FROM JESSICA ALBA TO CHRISSY TEIGEN, CHECK OUT WHAT A HOST OF THE MOST STYLISH CELEB MAMAS CARRY WHEN THEY’RE WITH THEIR KIDS
Paparazzi culture and social media have made it clearer than ever before that celebrities really are just like us in a lot of ways: most of them do a fair bit of their own grocery shopping and takeout-gathering, they pay parking meters, they hail cabs. There’s a level of wealth that exempts a person from most of everyday life, but most celebrities are somewhere below that and above regular people. That also means that, for those of them who have kids, they frequently end up being moms in public–at the park or playground, going to school drop-offs or church, picking out a Halloween pumpkin.
In honor of Mother’s Day, we took a look at what the most stylish celebrity moms carry during those day-to-day parenting duties, and the results were surprisingly diverse: some carried teeny crossbodies while others chose roomy totes, and there were plenty of picks in between. Check out the best below, and if you’re into celebrity mom style, you can also catch up on our odes to celebrity mom bags from 2014, 2015 and 2016.
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Saint Laurent Crossbody Bag
The Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in LA is a popular spot for both family togetherness and celebs with great bags.
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Tod’s Wave Bag
So is Au Fudge, Jessica Biel’s West Hollywood restaurant where wealthy, fashionable moms are encouraged to bring their young kids. This photo of Alessandra and Anja won’t be the last one you see from its periphery today.
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Céline Eel Belt Bag
Another (more utilitarian) spot of family togetherness for celebs is LAX. Here, even stars who normally hide their children from paparazzi more or less have to trot them out in order to go through security. Chrissy is pretty chill about the public seeing little Luna, though—her Snapchats are adorable!
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The Row Classic 5 Tote
That doesn’t, of course, mean mom is always stoked to see the paps during mother-daughter time.
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Mansur Gavriel Lady Bag
This is arguable the most Mother’s Day-appropriate photo on our list: not only is Elizabeth with her son, but he’s the one who decorated her bag for her.
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Christian Louboutin Panettone Bag
Paparazzi mostly leave Gwen alone, except for one very specific time: when she’s taking the kids to church on Sundays.
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MCM Tambourine Bag
Heidi carried this bag on a family outing to buy snowboard equipment.
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Brunello Cucinelli Top Handle Bag
Like Gwen, Jennifer usually avoids the limelight with her kids except one reliable place they know they’ll find her: church.
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Céline Trio Bag
Of all the Hollywood moms, Jennifer has always seemed the most like a non-Hollywood mom to me.
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Pop and Suki Camera Bag
Jessica’s another celeb for whom motherhood significantly changed her public profile and how people perceived her, I think.
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Tory Burch Convertible Bag
It also doesn’t hurt that Jessica’s experiences as a new mom also inspired the launch of her billion-dollar Honest Company.
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Valentino Rockstud Shoulder Bag
All the better to fund her considerable designer bag habit!
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Hermès Evelyne Bag
The Evelyne seems like a natural mom choice to me: simple, functional, roomy, easy to carry hands-free.
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Hermès Evelyne Bag
Jordana clearly agrees.
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Chanel Classic Flap Bag
You learn a lot about strollers from looking for these pics. I think Kelly and Chrissy Teigen might have the same one?
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Chanel Flap Bag
Kelly’s son Titan is so cute.
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Another Au Fudge appearance, possibly waiting for valet.
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Saint Laurent Nano Sac de Jour Bag
Of course, it’s not just moms with little kids we’re interested in.
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Chanel Mini Classic Flap Bag
The little ones sure are cute, though.
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Chloé Lexa Bag
Is it just me, or are strollers a lot more complicated than they used to be?
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Personally, sign me up to be pushed around in one of these.
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Chanel Bowling Bag
The little curls!!
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Hermès Kelly Bag
Of course Rachel Zoe’s son is very stylish.
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Fair to say Reese’s genes are pretty strong, I think.
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Lanvin Trilogy Bag
If you look closely, Lily-Rose is in the back.