It's a strange day at my virtual news desk when an indie musician has the nicest, newest Chanel bag in our entire celebrity handbag roundup. We're featuring all of our usual Real Housewives, ex-Real Housewives, TV personalities and pop starlets, and yet, some of these high-end handbag selections have frankly seen better days. Now, let it be known, I completely respect a woman's right to get her money out of a multi-thousand dollar bag, right down to the last cent. I'm just surprised when I see women who spend a lot of time in the public eye doing just that. Way to stick it to those haters, ladies! Ain't no shame in your (relatively) thrifty game.
Chanel Boy Bag
Here's Bethenny Frankel, carrying a pleated leather Chanel Boy Bag while getting froyo with her daughter in Manhattan. A NY judge recently ruled that Bethenny no longer has to pay her ex $12K a month in spousal support, so that should free up a lot of dollars for new handbags.
Saint Laurent Belle de Jour Clutch
$1,150 via Saks
Little black leather Saint Laurent clutches are getting a lot of love as of late. We saw Real Housewife Taylor Armstrong carrying an older one a couple of weeks ago, and now here's Demi Lovato, out and about in Tribeca with a newer, glittery version.
Céline Luggage Tote
Balenciaga Flat Crossbody Bag
$745 via Neiman Marcus
Here's a bag you don't see everyday: the Balenciaga Flat Crossbody Bag, on the arm of Kaley Cuoco as she exits a CVS in LA. This Balenciaga comes in a variety of different colors and finishes, and (it should be noted) retails for less than a grand.
Chanel Chain Trim Flap Bag
Model/NYC socialite/Real Housewife Kelly Bensimon was recently spotted walking through Soho with an especially well-loved Chanel Chain Trim Flap Bag. Her puffer jacket is not doing that bag any favors. They look like they were sold as a set.
Valentino My Rockstud Bag
$2,995 via Net-a-Porter
Real Housewife Shereé Whitfield was recently spotted carrying a grey pebbled leather Birkin while grabbing a little something from a Manhattan Starbucks.
Chanel Chevron Flap Bag
Here's indie music fave St. Vincent, arriving at the Eurostar in London en route to Paris with her girlfriend Cara Delevingne. She's carrying a cream colored Chanel Chevron Flap Bag, which looks notably newer than both the Chanel bags we spotted earlier.