The Many Bags of Blake Lively

If you follow along with horrible TV as closely as we do (and believe me, we follow it closely), you might know that perennial guilty pleasure Gossip Girl started its final season on Monday. I still haven’t caught up on last season, but when the whole mess finally makes it to Netflix, you can guarantee that I am going to spend lots of rainy evenings and weekends stuffing my head full of the Upper East Side travails of Blair and Serena. They’re like long-lost friends who I’m itching to get a cocktail with, no matter if the show has fallen a bit from its gleefully melodramatic heights.

To celebrate (mourn?) the beginning of the end, we’ve assembled a comprehensive look at The Many Bags of Blake Lively. Blake’s been in the news lately, and not just because of the return of Gossip Girl; she wed Ryan Reynolds in South Carolina several weeks ago in a ceremony that surprised pretty much everyone in the entertainment world. So what does Blake carry, both on set and off? We’ll explore that, as always, after the jump.

First, let’s start with a classic Gossip Girl look from the good ol’ days. Very fashionable, slightly preppy and with a big ol’ Carlos Falchi Crocodile Tote. Shop Carlos Falchi via Saks.

Another Gossip Girl set favorite? Louis Vuitton. Here’s Blake several seasons ago with a Louis Vuitton Hazier Satchel that I fervently wish were still around today.

The West Coast is a whole different ballgame when it comes to characters and their style – this Louis Vuitton Vernis Alma in bright green is way different than how Serena would dress in New York. Buy through Louis Vuitton for $2490.

The ever-popular Yves Saint Laurent Roady was another bag that saw a lot of airtime on Gossip Girl – remember when Little Jenny Humphrey was giving out Roadys for Christmas?

The GG wardrobers also love to put Serena in Mulberry – specifically blue Mulberry. Here’s Blake on set carrying a cobalt Mulberry Leah Hobo. Shop Mulberry via Net-a-Porter.

And here’s yet more blue Mulberry on set, this time with the Mulberry Bayswater. Pick up your own bright Bayswater at Net-a-Porter for $1250.

By now, even if you’ve never seen Gossip Girl, you can probably tell that the wardrobe department really loves to have a show-stopping bag hanging on every available arm. This quirkily printed Fendi Flap Shoulder Bag might be from Resort 2013 because I can’t find it anywhere, but it’s worth keeping an eye on. Shop Fendi via Neiman Marcus.

Another bit of Gossip Girl brightness! This time, it’s a 3.1 Phillip Lim Lark Satchel. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $875.

When the show’s wardrobers decide to go for something more subdued for Blake/Serena, though, they often look to Valentino. First, there’s the Valentino Demetra Tote in brown. $2345 via Neiman Marcus.

More recently, there was this tiny, burgundy Valentino Rockstud Frame Bag. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $3295.

And sometimes, things are completely mismatched. (On purpose, of course.) This Nancy Gonzalez Python Hobo is gorgeous, but it doesn’t really work with that dress. (Which I think is actually a shirt.) Shop Nancy Gonzalez via Neiman Marcus.

This shot of the Oscar de la Renta Marelia Clutch just doesn’t do it justice – up close, it’s incredibly detailed and totally beautiful. $3695 via

Actually, clutches are often a strong point of the Gossip Girl handbag wardrobe – the characters certainly have enough fancy events to go to that a big clutch wardrobe is justified. Check out this Burberry Prorsum Ribbed Quilting Crossbody Bag. Shop Burberry via Net-a-Porter.

In her downtime, Blake tends to be a bit more casual, like with this Dior Granville Satchel.

My favorite bag in Blake’s personal collection? This cult-classic Gucci Hysteria Bag. Shop Gucci via Neiman Marcus.

Naturally, though, Blake also carries a ton of Chanel – she was the face of the brand’s Mademoiselle handbags in the not-so-distant past. In this photos, she’s carrying the white Chanel Boy Chanel Tote as recent Many Bags subject Rachel Bilson!

This slouchy Chanel Quilted Shoulder Bag is a bit more casual option. (As casual as Chanel gets, anyway.)

