Celebrities may get to enjoy a quiet, intimate meal within the walls of Craig's, but they are well aware that they will be extensively photographed once they step outside its confines, and they usually dress accordingly. This isn't new information; in fact, we've already paid homage to the premium bag-spotting that happens outside the restauant with over 75 photos of celebs carrying beautiful bags there. We only posted that this summer, but we could easily whip out two follow-up editions this week--that's how many celebs dine at Craig's.
We also spotted some celebrities who weren't at Craig's over the past few days, but they're starting to feel like the minority.
Dolce & Gabbana Mamma Box Bag
$2,995 via Saks
Here's Barbara Davis, leaving dinner at Craig's with her husband Clive Davis. She's carrying an embellished and embroidered Dolce & Gabbana Mamma Box Bag. When we polled you about this bag back in August, you weren't particularly fond of Mamma. Nonetheless, this particular bag seems to be completely sold out online. (We did find a similar version, though.)
Roger Vivier Miss Viv Mademoiselle de la Frange Bag
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Jessica Alba was recently spotted leaving lunch at Le Pain Quotidien in LA with a supple suede fringe version of the Roger Vivier Miss Viv, which sadly doesn't seem to be available online either.
Keshia Knight Pulliam
Here's Keshia Knight Pulliam (aka Rudy from The Cosby Show), heading into the HuffPost Live studios to promote her new TV movie Will to Love and her podcast "Kandidly Keisha" and candidly chat about the scandals small and large that have recently beset some of her former costars. She's carrying a bright, bubblegum pink Hermès Birkin.
Bottega Veneta Snakeskin Crocodile and Suede Bowling Bag
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Here's Oprah (Oprah!), heading into the CBS This Morning studios to discuss Belief, her new series about spirituality on OWN. I'm guessing it does not address the kind of religious fervor inspired by the smell of new handbags. Speaking of which, Oprah is carrying a suede Bottega Veneta bag trimmed with two different kinds of exotic reptile skins.
Chanel 11.12 Chevron Flap Bag
You would think Craig's was closing forever tomorrow, because celebs will not stop eating there. Here's Paula Abdul, leaving dinner at Craig's with a beautiful chevron Chanel Flap. So far as we can tell, Craig's is one of the few public arenas where Ms. Abdul allows herself to be viewed by the public.
Chloé Georgia Shoulder Bag
$1,290 via Nordstrom
Stars, they're just like us: they don't insist that that their personal assistants pay the meter for them, because that's just tacky. Here's Reese Witherspoon, out and about in LA with a lovely black leather Chloé Georgia.
Bottega Veneta Ayers Intrecciato Shoulder Bag
$5,250 via Saks
Salma Hayek recently attended Variety's "Power of Women" Luncheon in Beverly Hills, where she delivered a stirring speech blasting Hollywood's gender pay gap. Her bag of choice for the evening was a red woven leather Bottega Veneta bag, though I now feel extremely shallow for even mentioning it.
Chanel Classic Flap Bag
Here's Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell, also leaving dinner at Craig's, where she dined with her PLL costar Ashley Benson. Shay is carrying another beautiful black leather Chanel Flap, and she receives bonus points for matching her phone case to her shorts. That's some serious dedication to accessorizing. Also, on a final note, I'm getting a vibe that dark teal is really, REALLY in all of a sudden.