The Beverly Hills Barneys location and The Grove continued to be bombarded with celebrity shoppers armed with top-notch bags well into the waning hours of 2015. In fact, I don’t know how normal, everyday people could successfully navigate to the pretzel dog stand without tripping over a Bella Thorne or a Kelly Rowland.
As the year comes to and end, we thought it only appropriate to take a look back on celebrities, their handbags and the happy moments they made together. For 2015, we went beyond the usual Chanel Flaps and Hermès Birkins to celebrate some more interesting and seasonal choices; after all, variety is the spice of life.
Everyone falls into their own patterns with their bags. Some people are constant bag-switchers, with options to match their ever-changing moods, color palettes or social occasions, while others pick one or two steadfast options and use them almost constantly until they’re worn out or a better bag presents itself.
It seems that celebrities have already begun their deep holiday hibernation. The two weeks surrounding Christmas and New Year’s tend to be a no-promo zone for the vast majority of celebrities, though the myriad Star Wars premieres across the globe are giving us a little something to go on this year.
Platform sandals are back,and they are taking off rather quickly, so bear that in mind as you make your post-holiday shoe purchases. Charlotte Olympia has already taken a quick lead on the platform front, and one of her latest styles is a huge hit with celebs this week (as well as with yours truly.) In other news, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out today, and whether that excites you or not, the movie’s LA premiere has provided us with some of our best shoes of the week; I imagine the subsequent international Star Wars premieres will continue to deliver on both the bag and shoe front.
Do celebs intentionally take advantage of bigger holiday shopping crowds to step out and get some shopping done while feeling normal? I’ve never given much thought to this before, but we’ve seen more celeb snapshots from outside Barneys and inside popular LA shopping hot spots like The Grove this month than we have all year.