If you've been reading these posts for a while, you probably know that my tone can veer toward snarky from time to time. Ladies and gents, nothing tests my powers of snark-restraint like writing about the Real Housewives of Basically Anywhere. I do try to hold back, because even though Real Housewives are easy targets, we mustn't forget that they are real people, too.
Yes, they actively court the paparazzi on a pre-Kanye Kardashian level, and yes, some of them have made an art out of turning every mundane aspect of their lives into a Life & Style section headline, but they are, at heart, human beings like the rest of us...with amazing handbags. Check out a few of their latest bag picks below.
Chanel Timeless Clutch
That Chanel clutch is the only thing that's timeless about this outfit. (And yes, that joke practically wrote itself.) What exactly is happening here? Are those palazzo pants? I don't watch Real Housewives of Miami; is this the sort of garb that's de riguer?
Rag & Bone Enfield Mini Bag
$495 via Barneys
Here's Bethenny Frankel, letting someone have it in NYC while carrying a sweet little bag from Rag & Bone. I love all things Rag & Bone, but this brand is pretty downmarket for Bethenny. We generally see her carrying Hermès, Chanel or Céline.
Tory Burch Ella Nylon Tote
$195 via Nordstrom
The Real Housewives of Miami are 0-2 this week. I really do try not to snark on people's personal style, so let's talk about that BAG. It's an oversized tote with a giant Tory Burch logo on it, but it draws the eye away from the rest of the outfit, so let's just say that I'm a fan.
At least we can rely on the Real Housewives of Atlanta to keep it high-end. Kenya's bright red Birkin actually makes her entire ensemble pop. Remember kids, Birkins aren't just five-figure lifestyle statements.
Saint Laurent Monogramme Suede Tote
$2,490 via Barneys
The further we get from Miami, the better. Here's Kyle Richards, ambling around Beverly Hills, per usual, with a gorgeous suede Saint Laurent bag.
Saint Laurent Monogramme Tote
$2,318 via MATCHESFASHION.COM
But wait, here's Lisa Vanderpump exiting the Villa Blanca restaurant a few blocks away, carrying what is essentially the same bag (with a few obvious variations in size and detailing). BAG WARS.
Finally, someone recently spotted RHOBH's Yolanda Foster handling a five dollar bill like a mere mortal. She's got her own Birkin, of course, but this one is obviously one of the smaller versions, and its exact color remains a mystery.
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