Here’s Sarah Jessica Parker in NYC, carrying an SJP New Yorker Hobo, which seems most appropriate. SJP is better than most stars about carrying or wearing pieces from her own line, but of course, her line is exclusive to Nordstrom, a store she might actually be familiar with as a shopper. (I highly doubt that J-Lo/the Kardashians/Selena Gomez ever set foot in a Kohl’s/Sears/K-mart when they’re not promoting their namesake brands.) You can find a New Yorker Hobo in coral pink leather for $375 at Nordstrom, of course.

Sarah has been on a self-promotion tear this year – we just saw her wearing a pair of SJP Fawn Pumps to a charity event at the White House earlier this week. SJP actually smuggled in several extra pairs of SJP shoes for the sole purpose of Instagram-ing them from inside the White House, which only seems a tad shameless. You can see Sarah’s collection of handbags that bear names other than her own in “The Many Bags of Sarah Jessica Parker.”

Here’s former Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel, literally picking her daughter Bryn up from school in Tribeca. Bethenny is carrying a black Hermes Birkin, one of the many, many Birkins she has in her handbag collection. It’s somewhat surprising when we see Bethenny carrying anything else. (On a quasi-related note, we’ve never seen Bethenny’s daughter Bryn wearing any color other than pink.) You can see Bethenny’s many Birkins via “The Many Bags of Bethenny Frankel.”

Bethenny’s talk show was canned back in February – ratings never picked up steam, so it wasn’t a huge surprise. (It’s possible that someone miscalculated the appeal of a Bravo “Real Housewife” to the daytime TV-watching set.) Since then, Bethenny has turned her focus back to parenting little Bryn, wrapping up her split from estranged husband Jason and expanding her signature Skinny Girl cocktail line into other types of foods and beverages.

Lea Michele has recently been making the press rounds in NYC to promote her new album Louder, her new book Brunette Ambition and, of course, the forthcoming final season of Glee. (Yes, she acts, she sings and she writes memoirs.) Here’s Lea carrying a black pebbled-calfskin Alexander Wang Marion Bag, which you can currently obtain from Barneys for $675.

Alexander Wang bags seem to pair particularly well with leather motorcycle jackets – we caught Gisele Bundchen carrying an Alexander Wang Diego Leopard Bucket Bag in an incredibly similar ensemble just a few months ago. You can check out all of Alexander Wang’s highly conceptual handbag designs from his Fall 2014 runway collection here.

While some brands go out of their ways (and max out their budgets) to attract the most high-profile stars to their shows, brands that enjoy an outrageous amount of publicity simply by virtue of being themselves tend to cultivate a group of their celebrities. Karl Lagerfeld is a pioneer of this tactic; Chanel guest lists don’t just include whoever’s popular, but instead, Lagerfeld and his PR department often invite less-famous people who fit the brand’s image perfectly, even if they don’t generate as many headlines as possible. With its Monaco-set Louis Vuitton Cruise 2014 show, LV seems to be headed down the same path. (more…)

Our daily celeb features have quickly turned into a parade of Kardashians and Jenners heading to the Kimye wedding via LAX this week. (Everyone else is in Cannes.) Here’s Kendall Jenner, on her way to catch a flight to Paris with a white Balenciaga City Bag. Balenciagas are often Kendall’s go-to designer handbags, and the City Bag has been a long-time family favorite. Here’s Kim carrying a beige City Bag back when she was a blonde, and here she is carrying a black suede version while she was still pregnant with baby North. Even Kendall has more than one. You can still find this classic “It” bag in white wrinkled lambskin for $1,835 at Barneys.

To recap, yesterday we saw Kourtney Kardashian en route to the big to-do with a black Hermes Birkin, and last week, we saw the bride-to-be on her way to be wed with a So Black Hermes Birkin. I’m betting tomorrow we’ll see Khloe or Kris Jenner traipsing through LAX, and my money would be on a Hermes Birkin or Celine bag. One would think they could all just jet off for Paris together, but why miss out on all the extra publicity that obviously comes with daily staggered individual departures?!

