Also: Angelina Jolie and Kate Middleton! In the same post!
They’re in Paris, Milan, Sweden and Australia: celebs seem to have business everywhere this week. There’s new singles to promote, and diplomatic relations to maintain, plus some extremely tasteful designer bags on display. And yes, we have both Angelina Joli3 and Duchess Kate this week. Both these ladies are very selective about when they are seen, and frankly, even though Angie has more freedom of movement than Kate, her public appearances may be even more seldom.
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Here’s Alessandra Ambrosio, out and about in Santa Monica with a bag that is starting to feel more and more like a throwback as Gucci’s legacy continues to evolve at a rapid-fire pace. Shop the Gucci Soho Disco Bag via Gucci ($1,190)
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Angelina Jolie carried this subdued Louis Vuitton City Steamer Bag on a shopping trip to Guerlain in Paris. Angie made the trek overseas to speak at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Shop the Louis Vuitton City Steamer Bag via Louis Vuitton ($3,850)
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Bella Hadid is just back from Paris herself. Here she is carrying a Prada Belt Bag around NYC. Prada seems to be her label of choice, as of this week. Shop the Prada Belt Bag via farfetch.com ($780)
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Chiara Ferragni was spotted ambling around her homebase of Milan with a supple black leather Céline Clasp Bag. Shop the Céline Clasp Bag via Céline ($3,950)
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Duchess Kate carried this fetching navy blue Mulberry Amberley Top Handle Bag while making an official visit to Sweden with Prince William. This is one of her first public tours in quite some time, and the fashion media is eating it up. Shop the Mulberry Amberley Bag via Mulberry ($1,425)
No matter the layout, traditional to trendy, Louis Vuitton is timeless. It is also one of the only wallets you’ll ever have to buy, since the leathers are amazingly durable. In fact, an Epi pocket feels like plastic — you could practically go swimming. Softer leather versions like the first Monogram Canvas, Chicago and Nomade may show some wear and tear, but that gives the wallet character to reflect the owner’s journeys.Just don’t venture too far to get your hands on genuine LV merchandise. It’s possible to buy a secondhand kidney on eBay or lease a flat from complete strangers on Craigslist, but actual Louis Vuitton comes only from a reputable retailer. This week’s movie is a review in my ‘wallet collection’ — in quotation marks because I am not sure three pockets really makes a collection but those are the only ones that I own… As explained, I am a LV SLG girl through and through — I never got the whole matchy matchy item and really probably prefer it if my bag and wallet do not fit… it avoids me looking like a new fighter (we are ignoring how many Chanel flaps I have)! Three is definitely a lot of and I will see myself downsizing to just two wallets (one large, one small) as soon as I can decide which I prefer from my empriente and Evasion versions. I examine the two styles — Insolite and Zippy Coin Purse (ZCP) within my video, going through the tear and wear, practicality in addition to comparing both if you’re only on the market for one wallet.
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Kelly Rowland is currently in Australia taping The Voice, and her bag of choice while down under is a little red Chanel WOC Bag. Shop Chanel Bags via Vestiaire Collective
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Liam Payne (formerly of One Direction) swung by the Z100 studios in NYC recently to promote his new single with Rita Ora, and he brought a Gucci Web GG Supreme Flat Messenger Bag with him. Shop the Gucci Web GG Supreme Flat Messenger via Gucci ($690)
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Here’s Maria Shriver, back at the Today show studios with an army green Hermès Birkin.