If diamonds are a girl’s best friend then handbags are the friend she is secretly seeing behind her BFF’s back. There is something so marvelous about a handbag that we just can’t resist to touch a new one sitting in a store display as we pass by. There is a pull that gravitates us towards each freshly placed, never touched, new handbag, until we can get our fill…and even take the plunge to make the hefty purchase. We admire them, yearn for them, and become personal collectors of specific colors, styles, and designers.
We justify buying expensive designer handbags because they are also a functional accessory, as in we carry our entire lives inside them as we go about our lives each day. It is a necessity, and something we NEED to update each season, at least this is what we tell ourselves. Who could resist adding a new bag to their wardrobe?
Though, it always seems that we are most highly drawn to the most expensive designer handbags on the market, as if we can sense the quality, detail, and newness of a handbag each season, from a mile away. For most of us, the high price tag can be a huge problem, as it could take years of saving just to get our coveted bag into our closets. However, for the rich and famous celebrities that we watch in our favorite movies and television shows, the reach for these expensive designer handbags is merely a short grasp away.
Even though celebs have limitless access to the handbags that we long for, they still have their much loved options that they turn to through thick and thin whether it be cocktail parties, photo shoots, or nights out on the town. They treat these handbags the same way that we do ours, as a part of their lives that they have a history with and as if they are irreplaceable. Though, due to the level of exclusivity and price, most of them actually are extremely rare and difficult or impossible to replace.
10 Jessica Alba, Tory Burch Robinson Double Zip Tote: $575
Jessica Alba has been a style icon over the years with her picture perfect family. She makes being a mom, wife, CEO, and actress look simply effortless. Her love for this Tory Burch bag lets us know that celebs favorites don’t necessarily need to be the most expensive handbag on the market, and sometimes it really is all about function! This bag offers an amazing pop of color to any outfit in its rich orange hue, and can be worn various ways: slung over your shoulder or resting on your arm. Overall, it is a completely sophisticated look.
9 Christina Ricci, Marc Jacobs The 1984 Satchel: $1,495
Christina Ricci has been a huge fan of Marc Jacobs' work for as long as I can remember, and it appears that she wears his handbags almost exclusively. This specific handbag is sleek in design, and pays tribute to the year that Marc first started designing. It is constructed of glazed black leather, featuring brilliant hardware that makes this a true head turner. It can be worn using the 20 inch drop shoulder strap for a more casual look or over the arm for evening.
8 Gisele Bundchen, Balenciaga Tube Saddle Bag: $1,495
Over the years, Gisele Bundchen has been spotted numerous times wearing various forms of the renowned brand Balenciaga, so it’s safe to say that it is one of her favorite brands. If we take a closer look at this awesome handbag, it’s no secret why she loves it so much. Being that it is a designer messenger bag, it is great for traveling due to it’s over the shoulder comfort. It features gold tone hardware, giving it just the perfect amount of detail, and comes complete with a leather bound hand mirror that it detachable.
7 Elizabeth Banks, Alexander McQueen Heroine Tote: $2,595
This super detailed Alexander McQueen bag looks like perfection on Elizabeth Banks arm, and it’s no wonder that she takes it out to play whenever she is sporting an all black look, as the colors compliment each other beautifully. Since this bags debut in 2012, it has been coveted by countless celebs, become instantly recognizable and redone season after season in various fabrics, patterns, and colors. The best part is that it has zipped gussets that adjust accordingly to the size that you need the bag to be in.
6 Angelina Jolie, Yves St. Laurent Sac de Jour Suede Tote: $2,950
Angelina’s got a lot of kids, so she obviously needs a very large bag to carry all that necessary kid stuff in. Being a celebrity and having a HUGE expendable income allows that bag to be a very expensive one. We have seen her have impeccable taste over the years with designers, but her favorite takes the cake with its polished calfskin, suede lining, and rolled handles. She sure knows how to pick a bag that allows easy access and looks amazing while she is busy taking on her biggest role of all; being a mom.
5 Khloe Kardashian, Celine Phantom Luggage Tote: $3,600
Who wouldn’t want to be able to take Celine to the gym with them? Khloe Kardashian flaunts this iconic label while flinging it over her arm and getting her workout on! She is known for having many Celine bags in her closet, so it’s no surprise that she is wearing this bag, even to the gym. This bag is a large version of the Mini Luggage bag and is meant for traveling. It is all black with black hardware, yet it is still so detailed that you find it hard to look away.
4 Charlize Theron, Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Nappa Convertible Bag: $3,900
The woven leather bags of the iconic label Bottega Veneta are very popular among celebrities, and Charlize herself is known to be a super fan. Even though they are such a simple bag, they have the wonderful ability to class up any look, even if you are just running some errands like Ms. Theron. This bag gives you the ability to adjust and open the sides whenever you need extra room, and made complete with a suede lined interior for a luxury experience.
3 Nicky Hilton, Chanel Chain Boy: $5,100
This bag screams luxury in every way imaginable with its edgy details and eye catching chains. Nicky is known for having a closet filled to the brim with designer bags, but there is just something about a Chanel that gets her heart pumping! This bag features the classic Chanel quilted design, but is embossed with chain link details on both the front and back, and Chanel logo hardware. Though it is a tiny bag, it is beyond powerful and commands attention.
2 Miranda Kerr, Hermes Kelly Bag: $6,200
This is definitely a bag that is in the celebrity only price range! It is a much more formal bag, but Miranda wears it super casually, slung over her shoulder and dressed down. However, having a designer handbag collection like hers that is filled to the brim with designers we all dream to own, it is totally believable that she would turn to a Hermes classic as her “go-to” handbag. Named after legend Grace Kelly, this sought after bag is constructed of beautiful leather, simple in design, yet striking in appearance.
1 Keyshia Cole, VBH Ostrich Brera Bag: $7,750
A super exotic bag coming from a super exotic designer is the bag that R&B singer Keyshia Cole turns to whenever she steps out into the limelight. It is vibrant pink and made from actual quill ostrich skin, making it a handbag that is so exclusive, we don’t see it very often. This flawless bag is even created in a limited edition and is the epitome of modern design that is also comfortable and functional enough to be used on a daily basis.
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