Celebrity bag collections are almost addictive to look at. The mixture of private wealth and paparazzi interest makes for incredible bag-spotting, and it’s easy to get carried away in imaging what it would be like to march into any designer boutique and pick whatever you wanted to take home.
Celebs have turned back to their Chanel bags and Birkins in a big way this week, and it seems fitting, because what else should you carry when you’re standing on a helipad? Love them or hate them, few bags communicate the sense of wealth and power that a Birkin can, and that’s why the celebs we both love and hate (and love to hate) will continue to carry Birkins until the end of time.
As you might have heard, Reed Krakoff is back, and celebs have rallied around him to help him launch his new collab with Kohl’s. Launching a collab with a mass-market retailer a year after you shutter your luxury brand is strange timing indeed, but if you liked Krakoff’s old line but balked at the prices, there’s a 100% chance you’ll want to see these ultra affordable REED x Kohl’s bags.
You don’t have to watch many episodes of Top Chef to notice that Padma Lakshmi is extremely polished. That might be an understatement: she’s almost imposingly polished. When you stack that on top of being beautiful and very smart, it’s not surprising that even the paparazzi rarely catch her looking at all ruffled.
We have long admired Miranda Kerr because few celebs (yes, even supermodels) make A-list style look so effortless. Last week, we showed you all the chunky heels Taylor Swift has been favoring as she continues to careen through the fly-by-night fashion preferences of her mid-twenties, but if the thought of chunky heels (and being in your mid-twenties) triggers a slight gag reflex, well, Miranda’s sartorial shoe game is the perfect antidote to all of that.
You can mark every spring by one recurring fashion trend: the return of the mini bag. They’re back every year right around now, and this year, they seem to be more miniature than ever. (But, then again, I feel like I say that every year.) In addition to a fresh crop of mini bags, we also have a double dose of jet-setting Jennifer Lopez for you, plus an appearance by her eminence Judge Judy, whom we would include in many more celeb handbag roundups, if given the opportunity.
Gwyneth Paltrow is, if nothing else, a remarkably consistent human being. That’s the kind of personality required to follow her strict diet and workout regiments for years on end, and it also means her fresh-faced, flaxen-haired personal style has been the same since time immemorial.
Celebs at home and abroad dragged out their favorite Gucci bags last week, whether they were hot off the runway or several seasons old. Gucci is enjoying massive success with its latest lines of shoes and handbags, and we have to wonder which storied fashion house will have this sort of mini-renaissance next.
While most celebs have already slipped into minimal sandal mode, Taylor Swift has recently discovered a love for fat heels, and I don’t fault her; a good chunky-heeled shoe is far easier to walk in than a designer stiletto.