Here’s Kourtney Kardashian, preparing to get on a flight to Paris at LAX with her kiddos Mason and Penelope. (Or maybe it was a flight to Florence? Frankly, we’ve all been down the “Kim Kardashian’s wedding” rabbit hole before, and it’s hard to care.) Kourtney is carrying a black Hermes Birkin, natch. We just saw Kourtney landing at LAX last week with a very covetable Celine Knot Tote, and mere days later, we saw Kim departing LAX with a black Birkin of her own.

As we’ve mentioned before, Kourtney’s sisters Kim and Khloe have both already been awarded their own edition of “The Many Bags of…” (you can see Kim’s here and Khloe’s here), and Kourtney is definitely the next Kardashian in the pipeline. Kourtney’s half-sis Kendall Jenner probably isn’t too far behind her, come to think of it. We did include Kourtney in our special Mother’s Day edition, though: “The Many Bags of Celebrity Moms.”

Here’s Rihanna, hanging out courtside with BFF Melissa Forde at the Clippers NBA playoff game at the Staples Center in LA. RiRi is matching her pink wig to her pink Givenchy Lucrezia Bag, which begs the question, which came first? The bag or the wig? It’s a real chicken/egg conundrum for our times. You can find Rihanna’s napa leather Givenchy duffel bag in a bright green hue for $1,965 at Barneys.

When we’re mentally ranking the celebs who are consistently carrying amazing designer bags or wearing amazing designer shoes (which we do often, in this game), Rihanna is always at the top of both lists. Her sprawling stash of designer wares can really only be rivaled by the likes of Kim Kardashian or Reese Witherspoon. You can see all of Rihanna’s best bags, shoes, and looks in “The Many Bags of Rihanna”, and “The Many Bags of Rihanna, Part 2″.

Here’s Kim Kardashian, navigating her way through LAX amid an enormous mob of paparazzi, carrying her extremely rare Hermes So Black Birkin, and we’ve seen her carrying this coveted Birkin before. Kim is quite the collector of exotic Birkins, in fact, it could easily be argued that she’s one of the most prolific Birkin collectors, because she has both the wealth and the high profile necessary to gain access to the really good stuff.

Kim does occasionally liquidate some of her Birkin assets, presumably so she can acquire even more Birkins. Here’s Kim with a 30 cm Himalayan Crocodile Birkin earlier this year, a bag which is rarely seen in the wild. You can view the majority of Kim’s Hermes investments (some of which are now owned by other Birkin/Kardashian paraphernalia collectors) in “The Many (Many) Bags of Kim Kardashian.”

Here’s one of Girls leading ladies, Allison Williams, filming on location for the hit HBO series in NYC. She’s carrying a white Rebecca Minkoff Elle Studded Satchel (or her character Marnie Michaels is carrying one, I suppose). Either way, a bright white Elle is a great bag for summer. (Interesting Allison Williams factoid: She’s the daughter of NBC News anchor Brian Williams. True story.) You can currently find a black Mini Elle for $395 at Nordstrom.

A few months ago, designer Rebecca Minkoff allowed us to take a peek inside her purse during NYFW for one of our What’s In Her Bag features. She was carrying a Rebecca Minkoff Perry Satchel, naturally. You can examine her Fashion Week arsenal in “What’s In Her Bag: Rebecca Minkoff.” You can also take a gander at her Spring 2014 handbag collection here.

Angelina Jolie is one of the closest people we currently have to a traditional movie star, and love her or hate her, what she wears is always notable, even if she often seems to be deliberately attempting to make sure it’s not. She doesn’t always carry handbags (usually because she’s also carrying a child or two), but when she does, her choices are often just as interesting for what they’re not as for what they are.

Unlike every other celebrity that we’ve profiled in our The Many Bags series, Angelina appears to own no Hermes, no Chanel, not even any Givenchy or Goyard. Instead, she’s faithful almost fully to Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent, both before and after the hacking-off of the “Yves.” In handbags, just as in seemingly everything else in her life from childbirth to activism, Angelina does it her way.

Follow Closely