Well, this is a first! As you probably know, Birkenstocks have experienced a strong resurgence in popularity in the last year, and I don’t need to educate anyone here on the prominence of Celine handbags, but it is most unusual to see Birkenstocks and Celine bags paired together! Here’s Mena Suvari, doing exactly that while leaving a nail salon in LA. She’s carrying a black Celine Trapeze Bag and wearing black Birkenstock Mayari Sandals. Celine bags are available at Celine boutiques, natch, but her Birks can be found for a mere $90 at Zappos.com.

Strangely enough, I think the bag and the Birks work just fine together. (Ignore that everything in between in just gym clothes, and try to imagine Mena in a more everyday, actress casual outfit. OR superimpose whatever you think Reese Witherspoon might wear to tie everything together.) If you need more tips on how to style your Birks, there’s plenty of celeb inspiration in our Birk round-up post: “Believe It or Not, Celebs Love Birkenstocks” over on our sister site, TalkShoes.

The stars of The Other Woman have been promoting their new movie all across the globe. Last week, we spotted Kate Upton carrying a Fendi 3Jours Shopping Tote while doing a little shopping with costar Leslie Mann in Paris, and this week we have Kate Upton and Cameron Diaz carrying (sort of) matching Celine Luggage Totes at the airport in Sydney, Australia! Kate is carrying a beautiful blue Celine Crocodile Luggage Tote, and Cameron has a tan leather Celine Phantom Luggage Tote. Leslie Mann is also pictured, but we can’t see what she’s carrying. Having Kate, Cameron and Leslie travel the globe as a roving group has certainly been a deft ploy for press attention.

Kate has a special affinity for her blue croc Celine bag (and a strange affinity for bags in that exact shade of blue, which we’ve already discussed at length). Here she is carrying the same bag back in September. Eight months of regular usage is a crazy amount of traction for a celeb handbag, but if I had ponied up the kind of cash that croc Celine demands, I’d probably insist on being buried with it.

Here’s supermodel Molly Sims, arriving on a late night flight at LAX after a trip to New York to launch a new salad collection at Wendy’s (I know that sounds like something ridiculous I just made up, but it’s not). She’s carrying a tidy, taupe Celine Trapeze Bag with suede panels, natch. In one of these photos, you’ll notice that someone else is carrying a very nice customized Goyard Duffle Bag (possibly on Molly’s behalf). It seems that after hours bag-watching at LAX occasionally pays off!

Molly, like most supermodels, is a woman of discerning taste in designer handbags, and we’ve caught her darting in and out of airports with premium bag selections before. Here she is with a custom Louis Vuitton Mon Monogram Neverfull Tote back in January. We also spotted Molly at a Spring 2014 Fashion Week event with a teensy Zac Posen Mini Eartha Crossbody Bag, which, now that I look at them side by side, looks like a Celine Trapeze that’s been made for an American Girl doll. (I like it anyway!)

February always sneaks up on me, and then it leaves as quickly as it arrived. The month is filled with fashion weeks, so it’s a bit crazy, plus this February was so cold that I spent most of my time strategically deciding the quickest way to get from point A to point B without freezing. I did get a little shopping in, though, and while I told myself I have plenty of Celine bags, I found my way into the store and picked up a Celine Cabas Tote. (more…)

It wasn’t hard to figure out exactly what Phoebe Philo was getting at with her Celine Fall 2014 handbags. The bags, divided into slim envelope clutches and larger top-handle satchels, were a deliberate rumination on how handbags come together into three-dimensional objects, and especially with the satchels, Philo showed her work. The bags’ gussets were held tenuously together with big metal buttons, and because of the minimalist construction, the corners gapped open, occasionally exposing the stuffing inside.

