Jennifer Aniston is a lady of significant means, as we all know. Her handbag collection contains every Tom Ford bag you could ever want, but the overarching theme of her collection is unquestionably black. Jen is rarely seen without a black leather designer bag, and her Tom Ford bags, while amazing, are by far the boldest bags in her collection. Here’s Jen making her way through LAX with a Chanel Flap Bag As you can tell, it’s black and fairly nondescript, so that’s about par for the course, as evidenced by “The Many Bags of Jennifer Aniston.”

Even Jen’s evening bag choices are mostly black. For a woman renowned for her classic style, I suppose this is appropriate, if a tad one-note. When she’s not rocking black, she turns to other tried-and-true neutrals, such as…brown. I don’t mean to be too disparaging of Jen’s taste in bags – individually, they’re all exquisite picks. You’d be happy to have any of Jen’s Salvatore Ferragamos or Bottega Venetas, but would you want them all? Does one need such to amass $3,000 black bags in such quantity?

Miley Cyrus continues to express her undying love for leather attire and Chanel bags…and her fiance, I guess. Here she is attending the Paranoia movie premiere with a chic, black and white Chanel Boy Bag on one arm, and Liam Hemsworth on the other. (Yes, they’re still a thing!) Miley’s been repping for Chanel almost exclusively this summer (in the bag department, at least). We spotted her with her Chanel backpack just a few weeks ago in NYC, and at a separate event in LA. She’s been a fan of Chanel since her Hannah Montana days, and we’ve got plenty of proof in “The Many Bags of Miley Cyrus.”

Miley also went on a little shopping spree circa mid-July at Chanel’s London store that garnered a fair amount of media attention. But if you’re a 20 year old zillionaire, I’m pretty sure it’s your MO in life to clean out a Chanel boutique on any given day of the week. Otherwise, what are you doing, really? Besides churning out the occasional summer pop music anthem?

Here’s Kristin Cavallari carrying her baby Camden and a Chanel Grand Shopping Tote (or the Chanel GST, for Chanel fans in the know) while heading to lunch in LA. This classic Chanel bag has been around forever – I just assume everyone who was ever on The Hills has one in their collection, as they were a fairly Chanel-obsessed bunch. They probably would’ve never guessed back in 2006 that they’d one day be stuffing their Chanel bags with diapers and little Tupperware containers of Cheerios.

On a related note, I wonder if celeb moms will ever lose the leather jackets and embrace the baby sling. Sure, it obscures a good half of your outfit, but then your baby isn’t made anxious by paparazzi advances and other stimuli that come along with being attached to a someone of a certain amount of noteriety. (That’s pretty much everything, right?) I have yet to see a single celeb mama go whole hog and just wear their baby. It’s possible that Chanel or Louis Vuitton will have to make a line of luxury baby slings before that ever happens.

I feel as though I say this all the time, but it’s really impressive how many distinct handbags Chanel manages to turn out in a year. The brand does collections, pre-collections, cruise, Metiers d’Art – every time you look up, there’s a new Chanel collection coming. Before we get to full-blown fall (and to tide you over after Metiers d’Art 2013), we present Chanel Pre-Collection Fall 2013, which popped up online late last week, along with a new look for the Chanel website. (more…)

Here’s Miley Cyrus on her way to a photo shoot in NYC, sporting a pretty typical Miley get-up and carrying a well-loved black Chanel Quilted Backpack. Her dedication to leather-on-leather is admirable here, mainly because it is fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk HOT in NYC this week. Car service does have its advantages, I suppose. If she had to walk more than 2 blocks in this outfit, Miley would more than likely burst into flames. (But that could happen for a variety of reasons, really!)

It wasn’t at all intentional, but somehow it’s become “Designer Backpackpalooza” on PurseBlog this week. We’re suddenly seeing them everywhere, and they’re not going away any time soon. I wonder if designer backpacks are a reaction to the recent mini-everything craze, or if this is something designers already had in the pipeline for music festival season. Or perhaps these two vastly different bag trends were always destined to coexist in the summer of 2013?

One of the most stand-out collections in recent memory from Chanel is its Métiers d’Art Paris-Edimbourg Collection. The Scottish theme took center stage in everything from the clothing to bags. This collection is a personal favorite, with tweeds, plaids and metals showing through in classic Chanel fashion.

We just couldn’t get enough of the collection, and while we’ve covered it before, we decided to take another look at some of our favorite bags. And really, what’s better than stacks of Chanel against a sleek background? Which is your favorite? (more…)

Here’s mama extraordinaire Hilary Duff toting her Chanel Linen Logo Tote and her baby boy Luca to Mommy and Me class in LA. Stars, they’re just like us? Hilary has swapped out the diaper bag for designer selections like this before – check out her Goyard “diaper bag” of several months ago. She’s generally a fan of oversized bags – for proof positive, check out “The Many Bags of Hilary Duff”. You can shop an authentic selection of pre-owned Chanel bags and accessories at Portero.

Hilary looks pretty fab here. In fact, she’s always making motherhood look pretty effortless. It must be hard to be a frazzled, “normal” mom sitting next to a Chanel-tastic celeb in Mommy and Me class, desperately trying to prevent your kid from putting things in his mouth and spitting up on people. I don’t envy you, LA moms.

The sheer volume of product that Chanel manages to put out six (6!) times a year never ceases to amaze me, particularly when it comes down to the brand’s yearly Metiers d’Art collections, which are all perfectly thematic around a place or city that Karl Lagerfeld finds particularly exciting. For Chanel Metiers d’Art 2013, that place was Scotland, and more specifically, Edinburgh. We explored the collection’s bags, which have recently made their in-store debut, last week, and now we’re here to take you on a short tour of the collection’s small leather goods.

In these simpler, smaller forms, some of the Scottish-inspired details really sing, like the tartan-embossed buttons and delicate leather finishes, which range from metallic to ever-so-slightly distressed. Because of those details, these workhorse accessories are likely to wear well; if you’ve been jonesing after a new wallet or key case, now might be the time to make that happen. Check out the collection below and contact Chanel at (800)550-0005 for price and purchase information.

If you’re a true bag lover, there’s nothing more exciting than flipping through the available pieces at a luxury auction. Sure, it’s fun to walk into a store and see what’s available, but when you’re shopping for vintage or pre-owned bags, the entire world opens up to you. Bags that are only available to longtime VIPs or that disappeared from store shelves season ago are suddenly at your fingertips, and there’s no better shopping rush than laying hands on something rare that you’ve been lusting after. Luckily for you, the Christie’s Vintage Couture Handbags and Accessories Auction is going on now through June 24. (more…)

Here’s heiress Nicky Hilton, pairing what we’re going to call a Chanel Quilted Chain Strap Bowler Bag with a casual, hi-low skirt and a top that says – yes, you’re reading that right – “LOVIN Paris.” Get it? We’re a little unsure of the exact name of this style of Chanel bag, but we welcome input from Chanel aficionados in the know. You can shop a gorgeous selection of authentic, pre-owned Chanel bags at Portero.

As you might suspect, Nicky Hilton’s bag stash is pretty ridiculous. In fact, “The Many Bags of Nicky Hilton” was one of the longest and most popular editions of “Many Bags” we’ve ever done! The girl is literally up to her eyeballs in every “It” bag from the last decade. Any purse you’ve ever pined for uncontrollably is probably sitting pretty in Nicky Hilton’s massive bag vault as we speak. (I’m just assuming she has one, because really, you’ve got to protect that kind of investment.)

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