Here it is, folks. The one we’ve all been waiting for. None of the international fashion weeks attract mega-watt celebrities quite like Paris Fashion Week, and with brands like Chanel and Louis Vuitton presenting in the French capital, you know that the handbags on the arms of the guests will be just as lust-worthy as it gets. Spring 2014 didn’t disappoint – from beginning to end, attendees toted their best, most photo-worthy bags, and luckily, photos were indeed taken. We’ve assembled the best of the best after the jump for your (and our) viewing pleasure.
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We’ll start with one of the most memorable parts of Paris Fashion Week – Marc Jacobs’ swan song at Louis Vuitton. Naturally, his bestie and sometime collaborator Sofia Coppola showed up to support him carrying the Louis Vuitton SC Satchel that she designed. Pick up your own via Louis Vuitton for $4,850.
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The night before the Vuitton show, Miranda Kerr took her brand new Louis Vuitton Capucines Bag to the premiere of the documentary Madame C. $5,150 via Louis Vuitton.
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The next day when arriving to the Vuitton show, though, Miranda Kerr carried her trusty Balmain x Aurelie Bidermann Pierre Bag in grey suede.
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Also at the Vuitton show, Princess Charlene of Monaco demonstrated how to carry the Louis Vuitton Capucines Bag with the front flap exposed and the LV hardware hidden. Discretion is important for royalty, after all. $5,150 via Louis Vuitton.
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Elsewhere at Paris Fashion Week, Princess Charlene of Monaco was similarly discreet with a petite Akris Ai Bag. A larger version can be yours for $2,190 via Neiman Marcus.
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Back at the LV show, Dakota Fanning was carrying, you guessed it, a Louis Vuitton Monogram Flat Clutch. (If you know the design name of this piece, let us know in the comments.) Shop via Louis Vuitton.
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Hailee Steinfeld also attended the Vuitton show, she with a white Louis Vuitton Clutch in hand. Shop via Louis Vuitton.
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Next up, one of everyone’s favorite street style stars, Russian fashion editor Miroslava Duma. She was all over Paris Fashion Week carrying bags like this gorgeous, glossy Hermes Kelly Bag.
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Miroslava Duma also carried this chic, petite, totally luxurious Hermes Kelly in crocodile. (Or maybe alligator. We can’t get close enough to tell.)
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To compliment her sweater coat, Miroslava Duma selected this Paula Cademartori Faye Satchel in green croc. Pick up a similar Paula Cademartori bag for $2,300 via farfetch.com.
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This Charlotte Olympia Timepiece Box Clutch was Miroslava Duma’s companion for several days of PFW. This bag is no longer available, but you can shop Charlotte Olympia via Net-a-Porter.
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When attending Chanel, you carry Chanel, and that’s exactly what Miroslava Duma did with her Chanel No. 5 Perfume Clutch. (We’ll talk more extensively about Chanel shortly.)
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Of course, there are other reasons to carry a particular designer’s bags, other than being invited to a show. For Salma Hayek, being married to the head of luxury conglomerate Kering means that she’s required by marital obligation to carry this Stella McCartney Faux Napa Flap Clutch to McCartney’s show. (We’re sure she didn’t mind.) Pick up the shoulder bag version for $1,230 via Neiman Marcus.
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Same goes for Salma Hayek and her Balenciaga Maillon Bag – Balenciaga is controlled by Kering. Pick up the small version for $1,445 via Balenciaga.
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Supermodel Natalia Vodianova both attended Stella McCartney and carried the Stella McCartney Faux Napa Boxy Shoulder Bag. Get it in grey for $1,230 via Neiman Marcus.
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Model Kate Upton was in town for the Chanel show, but in her downtime she carried a gorgeous blue crocodile Celine Luggage Tote.
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Speaking of blue crocodile, editor and style star Anna Dello Russo carried the most adorable blue croc Bvlgari Isabella Rossellini. A pink version can be yours for $11,000 via Bulgari.
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Anna Dello Russo also paired a python Valentino VaVaVoom Shoulder Bag with Mickey Mouse ears. Get the regular leather version for $1,749 via farfetch.com.
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Anna Dello Russo wasn’t done with Disney characters – she accessorized her Givenchy Bambi Sweatshirt with a Valentino Dual Fur Runway Clutch. Get the red leather version for $1,845 via Neiman Marcus.
