Notice: Several of these celeb picks retail for under $500!
We're a bit dazzled by the diverse selection of new bags celebs carried this week. This is practically a harvest-time cornucopia of luxe and surprisingly affordable designer styles, and a good portion of it is (comparatively) wallet-friendly. It is a fact universally acknowledged that not everyone who visits this blog is sitting comfortably in the Chanel bag-buying bracket. We love finding things that are more budget-appropriate for those who can't or won't justify spending four figures on a handbag, but still have a taste for luxury (even if it's mostly aspirational). This round-up has several sub-$500 temptations that are sure to delight.
I have been waiting so long for a bag named after me. (This one is actually named after Emily Ratajkowski, because she designed it, but whatever, I can dream.) Alessandra recently carried this petite new design by The Kooples while shopping for for skincare in LA. The Emily comes with a very Emily-appropriate price tag (for this Emily, anyways). Shop The Kooples Emily Bag via The Kooples ($445)
Gabrielle Union is everywhere this week promoting her new book, which hits on some extremely topical themes from recent headlines. She's seen here leaving her NYC hotel with a neutral leather Danse Lente Johnny Bag. This trendy and extremely practical little bucket bag costs less than $400. Shop the Danse Lente Johnny Bucket Bag via Moda Operandi ($385)
Here she is heading into Good Morning America with a white version of the coveted Gabriela Hearst Nina Bag. These don't seem to be any more widely available than they were last year. Sigh.
Finally, here she is on the town with the insanely oversized Proenza Schouler Large Shoulder Bag. I'm rarely shocked by a bag's size these days, but whoa. Shop the Proenza Schouler Large Hobo via Barneys ($1,390)
Paps caught up with a newly short-haired Kate Hudson, hauling her own vintage Chanel luggage and a white Alexander McQueen Box Bag outside the Greenwich Hotel in NYC. Shop the Alexander McQueen Box Bag via Saks ($1,790)
Sienna Miller recently carried this burgundy suede Rag & Bone Walker Sling Bag while walking her daughter to school in NYC. This bag also retails for under $500, and we put it on our list of the best affordable bags of the season! Shop the Rag & Bone Walker Sling Bag via Nordstrom ($475)
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