I’ve always been a big fan of Bethenny Frankel, the sometimes-controversial former star of Real Housewives of New York who parlayed her reality TV fame into a booze-for-girls brand that she sold for a reported $120 million last year. She’s funny, direct and willing to cop to most of her flaws – that’s about all I ask from someone on a reality show, personally. When I got a look at her insane bag collection, it only made me like her more.
If you’ve ever asked yourself how you’d splurge if you suddenly became rich and wildly successful, you’re going to want to take a look at Bethenny’s bags, because she got to answer that question in real life. In early paparazzi photos of her, she’s carrying average stuff, most of which I didn’t recognize. Once her brand started to take off, though, Bethenny bought an Hermes or Chanel classic in seemingly every color, for every occasion. If you’re a traditionalist, you’ll probably faint over Frankel’s bag collection.