We're well into the first week of January, and odds are that a decent proportion of you are trying to recommit yourself to a fitness routine in the new year. After a fairly sedentary December full of parties, heavy food and copious alcohol, we can't really blame you--the idea of some green vegetables and a walk around the block sounds downright pleasant right now.
Unlike the rest of us, celebrities can't really let their gym routines slip; being hot is part of their jobs, whether that's fair or not, and entertainment industry beauty standards generally require a lot of exercise in order to achieve that. The entrances to popular LA and NYC gyms provide paparazzi an easy place to spot starlets, and even though they may be in leggings and tank tops, their bag game while arriving to the gym is usually just as good as ever.
Personally, it would make me nervous to bring a bag worth several thousand dollars to the gym and leave it out of my sight, but I suppose that the luxe fitness meccas that attract supermodels and Kardashians alike have plans in place to accommodate their clientele's luxury goods. Below, scope out all the bags that were hopefully stored in finely appointed gym lockers.
Meli Melo Thela Bag
$860 via Shopbop
Brace yourself. There are gonna be a lot of supermodels going to yoga from here on out.
Michael Kors Miranda Tote
$1,095 via Saks
Based on photographic evidence, Alessandra spends at least 35% of her life going to yoga.
Saint Laurent Mini Emmanuelle Bucket Bag
$1,350 via Barneys
Amber, on the other hand, is more of a SoulCycle girl.
Givenchy Shearling Pandora Bag
Shop Givenchy via Neiman Marcus
Givenchy is a popular gym companion. (Probably because Givenchy is a popular companion in general among celebs.)
Alexander McQueen Legend Bag
$2,195 via Nordstrom
Mostly, celebs seem to carry whatever bag their stuff is already in to the gym instead of having a dedicated gym bag.
Fendi Monster Shearling Backpack
$2,100 via Saks
I'd say that the gym isn't an appropriate place to carry a shearling monster mini backpack, but what would be the appropriate place for that? Keep it up, Ashley.
Givenchy Snakeskin Antigona Bag
Shop Givenchy via Neiman Marcus
Now only will Ashley carry fur to the gym, but she'll also bring exotics.
Chanel Vintage Tote
Any guesses as to whether Dakota bought this bag secondhand or snatched it out of mom Melanie Griffith's closet?
Chanel Mini Flap Bag
Diane is one of Karl Lagerfeld's favorites, and she's almost always wear a little Chanel in one way or another. Even on the way to work out.
Tom Ford Natalia Bag
$2,990 via Neiman Marcus
Gigi often wears athleisure even when she's not going to work out, but we're like 95% certain this photo is from an actual gym trip.
Céline Trio Bag
Hilary spends a lot of time heading to and from the gym, but we chose three looks that we think typify both her athletic and bag-centric pursuits.
Chanel Chevron Classic Flap Bag
Hilary's biggest handbag loves are her Chanel flap bags, by a pretty wide margin, and they frequently make the trip to the gym.
Proenza Schouler PS1 Fringe Pouch
$1,425 via Proenza Schouler
Hilary basically spends her life in leggings while carrying expensive bags, which is actually a personal goal of mine.
Céline Ring Bag
Some people do something drastic to their hair after a major breakup; since ditching Ben Affleck, Jennifer has been going to the gym.
Givenchy Pandora Pure Bag
$2,475 via FWRD
She's also gotten some new bags.
We're not sure who makes Jessica's little quilted bag; it's definitely made to look like Chanel, but we're not convinced it is. (First of all, the chain style is wrong for the lock on this bag.)
Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag
$595 via Barneys
If you're gonna change out of your gym clothes after you leave, I don't blame you for not wanting to shove them in your handbag.
Céline Nano Luggage Tote
As a family, the Kardashians go to the gym more than any other clan in Hollywood, I think.
Givenchy Antigona Bag
$2,280 via Saks
Khloé has a dedicated gym bag, but occasionally, one of her regular pieces will also make the journey.
$1,320 via Barneys
What, you thought Khloé's regular gym bag would be anything other than Givenchy?
Miu Miu Mini Satchel
Shop Miu Miu via Net-a-Porter
Kiernan is just about as adorable and fresh-faced as a teenage actress gets.
Givenchy Mini Pandora Bag
$1,150 via Saks
Kim going to the gym in layers of black is always my favorite celebrity gym look.
Balenciaga Papier A6 Mini Tote
$1,465 via Balenciaga
Probably one of the less glamorous parts of joining on to a Real Housewives franchise is getting photographed going to yoga.
Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Tote
$2,750 via Net-a-Porter
My first reaction was that white's a risky color to take to the gym, but in hindsight, it's probably not riskier than taking a white bag anywhere else.
Céline Luggage Tote
BREAKING NEWS: People who are paid to be hot are hot even when they go to the gym.
Hermès Garden Party Tote
I find it somewhat surprising that Reese works out at a gym and not a personal trainer at home, thereby letting paparazzi photograph her in workout clothes.
Balenciaga City Bag
$1,835 via Balenciaga
The gym is a smart place for paparazzi to camp out because even celebrities that try to fly under the radar have to go see their trainers occasionally.
Balenciaga Metal Edge City Bag
$2,125 via Balenciaga
Never mind the bag; did Rosie steal that water bottle off a table at the café next door?
Chloé Drew Bag
$1,850 via Nordstrom
Going to the gym like this with a little bag and nothing else is a bold move.
Gucci Jackie Soft Shoulder Bag
$2,350 via Gucci
Taylor, ever the over-achiever, looks even more perfect and well-coiffed when exiting the gym than most of us do entering it.