Here’s Lauren Conrad, eating at Lemonade in West Hollywood with friends, carrying the same muted pink Balenciaga Papier A4 Tote we saw her with in West Hollywood a few months ago. (I do like to see celebs getting more than one or two uses out of their handbags before sending them to celebrity handbag purgatory. Respect.) You can find a similar calfskin leather tote from Balenciaga’s Pre-Spring collection for $1,735 at Barneys.

Lauren Conrad’s designer handbag collection is just as classic and calculated as you might expect – there’s a lot of Chanel, a lot of oversized totes, and a lot of wear-with-anything neutral hues and natural leathers. There’s nothing too trendy (aside from the occasional “IT” bag of yesteryear) or too risky – each of LC’s acquisitions are solid investment pieces. You can form your own opinion, of course, by taking a lengthy gander at “The Many Bags of Lauren Conrad.”

Russian supermodel (and repeat Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl) Irina Shayk was recently spotted hanging out with a couple of friends in Soho. She’s carrying a bright, cobalt blue Hermes Birkin, of course. It’s surprising to see Irina in the city when her boyfriend, Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, is currently playing for his home country of Portugal in the World Cup. Irina has not yet made an appearance in Brazil, but she definitely appears in our “50+ Bags on the Arms of Our Favorite Supermodels.”

In other quasi-related handbag designer/World Cup news, Louis Vuitton has designed the hard case for the coveted World Cup trophy once again this year. (The brand also had the honor in 2010.) They’ve gone with their classic monogram canvas, for maximum brand exposure during the big reveal. You can see LV’s case design and the 2014 World Cup trophy here.

Sarah Jessica Parker is as close to a true original as actresses get these days. She’s made her own way, and now she occupies a beloved space in pop culture (and especially in fashion) that gives her the ability simply to be loved by being her. When she launched a shoe line at Nordstrom, of course every fashion site on the Internet covered it feverishly. Sex and the City ended long ago, but SJP endures.

We’ve already taken one thorough look at Sarah Jessica’s bag collection, but that was back at the tail end of 2012, and she’s done a lot of bag-carrying in the intervening year and a half. Below, check out everything that everyone’s favorite West Village resident has been sporting since then.

Here’s Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima, enjoying the luxuries of being rich and beautiful in Miami Beach, toting a Louis Vuitton Stephen Sprouse Graffiti Neverfull Tote. Although Neverfulls are pretty expensive, and this one in particular is quite rare, Neverfulls actually do make pretty great beach totes for those with the funds, as long as you don’t mind getting a little sand in the lining. They’re extremely lightweight, roomy and durable.

Adriana’s bright, bold bag is a nice change of pace from the onslaught of muted pink Louis Vuitton Soft Lockits we’ve seen celebs carrying over the last several weeks. We recently posted an extremely comprehensive guide to the Louis Vuitton Neverfull, which is a must-read if you’re planning on acquiring one any time in the near future. You can also check out more of Adriana’s choice designer handbags in our special feature “50+ Bags on the Arms of Our Favorite Supermodels.”

Here’s Charlotte Casiraghi, Monaco royal and granddaughter of Grace Kelly, leaving an equestrian competition in Cannes with a natural leather Gucci Soho Satchel. Charlotte is an active competitor in equestrian jumping events, and she’s also Gucci’s “official equestrian ambassador, which means the brand dresses Charlotte for many of her events. Obviously, Gucci’s love of all things equestrian does not begin and end with its signature horsebit detailing. You can find a bag similar to Charlotte’s in black for $1,950 at Gucci.

If equestrian sports are a little outside of your wheelhouse, you might not be aware that Gucci actually has an entire equestrian collection, which includes everything from riding helmets and apparel to saddles and riding crops. And if you love the pageantry of equestrian events like jumping and polo (as a participant or strictly as a voyeur), I simply must insist that you check out our recent style profile of the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic.

Actress Emmy Rossum was recently spotted at LAX carrying an exotic Ralph Lauren Alligator Ricky Bag. Emmy has a very close relationship with the RL brand and has several Rickys to show for it. This particular Ricky is one of Ralph Lauren’s priciest handbag offerings to date, and it’s currently available for $22,500 at Ralph Lauren. You can read Amanda’s review of the sorely underrated Ricky Bag here.

I imagine that price tag will cause a lot of raised eyebrows, and for good reason. The Ricky has been the flagship style of the RL handbag department for several years now, and a regular Italian nappa leather Ricky retails for just $2,500. Calfhair versions are available for just $3,250. You can see the rest of Emmy’s far more modestly priced handbag collection in “The Many Bags of Emmy Rossum”.

Here’s Jessica Simpson, arriving back in LA after a few days in NYC, carrying a Saint Laurent Studded Sac de Jour Bag and wearing a pair of what seem to be her favorite shoes – the Saint Laurent Janis Pumps. She’s tied it all together with what appears to be an extremely fashionable sweatsuit, of sorts, which looks pretty ideal for air travel. You can find Jessica’s Saint Laurent bag for $3,950 at Bergdorf Goodman, and her Saint Laurent shoes are available for $775 at Barneys.

We’ve seen Jessica wearing different Janis pumps several times before, and this isn’t even the first time we’ve seen her wearing them at an airport. The woman loves Janis pumps, and they do seem particularly on-brand for her look. Jessica also owns a modest assortment of Saint Laurent handbags, of course, which you can view in “The Many Bags of Jessica Simpson.” Jessica Simpson’s handbag collection is (unsurprisingly) very Jessica Simpson.

Here’s Diane Kruger leaving the gym in West Hollywood. She’s the first celeb that we’ve seen carrying the new Lanvin Sugar Bag, which is brand new for Fall 2014 and a big push for a brand that’s hasn’t really done exceptionally well in the handbag department lately. I actually like this bag a lot, with its supple lambskin leather construction and the very subtle quilt-embossed leather below the flap, but I fear the bag as a whole just isn’t distinctive enough to become the huge hit that the brand likely wants it to be. Nevertheless, it can be pre-ordered in black at Neiman Marcus for $2,190, a pricepoint which seems fairly appropriate.

Diane has quite eclectic tastes in handbags – we rarely see her carrying your standard celeb favorites. She’s more likely to be seen with a Charlotte Olympia clutch, a special edition Proeza Schouler or something from one of the slightly more obscure European fashion houses. She does own a modest amount of Chanel bags, but we haven’t seen her carrying the brand in some time. (Diane is one of Karl Lagerfeld’s many, many celeb muses.) It will be interesting to see how this Lanvin bag tracks, now that Diane has provided an assist with its celeb debut. You can see the majority of Diane’s designer handbag collection in “The Many Bags of Diane Kruger.”

A quick look at the comments on any of our celebrity posts make at least one thing clear: you guys are pretty savvy to the not-so-transparent ways that brands try to market things to you via their famous friends. And while no celebrity gets everything for free (seriously, we see most of them shopping all the time), the art of the celebrity placement, as it’s called, is alive and well. What we want to know, though, is if the tactic affects your shopping habits. (more…)

Dakota and Elle Fanning have been in the entertainment business since they were kids, and they’ve been in fashion almost as long. The young sisters’ angelic appearances – extremely pale skin and eyes, light blonde hair, innocently round faces – ingratiated themselves to designers immediately, and they’ve been sitting front row at fashion shows and starring in ad campaigns ever since. They are, in a way, the opposite of the Jenner sisters that we profiled last week.

When it comes to designer bags, though, the Fannings have a bit more in common with their raven-haired, West Coast compatriots. They all love Celine, Chanel and Balenciaga, for one. Check out the sisters’ full collections below.

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