Last week, one of you asked when we were going to do a “Many Bags” post on Jennifer Garner. Well, ask and ye shall receive! (As long as our photo service yields enough results and I don’t already have some sort of grand plan, anyway.) Jennifer Garner’s personal style hews closely to what many non-famous moms of three young kids wear on a daily basis, but one thing that’s always interesting (and always changing) is her ever-present handbag. Garner uses designer bags the way a lot of regular women do – to add a high-end note to an outfit that she pulled out of her closet to take a couple of rascally little kids to school.

In fact, while digging up pictures of Jennifer’s bags, I had one “celebs – they’re just like us!” moment after another. She seems to be the rare Hollywood mom who takes on child-rearing like a regular human being, and her kids are present in almost every photo that’s snapped of her. She seems to relish the role, because if she didn’t, she could certainly hire someone to handle details like dropping them off at school every day. Her coiffure may suffer for it occasionally, but I think most women will see a lot of themselves in these photos. I did, and I don’t even have a kid. (We should all be thankful I don’t have a kid.)

As you might expect from a wealthy mother of three who likes neutrals and has a fairly conservative sense of style, Jennifer has more than a couple of Bottega Veneta bags. Here she’s toting the Bottega Veneta Intreccio Imperatore Tote Bag. It’s actually a men’s bag, which you can buy through Bottega Veneta for $3,800.

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Jennifer’s bicolor Bottega Veneta Lino Spalmato Calf Scolpito Tote has been a recent favorite. It’s available via Bottega Veneta for a very reasonable (for BV) $600.

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For something a little more petite, we’ve got the Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Nappa Duo Bag. Buy through Bottega Veneta for $2,520.

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Tod’s is another staid, elegant Italian leather brand that Garner appreciates – she’s carried this Tod’s D-Styling 2 Manici Media Tote quite a few times. Shop Tod’s via Saks.

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Jennifer also has a larger version of the bag – the Tod’s D-Styling Bauletto Zip Bag – in the same color. Shop Tod’s via Saks.

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This Tod’s Lady D Large Tote is a good way to shield a pregnant belly from the prying eyes of paparazzi. Shop Tod’s via Saks.

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We don’t discuss Cartier bags much around here, but Jennifer has carried the two in her wardrobe for years. First, the famous Marcello de Cartier Shopping Bag. $2,170 via Cartier.

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The Marcello De Cartier Saddle Bag has always struck me as a bit casual for a brand as diamond-studded as Cartier, but even ladies who are dripping in jewelry need something to carry around the kids. $1,710 via Cartier.

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Jennifer might seem like an unlikely Givenchy fan – her personal style certainly doesn’t jibe with the goth-meets-hip-hop style that Riccardo Tisci has brought to the brand – but she carries quite a few Givenchy bags. First, her Givenchy Mini Pandora Messenger Bag. Side note: just from pictures, Jennifer’s kids seem genuinely funny and good-natured. Buy through Barneys for $1,085.

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A Givenchy Antigona Bag to tote diapers? Sure, why not. Buy through Bergdorf Goodman for $2,405.

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One place where Givenchy’s aesthetic and Jennifer’s personal style do overlap, though, is with dark, neutral bags, like this Givenchy Nightingale Bag. $1,965 via Barneys.

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And finally, to round out her collection of Givenchy staples, here we have Jennifer with her beige Givenchy Lucrezia Bag. She has the brand’s four marquee styles covered. $2,185 via Barneys.

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Of all the bags I looked at on Jennifer’s arm, this green ostrich travel bag, which she appears to have had for years, is the only one that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Megs was stumped, too. It’s a beautiful bag, and one of the most colorful in Garner’s collection – can you tell us who made it?

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Like any celeb, Jennifer has a little bit of Chanel here and there, like this Chanel Classic Flap Bag.

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Jennifer also has her Classic Flap’s little sister, the Chanel Wallet on a Chain Bag.

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To complete the Chanel triumvirate, here’s Jennifer’s Chanel Grand Shopping Tote, another classic.

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Jennifer had an era where she really liked Marc Jacobs totes, like this Marc Jacobs Alina Quilted Tote. Shop Marc Jacobs via Net-a-Porter.

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Jennifer has also carried this very similar Marc Jacobs Quilted North-South Tote. Shop Marc Jacobs via Net-a-Porter.

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Jennifer carried this Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier Hobo on the set of Valentine’s Day. It was for her character – she very rarely carries anything from a contemporary line in her personal life. Shop Marc by Marc Jacobs via ShopBop.

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In fact, the only “contemporary” bag we found on Jennifer’s arm was this 3.1 Phillip Lim Scout Shoulder Bag, which isn’t even really contemporary. $1,295 via Barneys.

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This Valentino Histoire Bag is a blast from the past, right? Shop Valentino via Net-a-Porter.

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Apparently every actress in Hollywood is required to have a Stella McCartney Falabella Bag, so here’s Jennifer’s. $1,195 via Neiman Marcus.

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And while we’re talking about omnipresence, let’s acknowledge Garner’s Celine Luggage Tote.

