You may have heard that Kylie and Kendall Jenner have recently released a new sci-fi novel. I was going to say that they “wrote” it, but that seems like it would be a generous description of their relationship to the book. Instead, we’d like to spend a little time talking about something that the Jenner girls have a more obvious expertise in: designer handbags. Both of the youngest sisters in the Kardashian-Jenner clan take after their older sisters when it comes to a love for Celine, Givenchy and especially Balenciaga. (more…)

Here’s Marion Cotillard in NYC, enjoying a milkshake from Shake Shack (something that everyone must have when visiting, IMO. Black and white is the best flavor.) and carrying a pastel blue Dior Miss Dior Mini Shoulder Bag. Not only is Marion Cotillard quintessentially French and therefore a perfect fit for the brand, but she’s had a long-running professional relationship with Dior. Marion has been the face of Dior’s Lady Dior campaign for several years now.

Marion is of course in town for the CDFAs, which took place Monday night. It was quite a headline-generating affair, what with Alexander Wang bringing Mango as his date (yes, the SNL character portrayed by Chris Kattan) and Rihanna showing up in a sparkly, completely transparent Adam Selman gown. (No one upstages Mango! No one!) Marion had the honor of presenting an award this year and wore a little lacey something by Dior just for the occasion, of course.

Although the most notorious outfit at last night’s 2014 CFDA Awards didn’t include a clutch (if you’ve seen photo’s of Rihanna’s dress from last night, you know it didn’t include much), we found plenty of attendees who carried beautiful little clutches and evening bags from both their designer dates and other brands. Below, check out a selection of the best. (more…)

Here’s heiress Nicky Hilton, strolling past the abandoned Target shopping carts and graffitied brick walls of downtown Manhattan with a Chanel Boy Brick Clutch. These little bags cost nearly ten grand, and they are particularly hard to come by at retail stores, so they’re usually reserved for special events and formal occasions. (We saw Nicky carrying this same Boy Brick Clutch to a movie screening back in March.)

It’s highly unusual to see a Boy Brick Clutch paired with such a low-key, casual (but extremely cute) outfit, but of course, the Hilton sisters are not at all adverse to carrying $10K bags anywhere they please. Nicky’s edition of “The Many Bags of…” remains one of our most prolific editions of the series to date, and even though it only hit the blog last year, a follow-up post is probably already warranted.

Here’s Charlize Theron, arriving at LAX with her son Jackson and boyfriend Sean Penn, carrying a Louis Vuitton Soft Lockit Bag. The Soft Lockit is a brand new launch for Louis Vuitton, and Megs penned an extensive review of this reinvented LV classic earlier in the week. The Soft Lockit does, of course, come with a very A-Lister price tag – you can purchase it for $4,250 at Louis Vuitton stores. It’s not currently sold online.

If we were to create a handy infographic of “Celebrity Designer Handbag Endorsement Rankings,” Charlize Theron would be standing on the same pedestal with Angelina Jolie. Both women do a superior job of evading the paparazzi, and from what limited photographic evidence that we do have, it seems that neither of them rotate their bags nearly as often as the Reese Witherspoons or Hilary Duffs of the world. Speaking of which, we saw Reese Witherspoon with her own Soft Lockit just last month.

Here’s model/actress/exquisite dresser Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, heading into a London studio for a shoot, carrying a Givenchy Lucrezia Bag. This Lucrezia looks a little flashier than most because of the chain trim, which is quite the contrast to the white Dolce & Gabbana bag we spotted Rosie carrying at Cannes. You can find Rosie’s exact Givenchy Lucrezia for $2,995 at Neiman Marcus.

Cannes was absolutely overrun with supermodels and fabulous designer handbags this year (and probably every year), and you can see all of our favorites in “The Many Bags of Cannes Film Festival 2014 Attendees”. Rosie also has her very own edition of “The Many Bags of…”, of course, and she’s probably due for a follow-up “Many Bags” sometime in the near future.

Here’s Jennifer Garner, out and about in LA, carrying a Mansur Gavriel Small Tote in the camello/azzurro color combination, which pops quite nicely with her bright blue cardigan. Mansur Gavriel bags are currently sold out, but the next deliveries are expected to hit stores in July. In the meantime, the larger version of the tote is back-ordered at Bergdorf Goodman through December. You can bide your time by taking a gander at the rest of Jennifer Garner’s designer handbag collection in “The Many Bags of Jennifer Garner.”

Supply and demand issues are prone to arise when any up-and-coming brand experiences an explosion of sudden popularity. (Although scarcity has always been a vital component of the “it” bag algorithm.) We’ve talked to the fine folks at Mansur Gavriel, and they assure us that they’ve increased factory capacity for Fall 2014, so it might be a tad easier to come by one of their bags in the near future. You can see all of their exterior/interior color combo offerings here, and you can peruse Mansur Gavriel’s Fall 2014 styles as well.

The 2014 Cannes Film Festival has come and gone, all two weeks of it, although I’m of the belief that it is perhaps happening out there, somewhere, in perpetuity, but on a plane of existence to which we only have access once a year. Supermodels are strutting around a beachside paradise in gowns, movie stars are attending lavish premieres, Roberto Cavalli is hosting endless yacht parties. (Actually, that last part probably happens on our very own plane of existence too.)

Just like we did last year, we set out to find what the brightest stars were carrying during their time in the South of France, and we’ve assembled our findings below. Get ready for vacation envy.

Joel Silver’s last annual Memorial Day pool party generated some of the best bag moments of the summer of 2013, and it looks like the 2014 shindig will follow suit. Here’s Kate Beckinsale, heading in for some poolside celeb schmoozing fun, carrying a Proenza Schouler PS13 Snakeskin Bag. This bag was originally a seasonal piece made for the bag’s big debut several seasons ago, but you can currently find a different snakeskin version for $1,875 at Neiman Marcus.

Joel Silver is a well known Hollywood producer, and his annual summer kick-off party always attracts a huge guest list of A-list Hollywood types. Other confirmed attendees this year included Cindy Crawford, January Jones, Kaley Cuoco, Gwen Stefani and Diane Kruger. It’s highly likely we’ll feature a few of their pool party handbag selections later in the week.

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.”

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