There are some celebrities who we expect to constantly carry great bags. Victoria Beckham, for example, who is always styled to the nines and has her own incredibly chic line of accessories, is never without a great handbag. Or the Olsen Twins, who have largely left Hollywood behind to focus on being tried-and-true fashion professionals (with the zany wardrobe to match). And then there are those celebrities who have great bags, but in an entirely predictable way. Jessica Alba has an enviable collection if you really love tan, specifically tan Chloe. If you prefer Louis Vuitton, Kimora Lee Simmons is your girl. Birkins? Look no further than Kim Kardashian or Petra Ecclestone.

But what if you, like most of us, regard yourself as a normal, casual girl who loves bags. Bags of all kinds, shapes, sizes, whatever! If your idea of a perfect outfit is jeans, a sweater and something truly fabulous hanging from your arm at all times, then your style role model should be Alanis Morissette. Yep, you heard me correctly. And I’ve got the photos to prove it.

In the process of writing posts for our sister site BagThatStyle, I was surprised to find so many pictures of Alanis looking great. Not that I ever thought that there was anything wrong with her – to the contrary, I’ve been a fan for a long time – but Morissette’s image has never been that of someone who pays close attention to fashion. Indeed, paparazzi photos reveal her as someone who prefers a more comfortable and casual look, but she’s got it down to a science and generally looks great – happy, confident, and on the harm of her adorable husband.

And then there’s the bags, everything from The Row to Balenciaga to Hermes. From the looks of it, Alanis doesn’t have a favorite designer – she merely loves any bag that’s fabulous, and her taste in arm candy is impeccable. Below are some of the highlights, which read like an instruction manual on how to mix your awesome bags with your favorite jeans. I think I have a new girl crush.

The Yves Saint Laurent Easy Bag is as good a place to start as any. $1190 via Nordstrom.

And what about a little more YSL? The Yves Saint Laurent Caba ChYc is a recent favorite. $2150 via Net-a-Porter.

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  • monica

    who would’ve thought? She has QUITE a collection. love her :)
    she’s just too cool.

  • klynneann

    Love it. A girl after my own heart.

  • kate

    I love that she carries a variety of designers.  Love her

  • Seejay

    Wow, she has a nice variety. After your observation, I find my handbag collection is just as diverse because I just like bags! And my love for them has matured over the years in ways where I’m much more selective. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE Aanis since the beginning. She has the most beautiful voice & she’s cool–so not a diva.

  • Hilary Sloan

    I have to say, I’m pretty impressed! She was a style model for me as an angsty teen and now she is STILL a style role model – with sickkk designer bags!!

  • Queen Bee of Beverly Hills

    Who knew Alanis Morissette had such fantastic taste in designer bags! 

  • Julie

    WHAT.EV.ER. haha. Words spoken from the mouth of a truly envious person lol. Oh to raid her closet!

  • pe.riche.

    Do you think she’d accept if I asked her for her hand in holy handbag matrimony?

  • Sue

    Does anyone know the size and color of her Hermes Evelyne?

    • Eveline Lam

       12.8″ x 12.5″ x 3.5″

  • Ruhee

    Love the collection.Very classy and tasteful….

  • Laura

    I love every single bag. I like she carries different designers but she might consider other colors and not only blacks, grays and neutrals. 

  • NNS

    Oh my goodness, who would have guessed?! I am impressed! Lovely bags, very nice style!

  • dontaskmetosmile

    I saw some of the Alanis posts on Bag That Style so I was familiar with some of her bags and was already impressed. And now this posts shows a whole lot more of her bags!!

    And I agree. She is like us! Not in the she-probably-has-a-bag-closet sense, but in the sense that she usually wears jeans, a shirt, a sweater and then some great arm candy. This is how probably 95% of us use and wear our bags. Victoria Beckham is fabulous and all, but her always-dressed-to-the-nines style is not something a majority of us can relate too. The woman wears sky high heels to watch her son’s football game for crying out loud.

    • Eveline Lam

      That can’t be right any more.

  • Debussy0

    But they’re all black…   where’s the danger in color?

  • Alifree

    I have loved her since high school and she has been such a role model in so many ways…I just found one more way :)

  • ElleOnWheelz

    A very nice collection of bags….three snaps up for Alanis.

  • Gardenia

    I have seen a picture of her with a Birkin, she surprises me, in a good way :)

  • Lilly

    Color me surprised, her collection is delicious.

  • Christine

    Ooh that YSL Caba ChYc is georgeous! I want to go see what other colors are avail. for this style. Hard to believe but I live in NY and don’t really care for the big black bag. Anyone know if there will be some nice blues that are in for this fall?


    um way to gloss over the fact that Alanis is with CHER the queen of 90s (fictional) chYC in that pic…definitely have a grrrl crush

  • franceneaszzoof

    Recently I was really, really low on cash and debts were eating me from all sides! That was UNTIL I decided to make money on the internet! I went to surveymoneymaker dot net, and started filling in surveys for cash, and surely I’ve been far more able to pay my bills! I’m so glad, I did this!! – v4bu

  • fashdash

    I love all her bags, but sadly it seems like all of these bags are wearing her instead of the other way around?! ;/

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