The hottest celebrity handbags include the "must have" designer bags that celebs are carrying each season. Yes, the rich and famous think nothing of slinging a $20k bag over their arm as they dash off to the set, to the gym or to dinner at some paparazzi-laden restaurant. The expensive handbags they choose to carry set trends worldwide! This list includes some of the absolute most gorgeous, hottest celebrity handbags around.
While some celebrities are brand loyal when it comes to handbags, others will switch up their looks and carry different bags by a myriad of top handbag designers, including Chanel, Balenciaga, Celine, Loewe, Prada and Hermes, just to name a few. Some celebrity handbags aren't even available to the general public, at least not at first. Designers are smart: They often give these bags to celebs, hoping they'll be photographed carrying them. This generates buzz in the fashion world and voila! A trend is born!
Celebs who seem to have a real knack for carrying super-hot handbags include Kate Middleton, Blake Lively, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Beyonce, Katie Holmes, Jessica Simpson, the entire cast of the 'Real Housewives,' and, yes, the Kardashian family. Say what you want about the Kardashians, but one thing they are is fashion forward: Kim Kardashian, in particular, tends to be perfectly on target when it comes to carrying some of the hottest, most sought-after designer handbags, including bags by Celine, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta and, of course, Hermes. She and sisters Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian are often photographed with the Holy Grail of All Handbags -- the Hermes Birkin -- on their arm.
Sometimes, a celebrity will make a handbag so popstar that famous purse designers will opt to name said bag after them! Case in point: When Pippa Middleton brought the Modalu Satchel to everyone's attention by carrying it so often, the company named the bag after her, and the "Modalu Pippa Satchel" was born.Enjoy this list of some of the hottest celeb handbags around, and save your pennies, because you'll need them if you want to have one on your arm, too. Some of these purses are among the most expensive handbags ever!
- Photo: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation LicenseJessica Alba and Charlize Theron love this soft pink bag from purse-master Louis Vuitton.
- Photo: flickr / CC0The Givenchy Antigona bag is a hugely pop**ar bag with celebrities. Among the fans: January Jones, Madonna, Rihanna, Rachel Zoe, Nicole Richie and Charlize Theron.
- Photo: flickr / CC03269108'Gossip Girl' star Leighton Meester and Nicole Richie are among the celebrities who carry the pop**ar Celine Luggage Tote.
- Photo: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation License417561Julianne Moore, Eva Longoria, Lily Collins and basically the entire cast of The Hills love their Chanel shoulder bags.