What Handbags Do the Stars Carry?

Celebrities pay keen attention to the bags they carry, wearing them as a form of expression of their personalities. A luxurious handbag has the power to seal a place for celebs on the best dressed list.  The expensive handbags celebrities carry set trends worldwide. Celebrities sometimes can make a handbag so popular just by carrying it that brands decide to name their bags after the stars. For example, The Modalu Pippa Satchel was named after Pippa Middleton, as the English socialite carried it very often. Grace Kelly carried the Hermès Kelly Bag before it was famous and Hermès named the Kelly bag after her. Let’s check out what brands the loyalties of our fashion savvy celebrities lie with.

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton or LV as we all know it, is one of the world’s best known luxury brands, founded in 1854. The Vuitton monogram is regarded as an exposition of class and style. Christian Dior and Hubert de Givenchy themselves were one of the earliest and most loyal customers of the brand.

Louis Vuitton handbags and accessories are flaunted by a number of celebrities at the most important social events. Michelle Williams was seen sporting the LV Petite Malle Bag in Paris Fashion Week Spring 2017 and Miranda Kerr was spotted flaunting the cute LV City Trunk Bag at the same event. Jessica Alba and Charlize Theron are frequently seen carrying their favorite soft pink LV tote. The LV Lockit Handbag is a favorite among many celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Simpson, and even Victoria Beckham. It is not a far fetched statement to say that an LV is an absolute necessity in your closet these days!

Louis Vuitton Black Monogram Canvas Petite Malle Bag


The House of Chanel is one of the most sought after luxury fashion brands today. Founded in 1909 by Coco (Gabrielle) Chanel in Paris, this brand has crafted some of the most influential designs in the fashion history. The year 1955 saw the most iconic bag ever being fashioned. The Chanel 2.55 was the very first handbag with a revolutionary detail – a strap! Coco Chanel introduced the world to a bag with a strap. Chanel is known for creating some of the most aesthetically appealing designs, which are much revered. This high fashion brand has been a favorite among the celebrities through history.

The late Princess Diana sported the Classic Vintage Chanel Flap bag numerous times. The Chanel Flap Bag is also treasured by the Hilton sisters, and among Rihanna’s dapper selection is the Chanel Boy Brick Clutch. The Chanel Boy bag has made its way into the closets of our favorite celebs like Hilary Duff, Blake Lively, oh and Beyonce! This luxury brand is also a huge part of the Kardashian clan’s possessions. Kim K has been spotted with a Chanel Chevron Flap Bag, Kourtney Kardashian with a Chanel Train Case, Kendall Jenner with a Chanel Mini Classic Flap Bag, and Kris Jenner with the Chanel Boy Bag both in black and in white! Style icon Sofia Vergara boasts a Chanel Rare Vintage Tote.

Chanel Red Quilted Leather Medium Boy Bag


Hermès is another high fashion luxury brand that originated in the fashion capital of the world, Paris. The modest birth of this brand took place in the year 1837 in a Parisian workshop where Thierry Hermès built high quality wrought harnesses and bridles for the carriage trade. Today the French house creates high fashion luxury goods including designer handbags. The brand is renowned for its iconic bags.

The first bag, Haut À Courroies, was designed by the house in the year 1900 for the purpose of carrying saddles. A smaller version of this bag was later crafted in the year 1922. Sac à Dépêches was an iconic bag designed by the house in 1935 which was later renamed as the ‘Kelly’ Bag after Princess Grace Kelly, for whom this bag had become an integral part of her identity.

The Birkin Bag is another iconic piece introduced in the year 1978 and named after the British actress Jane Birkin. The Hermès women’s handbags serve the purpose of both fashion and function, making them a quintessential piece in every woman’s wardrobe. Boasting a Hermès has become an obsession among celebrities around the world. Among these celebrities are Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian, Miranda Kerr, Heidi Klum and Jennifer Lopez. If you introduce yourself to Hermès, it is sure to become your addiction.

Hermes Grey Ostrich Leather Silver Hardware Birkin 35 Bag


This Italian luxury brand specializing in leather goods was established in the year 1921 in Florence by Guccio Gucci. Today, Gucci has evolved into one of the hottest designer brands, retaining its Italian roots in the designs. The signature Diamante print of Gucci using woven hemp was introduced in the year 1921 along with bamboo handles for handbags.

In 1961, Jacqueline Kennedy was the inspiration behind the iconic ‘Jackie Bag’. Gucci holds the admiration of celebs and fashion icons of all ages alike. Madonna, true to her edgy style owns the very spunky Gucci Ghost Tote. Reese Witherspoon is frequently seen carrying her Gucci GG Supreme Top Handle Bag. The Gucci Ghost Tote owned by Rihanna is a true reflection of her edgy style. It is well known that Rita Ora loves her bright pink Gucci Sylvie Mini Chain Bag. A woman carrying a Gucci handbag is sure to turn heads!

Gucci White/Gold GG Supreme Coated Canvas Top Handle Bag

Does your heart crave for an elegant Hermès or a classic Louis Vuitton? Be it hobo bags, sling bags or tote bags, The Luxury Closet caters to all your cravings. Are you ready to make a statement of your own?

Swati Talwar

Global Content and India Office Head

Seasoned lover of the written word. Travel junkie and Hogwarts alumni. Currently composing notes for the upcoming fashion week. You can also call me Licorne Magique (don't ask me why!).

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