I want you to think back, all the way back to when Real Housewives first appeared. It was just the Orange County wives back then, and the show was intended to be a behind-the-scenes look at the privileged lives of a group of women who lived in the exclusive Coto de Caza gated community. Now the show is more about drama than wealth, but the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills somehow manages to bring both in almost equal measure. (Depending on which cast member you’re talking about, the scale may tip one way or the other.)
Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Camille Grammer, Kim Richards, Taylor Armstrong, Adrienne Maloof and Brandi Glanville are the richest group of Housewives that Bravo has in its stable (although it appears that Lisa in particular, and perhaps Camille’s divorce settlement, may be helping out the average), and they make it known every episode in the jaw-dropping handbags that they carry. Now that the group has returned to television (and we’ve returned to recapping their antics), we’ve taken the liberty of looking through the group’s paparazzi shots and distilling them down into the definitive guide to The Many Bags of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.