In some ways, it seems like Taylor Swift has been daring me to write a second investigation into her handbag collection all summer. Every day when I open our photo agency’s archives, there are new photos of her walking to and fro in New York City, enjoying her morning constitutional, her evening constitutional and sometimes several constitutionals in between, generally wearing a two-piece matching outfit and a handbag dangling from her forearm. To me, her intentions are clear. (more…)

We love our glossies as much as any fashion people, and one of the industry’s major magazines is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year. InStyle Magazine launched in 1994 with Barbra Streisand on its cover, and since its inception, the magazine has grown its global reach to over 21 million subscribers. With Ariel Foxman at the helm, InStyle has made waves in the fashion sphere with an approachable attitude along with an ever-expanding online presence. (more…)

In a lot of ways, air travel is the great equalizer. Only the richest of the ultra-rich fly exclusively private, and for run-of-the-mill famous people, even A-listers, working means boarding a lot of commercial flights. Often those flights either land or originate at Los Angeles International Airport, or LAX, where paparazzi are poised every day to document one of the few mundane activities that a star can’t protect or control: checking in, checking her bags and walking to security.

That means that we know more about how celebrities behave at the airport than about how they do almost anything else, from reality stars all the way up to screen legends. Since the airport also requires the sort of baggage in which we are preternaturally interested, paparazzi pictures from LAX are absolutely full of awesome bags. We previously documented celebs’ love for Louis Vuitton luggage, but today, we’re interested in which handbags the stars are carrying on. Check out our finest findings from the past few months below.

When I assembled the first edition of Nicky Hilton’s Many Bags series, it was the largest collection we had profiled to date. In the little over a year since then, it’s been eclipsed in size by a couple of other stars, but Nicky’s collection is still among my favorites because she’s so clearly One Of Us: a woman who looks to her handbags to pull our outfits together, whether she’s attending a formal event or just walking to her local bodega.

Of course, the fact that Nicky’s rich and famous gives her considerable access to incredible bags and the ability to acquire them at will, which is why we’ve found nearly three dozen new editions to Hilton’s collection since the last time we looked. Check out all of them below.

Although not everyone loves the world’s most famous momager, we think you’ll all have to agree that Kris Jenner not only has a rather impressive collection of handbags, but she has a more finely tuned sense of style than the vast majority of celebrities. Kris knows what she likes and where to find it, and more often than not, that means Chanel in neutral colors, Valentino in prints and anything that looks extremely expensive in shades of black and ivory, with an occasional pop of red to liven things up.

Whether you’re a Kris fan or just a fan of looking at great bags, we think you’ll enjoy what’s happening below, even if it’s in spite of yourself.

Paris Couture Week brings out not only the best of the best in clothing on the runways, but its attendees are also a very particular sort. Because couture stands separate from the roving circus of the four big ready-to-wear fashion weeks, it tends to attract a more well-edited set of attendees, industry insiders and celebrities alike. Just like we do with every major fashion week, we’ve taken the liberty of analyzing just what kind of handbags these lucky invite-holders toted to the shows, and you can see the results below.

I’m not even sure how to explain Anna Dello Russo. She’s a fashion luminary and Editor at Large for Vogue Nippon, but she’s also a street style caricature whose willingness to wear all of the most fabulous things, all at once, has helped change the way that everyone from high-ranking editors to budding bloggers conduct business. Love or her hate her, ADR is always worth looking at. (more…)

Sarah Jessica Parker is as close to a true original as actresses get these days. She’s made her own way, and now she occupies a beloved space in pop culture (and especially in fashion) that gives her the ability simply to be loved by being her. When she launched a shoe line at Nordstrom, of course every fashion site on the Internet covered it feverishly. Sex and the City ended long ago, but SJP endures.

We’ve already taken one thorough look at Sarah Jessica’s bag collection, but that was back at the tail end of 2012, and she’s done a lot of bag-carrying in the intervening year and a half. Below, check out everything that everyone’s favorite West Village resident has been sporting since then.

Dakota and Elle Fanning have been in the entertainment business since they were kids, and they’ve been in fashion almost as long. The young sisters’ angelic appearances – extremely pale skin and eyes, light blonde hair, innocently round faces – ingratiated themselves to designers immediately, and they’ve been sitting front row at fashion shows and starring in ad campaigns ever since. They are, in a way, the opposite of the Jenner sisters that we profiled last week.

When it comes to designer bags, though, the Fannings have a bit more in common with their raven-haired, West Coast compatriots. They all love Celine, Chanel and Balenciaga, for one. Check out the sisters’ full collections below.

You may have heard that Kylie and Kendall Jenner have recently released a new sci-fi novel. I was going to say that they “wrote” it, but that seems like it would be a generous description of their relationship to the book. Instead, we’d like to spend a little time talking about something that the Jenner girls have a more obvious expertise in: designer handbags. Both of the youngest sisters in the Kardashian-Jenner clan take after their older sisters when it comes to a love for Celine, Givenchy and especially Balenciaga. (more…)

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