I was already flummoxed when I saw that Reese Witherspoon had added a third Fiamma to her enormous designer handbag collection, and now she's gone and acquired a fourth. At this rate, she will eventually own all of the world's Fiammas.
If money were no object, how many different versions of the same bag would you buy? Am I overly thrifty or pragmatic for thinking that two or three should definitely be able to meet most of my handbag needs? When I picture my over-the-top dream handbag collection, it's probably 70% ridiculous designer clutches, for fancy events (but mostly for my own viewing pleasure), and then a couple of nice crossbody bags for everyday and a few oversized totes for my travel needs. Your mileage may vary.
Givenchy Antigona Bag
$2,435 via Barneys
Here's philanthropist/children's author/cat lover Beth Stern, leaving a taping of Watch What Happens Live with an attractive, rarely seen tricolor Givenchy Antigona. On a somewhat related note, do you enjoy looking at pictures of cats on the internet? If so, allows us to direct you to Beth Stern's Instagram. Beth devotes an entire room of her NYC apartment to fostering kittens for the North Shore Animal League.
Givenchy Antigona Clutch
$2,490 via Saks
Model Joan Smalls was spotted leaving the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show viewing party in NYC with her a textured black leather Givenchy Antigona Clutch. Joan was of course one of the featured Angels in this year's show, but it was taped last month; thus, the need for a celebratory viewing party.
Kate Upton was snapped by paps while carrying a Birkin as she arrived for a flight at LAX. While a Birkin-carrying supermodel seems de riguer, this is actually an unusual choice for Kate, and yet it looks like she's had this one for a while.
Goyard St. Louis Tote
Lauren Conrad also traveled via LAX last week, but she chose an oversized Goyard St. Louis Tote. Goyard has enjoyed an enduring popularity over the last several years, and were I planning to invest in a good Goyard piece this holiday season, I'd be feeling pretty confident right about now.
Dior Be Dior Bag
Fendi 3Baguette Bag
$1,800 via Bluefly
Philanthropist and tech queen Melinda Gates carried a hot pink Fendi 3Baguette Bag on the red carpet of Hollywood Reporter's annual "Women in Entertainment" breakfast. Melinda was invited to give the keynote address.
Salvatore Ferragamo Fiamma Bag
$1,684 via farfetch.com
Here's Reese Witherspoon, taunting me as she carries her fourth Salvatore Ferragamo Fiamma Bag. I actually like this dark green version the best, but really, Reese, FOUR Fiammas? Why must you goad me with your bag-buying habits?
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