Celebrities and Chanel Bags

[Editor’s Note: We’re smack dab in the middle of PurseBlog Summer Break, in which our team takes a week off to recharge for fall. We’re running fewer posts this week, but we’ll still have new features every day, plus refreshed versions of some of our old favorites.

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Hermès has a solid handle on celeb hearts this week, as a ton of celebs pulled out their best and most exotic Birkins and Kellys. (Ostrich, anyone?) An adorable baby heiress also makes an appearance (sans baby Hermès handbag), someone got glitter-bombed at LAX and Taylor Swift has a new bag!

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You’ve likely seen plenty of coverage of the dresses stars wore on the red carpet at last night’s Chine-themed Met Ball, but now, we’re here to do what we do best: look at bags. Sometimes formal events don’t yield a great selection of accessories, but last night’s clutch choices could scarcely have been better.

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Celebrities seem to have come to a consensus: When life hands you lemons, carry Chanel. Or Hermès. Basically, just never stop carrying a fancy handbag, and people will never question you or your life choices. You can dye your hair green.

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The Academy Awards, because of their extremely formal and buttoned-up nature, often make for boring bag-spotting. Thankfully, though, this year’s red carpet provided more handbag eye candy than we’re used to. From vintage Van Cleef & Arpels to crocodile and rhinestone Louis Vuitton, there’s plenty to look at in the photos below.

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The 2015 Golden Globes took place last night, and that means that awards season has officially begun. As we do every year, we’ll be scoping out all the best handbags from the industry’s fanciest red carpets. Although our photo service was inexplicably light on pictures from last night’s main red carpet, we scoured both those photos and those from the after-parties to bring you over a dozen celebrity bag choices from Sunday’s festivities.

The Many Bags of the Mr. Bones Halloween Pumpkin Patch 2014

Perhaps no holiday affords us better handbag watching than Halloween. Every year, for the entirety of October, celebrities descend on the Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Los Angeles to partake in the fall festivities and pick up some decorations for their homes.

Clutches at the 2013 Grammy Awards

By my estimation, the Grammy Awards awlays have the weirdest red carpet of all the major awards shows, and the 2013 Grammy Awards went on to uphold that tradition in spite of some odd dress code restrictions placed on attendees by the fun-haters at CBS.

Jennifer Lopez and her boyfriend Casper Smart were seen leaving Madeo Restaurant in Beverly Hills, CA

PB readers, we’ve heard your “NO MORE BIRKINS” cries, and we’re happy to oblige! (Though honestly, we should all demand the same from our celebrities. We get it, you can all afford $10K bags!) Here’s Jennifer Lopez clutching her man Casper Smart with one hand and a sexy Valentino Noir VaVaVoom Flap Bag with the other.

The Handbags of the 2013 Golden Globes

When it comes to award shows, the gowns get all the televised glory. The bags that are carried with them are generally tiny, of course, and perhaps the public at large isn’t as obsessed with the details of a tiny evening bag as we are.

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