This Pringle of Scotland Kasia Slouch Tote is a prime example of why I wish the British knitwear company would beef up its handbag offerings. Isn’t it gorgeous? Blake’s a lucky girl.

And lastly, we have this crazypants Burberry Studded Shoulder Bag. Those giant medal things are all slightly varied studs! Ambitious, to say the least. Shop Burberry via Net-a-Porter.

  • stephanie

    Love every bag, and all her clothes!

  • LabellaLuxe Boutique

    Love her handbgags!

  • Kris Leigh

    These photos are from Gossip Girls, right? I dont think these are her real purse collection.

  • Cari R Haegele

    These are not her real purse collection. These are from Gossip Girls

  • Laura

    I have such a girl crush on Blake Lively. The bags she’s worn in real life and on the show are stunning!

  • Ebun

    Please, please, pleaseeeee can we STOP with the whole 1pic/page. No one wants to have to click through upwards of 10pages! It’s tiresome, time consuming and highly irritating. Perhaps the Jessica Simpom TMB of format might be a comprise for us all? Thanks!

    • Lili

      Cant agree more. Every time there is more than one photo, I just skip

      • RR

        I hate the 1-click per pict. Terrible.

      • Angela

        Yessss! I’ve mentioned this before. I love reading posts but HATE having to click through after every picture.

      • Reez

        Truely said! Remember when all the photos used to be on one page?? We want that

    • Lily Khaw

      is this some sort of new feature to garner more “page views”???

    • Amanda Mull

      With the Jessica Simpson format, we tried doing multiple pictures per page and it seemed like it made a lot of people think there weren’t more pages, based on the view data from the post. We’re having a custom system for these types of posts designed right now, but at the moment, there’s not much we can do for posts with such huge images. They don’t work as one-page posts and they don’t seem to work with multiple posts on a page. So, a solution is coming, just ride it out with us!

      • Ebun

        Thanks for the reply! Don’t worry, I’m a die-hard fan, I’ll ride it out–you guys are the only ones I’ll ever put up with having to click through so many pages :) Re Jessica Simpson: maybe it’s because we’re all used to the 1pic/page format people assumed there wasn’t more..
        Suggestion: how about if you guys do the pop-up format? (You know, the one where if you click the “read more” link the page pops-up on your screen and blacks out the background)Then have the pictures show up like a gallery/slide-show? Also, the pop-up format would eliminate having to click the home/back button once done reading an article, if used for those too.
        PS- can you tell I’m lazy hehe

      • Amanda Mull

        We’re having something similar to that custom designed for us! There are lots of mechanical improvements to the site coming and we’re verrrry excited to get them launched, both for ease of use for you guys and for the kinds of content it’ll allow us to produce. Thanks for hanging in there in the meantime!

    • Vlad Dusil

      Thank you for your feedback. We are working on a solution that will be available very soon!

    • Melody Lam

      I’m glad I’m not the only person here who thinks this. It’s easier and quicker to read through everything in an entire page rather than page by page. It allows me to go through this blog quicker within an short allotted time. I’m more likely to come back more often if I could check out more posts quicker. That’s why I love reading news on my phone.

  • Julia

    Can you please do a Blair Waldorf/Leighton Meester Many Bags blog post? Please? I am a big fan of her style on GG.

  • Olive

    Most of these bags are from Gossip Girl props. Blake’s real purse collections are much nicer than these. Where are all her Chanel bags?

  • SK

    I agree – please stop with the one pic/ page. Also, it is a dress, not a shirt. Its the DVF Fleurette dress.

  • Sambo

    Does anyone know where I could buy this bag mulberry electric blue bays water

  • bob

    The bag on pg 2 is the Louis Vuitton Monogram Volupte Psyche Bordeaux Bag. not Hazier Satchel

  • Ewa Prokopczuk

    It’s disappointing that most of these aren’t her actual bags, but the ones that the stylists from Gossip Girl have her character wear…this should be retitled “The Many Bags of Serena VanderWoodsen”. C’mon guys!

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