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Atlanta De Cadenet should probably fire her makeup artist, but her Valentino Mimetic Minaudiere is pretty cute. Shop Valentino via Net-a-Porter.
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Italian heiress Ginevra Elkann chose a blue jean Hermes Birkin, stuffed to the brim, for her appearance at the Valentino show.
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Model/actress Kasia Smutniak carried a Valentino Rockstud Mini Crossbody to Valentino at the Tuileries. Shop Valentino via Net-a-Porter.
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Model Jessica Hart went with a small Chanel Quilted Clutch – always a strong choice when in Paris, even if you’re going to a different designer’s show.
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Ignore, for a moment, that Steve Harvey went to the Valentino show and you didn’t. Instead, focus on wife Marjorie Bridges’ lovely Fendi Crocodile Peekaboo Bag. (Marjorie is apparently a major shopper.) Pick up the leather version for $3,250 via Neiman Marcus.
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For some reason, I had it in my head that Italian socialite Bianca Brandolini d’Adda’s crocodile bag was vintage Hermes, but now I can’t find anything to support that instinct. Little help, please? It sure is a beautiful bag.
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In Paris, Israeli TV presenter Hofit Golan was at it again, this time with a Dolce & Gabbana Miss Dolce Satchel. Alongside her was Dubai TV presenter Diala Makki with a Bulgari Serpenti Shoulder Bag. Those TV presenters gotta stick together. Shop Dolce & Gabbana via Luisa Via Roma.
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The only descriptor of Helena Bordon I can find is “Brazilian It Girl”, so let’s spend our time considering her fab Lulu Guinness Lips Clutch instead. Buy for $390 via Lulu Guinness.
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Speaking of It Girls, American DJ and vague fashion person Leigh Lezark was everywhere, including carrying a Chloe Alice Clutch to the brand’s show. Buy through Saks for $475.
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Leigh Lezark also made an appearance outside the Viktor & Rolf show, carrying the popular Viktor & Rolf Bombette Bag.
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Rapper Iggy Azalea also carried the Viktor & Rolf Bombette Bag, albeit a larger version.
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Back at Chloe, Olivia Palermo represented the Americans well with her Chloe Elsie Bag. Pick up the plain leather version for $1,495.
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Actress Gemma Aterton carried the brand’s big new bag, the Chloe Baylee Satchel. Pick up one of your own for $2,250 via Forward.
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Lucky her – Rita Ora came away from the Chloe show with two of the brand’s Spring 2014 bags straight off the runway. Shop Chloe via Saks.
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Celebrities weren’t quite as numerous outside of Dior as they are some seasons, but we did catch Chinese model Angelababy with a Dior Ombre Clutch.
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Finally, Chanel. No designer is better at getting celebs to turn up at his shows while carrying his bags than Karl Lagerfeld, and we counted well over a dozen international celebs and fashion people at this season’s show, starting with Katy Perry and her Chanel Lego Clutch.
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The Chanel Lego Clutches were distributed to a lot of celebs, including Leigh Lezark, a longtime friend of the brand.
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Atlanta De Cadenet also carried a Chanel Lego Clutch.
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French actress Leila Bekhti also sported her requisite Chanel Lego Clutch. It’s no surprise that Chanel would want these bags in the spotlight – they cost nearly $10k apiece and have sold like crazy.
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Amazingly cool French person Lou Doillon, on the other hand, chose a more traditional Chanel Clutch.
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As did American model Kate Upton.
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Rita Ora chose a Chanel Runway Clutch that several of you pointed out looked a bit like a toilet paper holder back when it debuted on the runway.
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Caroline Sieber chose the new Chanel Lego Flap Shoulder Bag for her entrance to the show.
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Chanel muse (not a bad gig if you can get it) Caroline de Maigret chose a slightly elongated, top-handled version of the Chanel Lego Clutch.
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Clemence Poessy’s lovely Chanel 2.55 Reissue Bag is objectively not a clutch, but she used it as one anyway.
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Model Margareth Made carried a small Chanel Flap Bag.
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Model (so many models) Tao Okamoto chose a Chanel Boy Bag that coordinated with her dark ensemble.
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Alma Jodorowsky (occupation: It Girl) accented her midriff with a beaded Chanel Classic Flap Bag.
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Inside the show, Zoe Kravitz carried a small Chanel Quilted Shoulder Bag.
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We couldn’t leave Paris Fashion Week without one more visit with Miranda Kerr – check out her totally lovely Chanel Chain Trim Tote.