Celebrities carrying designer handbags at Paris Fashion Week

Last week, we spotlighted what celebrities and fashion people were carrying to attend the Chanel Fall 2013 show (shocker: lots of Chanel), but its far from the only show that attracts stars and their handbags at Paris Fashion Week.

Celebrities carrying Chanel at the Chanel Fall 2013 show in Paris

Almost every brand invites celebrities to their fashion week shows, but only the savviest of brands know how to turn those celeb arrivals into a true marketing opportunity. Chanel, naturally, is among those smart companies that makes the most of their seasonal shows by turning them into the chic media events that most designers wish they could pull off.

Jessica Chastain arrives to 'The Heiress' on Broadway in NYC

I’ve been watching Jessica Chastain like a hawk ever since the buzz for awards season started, and I have yet to see her take a single fashion misstep. Every bag choice, dress choice, sunglasses choice, and obviously, boot choice, is impeccable.

Belstaff Wimbourne Clutch

It seems so hard to pop into the handbag world out of nowhere and grab hold of enough attention to get things going, but sometimes designers manage to make that happen; at the moment, Belstaff is on a roll. Don’t be confused, Belstaff has been making men’s and women’s bags and shoes since 1924, but in the past few months the revival has been amazing.

Jessica Chastain carries an Alexander McQueen Heroine Satchel

You know someone’s star is gaining momentum when they’re photographed week after week with a brand new, uber covetable designer bag on their arm. Jessica Chastain is making yet another appearance on PB this week, and this time she’s carrying the oxblood Alexander McQueen Heroine Bag.

The Many Bags of Jessica Chastain

Just like last week, we’re using the busy holiday travel time to take a look at an actress whose rapidly rising star is second only to her rapidly expanding bag collection. Jessica Chastain may not be a household name quite yet, but with the amount of praise she’s received for her roles in films like The Help and the just-released Zero Dark Thirty, it won’t be long.

Jessica-Chastain

Ok, Purseblog readers – impromptu pop quiz! We have a mammoth-sized mystery bag on our hands. Here’s Jessica Chastain, goading us with her fabulous designer find of unknown origin. The handles remind us of Givenchy. The silhouette reminds us of Dolce & Gabbana.