I’ve been covering the accessories industry for long enough that I don’t often look at a collection of handbags from a major brand and wonder who buys them–even if I personally hate it, I can almost always imagine who the consumer for a particular bag would be.
Do celebs intentionally take advantage of bigger holiday shopping crowds to step out and get some shopping done while feeling normal? I’ve never given much thought to this before, but we’ve seen more celeb snapshots from outside Barneys and inside popular LA shopping hot spots like The Grove this month than we have all year.
Celebs are once again going back to the (luxury) basics, with solid black leather bags from Chanel (so much Chanel), Hermès and all of your favorite stalwart luxury brands. There’s nothing terribly trendy here; in fact, I don’t think there’s even anything that’s new for 2015, but there are plenty of reminders as to why the big-name brands are generally worth their salt.
Even though a woman’s handbag selection isn’t necessarily dependent on temperature, the change of the seasons is still an optimal time to think about adding a new bag to your wardrobe. The shift toward fall-appropriate colors and textures fits particularly perfectly with the rich hues and luxury leathers of the bags Christie’s has carefully selected for its October Handbags & Accessories Auction, happening now.
Once the air turns crisp, everyone gets excited to pull out their old fall favorites (or stock up on new fall favorites), and apparently this sort of seasonal nostalgia extends to Céline bags. Just think, in mere months our photo service will be awash in bare-legged, sandal-wearing celebrities in the snow.