I know it’s old news that Nicole Richie has transformed herself from Paris Hilton’s snotty reality TV sidekick to a respectable mom with a very chic contemporary clothing line, but every time I hear something about House of Harlow, I can’t help but reflect on how far Richie has come. And now that House of Harlow has announced that it will expand into handbags for Fall 2011, I’ll probably be having those thoughts a lot more.

Women’s Wear Daily reports that the 14-piece collection will run the gamut of bag sizes from clutches (some seen above) to hobos, with prices ranging for $150 to $625. It’s surprising that it took the label this long to move into bags; Richie is known for her accessories, after all. Based on the clutches above, do you think you’ll be moved to buy a House of Harlow bag? They’ll be available through Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom and ShopBop.com.

Image via Refinery 29.

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  • Brandy

    I actually like most of the House of Harlow line.. And I definitely like all 3 handbags.. Well done!

  • kellyx

    like the red clutch!

    • Alex

      I agree!…. The red one is my favorite too.

      • annika

        count me in! i’m loving the RED clutch. Can’t wait to step on American soil for vacay and check on HOuse of Harlow at Neiman Marcus. =]

      • casiopea

        i see the red one but has studs with different leather. have you seen it? what do you think? thank you.. and do you know how much is that? thank you.

  • Lanie

    Purses — thank you, Nicole!

  • Seejayluvsbags

    I like them all but can’t believe that her pieces automatically gets carried by higher-end department stores.

  • Kat

    I am loving the hexagonal clutch! I actually saw some of the pieces on Nicole’s site and while most of them were not for me (too boho for my taste), the clutches were all lovely.

    And yes, I love Nicole now. I couldn’t stand her and Paris during the pre-rehab The Simple Life days. It’s amazing how she turned her life around. She and Joel Madden seem like wonderful parents and so obviously adore each other. They seem like such a happy, loving family. The kids are adorable too! Yey for Nicole!

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  • MizzJ

    haha it’s ok, I totally always reflect on her progress whenever I see some news about her. She has become such a role model to show how people can change for the better. If her bags are as great as her accessories, then I will definitely be interested.

    http://highmaintenancewoman.blogspot.com

  • mochababe73

    I love Nicole Richie, but I probably wouldn’t buy a bag based on these pictures. I would have preferred to see an everyday bag.

  • alexjones

    It’s not always like that…http://bit.ly/p82aMl

  • xiaopohai

    Purses — thank you, Nicole!

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