Venice was bursting at the seams with film industry A-listers last week, and, fair warning, they started making their way back to American shores over the weekend, so you can expect a fair amount of celeb photos from the airport later this week.


Normally we just talk about a celeb’s bags when it comes time to take a peek inside of his or her closet, but today, before we get started, I’d like to point out something about Kate Beckinsale that I think deserves mentioning: she has great hair.


Celebs were extremely busy this week, and if you don’t already feel like you’re wasting the precious remainder of summer in the office, you will after you finish reading this post. Rihanna launched a new fragrance, Kris Jenner just released her new cookbook (yes!) and everyone else was flocking to and from the VMAs or checking out exotic destinations like, uh, Toronto.


While this is certainly a fairly diverse edition of our celeb bag round-ups, bag-wise, the big names continue to steal the show. There’s a stunning croc Fendi bag on display that costs as much as I make in many months, as well as a bevy of Hermès Birkins (per usual) and a few fun selections from more mid-range brands that might not completely devour your entire paycheck.


Usually when we say a celebrity “just can’t get enough,” we’re talking about someone who really, really loves a particular bag in her collection. When I saw down to go through some photos of Reese Witherspoon, though, I noticed a different pattern–she has a particular affection for a certain shade of pink.

Celebrity Beach Bags

I have a friend who brings her Prada bag to the beach. She’s a sensible girl at heart, and her attitude about her bag is that it’s hers, it’s saffiano and it should be able to put up with a little sand every now and then.


As we careen toward the end of summer, it’s once again time to gather ’round in our cut-off jean shorts and semi-sheer tanks and reexamine some of the best bag looks of the season. We had strong showings from brands like Givenchy, Fendi and Saint Laurent, which should come as a surprise to no one.

Celebrities and Chanel Bags

When I sat down to compile the photos for this post, I didn’t know that it was going to be about Chanel. As I started looking through our photo agency’s recent archives, though, it became clear that it had to be; no other brand exerts the kind of dominance among high-profile women’s handbag collections that Chanel does.

Celebrities Exotic Handbags

[Editor’s Note: This week, our staff is on PurseBlog Summer Break, so we’re posting a reduced schedule of new features and updated favorites. Below, check out one of our favorite posts from 2014, updated with a bunch of new exotic bags.]

Friday is National Handbag Day (did we already mention that?), and that means that our week is even more dedicated to handbags than it usually is.


There are two clear winners of this round-up: Fendi and Louis Vuitton. And, interestingly enough, almost every Louis Vuitton bag represented here is one of the brand’s classic logo designs instead of the newer, more subtle styles.