Celebs are once again going back to the (luxury) basics, with solid black leather bags from Chanel (so much Chanel), Hermès and all of your favorite stalwart luxury brands. There's nothing terribly trendy here; in fact, I don't think there's even anything that's new for 2015, but there are plenty of reminders as to why the big-name brands are generally worth their salt. Ya know, just in case you were debating whether to buy some fly-by-night bag o' the month or something a little pricier that will definitely still be in style in two years time.
Here's Alessandra Ambrosio, leaving LAX with a black leather Birkin. Alessandra has several Birkins, as you might expect, and she's been leaning on them pretty heavily as of late, though we did recently spot her carrying Givenchy to the gym.
Chanel Camera Bag
Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson was recently spotted out and about with her BF in LA. She's carrying an adorable little black leather Chanel Camera Bag. Ashley Benson fans should note that we have taken a most in-depth look at the bag collections of Ashley and her PLL costars in The Many Bags of Pretty Little Liars.
Goyard St. Louis Tote
Here's Barbara Walters leaving a hotel in NYC with a chic Goyard tote. Goyard has gotten an extra boost among the dignified older ladies of Hollywood lately, with legendary celebs over 60 like Barbara and Ms. Patti LaBelle carrying the brand's bags.
Givenchy Antigona Bag
$2,435 via Saks
Meanwhile, Kylie Jenner carried her Givenchy Antigona (per usual) to Kim's birthday party in LA. Kylie does occasionally carry other brands, but I so often write about Kylie Jenner and Givenchy that I feel they deserve their own shorthand. Jevenchy?
Valentino Rockstud Camera Shoulder Bag
$2,095 via Saks
Liv Tyler recently paused outside her home in the West Village to let paps take full advantage of this gorgeous autumnal lighting. She's carrying a moderately-sized Valentino Rockstud Shoulder Bag.
Chanel Vintage Maxi Flap Bag
Paps are suddenly pretty keen to follow Paula Abdul around, for reasons that will remain a mystery. Here she is outside of Greenwich Hotel with an extra-covetable Chanel Vintage Maxi Flap Bag.
Taraji P. Henson
Céline Phantom Cabas Tote
Here's Taraji P. Henson, arriving for an appearance on Kimmel with a black leather Céline Phantom Cabas Tote that actually looks really good in this lighting. Not all designer bags can withstand the brutal truths of direct sunlight. BTW, The Many Bags of Taraji P. Henson just went up last month. We think it may be of interest.
Chanel Flap Bag
Finally, here's new mom Zooey Deschanel, leaving an appearance on the Today show with a dainty, navy blue Chanel Flap, which is the singular non-black bag in this week's celeb handbag roundup.
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