Former Real Housewives of New York star/Skinnygirl entrepreneur/daytime talk show host Bethenny Frankel was recently spotted picking her daughter up from school in Lower Manhattan with a black leather Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity Bag in tow. Bethenny’s quite fond of Christian Louboutin’s handbags (and his shoes too, of course), and we’ve actually seen her carrying this exact bag around town before.

As another New York Fashion Week draws to a close, we still can’t get enough of what people were toting outside of the tents, studios and miscellaneous venues that make up the sprawling event. Vladi has spent the week giving you a close-up view of what everyone, famous and not-so-famous, has been carrying to NYFW, and now it’s time for us to investigate exactly what the various and sundry celebrity attendees have had on their arms and shoulders.

Here’s Alessandra Ambrosio, leaving lunch in West Hollywood while carrying a black Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag. These bags are completely sold out at the moment, but you can add one to your wishlist on Net-A-Porter and receive notification as soon as they come back in stock, which according to our sources, should be sometime in late February. If you’d like to browse through Alessandra’s most impressive handbag stash, do have a gander at “The Many Bags of Alessandra Ambrosio.”

We haven’t exactly been discreet about our ardent love for Mansur Gavriel here on PurseBlog.

Gisele Bundchen was recently spotted arriving at LAX (we’re betting she was on her way to NYFW) clad in a plaid shirt, knee high suede boots and black jeans like only a true supermodel can be. Her luxe black leather bag is the Balenciaga Tube Shoulder Bag. We’ve seen Gisele with Balenciaga before; in fact, she makes an appearance in “Celebrities and Balenciaga Bags: A Retrospective.” Gisele’s bag is not currently available online, but you can find the messenger bag version of it for $1,495 at Barneys.

Elizabeth Banks was seen leaving The Today Show studios last Thursday morning with a beautifully patterned Alexander McQueen Heroine Tote. You can get Elizabeth’s bag in basic white calfskin leather for $2,595 at Nordstrom. The Heroine made its debut back in 2012, and while we’ve seen it carried by plenty of A-list celebs over the past two years (Jessica Chastain, Lady Gaga), I can’t help thinking this bag should’ve been way more popular than it was/is.

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, and a significant portion (if not all) of their brood were seen departing LAX earlier this week after returning from a lengthy family trip to Australia. Angie is carrying a black Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Suede Tote. Saint Laurent has dressed Angelina for several red carpets since Hedi Slimane took the reigns of the brand, so it’s not surprising that they sent a few new bags her way.

Victoria’s Secret Angel Karlie Kloss was recently spotted leaving a special Victoria’s Secret Angels Party in NYC on Tuesday night with a sleek, black Coach Large Borough Bag. Karlie is doing two of her biggest clients a solid here by doing a little Angel duty while carrying a hot new Coach bag, because as you’ve probably guessed, Karlie is one of the faces of Coach’s most recent campaign.

New York Fashion Week kicks off today, and with it comes a month of style, absurdity and literally hundreds of fashion shows. We’ll be bringing you all the best Fall 2014 handbag collections from New York and beyond, as well as a daily dose of the best handbags outside the New York shows courtesy of Vlad and his trusty camera(s), but first, we want to take a moment to look back.

Jessica Alba was recently seen leaving dinner at Craig’s in West Hollywood with her hubs Cash Warren and a bright red Tory Burch Robinson Double Zip Tote. This coral red hue is pretty striking, and you can get the latest version of Jessica’s bag at Nordstrom for $575. If you love the look of the Robinson, but are on the hunt for something much, much more luxe, check out the new Tory Burch Robinson Alligator Tote, which retails for a whopping $15K.

Former Pussycat Doll and current X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger was recently spotted at the arrivals gate at LAX with a sleek, taupe Hermes Jypsiere Bag in tow. The Jypsiere is one of the newest models in Hermes’ stable of non-seasonal classics. While its front closure is similar to that of a Birkin, functionally, it’s more like a messenger bag. It seems to be Hermes’ attempt to both maximize the utility of their bags, and perhaps attract a younger customer.

Follow Closely