Celebrities seem to have come to a consensus: When life hands you lemons, carryChanel. Or Hermès. Basically, just never stop carrying a fancy handbag, and people will never question you or your life choices. You can dye your hair green. You can wear sweats to a nice restaurant. You can have it all, and no one will refute your right to belong anywhere, as long as you don’t leave the truly high-end stuff at home. (You can attempt such antics while carrying other brands, but results may vary.)
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CHRISTIAN DIOR BE DIOR BAG
Here’s one of Dior’s most high-profile celebrity faces, carrying a Be Dior bag turned to face the rear. Charlize made this rare public outing to take her son Jackson to karate class in Hollywood, and they both seem pretty stoked about it.
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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN MINA SPIKES CLUTCH
$2,395 via Saks
Jessica Alba recently attended the Impact Awards Gala for the Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs, an organization that aims to increase racial diversity in private schools. Here she is, walking the event carpet with a compact, semi-lethal Christian Louboutin clutch.
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SAINT LAURENT CLASSIC DUFFEL BAG
$1,990 via Net-a-Porter
Here’s Hilaria Baldwin, wrangling her baby and her baby’s babies, along with a chic, simple Saint Laurent Duffel. When presented in this context, Hilaria’s Saint Laurent seems like a most fitting designer diaper bag substitute.
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CHANEL BOY BAG
Major life changes merit major hair changes. Here’s Hilary Duff, leaving Melrose Salon with newly turquoise hair and one of her favorite Chanel Boy Bags. Relationships change, hairstyles change, Starbucks’ size offerings change, but Chanel is forever.
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CHANEL GRAND SHOPPING TOTE
Jennifer Garner also wisely opted for Chanel for her recent trip to NYC. Jennifer was in town to promote her new flick Danny Collins, which opened in select theaters last Friday.
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This picture of J-Lo is EVERYTHING. Ms. Lopez recently wore this spectacular ensemble to dine at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood. Just to recap: J-Lo is seen here wearing gym clothes, sneakers, full make-up, and a fur wrap. And to top it all off, she’s carrying a white Birkin, of course. Amazing.
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PROENZA SCHOULER PS1 BAG
$1,754 via MATCHESFASHION.COM
Here’s Lizzy Caplan, looking none-too-pleased with the paparazzi after arriving at LAX while carrying a taupe PS1. I feel like denim overalls have been trying to sneak back into our hearts and minds for a few seasons now, but I just don’t think it’s going to happen. Sorry, overalls. I used to be a huge fan.
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CÉLINE LUGGAGE TOTE
Rumer Willis was recently spotted leaving Dancing with the Stars rehearsals with a bold blue Céline Luggage Tote. Lest ye forget, Rumer is the offspring of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore; she also acts a little. (The “star” bar is a bit low this season on DWTS.)