After two weeks of exploring the handbag collections of celebrities whose tastes run close to those in the fashion industry – really, does it get more on-the-nose chic than Miranda Kerr and the Olsen Twins? – we thought we’d take things in a different direction entirely and explore the accessories whims of someone who marches firmly to the beat of her own drummer. That girl, obviously, is Rihanna.
I really respect RiRi’s style, even if she just as frequently finds herself the object of the fashion press’ criticism as she does its praise. Unlike most stars her age, she has a devil-may-care attitude toward her clothing choices that often results in missteps, but they’re the sort of glorious, over-the-top missteps that hot, filthy rich, 20-something singers should be making left and right. In a world where most famous people are under the relatively conservative thumbs of a small group of stylists, Rihanna serves as a needed counterpoint. But what does she carry? We answer that for you after the jump.
We’ll start with a longtime favorite of celebs with funky personal styles – the Alexander Wang Rocco Duffel, which Rihanna paired with an all-black ensemble. You can pick up the bag for $875 via ShopBop.
Alexander Wang fits well with Rihanna’s personal style in general – here she is carrying a denim version of the Alexander Wang Brenda Shoulder Bag. $745 via ShopBop.
In the most traditional look we found, Rihanna carried a Prada Ostrich Tote. You can get a similar Prada ostrich style via Neiman Marcus for $6390.
In general, Rihanna and Prada get along well – her she is carrying a Prada Denim Tote from a few seasons ago. Shop Prada via Neiman Marcus.
Sometimes, though, RiRi has her entourage carry her Prada on her behalf. Here’s her bodyguard toting a Prada Leather Brief in hunter green. Shop Prada via Neiman Marcus.
When Rihanna’s not toting Prada, she still shows love for Miuccia quite often. This time, it’s with an oversized Miu Miu Matelasse Frame Clutch. Get a similar look via Net-a-Porter for $570.
Because Rihanna’s style is so varied, though, she doesn’t always opt for super expensive handbags. Her Diane Von Furstenberg Cork Tonda Clutch retailed for less than $400. You can get the same clutch in a different color, on sale for $276 via Neiman Marcus.
Similarly, this Vliefer and Vandam Handcuffs Clutch rings in at a very reasonable $218 via Vlieger and Vandam.
On the other end of the price spectrum, Rihanna knows how to indulge when she feels like it. This Gucci Leather Backpack from 2009 cost in excess of $3000. Shop Gucci via Net-a-Porter.
Rihanna also has a penchant for Louis Vuitton, starting with this Louis Vuitton Lumineuse PM, which can be yours for $2530 via Louis Vuitton.
If you like something lighter, you might prefer RiRi’s Louis Vuitton Stellar PM. It’ll set you back $3950 via Louis Vuitton.
And then there’s Rihanna’s Louis Vuitton Monogram Cheche Bohemian, which was only available for Spring 2010.
Rihanna’s open-minded when it comes to logos, though; she also proudly carries several different Fendi Zucca bags, including this Fendi Zucca Backpack, which can be had at Overstock.com for $790.
If backpacks are a little too masculine for you, try the Fendi Mia Zucca Shoulder Bag – Rihanna removes the strap and uses it as an oversized clutch. $905 via Neiman Marcus.
In a rare ladylike move, Rihanna chose a black quilted Dior Shoulder Bag for a shopping trip. Unfortunately, the bag is no longer available.
Undoubtedly, one of the best parts of being Rihanna must be getting to use a bright pink Balenciaga Papier Tote as a beach bag. Grab one for yourself via Neiman Marcus for $1445.
Rihanna and a Jeremy Scott Bone Print Weekender are a match made in heaven, don’t you think?
Last, but certainly not least, it seems as though Rihanna is just as obsessed with the Celine Nano Luggage Tote as we all are.