As I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are an item. Somehow, the two biggest publicity hounds in the entire entertainment industry have come together to make tabloid magic, although whether this pairing is true love or all business remains to be seen. (Take an educated guess and see where you find yourself.) The greatest news of all, though, is that Kanye is going to be featured on the upcoming season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians – that sound you just heard was E! executives involuntarily gasping with glee.

It’s well known in these parts that I’m a bit skeptical of Kim (although awed at her ability to make money), but I’m an unabashed Kanye fangirl. The more ridiculous he becomes, the more Yeezy I want in my life, which means that his “relationship” (scarequotes necessary, obvi) with Kim is a truly fortunate turn of events for me. If you’re a bag lover, it’s also oddly fortunate for you – Kim’s collection is legendary even among those who despise her, and Kanye has the best collection of man bags I’ve ever seen on a celebrity. But whose bag game is tighter? Let’s examine the evidence after the jump.

Whose bag game is tighter?

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Kim Kardashian:

Kim’s got the obvious advantage because she’s female, which means that more designers cater to her handbag whims. Ms. Kardashian is famous for her love of Hermes Birkins, first and foremost, but her collection runs the gamut from petite silk Bottega Veneta Knot Clutches to traditional Chanel Classic Flaps. And even though Kim might not be universally adored, her fashion choices are talked about endlessly, so I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if boxes full of free, fabulous handbags find the way to her doorstep on the regular. Kim’s game is tight, but just like in Olympic gymnastics, her degree of difficulty hurts her overall score.

Kanye West:

Kanye nicknamed himself the Louis Vuitton Don long before most people even knew his real name, and his go-to man bags show his love for the French brand. Unlike Kim, Kanye’s style goes a bit outside the box; for example, the custom-made Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Backpack in several of these photos is rumored to have cost as much as $15,000. Being one-of-a-kind comes at a high price, and even though Kim could afford it easily, I’ve never noticed her carrying anything customized or bespoke. Since his Louis Vuitton days, Yeezy has branched out, embracing backpack style from other French brands like Goyard and Celine. Because he finds a way to break the men’s fashion mold time and time again and was doing so long before it was culturally popular, I award Kanye extra points for difficulty.

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  • http://www.queenbeeofbeverlyhills.com/ Queen Bee of Beverly Hills

    Kayne and Kim – I would love to see thier handbag collections unite. But I am not sure about them.
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  • Fiona-Brasil

    God pairs people.Those two deserve each other…

  • A Reader

    Didn’t realize that their careers were in so much trouble that they needed each other. Pity, especially since Kanye actually has talent. His late mother must be rolling in her grave.

  • mlle p

    Of course the Airbrushian is never carrying her own “fashion” handbags!

    • birkinboy

      because they all are basically knockoffs!

  • girlygirl

    Sorry, but whats the bag that kanye carry on the main pict?

    • mlle p

      Looks like a Goyard backpack.

  • suz

    Yuck! …. in every possible way……

  • Lynnie

    Oh Kanye, don’t do this to yourself. Get away from Kim before it’s too late! Use your talent!

  • fuchsiafury

    Kanye and Kim are poles apart. 

    Although they’re united by their penchant for classic Italian and French fashion houses, Kanye is a self-made man whereas Kim was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. Kanye interned at Fendi for several months whereas Kim’s most prestigious collaboration was with Bebe. Kanye is a creative genius (called American Mozart by this month’s Atlantic magazine) http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/05/american-mozart/8931/#, and Kim’s best talent is self-promotion. 

  • Rashida

    I think she could do a whole lot better, Kanye’s ego is disgusting.  But Kim has the better collection… you forgot to cover her gorgeous Balenciagia bags!

  • glowingface

    Never seen KIM or any of the Kardashian oldies n ladies carry their own Kollection of Bags??

  • Fashiondoesntexist

    Awesome Kanye’s outfits!

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.it/

  • Jeloi

    Amanda, is Kanye your celebrity crush? They are a definite match when it comes to handbags/bags. I don’t know about dating each other. I personally would tell Kanye to run, run, run, as fast as you can away from KK.

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    Kanye 100%. Kim just does off the rack, granted its Hermes and Chanel rack, but there is no creativity.

    Kanye is a poopy head and a jerk but he knows man bags.

    That backpack set him back at least $20,000 as soft sided custom LV is MORE expensive than hard sided.

    KC

  • aidan

    i want to say kim but i hate her….. so i’m just going to smile and nod…

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    What a banner post and I love the topic of the story here. Match made in heaven….

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