Their bags are no worse for the wear
Cannes is finis and celebs headed home this week looking like they’d had a tad too much fun in France. We don’t fault them for it. LAX was particularly overcrowded with celebs and their gorgeous designer bags. Among them: a Helen Mirren mystery bag, a brand new Miu Miu, and a sharp blue Birkin. Post-Cannes bag-watching might be even better than pre-Cannes bag-watching. It’s a tough call.
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Here’s Hailey Baldwin, back in NYC after her stint at Cannes. She’s carrying a luxe, croc or croc-embossed Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Tote. Shop the Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Tote via Neiman Marcus ($1,990)
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Helen Mirren was spotted carrying this bright red mystery bag through LAX. It’s backwards in this pic. If you have an educated guess, please proffer it in the comments below.
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Here’s Jennifer Garner, out shopping with friends in LA with one of her favorite Brunello Cucinelli bags and a giant iPad, because let’s be real, she could probably get most of this stuff cheaper on Amazon. Shop Brunello Cucinelli via Neiman Marcus
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It’s been a while since we’ve seen Khloé Kardashian and her lovely blue Birkin out and about together, but here they are cruising through security at LAX.
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Paps spotted Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale shopping around in West Hollywood with an exotic Céline Eel Belt Bag. Shop Céline via Vestiaire Collective
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Here’s Nicki Minaj, instructing the paparazzi on proper Onika-interaction protocol at LAX. She’s carrying a black quilted leather Chanel Backpack. Shop Chanel via Vestiaire Collective
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Also seen at LAX this week: a jumpsuited Priyanka Chopra, getting into her waiting vehicle with a dove gray Givenchy Antigona Bag. Priyanka is currently making the rounds to promote her new flick Baywatch. Shop the Givenchy Antigona Bag via SSENSE ($1,666)
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Finally, here’s Elle Fanning, returning from Cannes with an unusual double denim Miu Miu bag. I’m sure she had way more fun in France than any 19 year old should be allowed to. Shop Miu Miu via Nordstrom
To tell the truth, aside from how amazing the tote looks, its narrative, and how well it is created, the birkin is not exactly the most practical bag to carry. Women who carry the bag are equated with having achieved a particular financial status or social status. The bag turned into a status symbol. This is an overall perception. But then by now, most of us recognize that not every girl who conveys the bag bought the birkin straight from the Hermes boutique. And out of these girls who bought them from stalls, you will find a handful who didn’t cover the bag with a one- time complete payment. To make more money nowadays, many resellers offer you these flexible and attractive payment plans to make it easier for the buyers to pay for their purchase, to ensure it is less “painful” in their finances. I’ve been asking about a lot in recent years on payment approaches and there are some resellers who offer 12- month duration payments for the luggage in exchange for the tote, a partial payment is made in money, and the remainder are paid through post- dated checks issued throughout a 12- month period. Of course with this staggered payment strategy comes the interest fees that the seller adds, to earn more money.