Celebs at home and abroad dragged out their favorite Gucci bags last week, whether they were hot off the runway or several seasons old. Gucci is enjoying massive success with its latest lines of shoes and handbags, and we have to wonder which storied fashion house will have this sort of mini-renaissance next. Will it be Versace, perhaps? And what's going on with Versace, exactly? The brand's bags always end up in the right hands, but they never quite seem to win over the hearts and minds of the general designer bag-loving public.
Donatienne Amy Circle Bag
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Hilary Duff was recently spotted ambling around LA with a grey Donatienne Amy Circle Bag. Donatienne is an LA-based contemporary brand, and Hilary is friends (or at least friendly) with the designer. She's carried their bags several times over the years.
Givenchy Pandora Bag
$1,940 via Net-a-Porter
Kate Beckinsale was seen carrying this particularly large version of the Givenchy Pandora Bag while hanging out with her ex Michael Sheen and their daughter Lily in NYC. Kate Beckinsale is one of the most fashionable women out there, and I have to assume she is wearing that shapeless poncho as some sort of ex-deterrent. Or, you know, for comfort.
Gucci Ghost XL Tote Bag
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Meanwhile, across the pond, Madonna was spotted carrying this brand new Gucci bag at Heathrow Airport. This bag is a collab with a graffiti artist (appropriately) named Gucci Ghost, and it appeared in Gucci's Fall 2016 runway collection. As you might suspect, it is not in stores yet.
Céline Trio Bag
Here's Nigella Lawson, leaving Chiltern Firehouse in London with a bright white Céline Trio Bag. (That is her behind those bangs, we swear.) This concludes our brief foray into UK designer handbag trends.
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Padma Lakshmi was snapped carrying this older Gucci style while out with her daughter Krishna in NYC. It's rare to see Padma out with anything other than Chanel bags or Birkins, and I've definitely mentioned this in the recent past. I can only assume Padma reads all my posts religiously, and is changing her bag habits accordingly.
Louis Vuitton Alma BB Bag
$1,200 via Louis Vuitton
Rihanna still adores Dior, but she has definitely been flirting pretty heavily with other handbag brands lately. Here she is, walking straight into a blinding field of flash photography with a Louis Vuitton Alma BB Bag.
Versace Palazzo Empire Bag
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Here's Rosie Huntington-Whitely, heading into LAX with a regal looking, oversized Versace bag. Versace is carried just often enough by the Rosie Huntington-Whitelys and Lady Gagas of the world that I suspect the brand is teetering on the edge of a full-blown come-back. But basic physics tells us that when something is teetering, there's always the chance it will fall backwards. Only time will tell.