This week, an up-and-coming handbag brand is taking a stand about exotic skins and sourcing them sustainably, and they’re doing it on the very paparazzi-friendly arm of Gigi Hadid. Sustainable sourcing doesn’t come cheap, but celebs love spending big bucks on new handbags, so I think Stalvey will probably do pretty well for themselves. Other exotics are still enjoying a summer surge of popularity, and fuzzy-wuzzy shearling (of all things) is becoming increasingly trendy.
Gigi Hadid was spotted carrying this red alligator Stalvey Top Handle 2.0 Mini Bag while out and about in NYC. Stalvey’s alligator bags are made in the USA of home-grown, all-American alligators. According to their website, they take great pains to make sure everything is done by the books. Shop the Stalvey Top Handle 2.0 Bag via Moda Opernadi ($11,500)
Heidi Klum also spent some time en plein air in NYC with her daughter. She’s carrying a Givenchy Pyramid Python-Print Hobo. Shop the Givenchy Pyramid Hobo via Neiman Marcus ($2,250)
Meanwhile in LA, Kim Porter was seen leaving Catch with a most unusual edition of the Louis Vuitton City Steamer Bag. I’ve never seen this bag before, and now I can’t look away. Shop the Louis Vuitton City Steamer Bag via Louis Vuitton ($4,250)
Mini bags make extremely poor paparazzi shields, Kourtney, and they also make piss-poor gym bags. Take a note from these celebrities instead. Shop the Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Mini Backpack via Louis Vuitton ($1,910)
Kris Jenner recently dined at Catch with this chic Chanel Shearling Bag. There has been a notable uptick in the number of celebs who have recently embraced shearling Chanel. Shop Chanel Bags via Vestiaire Collective
The weather was just really great this week, you guys. Here’s Nicky Hilton, taking in some sun with her hot red Chanel Flap. Her phone case says “Mrs. R” because her name is in fact Nicky Hilton Rothschild now. Shop Chanel Bags via Vestiaire Collective
Finally, here’s Salma Hayek, arriving at LAX with a classic, neutral woven leather Bottega Veneta Cabat Tote. She’s also wearing a pair of Stella McCartney Platform Creepers. Shop Bottega Veneta Bags via Neiman Marcus