia Vergara, leaving the Good Morning America studios in NYC and waving to the crowd. She’s carrying a Chanel Rigid Handle Shopping Bag. We’re certain that this bag is a very recent acquisition because it’s a new style for Fall 2014, a collection which just arrived in boutiques. We can also confirm that this bag retails for a cool $5,200. Chanel’s Fall 2014 bags were, of course, first exhibited in the brand’s much hyped supermarket-styled runway show. You can take a closer look at those Chanel designs here.
When it comes to handbags, Sofia Vergara is a Chanel-and-similarly-high-end-brands-ONLY kind of girl, just like her character on Modern Family. (Frankly, I can’t tell where Sofia Vergara ends and Gloria begins, at this point.) She rarely bothers with smaller brands, but she will occasionally carry something by designers from her native Colombia. You can peruse her handbag collection at length in “The Many Bags of Sofia Vergara.”
Here’s Heidi Klum, arriving at LAX in all black, save for a navy Versace Signature Tote. I quite like navy/black combos, but if you’re a stickler for consistency, you can find Heidi’s bag in black patent leather for $2,228 at farfetch.com. (On a semi-related note, I have no idea where one buys structured velour pants these days.)
Heidi is beloved by many designers, and has been for over a decade, so as you might expect, her designer handbag collection is quite extensive and includes everything from Hermès to Michael Kors. There’s a LOT of Michael Kors, in fact. You can see the majority of her collection in “The Many Bags of Heidi Klum”.
Here’s actress Kirsten Dunst, leaving her hotel in NYC with a snazzy Salvatore Ferragamo Alligator Sofia Top Handle Bag in tow. This exotic bag has completely vanished from stores, but when it was available, it would have retailed for upwards of $20,000. Fortunately, you can still find a nice, basic leather version for a tiny fraction of that price ($1,348) at farfetch.com.
We’ve featured Kirsten a few times on PB in the past year, and her other bag choices have been far more modestly priced. We saw her carrying one of our absolute office faves, the Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag, last fall, and we spotted her with a Coach Mini Borough Bag back in March. Both of those bags retail for under $500, so a $20K Salvatore Ferragamo seems like QUITE the upgrade.