Here’s Hilary Duff, taking a break from balancing her baby boy Luca on her hip to taunt us with yet another Celine Luggage Tote that she’s added to the hoard. This tricolor Celine appears to be the very latest addition to Hilary’s rather premium designer bag collection – you can get a glimpse of her many other Celines, Chanels, and Goyards in “The Many Bags of Hilary Duff”!
With most popular bags available in a zillion different version ranging in size from “micro” to “weekender,” the shopping process can sometimes make you feel like you’re starring in your own private version of Goldilocks and the Three Bags. I had this problem when shopping for a Celine Luggage Tote a few years ago, and based on the rapturous reaction I saw to the advent of the mid-sized 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Medium Tote on Twitter a few days ago from a few friends, it would seem as though this design has been giving people sizing fits as well.
When it comes down to it, we’ve all got a lot to schlep on occasion (or sometimes more like every day). Schlepping, by its very nature, is not a particularly glamourous activity, but there are things that can be done to make it a little less dreary. Lately, we’ve found a bumper crop of simple, functional tote bags in stores, and the best thing about a big selection is being able to get something that not everyone else has.
Here’s yet another high profile celeb, swapping out her standard Hermes Birkin for a Celine bag. (The Celine Phantom Luggage Tote, to be exact.) Heiress Tamara Ecclestone looked dressed for a gym for bikers when she was spotted with her Celine in Beverly Hills. We’ve dished on the Ecclestone sisters and their unrivaled Hermes Birkin collection before (both sisters can lay claim to about a dozen different Birkins apiece), but Celines are the only daytime Birkin alternative we’ve ever seen either of them carry.
For some reason, celebrities seem to love basketball above and beyond other sports. I have a theory on why that might be: Not only is the sport quite popular in both New York and Los Angeles, but the indoor, controlled environment in which the game is played allows celebs to dress up and look good because they know they’ll be photographed.
As I sit in my office with a beanie, sweater, boots, pants, and scarf on, I feel like Mother Nature is trying to trick me, even though I know spring is on its way. With the new season comes a fresh crop of bags that will help brighten your wardrobe and change the winter blues into something a bit more light and lovely.
Real Housewife and lady entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel is hardly ever seen without an Hermes Birkin, but is it possible her Birkin fatigue is as advanced as everyone else’s? (Our “The Many Bags of Bethenny Frankel” post was almost 50% Hermes Birkins. And 60% Hermes. No lie.) Here she is with a cheerful, bright orange Celine Luggage Tote. As we lamented in this post just yesterday, Celine is still tragically not available from a single online retailer.
I bet I’m not the only one among us who had her introduction to high-end designer bags with the Chloe Paddington. Back in late 2005, I was a college student who had just found the PurseForum, and something about the Paddington (Was it the lock? The handle attachments? Who knows.) sucked me straight in, just as it had sucked in so many others before me.
If you’ve ever bought a Celine bag (and a lot of you have), you know it can be a complicated and, at times, frustrating process. When the Celine Luggage Tote first gained popularity several years ago, the brand forbade retailers from selling its wares online, which drove bag lovers to call and visit any number of department stores and boutiques in search of the right bag in the right color.
On one hand, no one looks more dour in paparazzi photos than Reese Witherspoon; on the other hand, they do tend to follow her inside fro-yo shops, which is probably irritating. Here’s a less-than-pleased-looking Reese carrying an especially pleasing tan Mulberry Tassel Bag during a quick yogurt stop in Hollywood. Hardcore Mulberry fans will notice that this bag is basically the Mulberry Alexa, but with massive tassels.