Last week, Real Housewives lunched together, up-and-coming supermodels dined together, Eva Longoria packed a Birkin and got out of Dodge, and several of our most glamorous celebs promoted their multiple movies or TV shows. (Because they can never have just one.) Collective celeb handbag preferences continue to branch out in both Gucci‘s and Christian Louboutin‘s directions, while still staying true to Givenchy, Saint Laurent, The Row, and of course, Hermès and Chanel.
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.
The gods have heard my cries and celebs have suddenly changed their lifestyle handbag-carrying habits accordingly. The endless sea of Chanel and Hermès bags has suddenly (almost) run dry (can’t speak for next week, though), and celebs are finally choosing to dine somewhere other than the same two West Hollywood eateries!
There were a barrage of Cruise and Resort runway shows over the holiday weekend, and many of our celeb handbag round-up usuals made their way to Rio for Louis Vuitton‘s. Not everyone headed to the runway shows, of course; some celebs stayed in town, shopped at their favorite stores and loafed around their usual haunts, just like I did.
Celebs can cycle through designer handbags at a break-neck speed, so when certain celebs keep carrying the same bags for weeks or even months, we notice. Case in point: Chrissy Teigen is currently only carrying The Row Classic 5 Tote, though she mixes it up by carrying the same style in a variety of sizes and colorways.
Cannes is still happening (more on that soon), but most of the celebs whose handbag choices we’re looking at today have choses to keep their very famous feet solidly on US shores. Of course, some of them have young babies at home, or very important lunch dates to keep, or they just now live in fear of fielding questions about whether or not they are indeed Becky With The Good Hair.
Last week we spotted the very first few Pre-Fall 2016 handbag pre-orders to hit the Internet, and today, we have even more upcoming bags to share with you. Bergdorf Goodman just launched its pre-fall pre-order section, and the handbag selection includes pieces from sought-after bag designers like Fendi, Valentino, Givenchy and Prada.
As you might have heard, Reed Krakoff is back, and celebs have rallied around him to help him launch his new collab with Kohl’s. Launching a collab with a mass-market retailer a year after you shutter your luxury brand is strange timing indeed, but if you liked Krakoff’s old line but balked at the prices, there’s a 100% chance you’ll want to see these ultra affordable REED x Kohl’s bags.
When I first became interested in handbags, hobos were huge. I mean that both literally and figuratively; not only was the style super popular, but the most popular versions were enormous. A recent wave of hobos from The Row harkens back to those days (The Olsen twins were, of course, infamous for carrying bags big enough to live in during those years), and it has me feeling pleasantly nostalgic for the mid-2000s.
Here’s something I don’t get to wax on about nearly enough for my liking: Netflix celebrities. If you’re a fellow cord-cutter, you’re probably aware that a well-received Netflix series can quietly boost the celebrity profile of actors and actresses that have had a harder time finding success on network television, who haven’t worked in a while (by choice or not) or who are way more popular across the pond.