After a few years of writing daily posts at BagThatStyle, I've found celebrities toward whose pictures I always gravitate when I'm looking for things to write about. All celebrities carry a great bag from time to time, but only a select few change things up often enough and with enough creativity that the very sight of them in paparazzi photos guarantees not only a fabulous purse, but a different fabulous purse than they were carrying three days prior. Jessica Alba is easily in the top tier of bag-loving celebs, which means that it's time to take a look at some of her handbag highlights.
For a long time, Alba tended to gravitate toward tan. So much so, in fact, that I expected to find almost exclusively brown leather bags on her arm when I started researching this post. In fact, it seems like she's switched up her bag game quite a bit since then, with bags in a variety of colors, materials and price levels. Alba's personal style is the epitome of weekend casual chic, and her penchant for slouchy, easy-to-carry bags goes right along with that look with an extra-glam option thrown in every now and then, just for good measure. Check out the best of Jessica's handbag looks after the jump!
Jessica's Gerard Darel Python Simple Bag may be one-of-a-kind, but a version in black and white python can be found for €980 at GerardDarel.com (That's about $1230US.)
The Rebecca Minkoff Diamond Tote is a fun, lightweight summer option at a price you don't have to be a movie star to afford. $195 via Neiman Marcus.
You can tell Jessica rotates a ton of bags through her wardrobe, because the strap on this Derek Lam Anthea Satchel isn't even worn in yet. $1690 via Barneys.
Of all the bags in this selection, the fun, summer-perfect Loewe Flamenco Bag might be my favorite. $2519 via Matches.
If you're looking to get your hands Jessica's now-discontinued Louis Vuitton Le Fabuleux, you'll have to scour eBay.
Continuing her penchant for straw, this Burberry Colorblock Raffia Tote looks like it would carry anything you needed, and it's on sale at Neiman Marcus for $1537.
Jessica does love her leather bags, though, like this Chloe Angie Tote, $1995 via Neiman Marcus.
On the complete opposite side of the spectrum from big and black, this little white Proenza Schouler PS1 Pouch looks perfect with Jessica's pale outfit. $1325 via Proenza Schouler.
Sometimes, though, Jessica prefers a tried and true design like the Chanel Classic Flap, which can only be bought in person at a Chanel boutique.
Alba's red dress and black jacket are all business, which fits perfectly with the clean lines of her Prada Leather Tote. A similar style can be had via Neiman Marcus for $2100.
Naturally, we couldn't finish a roundup of Jessica Alba's bags without featuring something fabulous and tan. This Valentino Rockstud Tote is my favorite of her handbags in the shade. $2075 via Neiman Marcus.