Best-Fashion-Week-Handbags-of-All-Time

This morning marks the opening of another season of shows at New York Fashion Week, and when it’s over, we’ll be moving straight on to the collections in London, Milan and Paris. Although it’s exciting to see new lines debut and new trends take shape, on of our favorite parts of Fashion Week is the opportunity to see how show attendees, both famous and not-so-famous, express their own personal style on the way to and from shows.

Celebrity-Designer-Handbags-February-3

Apparently, all of the LA celebrities who opted not to make the trek to the Sundance Film Festival or Paris Couture last week decided to go shopping. I suspect there are far fewer crowds (of celebs) to wade through in Beverly Hills when these two events overlap.

Celebrity-Designer-Handbags-January-8

Some weeks, the universe sends us nothing but Real Housewives carrying the same (beautiful, but the same) Chanel Flap Bags or Hermès Birkins we see all the time. We don’t mind those weeks (and we never tire of seeing those bags), but occasionally, the stars are aligned just so and some of our favorite actresses and singers will come out of hiding, carrying some handbags we don’t see every day.

Rihanna Louis Vuitton x Frank Gehry Twisted Box Monogram Bag

Here’s Rihanna, heading to dinner at Nobu in Tribeca on a particularly blustery night in NYC. She’s carrying the Louis Vuitton x Frank Gehry Twisted Box Monogram Bag, which retails for $4,400 in select Vuitton stores as part of the brand’s “Celebrating Monogram” collaboration with six fashion and design luminaries.

New York Fashion Week Celebrity Bags Spring 2015

New York Fashion Week has come and gone, but we’re not done with it just yet. Below, we’ve assembled dozens of photos of the week’s most notable bags on the most notable arms, all for your viewing pleasure. There’s inspiration to spare.

Celebrities and Chanel Bags

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.

Rihanna Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag Christian Dior Addict Tote

Here’s Rihanna, leaving lunch at Da Silvano in NYC (a restaurant she seems particularly fond of), carrying both a pastel blue Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag and a pink Christian Dior Addict Tote. Apparently she carried both, exactly like that, throughout the entire day.

Rihanna Givenchy Lucrezia Bag

Here’s Rihanna, hanging out courtside with BFF Melissa Forde at the Clippers NBA playoff game at the Staples Center in LA. RiRi is matching her pink wig to her pink Givenchy Lucrezia Bag, which begs the question, which came first?

Celebrity Handbag Moments Summer 2013

Summer is coming to a close, which is terrible for a number of reasons – first and foremost because I only just found a swimsuit I actually like a mere two weeks ago. But also, your opportunities for music festival hooliganism, beach frolicking, and Hamptons weekend getaways are all about to vanish, like so many autumn leaves.

The Many Bags of Rihanna Part 2

Before we move forward, you should all know that I have become an irrational Rihanna fangirl. Not of her music, necessarily – I don’t own any of her albums – but of Rihanna as a character in the media. I love that she wears (and generally pulls off) outrageous things, I love how well she mixes high fashion and hip hop style, I love that she’s not afraid to wear things that will surely bring her plenty of criticism.

EDITORS' PICK

The Outnet
Net-A-Porter
Neiman Marcus
Nordstrom New Spring Collections