Canvas is a tricky textile. It’s perfect for summer because it’s lightweight and breathable, which can matter even in accessories when it’s so hot out that the idea of having anything heavy or warm touching your body is too much to bear. On the flip side, it can also look inappropriately casual or, at worst, totally sloppy. The Hermès Vintage Buenaventura Briefcase, thankfully, has none of those problems.

This piece, sourced by East Dane through famous vintage purveyors What Goes Around Comes Around, is the perfect summer bag for a professional man working in a corporate environment. The Buenaventura style is much more common in a messenger variant, which is more casual, but this well-tailored shape keeps the look formal.

If it tickles your fancy, pick up this black-on-black charmer via East Dane for $2,455.

People got excited for a hot minute when Kim Kardashian tweeted that she had dyed her hair blond again, but then Kim later burst everyone’s bubble by revealing via Instagram that her new blond locks were actually just a wig. Which is too bad, because I liked blond Kim. Here she is, reveling in her flaxen-haired deception for a day on the streets of NYC. Her bag is her trusty Hermes So Black Birkin, which works extremely well with Kanye’s uber-strict designer dress code.

Kim has been carrying this bag a lot recently – here she is holding it close at LAX last month, and here she is just last week in NYC, carrying it with another all-black ensemble. You can check out all of Kim’s many Birkins in “The Many, Many Bags of Kim Kardashian.” To her credit, she has only been seen carrying this hand-painted Hermes nightmare that Kanye gifted her last X-mas once.

Here’s Lady Gaga, arriving at her father’s restaurant, Joanne Trattoria, in NYC, carrying a vintage Hermes Kelly Bag that has been…well loved. Gaga has a history of carrying altered, or, depending on your perspective, “defaced,” Hermes bags, so it’s not a stretch to think that she likes the half-destroyed look of this one. You can find pre-owned Hermes Kelly bags in far superior condition for sale on Portero.

We’ve seen Gaga with a similar Hermes Kelly Bag before, so it’s possible that she and this Kelly have simply been through a lot together, and she feels compelled to continue carrying it for purely sentimental reasons. Or maybe a busted Hermes bag is just a key component of her unique vision for this particular fashion ensemble. You can see all of her ladyship’s favorite Hermes bags (and wonderfully bizarre outfits) in “The Many Bags of Lady Gaga.”

Russian supermodel (and repeat Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl) Irina Shayk was recently spotted hanging out with a couple of friends in Soho. She’s carrying a bright, cobalt blue Hermes Birkin, of course. It’s surprising to see Irina in the city when her boyfriend, Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, is currently playing for his home country of Portugal in the World Cup. Irina has not yet made an appearance in Brazil, but she definitely appears in our “50+ Bags on the Arms of Our Favorite Supermodels.”

In other quasi-related handbag designer/World Cup news, Louis Vuitton has designed the hard case for the coveted World Cup trophy once again this year. (The brand also had the honor in 2010.) They’ve gone with their classic monogram canvas, for maximum brand exposure during the big reveal. You can see LV’s case design and the 2014 World Cup trophy here.

Here’s former Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel, literally picking her daughter Bryn up from school in Tribeca. Bethenny is carrying a black Hermes Birkin, one of the many, many Birkins she has in her handbag collection. It’s somewhat surprising when we see Bethenny carrying anything else. (On a quasi-related note, we’ve never seen Bethenny’s daughter Bryn wearing any color other than pink.) You can see Bethenny’s many Birkins via “The Many Bags of Bethenny Frankel.”

Bethenny’s talk show was canned back in February – ratings never picked up steam, so it wasn’t a huge surprise. (It’s possible that someone miscalculated the appeal of a Bravo “Real Housewife” to the daytime TV-watching set.) Since then, Bethenny has turned her focus back to parenting little Bryn, wrapping up her split from estranged husband Jason and expanding her signature Skinny Girl cocktail line into other types of foods and beverages.

Here’s Kourtney Kardashian, preparing to get on a flight to Paris at LAX with her kiddos Mason and Penelope. (Or maybe it was a flight to Florence? Frankly, we’ve all been down the “Kim Kardashian’s wedding” rabbit hole before, and it’s hard to care.) Kourtney is carrying a black Hermes Birkin, natch. We just saw Kourtney landing at LAX last week with a very covetable Celine Knot Tote, and mere days later, we saw Kim departing LAX with a black Birkin of her own.

As we’ve mentioned before, Kourtney’s sisters Kim and Khloe have both already been awarded their own edition of “The Many Bags of…” (you can see Kim’s here and Khloe’s here), and Kourtney is definitely the next Kardashian in the pipeline. Kourtney’s half-sis Kendall Jenner probably isn’t too far behind her, come to think of it. We did include Kourtney in our special Mother’s Day edition, though: “The Many Bags of Celebrity Moms.”

Any young fame-seeker worth his Twitter followers knows that if something works once, it’ll probably work again. With that in mind, erstwhile Birkin (“Birkin”) destroyer and photographer Tyler Shields is back and making more waves with his lofty, arty thoughts on consumerism via more photos of an Hermes (maybe) handbag in a compromising position. (more…)

Here’s Kim Kardashian, navigating her way through LAX amid an enormous mob of paparazzi, carrying her extremely rare Hermes So Black Birkin, and we’ve seen her carrying this coveted Birkin before. Kim is quite the collector of exotic Birkins, in fact, it could easily be argued that she’s one of the most prolific Birkin collectors, because she has both the wealth and the high profile necessary to gain access to the really good stuff.

Kim does occasionally liquidate some of her Birkin assets, presumably so she can acquire even more Birkins. Here’s Kim with a 30 cm Himalayan Crocodile Birkin earlier this year, a bag which is rarely seen in the wild. You can view the majority of Kim’s Hermes investments (some of which are now owned by other Birkin/Kardashian paraphernalia collectors) in “The Many (Many) Bags of Kim Kardashian.”

Here’s actress Naya Rivera carrying an Hermes Kelly Bag during a recent coffee run in LA. We saw Naya pair this same Kelly with a drastically different outfit during New York Fashion Week back in February. The Kelly is generally considered a more ladylike bag, but the brand’s popularity among the young and rich has resulted in some less traditional styling, like you see here. (Hermes plus Nikes. Discuss.)

It has not been a great couple of months for Naya Rivera – first her engagement to rapper Big Sean went down in flames, and just yesterday it was announced that she won’t be re-joining the rest of the Glee cast for its sixth and final season, perhaps due in part to her behind-the-scenes feuding with co-star Lea Michelle. But as long as you have a good Hermes bag (and a few lucrative endorsement deals on the side), life can’t be all that bad, eh?

I always learn new things on the PurseForum, and about 5 years ago, I remember seeing the ladies talk about the Hermes Kelly Doll Bag. They shared a photo of the bag, which is a classic Hermes Kelly with arms, legs, and a face smiling back at you and I thought it must not be real. But indeed it is, and this playful, rare design from the house of Hermes requires those who love it to go to great lengths to track down one of their own.

Our friends at Heritage Auctions have the hard-to-find Hermes Limited Edition Noisette Gulliver Leather Quelle Idole Kelly Doll Bag as part of their spring auction. The live auction begins today, and if this bag is something you’ve been searching for, now is your chance!

The Kelly Doll Bag is shrunken down to a tiny size, with dimensions of 6″ W x 5.5″ H x 2.5″ D. The whimsical feel of the bag comes from the smiling face and leather arms and feet. The turnlock closure is the nose of the bag, and the arms are moveable, which means you can pose your doll bag if you’d like. The current bid is $8,300 via Heritage Auctions.

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