New York Fashion Week Celebrity Handbags

The subject of celebrities at New York Fashion Week is a little bit odd. Most of them are paid to be there by a designer whose show they’re attending or a brand or product that they represent, which means that many of them are wearing and carrying clothes from that designer in what can be a fairly transparent marketing scheme. The whole point of a fashion show is marketing the new collection, though, so I can’t gripe too much. And no matter how a bag got into a celebrity’s hands, I always enjoy seeing what they carry.

And then there’s the models. They’re also paid to show up, of course, but they’re generally not bedecked in the duds of any particular designer. Instead, they’re carrying something that, more often than not, perfectly punctuates their “model off duty” look and makes us all wonder why we can’t figure out how to dress like that in our downtime. (Because we’re not models, probably.) It’s an interesting contrast, and one that we’ll explore fully in the slideshow below.

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  • Yerani_km

    So the ultimate question as far as Im concerned is (excluding the DVF, Minkoff, and BCBG, which were more than likely gifted) why are there no American designers on the arms of these models, actresses, and designers during NY Fashion Week?

    • Amanda Mull

      I can’t speak for others, of course, but I never really think to include more American designers than I would wear on a normal day when I go to shows at Fashion Week. Beyond whether or not you should wear or carry something from the designer whose show your attending, I don’t think most people think about it.

    • Kate

      I’m sure plenty of models/actresses wore Alexander Wang,3.1 Philip Lim or PS bags.

  • Sandra

    Wow, whoever that is in head to toe Prada looks like a fashion victim to me! Yikes!

    • Amanda Mull

      That’s kind of what she’s know for, for better or for worse.

  • Jessica

    I love seeing celebs barrying RM!! It’s nice to see them with less expensive bags instead of always carrying birkins!

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