Calling all handbag lovers who came of age in the 90s and early 2000s – this post is for you! Yes, yes, we know that large, oversized handbags have been gradually disappearing from the catwalks over the past several fashion cycles…we’re not blind, but there are a lot of us out there that simply are not ready to give up the pure joy of lugging a 30 pound, midsize carry-on bag with us everywhere we go. There is just something comforting in knowing that you have absolutely everything you could possibly need for any contingency over the course of your day.
If this sounds familiar to you, know that you are not alone. As it turns out there are several celebrities who like us, are just not for giving-over to the trend of smaller, lighter cross-body bags or pared-down, minimalist shoulder bags. Here are a few other well-known holdouts.
Simpson made a name for herself in the early 2000s not only as a singer and television personality, but also as one of the first highly-successful celebrities to parlay her name into a major multinational fashion brand that included successful lines of shoes and handbags. Not surprisingly, Simpson is still true to her original sense of style that made her a successful billionaire. Here, she is hitting the red carpet with a covetable version of Fendi’s large Peek-a-Boo bag.
Another celeb reviving a big bag trend that harkens back to her Alias heyday: big bags that can potentially house smaller bags. Here, Garner is wearing a demure suede Chloe Faye cross-body bag, and also carrying a large Chanel Drawstring Bag. For those of us who came of age in the 90s and 2000s, this will undoubtedly register as one of our favorite tricks; a smaller bag inside a larger one means that you have the ability to pop out of the car and into the shop without training everything you own with you.