The 2014 Cannes Film Festival has come and gone, all two weeks of it, although I’m of the belief that it is perhaps happening out there, somewhere, in perpetuity, but on a plane of existence to which we only have access once a year. Supermodels are strutting around a beachside paradise in gowns, movie stars are attending lavish premieres, Roberto Cavalli is hosting endless yacht parties. (Actually, that last part probably happens on our very own plane of existence too.)

Just like we did last year, we set out to find what the brightest stars were carrying during their time in the South of France, and we’ve assembled our findings below. Get ready for vacation envy.

Until now, The Many Bags Of has featured celebrities and the bags we’ve spotted them carrying while out and about. Today, our popular feature is shifting gears to feature some of the most stylish ladies of Lucky Magazine.

We are Lucky Magazine addicts, especially since our friend Eva Chen took over as Editor-in-Chief. Since her arrival, the magazine has moved to the forefront of fashion lovers’ minds, with an approachable feel to the features we love. We follow the magazine closely and have gotten to virtually know some of the girls that work there. With style, wit and jobs that so many envy, we wanted to see what the ladies of Lucky Magazine carry to their Times Square offices on a daily basis.

This week, take a trip to the Lucky offices to see some of the most fabulous ladies and the bags they carry to work!

Angelina Jolie is one of the closest people we currently have to a traditional movie star, and love her or hate her, what she wears is always notable, even if she often seems to be deliberately attempting to make sure it’s not. She doesn’t always carry handbags (usually because she’s also carrying a child or two), but when she does, her choices are often just as interesting for what they’re not as for what they are.

Unlike every other celebrity that we’ve profiled in our The Many Bags series, Angelina appears to own no Hermes, no Chanel, not even any Givenchy or Goyard. Instead, she’s faithful almost fully to Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent, both before and after the hacking-off of the “Yves.” In handbags, just as in seemingly everything else in her life from childbirth to activism, Angelina does it her way.

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…)

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