It’s rare that I see Kim Kardashian, she of the six-figure Hermes shopping sprees and head-to-toe designer looks, carrying a bag or wearing a pair of shoes that I can’t identify immediately. Love her or hate her, Kim’s look is one that requires the latest and greatest of everything, and because she’s photographed so incessantly, it seems as though designers are more than happy to stock her closet with flashy, expensive things that they hope to see talked about as a result of her patronage.

I’m not sure if that’s how Kim ended up carrying the $78 faux leather Olivia + Joy Tycoon Flap Bag or if she saw it in a store and bought it herself like a normal person, but if I were a betting woman, I’d bet it’s the former. Either way, it’s kind of baffling to see a star who’s known for her excessive wardrobe carrying something so inexpensive and accessible. Do you like it when stars mix up their price points, or would you prefer if they stuck to fantasy items so that we can all lust after their collections? More information and a larger picture of the bag can be found after the jump.

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  • kemilia

    Yes, she is know for her fashion excesses so this bag is interesting, but she’s also pumping her own gas so … (with that new engagement ring, I’d be really careful if I were her).

  • JenG

    I like it when they mix up their price point because some of us will never be able to purchase an Olivia+Joy.

  • FashionFanboy

    Maybe this is some kind of “comfy bag” which is only in use when she needs a bag that she won’t feel needed to be careful with?
    I mean, I wouldn’t carry something dirty/moist thing in a 2.55.

    Although, I do find it a bit unappealing when someone, who can afford to spend money on Birkins, uses a relatively cheap bag in fake leather…
    Why not use real leather? It’s more sustainable!

    • orderofthings

      Agreed!! I love a good high/low moment, on celebs or anyone else, but unless yr going to extremes to make sure that yr synthetic materials are ethically produced (a la Stella McCartney, for example) that supposedly vegan faux leather is made using the *most* toxic damaging chemicals & the effects of producing your “green” bag will wipe out much more than a herd of cows….

  • Ashleyg

    I like it- it shows they have an eye for style not just labels. It also reminds me that it’s ok to just like what I like, not just always aspiring for what everyone says I should want or have… Love that green!

    • Gerald

      Agreed! It means that that person doesn’t shop by the label, rather the style. Wear whatever fits nicely, and try to take out the influence of the brandname.

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  • rose60610

    As a former high school teacher in a past life, I love it when celebrities wear something inexpensive. Like it or not, kids are very influenced by what celebrities wear and do. If they see their idols wear something inexpensive, it sends a message that you don’t have to spend to the hilt on everything. If it’s good enough for So-And-So, it can be good enough for them.

    • ChanelAngel

      Agree fully with rose 60610! :)

      • Dorit

        so do I !!!
        But have a look to the other handbags by “olivia + joy” (especially the “Outburst Fringe Flap”) Not sooo bad

    • shueaddict

      Amen !!!

  • Vividtexas

    “style” is all about mixing and matching…..if you have the money, it’s easy to just wear (fill in the blank designer) head-to-toe; where’s the creativity in that? High/low is always a great way to go!

  • sarah

    meanwhile, I’m pretty sure she’s filling up her bentley~ lol
    gorgeous bag

  • bagmoma

    She doesn’t have any money left after buying the ring lol

    • Priscilla

      that’s what I was thinking lol I thought the ring was too expensive for a celeb like her. That’s more a ring for an actress like Natalie Portman or something… not someone with a sex tape with Ray J

  • Reez

    Are you sure that’s her???!!! LooooL

  • mochababe73

    I am obsessed with Kim and her style. While I love the color of the bag, I can’t go back to synthetic after buying leather.
    I have always been of the believe that if you mix your expensive stuff with your cheap stuff then no one would be able to tell the difference. Because she wears all designer all the time, I would have never thought that Kim would wear a $78 handbag.

  • Fuchsiafire

    I love Kim’s look. This one, however, does NOT appeal to me!
    I personally have a Balenciaga collection and could not ever go back to an ordinary handbag. Handbags are different than clothes in that you can definitely tell when it’s a cheapy. I considered buying a cheap one for the torrential downpours we have here in FL. But I couldn’t do it. I’d rather carry a plastic garbage bag in my purse that do synthetic.
    I think it’s a photoshop?????? Or a HUGE mistake?????
    Don’t get me wrong. I do mix higher priced items with whatever I like. Just not handbags!LOL

  • Jess

    She probably not only got the bag gratis but was paid to wear that bag.

  • edsbgrl

    I love it! Just because she CAN afford higher end bags doesn’t mean that she HAS TO carry only high end bags. Nothing wrong with carrying something less expensive.

  • ninjaninja

    Olivia + Joy probably paid her.

    • Thai pearl

      DASH carries the line. She was promoting.

  • Pixiejenna

    I really like Kim K’s fashion most of the time. But this really screams photo op too me, seriously who wears their handbag while getting gas?! I’m guessing she got paid by Olivia & joy to be seen wearing it around town.

    • Jazz

      Actually a lot of people do . I never leave my purse in the car , especially not if im pumping gas

  • ottercat

    She got paid to pimp it. I agree with Jazz and Pixiejenna. I do not bring my purse out to pump gas. PLEASE.

  • Miss.Cherie

    definitely some pimping going on.. she’s holding the bag toward the camera etc.
    When have we known a Kardashian to spend light?!

  • Lanie

    I like when stars mix things up. Just because they can afford expensive things or have designers provide them for free doesn’t mean that they can’t have fun with their little “finds” like the rest of us use. Also, I agree that Kim should be careful since she has such an expensive engagement ring! However, it is nice to see a celebrity perform such chores.

  • Amy

    she is Kim Kardashian… wht ever she carries she is still Kim… everywomen wanted to be like her… If i were her, do I care wht brand or what ever? I think some of us will buy this bag, because we want to be like her, right?

    • Blah

      Lmao no

  • Jenny in Jacquard

    It is a little perplexing that she’d carry such a cheap, low-brand name bag, considering her affinity for over the top luxury brands … but I think it’s refreshing to see her mix high and low price pieces. It makes her more relatable. And while the brand is relatively unknown, the bright green hue of that bag is definitely on point.


  • bash

    A bag is a bag. If K.K wants to wear a faux leather bag then let her who are we to decide if its alright for her to shop.under budget maybe she was on a budget. Well never know. It was HER money and she spent it on what she was comfortable with . I own gucci , burberry , michael kors , louis vuitton etc and have multiple olivia+joy bags . Stars are normal people they like what they like . Nothing.wrong with that :)