Here’s Sharon Osbourne, arriving in London to play her part on the UK’s The X Factor (aka, the original X Factor). As you can see, Sharon is carrying a truly massive Chanel bag that we’re dubbing the Chanel Oversized Flap Bag. It is, without a doubt, one of the biggest Chanel bags we’ve ever beheld. It’s gargantuan, so it obviously makes a perfect airplane carry-on, especially if you’d like to smuggle something large and exotic across international borders, like a live animal.

First, apologies for our wonky tech situation over the past day – we’re back and hoping to stay that way for the foreseeable future, and we appreciate your patience! Second, don’t let our down time make you forget what’s really important, like our Ultimate It Bag Giveaway in partnership with the fine folks of The Zoe Report. Want to win the bag above?

Jessica Alba was recently spotted at Hollywood’s favorite (and most star-studded) pumpkin patch, Mr. Bones, picking out some premium Halloween decor with her kiddos. Her bag is a Chanel 2.55 Reissue Flap Bag, and perhaps in a nod to the low-key nature of the event, it’s in jersey fabric instead of leather. It seems bizarre that a jersey Chanel bag even exists, but it works quite well with Jessica’s ensemble here.

While we were all obsessing over what was coming down the runway in Paris, Chanel’s Fall 2013 bags quietly slipped into a boutique near you. In contrast to the heavily Scottish-accent pre-fall collection, these bags are more streamlined, traditional arrow directly to any Chanel lover’s heart. The bags are almost all variations on the well-loved flap theme, with Chanel’s past (the Reissue 2.55) and present (the super popular Boy Bags) both represented, as well as a few familiar others, like the flap shoulder bag version of the extremely popular Lego Clutch.

Sarah Michelle Gellar was recently photographed with a shiny black Chanel Patent Quilted Tote while doing press rounds for her new CBS show The Crazy Ones in NYC. Sarah looks extra polished here in her blazer/leather pants/sandals/Chanel bag combo; also, who would have thought it’d be warm enough in October for sandals in NYC? Leather seems to be a huge fall trend amongst the celeb set; we’ve seen leather pants and dresses on a diverse smattering of celebs in the last few weeks.

Here’s Khloe Kardashian, clad in all black and white, arriving to film a scene for Keeping Up With The Kardashians at a restaurant in Studio City, CA. (Yes, it’s STILL on, and they’re STILL filming more episodes.) She’s carrying a Chanel Lego Mini Flap Bag, which is a leather shoulder bag version of the $10K Chanel Lego Clutch that was so popular from Spring 2013.

There are a lot of things I respect about Karl Lagerfeld, but chief among them is his willingness to load down his runway models with handbags and accessories. Those are, after all, the things that make luxury brands the lion’s share of their profits, and with fashion shows now watched by consumers the world over instead of just buyers and editors, it makes perfect sense to make a runway, among other things, a showcase of the stuff that consumers want to buy.

Here’s Sarah Jessica Parker strolling through the West Village on Sunday afternoon, enjoying the beautiful New York City weather with her adorable twin daughters. SJP’s carrying an extra covetable purple velvet Chanel Boy Bag from the Fall 2012 runway collection. Amanda actually loved this bag so much, she put herself on the wait list for it, but opted out when she saw the bag’s $4K-plus price tag.

What can we say about Miley Cyrus that hasn’t already been said? This girl has been sized up and down from every possible political/social/cultural angle in the last two weeks, but at least she can keep smiling, I guess? (She clearly hasn’t read all those Slate articles about her yet.) Here’s Miley leaving a hotel in London and mugging for the smartphone cams with a few fans.

Last week, one of our contributors tipped me off to some bags generating quite a bit of buzz on our Forum – the Chanel Diamond Bags, new for Fall 2013. Members in the Chanel section have traded nearly eight pages of information, photos and opinions on the bags, and we’ve got all the images and information you could want to make one of these little darlings your next acquisition.

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