These aren’t handbags that will be sold to a lot of women (Celine has its non-runway line for that), but they do set the tone for where the brand’s accessory ideas are headed. If it were possible for Celine to make popular bags that are even more stripped down than the Trio and Cabas Tote, then that might be what to look for. More likely, though, the heavily textured leather and calf hair from these bags, along with their weathered hardware and exposed stitches, will be showing up in Celine’s more consumer-friendly offerings. Check out the collection below.

[Images via Vogue.com]

Here’s Hilary Duff, leaving the gym in West Hollywood (in a pair of heels, no less!), clearly showered, blow-dried and ready to take on her post-workout day. She’s carrying both a Celine Luggage Tote and a Givenchy Antigona Bag – one bag for pre-gym, one bag for post-gym, I suppose? Celine bags aren’t sold online, but you can pick up a pale grey Givenchy Antigona similar to Hilary’s for $2,435 at Barneys.

If you’re shopping for a similar look at a markedly lower price point, do check out Amanda’s latest post in our ongoing “5 Under $500″ series: “5 Under $500: The Palest Shades of Grey.” As our regular readers well know, Hilary has an exceptional handbag collection – it’s so good, in fact, that it merits frequent revisiting. You can browse through all of her Celines and Givenchys in “The Many Bags of Hilary Duff” and “The Many Bags of Hilary Duff, Part Two.”

Fox Sports football personality Erin Andrews was recently spotted heading from LAX to JFK for the impending Super Bowl festivities. As you can see, she’s overloaded with not just a Celine Luggage Tote, but also a Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Tote, which means her airport handbag game is about as tight as it gets. (Also, sports personality ladies, we clearly haven’t been paying you enough attention. Lesson learned.) You can get Erin’s exact “Bordeaux” Saint Laurent bag for $2,950 at Nordstrom.

I’ve never been one to pretend to have sentiments about the Super Bowl, and I certainly won’t start now, but I will say, in a head-to-head Celine Luggage Tote vs. Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Tote smackdown, I’m kind of feeling the Sac de Jour. Probably because the Celine Luggage Tote would be the team that ALWAYS goes to the Super Bowl in this metaphor, and the Sac de Jour clearly represents the scrappy underdog.

Khloe Kardashian was recently spotted shuffling off to the gym with an overstuffed black Celine Phantom Luggage Tote. Celine is one of Khloe’s favorite brands, and she owns several impressive Celine bags, including both a buttery yellow Celine Phantom Luggage Tote and a brown suede one, as well as a python front-flap Celine Trapeze Bag. The Luggage Totes come in an ever-expanding variety of color and finish combinations, but the default Luggage Tote for most celebs seems to be a solid black bag like Khloe’s, or a solid navy blue or beige bag.

I don’t exaggerate when I say that literally every celeb who was ever anybody now owns a Celine Phantom Luggage Tote at this point, including the entire lot of the Kardashian-Jenners. Even Kylie Jenner owns two or three. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding: check out our “Celebs and their Luggage Totes: A Retrospective”, and “Celebs and their Luggage Totes: A Retrospective, Part Two”.

I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Celine Summer 2014, which is coming to a boutique near you soon, contains old favorites like the Luggage and Phantom Luggage Totes, Trapeze Bag and Gourmette Bag in some awesome new colors and combinations. The bad news is that the crazy Celine runway bags are also being produced. Quite a few of them. In all of their insane runway glory. Check out Celine’s full 2014 handbag lookbook below.

At first, I sat down to update and refresh the look we took in 2012 at celebrities and their Celine Luggage Totes. Once I started digging, though, it became clear that adding a dozen new pictures to the original post wouldn’t do stars’ love for their Celine bags any justice. Instead, it would require a full follow-up to the original investigation (I use that term loosely), and that’s what we have for you today.

Celine Luggage Totes aren’t the new thing on the block anymore, and it no longer requires a contact at a high-end boutique and a prepaid waitlist spot to get your hands on one. I still see the bags carried all the time on the streets of New York, though, and celebs of all stripes, from A-List to No List, still trot theirs out regularly. Find out who’s been carrying what below.

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