Celebrities are making the most of the waning days of summer. They have their obligations, of course–grocery shopping, brunch, the VMAs–but they look picture perfect whatever they do, and their handbag picks this week are tres chic.
Around the PurseBlog offices, we spend an inordinate amount of time poring over photos of celebs and their favorite handbags, and over time, one thing has become apparent: famous people really, really love Chanel bags. Non-famous people do too, of course, but those photos are harder to come by.
This seems like an especially flashy celeb handbag roundup, mostly because so many people carried multi-thousand dollar handbags to LAX, PCW, or various international summer soirees. And, of course, several of them did so while on the arms of their significant others or spouses, who all happen to have multi-million dollar net worths.
Most handbags, even popular ones, match to a certain kind of person with a certain kind of style. Some skew older or younger, or to creative type or those with high-powered office jobs. Bags are functional pieces of design, after all, and different design is appropriate for different people with different kinds of lives.
It’s always notable when the eight celebs we feature in these round-ups are mostly carrying the same three designers. It indicates a potential shift in trends, or, alternatively, a sudden surplus of designer freebies. In any case, it gets our attention.
Celebs at home and abroad dragged out their favorite Gucci bags last week, whether they were hot off the runway or several seasons old. Gucci is enjoying massive success with its latest lines of shoes and handbags, and we have to wonder which storied fashion house will have this sort of mini-renaissance next.
It’s late February, so of course that means it’s time for Los Angeles celebrities to bust out the barely-there denim. It’s basically a seasonal rite of passage. I jest, of course–this seems a tad early for short shorts, even by LA standards, but that’s certainly this week’s most notable trend, right behind giant black designer totes.
Some large rodent may have recently given us cause to believe that spring is coming sooner rather than later, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at celebrities’ handbag choices. Celebs continue to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to winter’s favorite handbag hue: blackest black.
For months, I have labored under the impression that The Nice Guy was a late night hang-out for celebs, and while that’s not entirely untrue (they have a special “late night” menu, an impressive drinks menu, and a exceptional whiskey menu), it may shock you to find that The Nice Guy is actually a restaurant first.
The Hiltons and Hadids of the world stepped out in a some noteworthy new designer boots this week, and we think they’ll pique your interest. It is winter, after all, even in Los Angeles. (Sort of.