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Here’s Gwyneth Paltrow, just barely making it onto a flight at JFK and looking none too pleased about it. She’s carrying a Chanel Graffiti Tote from the brand’s Spring 2014 collection, which seems a little bit off-brand for her normal look. Admittedly, I am not a fan of Chanel’s graffiti bags, but I can’t decide if I find the tote more or less irritating than the backpack. Gwyneth is also wearing a cute pair of Givenchy Lace Slip-On Sneakers, which you can can find at Saks for $650.

We don’t feature Gwyneth on PB nearly as often as we’d like – aside from the occasional airport spotting, her public appearances tend to be limited to your typical celeb PR gigs, brand events, GOOP events and red carpet appearances. That’s why “The Many Bags of Gwyneth Paltrow” feels a little more glamorous than most- there’s not a single pic of her schlubbing around LA with a grande Frappuccino and no make-up on. It just wouldn’t be very Gwyneth.

Whether you’ve been awaiting the Texas-inspired bags of the Chanel Metiers d’Art 2014 collection with rapt anticipation or wishing that they had never happened to begin with, you certainly haven’t forgotten that they exist in the six months since the collection made its much-talked-about (and somewhat controversial) Dallas debut. Now the bags, along with the rest of the collection, are available for purchase at Chanel boutiques worldwide, and we’ve got images for your perusal below.

The bags are notable, of course, but also notable is that Chanel seems to have walked back its decision to share its pricing with the public, as it had done for the past two collections. Not only are prices not listed for these bags, but on the product pages for Spring 2014, they’ve also been removed. We’re working to get prices for the bags below, but in the meantime, enjoy the photos.

Ok, so maybe this is not the most pressing breaking news ever, but we follow Hilary’s bag collection pretty closely and immediately knew that this Chanel bag was a brand new addition to her collection. Here’s handbag collector supreme Hilary Duff, walking down the middle of the street in West Hollywood, wearing overalls and carrying a new, cherry red Chanel Boy Bag. (Yes, overalls and Chanel. It’s happened. And I don’t hate it.)

We just saw Hilary with a gold Chanel Boy Bag mere weeks ago, so it’s safe to say the Boy is clearly Hilary’s bag of choice for this season. We all know Hilary used to act and sing and such, but now acquiring designer handbags is basically her full-time gig. (That, and motherhood.) You can see her insane Chanel stash in “The Many Bags of Hilary Duff” and “The Many Bags of Hilary Duff, Part 2.”

Here’s heiress Nicky Hilton, strolling past the abandoned Target shopping carts and graffitied brick walls of downtown Manhattan with a Chanel Boy Brick Clutch. These little bags cost nearly ten grand, and they are particularly hard to come by at retail stores, so they’re usually reserved for special events and formal occasions. (We saw Nicky carrying this same Boy Brick Clutch to a movie screening back in March.)

It’s highly unusual to see a Boy Brick Clutch paired with such a low-key, casual (but extremely cute) outfit, but of course, the Hilton sisters are not at all adverse to carrying $10K bags anywhere they please. Nicky’s edition of “The Many Bags of…” remains one of our most prolific editions of the series to date, and even though it only hit the blog last year, a follow-up post is probably already warranted.

Last week, Karl Lagerfeld presented the Chanel Cruise Dubai 2014 show on The Island in Dubai. We already took a look inside Chanel Cruise Dubai from the perspective of the attendees, and now we have a closer look at the collection’s handbags and accessories. (more…)

Chanel fashion shows are far more than shows; they are productions. Karl and the team at Chanel transform their venues into their own worlds, which always tie in with the collections themselves and bring the pieces to life in a new way. Every years, Chanel takes its cruise show on the road; in the past, the brand has hit Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Venice, Saint-Tropez, Cap d’Antibes, Versailles and Singapore. This season, the destination was Dubai.

Chanel Cruise Dubai showed on The Island, a private island outside of Dubai, and the company reportedly spent over $2.5 million to set the stage. Guests were taken to the island on private boat, and once they hit land, the entire island transformed. There were Bedouin tents, complete with hookah, and traditional drinks and music as well.

After they left the tents, guests were lead into a structure built from the ground up where the show and after-party are hosted. There were hors d’oeuvres and more perfectly set up seating. After, each guest found their seat on individual ground cushions to watch the magical world of Karl and Chanel waltz down the runway.

The Chanel Cruise Dubai show was magical, with thematic pieces that were also very wearable. After the show finished, an after-party commenced, complete with a Janelle Monae performance.

When close-up photos of the accessories are available, we will share them, but for now, take a trip in Chanel’s fairytale world through the eyes people who attended one of the most coveted fashion events in the world.

Here’s an enthusiastic Hilary Duff, hopping into a Porsche with her Chanel Boy Bag after running a few errands in West Hollywood. We saw Hilary carrying this same bag at Coachella last month. (Top places I would not take my Chanel bag: 1. The desert. 2. A music festival. 3. The gym. Number of Chanel-owning celebs who have violated my personal handbag-carrying rules: ALL.)

Regular PB readers already know that Hilary is a designer handbag-acquiring fiend, and that her love for Chanel can probably only be displaced by her love for Celine. She does carry other brands on occasion – a little Givenchy here, a little Goyard there – but her affinity for any other designer pales in comparison to her obsession with these two brands. You can see all of Hilary’s favorite designer handbags in “The Many Bags of Hilary Duff” and “The Many Bags of Hilary Duff, Part 2.”

Here’s Lily Allen, returning to London on Tuesday after attending the Met Gala in NYC Monday night, where she wore head-to-toe Chanel. Incidentally, she’s carrying a grey version of the Chanel Graffiti Backpack here with at least two Fendi Bag Bugs dangling from the zipper pull, which amounts to proof positive that Lily Allen is basically Karl Lagerfeld’s favorite person in the whole world, at this moment in time. You can currently snag a Bag Bug for $800 at Bergdorf Goodman.

Lily has enjoyed the benefits of a close relationship with Kaiser Lagerfeld ever since she was selected to be the face of a Chanel campaign back in 2009. She’s been carrying a ton of Chanel and Fendi over the past six months, but she does occasionally step out with other high end brands like Givenchy or Saint Laurent. You can see the bulk of her extremely enviable handbag collection in “The Many Bags of Lily Allen.”

Event: A Day of Shopping for Sweets and Treats

Our Bags: Chanel Large Boy Bag and Chanel Mini Boy Bag

Price: $4,600 for the Large and $3,400 for the Mini

What To Do: A great day of shopping includes looking for accessories and apparel, as well as finding the perfect sweet treat to end the day. After you browse the stores on Madison Avenue, end your day by stopping into Laduree to grab some of their famed macarons with mom. This is sure to delight both mother and daughter!

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