Saint Laurent’s Sac de Jour has quietly-yet-deliberately infiltrated the hearts and minds of celebrities over the past year. It’s not that the bag itself is remarkable; it’s really not, which may be part of the appeal. It’s sort of an anti-“it” bag–classically styled and fairly inconspicuous, with minimal branding. Our readers have always been quick to point out the similarities between the Sac and several other high end handbags (the Birkin, the Prada Saffiano Lux Tote), and they’re not wrong. So what is it about the Sac? Is it possible Saint Laurent is handing these out to celebrities like they’re soft pretzel samples from Auntie Anne’s, or are celebs going out and buying them en masse? We’ll investigate that, plus the rest of the week’s notable celebrity picks, below.

Kerry Washington
Christian Louboutin Mini Sweet Charity Bag
$1,595 via Net-a-Porter

First, we’ll start with the non-Sac-carrying celebs. Here’s Kerry Washington, heading into an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live in LA with an adorable mini from Christian Louboutin. The Sweet Charity is one of only a few bags that have lasted the long haul with Louboutin. As I’ve mentioned a few times in recent round-ups, it seems that the majority of their bag designs are being phased out in favor of new models to come.

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Jenna Dewan-Tatum
Rauwolf Gemstone Clutch
$1,190 via Barneys

Jenna Dewan-Tatum is swiftly becoming one of our round-up regulars. Here she is walking the red carpet at the premiere of Channing’s new sci-fi flick, Jupiter Ascending, carrying a shimmery brown clutch from Rauwolf. Rauwolf is a NY-based accessories brand that specializes in handcrafted clutches that vend for around $1-2K.

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Alyson Hannigan
Balenciaga Papier Envelope Crossbody Bag
$1,245 via Bergdorf Goodman

Alyson Hannigan recently grabbed some lunch at the Brentwood Country Mart in LA with her husband Alexis Denisof and a Balenciaga bag which I’m particularly fond of. There aren’t a lot of Balenciaga bags I’m not particularly fond of, to be honest, but this one is more discreet than most.

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Kate Beckinsale
Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Bag
$2,890 via MATCHESFASHION.COM

Now begins the parade of Saint Laurent Sac de Jours. Kate Beckinsale was recently spotted at LAX with a classic black Sac with a textured front panel. This is technically the “small” (but not mini) Sac de Jour, as opposed to the notably larger, regular tote version.

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Nicole Richie
Chanel Vintage Backpack

Nicole Richie was also snapped darting to her car outside LAX. If you’re a celeb and you’re trying to slip through the crowds at LAX unnoticed, here’s a tip: leave the Chanel backpack at home. You might as well shoot off a flare gun.

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Padma Lakshmi
Chanel Fringe Classic Flap Bag

Padma Lakshmi was recently spotted throwing paparazzi some shade while hanging out with her daughter Krishna in NYC. She’s carrying an unusual fringed Chanel Flap Bag that comes in a luscious brown leather hue that we don’t see celebs favor too often.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Tote
$3,490 via Net-a-Porter

If there is one person who could be solely responsible for the Sac’s popularity, it is undoubtedly Rosie. She has been known to carry other brands, but in the last year or so, she has amassed quite a collection of Sacs. Here she is at LAX, with a simple black Sac, one of at least a half dozen she seems to own.

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Salma Hayek
Saint Laurent Crocodile Sac de Jour Bag
Shop Saint Laurent via MATCHESFASHION.COM

Here’s Salma Hayek, trying to find her seat at a soccer game between Paris Saint Germain and Rennes in Paris. It’s no mystery why Salma carries one of the most luxe Sacs available–her husband runs the company that owns Saint Laurent. I would be extremely hesitant to carry this bag to a soccer game, however.

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Finem Lauda
Finem Lauda
7 years ago

Something about the word ‘sac’ makes me feel strangely unnerved and grossed out, much like ‘moist’. Anyway, that mini charity is adorable! I don’t think I could ever get away with a bag that tiny tho. I like to carry a small hospital in my bag.

Guest
Guest
7 years ago
Reply to  Finem Lauda

That’s just the French word for “bag” !!!!

Finem Lauda
Finem Lauda
7 years ago
Reply to  Guest

…still makes me feel weird. Srry not srry.

Winn
Winn
7 years ago
Reply to  Finem Lauda

Its cute for sure. I wouldn’t even call it a bag, though. That’s a cell phone case on a chain.

Regina George
Regina George
7 years ago
Reply to  Finem Lauda

ball sac?

Deborah
Deborah
7 years ago
Reply to  Regina George

omg – everyone was thinking it! I am laughing so hard! lolling!

Nadine
Nadine
7 years ago

Um, a quick google shows Rosie only owns 2 Sacs: this black one and one in green… Where did this half a dozen sacs come from?

shueaddict
shueaddict
7 years ago

I am making baby steps towards understanding why the Sac is such a hit … but I am not getting any closer to buying one .

belle blue
belle blue
7 years ago

All of these purses are to die for! I especially love Richie’s vintage backpack and fur coat combo. I love drawing inspiration from celeb’s bags.

I thought this was a great post, very similar to this one: http://bulletbluesca.com/blog/celeb-style-bullet-blues-statement-bag-sunnies-hat/

Smithy
Smithy
7 years ago

I do like the Sac du Jour and the Givenchy Antigona….both bags seem to be the totes of the moment….which is exactly why I won’t get either.

Imgoingbroke
Imgoingbroke
7 years ago

Salma looks like a million bucks. She always looks so beautifully polished and pulled together. I’m envious.

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