Venice was bursting at the seams with film industry A-listers last week, and, fair warning, they started making their way back to American shores over the weekend, so you can expect a fair amount of celeb photos from the airport later this week. Meanwhile, the controversial croc Birkins have popped back on to our radar once again, even if Jane Birkin still isn't happy.
Gucci Dionysus Blooms Print Shoulder Bag
$2,300 via Gucci
Here's Alessandra Ambrosio in Venice, wearing exactly the sort of ensemble one should don when one is a supermodel at a European film festival. She's carrying a new Gucci Dionysus Bag, which features Gucci's new "Blooms" print. It figures prominently in the brand's Fall 2015 collection.
Here's Alessandra again, arriving at the Venice Film Festival with her trusty Birkin. Alessandra has an extensive bag collection (which you are cordially invited to review in The Many Bags of Alessandra Ambrosio), but she carries this taupe Birkin quite frequently.
Mansur Gavriel Crossbody Bag
$525 via Moda Operandi
Christian Louboutin Passage Tote
$2,295 via Saks
Elizabeth Banks is also in Venice this week, here she is double-bagging it with a Mansur Gavriel Crossbody Bag and a Christian Louboutin Passage Tote, two sublimely simple black handbags that seem ideal for travel.
Georgia May Jagger
Mulberry Delphie Bag
$1,590 via Mulberry
Back in the Big Apple, Georgia May Jagger was spotted shopping in NYC's Chinatown with a friend and carrying an ostrich leather Mulberry Delphie Bag. Mulberry loyalty seems to have dropped off considerably amongst British celebs in the last year.
Hermès Crocodile Birkin
Irina Shayk just returned home from vacation with her BF Bradley Cooper and her fancy (but allegedly not at all sustainably sourced) croc Birkin. Have you noticed Irina never smiles? I wonder if she smiles at all while she's luxuriating on the Amalfi Coast with Bradley Cooper.
Padma Lakshmi celebrated her 45th birthday last week. Here she is out and about on her birthday with her own little black leather Hermès Birkin. There's absolutely no intel on how or with whom she celebrated her big day, so we'll just have to use our imaginations.
Chanel Reissue Flap Bag
Here's Sophia Vergara, leaving dinner at Craig's, the celeb dinner-spot of choice, with an extremely attractive tweed Chanel Reissue Flap Bag. You can peep at the rest of her Chanel collection in The Many Bags of Sofia Vergara.
Hermès Crocodile Birkin
The croc Birkins seem to be back out in full force this week; here's yet another one on the arm of Wendy Williams as she exits the HuffPost Live studios in NYC. I checked to see if there have been any major developments with the Jane Birkin-croc snafu, and as of the end of the August, Hermès is still investigating the allegations.
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