This year, London Fashion Week got compressed down to nearly nothing and we found ourselves looking down the barrel of the Milan Fashion Week collections before we even knew what hit us. Ultimately, though, that's okay--MFW brought out tons of fashion industry insiders, basically all of whom were carrying pretty bags at which to gawk.
Last season's Milan shows felt at times like an orgiastic tribute to celebrities, but this season, designers scaled things back a bit. Instead of attempting to fill every from row with the Katy Perrys and Rita Oras of the world, the people that the paparazzi spotted outside of the shows are mostly famous because of their involvement in the industry. Check out the best bags we spotted below.
Anna Dello Russo
Marc by Marc Jacobs Luna Tarp Fergus Crossbody
$268 via ShopBop
Anna Dello Russo, patron saint of ridiculous fashion week getups.
Chanel Boy Bag
Because fewer celebs were paid to show up this season, the paparazzi focused more on actual fashion people, like models.
Hermès Kelly Bag
Chiara is Italian fashion's current darling, and she was everywhere during MFW.
Fendi By The Way Bag
$1,900 via Bergdorf Goodman
Just like he does at Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld makes sure he has his army of hand-picked It Girls around him at Fendi shows.
Fendi Peekaboo Shearling Tote
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One of my favorite parts about looking through photos from the European fashion weeks is the local celebs--Micol is an Italian photographer.
Fendi Petite 3Jours with Fur Handles
$2,800 via Saks
Bianca's ombre is Jared Leto-level good.
Fendi Demi-Jour Bag
$1,957 via MATCHESFASHION.COM
Leigh Lezark, like Olivia Palermo, is one of those celebs whose job seems to consist primarily of going to fashion shows and parties. Not a bad gig.
Miu Miu Sequin Bag
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Julia's always one of my personal street style favorites.
Chanel Vintage Crossbody Bag
Chiara mostly opts for just-off-the-runway pieces, but I really appreciate her occasional use of vintage.
Anna Dello Russo
Moschino Micro Mini Bags
$795 via LUISAVIAROMA
Moschino Mini Backpack
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Moschino Mirror Phone Case
$59 via farfetch.com
Prada Mini Saffiano Promenade Bag
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Wee little handbags that are too small to hold anything: an emerging trend.
Hanne Gaby Odiele
Proenza Schouler Woven PS11 Bag
$1,950 via Net-a-Porter
Hanne's giving a lot of face for this to be just a random paparazzi picture.
Mulberry Cara Delevingne Backpack
$1,707 via LUISAVIAROMA
One high-profile model supporting another via handbag choices.
Bulgari Serpenti Bag
Is it just me, or does Bella Thorne look like a younger Jessica Chastain from certain angles.
Moschino Flap Shoulder Bag
$513 via farfetch.com
Bothering to identify this bag seems kind of redundant.
Paulda Cademartori Daylily Bag
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Hermès Suede Kelly Bag
It's been great to watch Mira navigate street style while pregnant; it makes her seem like a real person instead of an untouchable style star.
Saint Laurent Monogramme Python Mini Bag
$3,134 via farfetch.com
Until now, I don't think I had seen this particular bag in exotics. You learn something new every day.
Moschino Moto Jacket Bag
$1,868 via farfetch.com
Anna Dello Russo is cringing in jealousy as we speak.
Anna Dello Russo
Paula Cademartori Kate Bag
$1,681 via farfetch.com
Paula Cademartori has proved to be a hometown favorite among Italian fashion insiders.
Bottega Veneta Knot Clutch
$1,654 via MATCHESFASHION.COM
The season's shows are now at the point where Chiara might be running out of both ideas and clean laundry.
Hermès Kelly Bag
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Mira pulled a look from Proenza Schouler Fall 2011 out of her archive to serve as maternity wear.
Saint Laurent Betty Bag
$1,950 via Nordstrom
This is an outfit made entirely out of vertical stripes, as if Heidi Klum needs to look taller or thinner.
Anna Dello Russi
Gucci Lady Lock Bag
$2,990 via Gucci
This actually constitutes a rather subdued look for Anna.
Salvatore Ferragamo Fiamma Bag
$3,800 via Saks
Unlike the usual models and actresses, Federica is a world-class swimmer.
Dolce & Gabbana Sara Bag
$1,995 via LUISAVIAROMA
Dolce & Gabbana shows never fail to bring out some of the most beautiful women in the world
Dolce & Gabbana Embellished Lucrezia Bag
$2,995 via LUISAVIAROMA
Case in point.
Céline Nano Luggage Tote
It wouldn't be a fashion week without a Kendall sighting, even if she generally does her best to fly under the radar between shows.
Sara Battaglia Lady Me Clutch
$1,395 via farfetch.com
When you have your own handbag line, why would you carry anything else?
Dolce & Gabbana Vanda Clutch
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That clutch looks like it weighs ten pounds, but it's gorgeous anyway.
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