Cate Blanchett was recently spotted heading to the theater in Manhattan for her matinee performance of The Maids. She’s carrying both a quilted, burgundy red Roger Vivier Prismick Shoulder Bag, which is a new-for-fall variation on one of the brand’s classic bags, and a taupe Givenchy Lucrezia Satchel. The aptly named Prismick is currently available in blue for $2,820 at MyTheresa.com. A new wine-colored version of the Lucrezia is also available for pre-order for $2,490 at Bergdorf Goodman.

Cate is extremely fond of Roger Vivier’s Prismick; we saw her with a two-tone black and white version of this bag in NYC last year. Frankly, I’m surprised we don’t see more celebs carrying this elegant design. In other news, I’m getting the distinct impression that jumpsuits are going to be really hot for fall amongst the NYC celeb set. (See also: Maggie Gyllenhaal.)

I just can’t, you guys, this baby, she is so cute, look at her little cheeks.

*deep breath*

Ok! So. Now that my hormones have been shoved back into their proper places, I’m here to tell you that North West, instantly famous child of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, has her very own page in the forthcoming 5th issue of CR Fashion Book. North, of course, made her editorial fashion debut in Vogue as an infant. (more…)

Here’s UK pop star Rita Ora, out and about in London. Lately, celebs love to color on their Hermès Birkins because it is just so subversive, and Rita has apparently followed suit. Because sometimes it just isn’t gratifying enough to simply own a $10,000 handbag. Sometimes one just needs to scribble all over it, like it’s your 6th grade day planner.

Truthfully, this graffiti job looks a lot more profesh than the last one we saw on the arm of Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Nene Leakes. Lady Gaga was, of course, the probable initiator of this trend. You can see the rest of Rita Ora’s unvandalized designer handbag stash in “The Many Bags of Rita Ora.”

In some ways, it seems like Taylor Swift has been daring me to write a second investigation into her handbag collection all summer. Every day when I open our photo agency’s archives, there are new photos of her walking to and fro in New York City, enjoying her morning constitutional, her evening constitutional and sometimes several constitutionals in between, generally wearing a two-piece matching outfit and a handbag dangling from her forearm. To me, her intentions are clear. (more…)

Here’s Amy Adams, heading into (and then out of) the same Brentwood party that we saw Kerry Washington attending over the weekend. Apparently it was a “gifting party,” which explains why she’s carrying a nice bag of goodies on the way out. Amy’s beige bag is the new-for-Fall 2014 Salvatore Ferragamo Fiamma Bag. The Fiamma is part of the new marquee accessories line for the brand, and can found at Saks for $2,250.

We’re particularly fond of the Fiamma here at the PB office. Megs penned an extensive write-up about this hot new bag from the Italian designer back in May, when the SF brand launched an entire film series to celebrate the bag’s commercial debut. You can also check out the entire handbag line from Salvatore Ferragamo’s gorgeous Fall 2014 collection, right over here.

Here’s Kerry Washington, attending a private party in LA with a Prada Face Mural Shoulder Bag, which was one of the most eye-catching pieces from the brand’s Spring 2014 collection. The line has long since sold out, but it was so popular that Prada is doing some more girl clutches and things for the upcoming season, like this close-up version: the Napa Zip Girl Clutch, which is currently available at Bergdorf Goodman for $1,195.

Speaking of fabulous clutches, “The Many Bags of Kerry Washington” is particularly clutch-heavy, as Kerry’s red carpet appearances greatly outnumber her casual public appearances. BTW, Kerry’s private party seemed to be a very swanky to-do – Zoe Saldana, Tyra Banks, Chrissy Teigen, Leslie Mann, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Chastain and Selena Gomez were all spotted leaving it.

Here’s actress Famke Janssen, coming out of a fancy pet supply store in NYC with her adorable senior pup, Licorice. Her bag is a mint blue Prada Saffiano Gardener’s Tote, which is extremely similar to the Prada Executive Tote we saw Taylor Swift carrying recently. You can find Famke’s bag in a darker shade of blue for $2,2000 at Bergdorf Goodman.

Prada’s entire Pre-Fall 2014 line has been available for pre-order at Bergdorf Goodman for over a month now, and the bags are due to ship no later than the first week of October. If you haven’t seen Prada’s Pre-Fall collection in its entirety yet, you can view it here. Celeb favorites like the Gardener’s Tote and the Executive Tote are already available in quantity at both BG and Saks.

Here’s supermodel Karlie Kloss, running errands in NYC and doing a quick pop-in at Taylor Swift’s Tribeca apartment, all while carrying a black Jason Wu Jourdan Tote. Karlie is among Wu’s favorite models, so it’s no surprise to see her toting one of the designer’s most popular bags. Karlie’s bag is currently available for $1,895 at Saks.

Karlie has been making pretty regular appearances here on PB, and while she does not have her own “Many Bags” as of yet, she definitely gets a lot of face time in “50+ Bags on the Arms of Our Favorite Supermodels.” I haven’t polled Amanda about this, but I have a hunch that the Karlie Kloss “Many Bags” will be coming down the pipeline pretty soon.

Here’s Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, shopping, strolling, and trying not to trip over semi-feral cats in LA, all while carrying a white Victoria Beckham Quincy Tote. Rosie has almost exclusively carried Saint Laurent and Givenchy bags this year, so a Victoria Beckham tote is a bit of a departure for her, brand-wise. The style of the Quincy, however, is right on-point with Rosie’s trademark look. You can find it in black for $1,275 at Net-A-Porter.

Rosie has amassed an excessively luxe designer handbag collection over the last several years, and a good part of her collection is on display in “The Many Bags of Rosie Huntington Whiteley”. My advanced powers of prediction tell me that this edition of “Many Bags” will be getting a follow-up post some time within the next few months.

In a lot of ways, air travel is the great equalizer. Only the richest of the ultra-rich fly exclusively private, and for run-of-the-mill famous people, even A-listers, working means boarding a lot of commercial flights. Often those flights either land or originate at Los Angeles International Airport, or LAX, where paparazzi are poised every day to document one of the few mundane activities that a star can’t protect or control: checking in, checking her bags and walking to security.

That means that we know more about how celebrities behave at the airport than about how they do almost anything else, from reality stars all the way up to screen legends. Since the airport also requires the sort of baggage in which we are preternaturally interested, paparazzi pictures from LAX are absolutely full of awesome bags. We previously documented celebs’ love for Louis Vuitton luggage, but today, we’re interested in which handbags the stars are carrying on. Check out our finest findings from the past few months below.

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