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…)

London Fashion Week tends to get short shrift when it comes to evaluating the month of fashion shows that we all look forward to and/or endure every six months. It’s the shortest of the four “weeks,” and arguably the least prestigious, although the Brits have a knack for figuring out what’s coming next before anyone else. LFW is a bastion of young talent and streetwear, and for that, plenty of celebs, British, American and beyond, come out to see what London has on offer. Naturally, they do so carrying great bags, and we’ve got the best of the lot below.

As another New York Fashion Week draws to a close, we still can’t get enough of what people were toting outside of the tents, studios and miscellaneous venues that make up the sprawling event. Vladi has spent the week giving you a close-up view of what everyone, famous and not-so-famous, has been carrying to NYFW, and now it’s time for us to investigate exactly what the various and sundry celebrity attendees have had on their arms and shoulders. Below, check out all the famous faces we could find, plus their respective handbag choices. (more…)

New York Fashion Week kicks off today, and with it comes a month of style, absurdity and literally hundreds of fashion shows. We’ll be bringing you all the best Fall 2014 handbag collections from New York and beyond, as well as a daily dose of the best handbags outside the New York shows courtesy of Vlad and his trusty camera(s), but first, we want to take a moment to look back. Not too far back, though – just to what our favorite stars, editors and fashion illuminati were carrying outside of the Spring 2014 shows all over the world back in September. If you’d like to check out the stars of each week individually, we did posts about New York, London, Milan and Paris, or you can find our favorites from the entire season below.

The Sundance Film Festival started off as Robert Redford’s Utah-based labor of love, where independent filmmakers could come to share their work and and find support. Now it’s a full-on celebrity carnival, especially for actors and actresses looking for some indie cred and studios hoping that their films will generate some very early Oscar buzz. Of course, anywhere you find celebrities, you’ll find a bevy of beautiful handbags, and today we’re here to aggregate all the great accessories looks that we found at last week’s film fest.

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