Once a year, I like to treat myself to one big luxury item and what better time to splurge on myself than when celebrating my quarter-century milestone this past Monday? One year, I bought the Gucci Soho Shoulder Bag, another year I bought my first pair of Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps and last year, you all helped me decide between the Saint Laurent Monogram Satchel and the Chanel Wallet on Chain bag.
Our What Fits category is a reader favorite, and I promise we’ll be sharing more bags and what you can expect to fit inside them in the near future. (If you have requests on bags you want to see included, let me know in the comments below.) Knowing the interior capacity of a bag is especially important for smaller styles; what looks like it can fit a continental wallet in a stock image may only be able to handle a card case in real life.
It’s a strange day at my virtual news desk when an indie musician has the nicest, newest Chanel bag in our entire celebrity handbag roundup. We’re featuring all of our usual Real Housewives, ex-Real Housewives, TV personalities and pop starlets, and yet, some of these high-end handbag selections have frankly seen better days.
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.
UPDATE: We noticed yesterday that Céline has given it’s Resort 2016 (which it calls Spring 2016) lookbook a huge expansion since we originally posted it in October–there are almost two dozen new bags, including a bunch of Trapeze Bags and Luggage Totes, which we know our our readers’ favorites.
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.
Here’s a fun thing about keeping track of celebrity bag and fashion trends: as soon as you feel you can definitively say “CELEBS ARE DOING THIS!” they’re already doing something else, and they probably started doing it three days ago.