Here’s Gwen Stefani, leaving an acupuncturist’s office in LA, carrying a perfectly Gwen-appropriate Christian Louboutin Panettone Spiked Satchel. (Honestly, I haven’t seen Gwen Stefani looking this Gwen Stefani in quite some time.) This multicolored spiked version of the Panettone is punk, hippie and luxe, all in one, just like Gwen. You can find this exact bag for $2,195 at Net-a-Porter.

Everyone knows that Gwen is an eclectic gal with a bold sense of style, and thus, her handbag choices are always infinitely more interesting than whatever “It” bag is on the arm of 80% of other celebs at any given moment. She doesn’t have her own edition of “Many Bags” just yet, but you can check out some of her best bags in “The Many Bags of Celebrity Moms”.

Bag: Christian Louboutin Mini Passage Bag

Price: $1,795 via Bergdorf Goodman

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: The king of red-soled shoes has solidified his place in the shoe world and continues to make strides into the handbag world. The Sweet Charity is already a celebrity fave, and the newest line of bags from Christian Louboutin is the Passage. I’ve seen this bag in person and it’s lovely, the leather is thick and the enamel cutout design is sleek and modern. This bag is a giant leap in the right direction.

Here’s Lily Allen, leaving her hotel in NYC and carrying a Fendi Fur Peekaboo Bag. She’s also wearing Christian Louboutin Glitter Pigalle Pumps and a Chanel tunic, not that you’d have trouble identifying either. Lily has been in town for a while now and always seems to have a little Chanel on her person. (Here she is with a Chanel Bowling Bag last week.) Lily’s furry Fendi bag is sold out, but you can shop a wide assortment of Fendi bags, shoes, and apparel at Saks. You can find Lily’s glittery Pigalles for $625 at Barneys.

Lily is exactly the girl I would expect to carry this bag. Some designs just require oodles of personality to pull off, and a furry Fendi is definitely one of them. We’ve already discussed how Lily and Karl Lagerfeld are great chums, but I frequently forget that Karl is also the creative director of Fendi (because being the creative director of one major fashion house simply isn’t enough). Which only means more free Chanel AND Fendi for Lily and all of Karl’s other celeb muses!

Christian Louboutin continues to work his way into the handbag market, though the famed designer is still most well-known for his red-soled shoes. Sometimes one of his bags really makes an impression, while others don’t translate the designer’s quirky-sexy footwear aesthetic quite as well. For example, Louboutin creates some of the most enticing studded pumps around, but bringing those studs to his handbag line has been a bit more challenging.

We saw these attempts first with a studded backpack, and now the Christian Louboutin Mina Studded Box Clutch caught my eye. The hard leather box clutch is adorned with all-over pastel studs, which create quite the conversation piece. I’m turning to you – what do you think about this clutch? Buy through Net-A-Porter for $1,895.

Fill in the blank: The Christian Louboutin Mina Studded Box Clutch is ______.

Former Real Housewives of New York star/Skinnygirl entrepreneur/daytime talk show host Bethenny Frankel was recently spotted picking her daughter up from school in Lower Manhattan with a black leather Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity Bag in tow. Bethenny’s quite fond of Christian Louboutin’s handbags (and his shoes too, of course), and we’ve actually seen her carrying this exact bag around town before. You can currently buy Bethenny’s bag at Net-A-Porter for $1,795, and check out the rest of her high-end handbag collection in “The Many Bags of Bethenny Frankel”.

I’m glad to see Bethenny wearing a sturdy pair of sensible, winter-appropriate boots here, and not tempting fate by traversing on icy cobblestones in a somewhat lethal pair of Saint Laurent stilettos, as we’ve seen her do in the past. Don’t get me wrong: I love fashion, I love Saint Laurent, and I love stilettos. But I also love sanity. (And there is nothing I hate more than wiping out in public.)

As high-end handbags go, backpacks must be difficult to design. As a shape, everyone has carried a backpack, but most people only have experience with them as low-cost book-schleppers from their school daze. That means that designers have to lean really hard into a juvenile reference or steer entirely clear of it in order to be successful, and I think we know which way the Christian Louboutin Valou Backpack has gone. (more…)

Here’s UK singer/songwriter Lily Allen, heading in to do some press for her snarky, satirical new single “Hard Out Here” on BBC Radio 1. She’s carrying a Givenchy Mini Lucrezia Snakeskin Duffel Bag in lieu of her usual Chanel picks and wearing the Christian Louboutin Leopard Daffodile Pumps. You can get Lily’s bag in “Pearl Grey” leather for $2,595 at Barneys. The CL Daffodiles seem to be long gone from stores, but you can pick up a similar pair of leopard print Christian Louboutin Leopard Lady Dafs for $1,075 at Neiman Marcus. The Lady Dafs are essentially the Daffodiles, but with a little Mary Jane styling.

“Hard Out Here” is Lily’s first new single since 2009. In the interim, she birthed two kiddos and fine-tuned her angst towards the music industry and its near-constant exploitation of female performers as sex objects. (Everyone’s looking at you, Miley.) The lyrics of “Hard Out Here” are pretty biting, and the video is a fairly scathing indictment of the industry as well; there’s a lot of debate raging about what this video is saying, whether it’s saying it effectively and if it’s further stigmatizing black women in the process. This is pretty heavy stuff for a Wednesday, no? What’s your take on the matter, PB readers?

Taylor Swift is not someone who pops up on PB very frequently, despite the fact that she does lay claim to a respectable designer bag stash. And yet, here’s Taylor leaving the gym in West Hollywood carrying a dark green Christian Louboutin Farida Tote – a bag I personally think is pretty underrated, though I definitely prefer the Farida in its multi-tone variations. You can get Taylor’s tote in black for $1,895 at Barneys.

While Taylor is always dripping in designer everything on the red carpet, in her day to day life, her look is far more low key. Many of the bags she carries aren’t designer at all, but things far more attainable for throngs of Taylor Swift fans. I don’t think that’s an accident; many of her fans are tweens and teens who are little too young to get hung up on multi-thousand dollar handbags, because they don’t “understand the value of money” (to borrow a phrase from my dear old dad.)

I’ve long been a proponent of Christian Louboutin’s small but underrated bag line. Louboutin’s bags have many of the same charms of his shoes – edgy detailing, that signature pop of red – and unlike his shoes, there’s no prospect of physical pain after the first hour! That being said, you probably wouldn’t want to trip down a flight of stairs with Olivia Wilde’s mixed metal Christian Louboutin Panettone Spiked Shopper Tote. You can claim this Panettone as your own for $2,395 at Neiman Marcus.

Olivia recently carried this tote to a taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live – her fiance Jason Sudeikis was the featured guest. We’ve seen many a celeb carrying Louboutin’s Sweet Charity bags, which come in a rainbow of colors, patterns, and leathers (there’s even a spiked version!), but this CL bag is fairly new on the scene. In fact, the Panettone Shopper was just introduced in Louboutin’s Fall 2013 collection. What’s your take on the Panettone, PB readers?

Here’s Sandra Bullock, being ushered out of a restaurant in London by a large entourage acting as human buffer zone between Sandra and her overzealous English fans/paparazzi. Sandra is currently in the UK promoting her new movie with Melissa McCarthy, The Heat. Her bag is the super luxe, hand-painted Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity Python Bag, available for $3,595 at Net-a-Porter.

This is one of the first times we’ve seen Sandra carrying a notable designer bag of any ilk, but what a premium selection she’s made here! Strangely, it’s been a spell since we saw a celeb wielding a snakeskin bag on PB, proof positive that the animal print trend is quite literally becoming more muted.

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