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Jennifer generally prefers subtlety over flash, so the only Hermes bag we found her carrying was this subdued blue Hermes Victoria Elan Bag. Buy through Hermes for $4,275.

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The Lanvin Hero Bag wasn’t one of the brand’s most popular designs, but Jennifer carried hers quite regularly for a while. Shop Lanvin via Net-a-Porter.

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For a slightly more dressed-up white shoulder bag look, Jennifer has the Anya Hindmarch Jackson Shoulder Bag. Shop Anya Hindmarch via Net-a-Porter.

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Some people rag on Jennifer’s style for being too casual or sloppy, but I think this photo proves that she does know how to do it correctly when she’s not ferrying her kids around like a normal mom. The Fendi 2Jours Tote doesn’t hurt, of course. $2,260 via Net-a-Porter.

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That sure looks like a cozy sweater Jennifer’s paired with her Fendi Peekaboo Tote. $3,375 via farfetch.com.

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This is a very standard casual look for Jennifer: medium-wash jeans, white blouse, Proenza Schouler PS1 Bag. $1,695 via Barneys.

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This ensemble, along with Jennifer’s Chloe Bay Bag, is also pretty typical. Shop Chloe via Net-a-Porter.

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Jennifer’s the first celebrity face of Max Mara’s handbag line, so naturally we caught her with a Max Mara J Bag. Shop Max Mara via Bloomingdale’s.

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Jennifer looks pretty natural with her conservative Loewe Amazona Bag. $2,150 via Neiman Marcus.

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I’m pretty jealous of this Prada Ombre Leather Tote. Shop Prada via Neiman Marcus.

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This Prada Bowler Bag is from the Fall 2011 runway collection. Shop Prada via Neiman Marcus.

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Gucci’s recent Stirrup collection, like this Gucci Stirrup Tote, is perfect for Jennifer’s staid, neutral tastes. Shop Gucci via Neiman Marcus.

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You didn’t think we’d make it all the way through without some Ben Affleck eye candy, did you? Never. If you’re not an Affleck fan, check out Jennifer’s Roger Vivier Boite de Nuit Minaudiere. (Personally, Bearded Ben Affleck is my favorite Ben Affleck.)

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Shirley
Shirley
9 years ago

zzz

Amanda
Amanda
9 years ago

I like her 🙂

sue
sue
9 years ago
Reply to  Amanda

me, too – and I love her bags…

Lilly
Lilly
9 years ago

I’m sorry, she’s so meh even with all the expensive bags. All boring colors and shapes.

Nico
Nico
9 years ago
Reply to  Lilly

I agree. Just because you have an expensive bag doesn’t mean you have style. Then again I could say that about a lot of celebs!

laura
laura
9 years ago

I personally don’t like her style and most of her bags are boring but it’s refreshing to see a celebrity live a very normal life.
I don’t have kids so I don’t know how hard and time-consuming might be to dress up a little more with that many kids around.

tlb
tlb
9 years ago
Reply to  laura

I totally agree. She bores me to tears (along with Reese Witherspoon) but she seems down to earth and like a very sweet person.

melvel
melvel
9 years ago

Yay, I was the one who asked for this! I love all her bags, so classic.

twoturntables
twoturntables
9 years ago

That Anya Hindmarch jackson shoulder bag is amazing.

Sandra
Sandra
9 years ago

I think the green bag may be Chloe…..looks like the hardware of the (only for a moment) Kira bag. I like her, she is not pretentious….just being a Mom. Her kids are dressed in the funny stuff that kids pick out for themselves…. It is impossible to look like you are stepping onto a red carpet everywhere you go. What you see of so many other people in the public eye is just not reality……a facade.

terri
terri
9 years ago
Reply to  Sandra

I think it is an Anya Hindmarch Prancer

AshleyG
AshleyG
9 years ago

I REALLY like her…so I feel REALLY bad to be negative but I was super bored with her collection. And I love neutrals- prefer them actually, so that’s not what really bothered me. I don’t know… aside from the price tags, most of them all look (or maybe just on her they look) a bit to “regular mom” ish… My eyes slightly widened at the Givenchy antigona but only because I’m obsessed… The Chanel looked out of place hanging from her shoulder… *deep sigh* She’s still a really natural beauty though and I suppose I can’t hate on her for caring more about her family and their day-today activities rather than how I think her and her bags will look in these candids. *kanye shrug*

londonhermit
londonhermit
9 years ago
Reply to  AshleyG

Ashley I see what your saying. I think it’s the hair and makeup less face. I know she has children but damn you could at least get a blow out or something… Her hair looks oily and unkempt therefore taking away from the lovely bags she carries. Next her style bland and looks like she didn’t try. It’s sad because she has a great shape and could pull of some chic looks. She can still be style savvy without being look at me I’m married to Ben Afflect but I don’t think she gets it.

Chloe302225
Chloe302225
9 years ago

I was wondering if you could go one on Alex Gerrard’s bags. Very diverse amd glamorous IMO

Shiela
Shiela
9 years ago

How refreshing to see a celebrity live a “normal” life! A departure from the pretense and posturing. And, yes, she seems to have well-rounded kids. I immensely enjoyed this particular post. Bravo!

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