We’ve been celebrating moms all week, and today, it seemed only fitting that we use our weekly celebrity handbag extravaganza to look at what some of the most famous (and most stylish) celebrity moms on the planet carry when they’re out with their kids. From Sarah Jessica Parker to Angelina Jolie, we were incredibly impressed by how these moms manage to keep it all together under intense paparazzi attention. Of course, being rich and famous probably helps in that pursuit.

Although most of our celebrity handbag coverage is US-centric, we try to keep in mind that not only are a lot of our readers not American, but a lot of fantastic handbag collections exist in the closets of celebrities beyond our shores. We do our best to find those celebs in the archives of our photo agency, but over the years, I’ve noticed one very clear thing: paparazzi seem to love taking pictures of European athletes’ wives, girlfriends and ex-wives more than anyone else on the entire continent, or some reason. Those women also carry a ton of flashy handbags, perhaps unsurprisingly. (more…)

Models and great handbags go together like peanut butter and jelly. Some of our all-time favorite collection profiles have come at the hands of supers like Miranda Kerr, Kate Moss and Alessandra Ambrosio, and if there were a photo agency dedicated purely to documenting their daily outfits, we’d gladly delve into the handbag closets of even more models. Because there isn’t, though, we’ve decided to put together all that we could find from five of our favorite supers whose collections we’ve yet to dissect: Karlie Kloss, Chrissy Teigen, Kate Upton, Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel. (more…)

There are few more controversial figures in American pop culture than the Kardashians, and they’re controversial in exactly the ways that make for excellent bag-spotting. Extravagant, conspicuous, exhibitionistic – the Kardashians have a lot of stuff, and they’d like to show it to you. That makes Khloe Kardashian a perfect candidate for our weekly handbag examination. Sister Kim had the biggest collection we’ve ever documented, but Khloe does a pretty good job of accumulating luxury handbags in her own right, including a colorful array of Birkins. (more…)

As we mentioned yesterday, the final season of Mad Men starts this weekend, and because several members of the PurseBlog team are totally obsessed with me show (present company included), we’re pretty excited. We also figured this would be a perfect time to update our handbag surveillance of Betty Draper herself, January Jones. (more…)

If you’ve ever wondered exactly what it might be like to be one of Karl Lagerfeld’s special friends, a quick tour through the bag collection of British singer Lily Allen is pretty illuminating. Allen, with her signature mix of fashion world glam and filterless British grunge, is so beloved by Karl that she even starred in a Chanel handbag campaign a few years ago, and now that she’s back in the spotlight after getting married and having a couple of kiddos, we thought it was high time we looked into her collection, from her first days of post-MySpace fame to the present.

Like the majority of fashion sites, we tend to stick to the ladies when we look at what celebrities are wearing and carrying. Women have far more options, after all, and we make up the vast majority of the population that’s interested in the details of high-end handbags. We like to think of ourselves as completists, though, which means that it’s time for us to plug a significant hole in our coverage: famous dudes who love bags. (more…)

Of all the celebrities we’ve profiled in our Many Bags series, Emmy Rossum might have more relatable personal style than any of them. The way that Emmy dresses is the way that a lot of women want to dress – feminine, pulled together but not too precious. Like a grown woman, but not in a way that ages her. If she weren’t an actress, it’s not hard to imagine her translating her wardrobe to any variety of real-world pursuits, and she’d always be the woman in the office with the lipstick you envied.

Rossum’s bag lineup is pretty enviable, too. She sticks mostly to American designers like Ralph Lauren, Coach and Kate Spade who do the casual-preppy look in a really wearable way. If you like a classic look, Emmy’s all the style inspiration you’ll need for the day, and maybe even for the season.

Paris Fashion Week is an event like none other. We love New York, London and Milan, don’t get us wrong, but the combination of clothes and celebrities that happens in Paris will always be our favorite. This season, we found even more stars and fashion insiders carrying super-covetable bags than we did back in September, and we’ve assembled them all for your viewing pleasure. (more…)

The third leg of fashion’s seasonal four week journey around the globe as come to a close, and as always, Milan Fashion Week Fall 2014 brought out a cadre of celebrities both Italian and international, all carrying leather goods from Italy and beyond. (Although even brands based elsewhere often manufacture their bags in Italy – the country’s tanneries and ateliers are that good.) As always, we have a faithful study of just what everywhere was carrying to the shows and parties, including a lot of Anna Dello Russo’s signature outrageousness. (more…)

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