Many of you liked the Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge bag from Styletag that I had put up on the BagsLounge Facebook timeline the other day. That egged me to take a step further and hunt down some fashionable bags that are celebrities in their own right, from popular brands .
Perhaps nothing influences us Indians more than mainstream cinema. The impact of what our larger-than-life celebs show on screen is profound. The style of our screen icons is noticed and adopted instantly. No seriously, nothing wrong. In fact, some styles I earlier didn’t think of much are now my favorites, thanks to the impeccable way they are styled by professionals and carried by the actors and actresses. There are websites dissecting their looks and makeup to make life simple for us. Then why not bags?! So here we go…
1. Hermes Kelly – In Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Arguably the most popular bag in Hindi cinema, owing in part to the cult status of the bag itself and the grand success of the film, the Hermes Kelly was literally personified, with a pair of sunnies and a scarf. The sprightly orange, ostrich leather made the bag only too endearing. Just that the price tag, makes it a bit…er, shall we say, out of reach?
Image Courtesy: Facebook page of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaara
2. Rajasthani Tote – In Jab We Met
Luckily for us, not all movies rope in luxury bags to play supporting roles. There’s the shudh desi Rajasthani tote, heavily embroidered and with all colors of the rainbow. See how brilliantly she pairs it with a non-ethnic outfit?
Here’s a post we did in the past on this very bag: Kareena Kapoor’s Bag in Jab We Met
A couple of places where we found similar bags to buy:
3. Baggit Jhuti Handbag – In 2 States
The braided pattern of these Baggit bags are instantly recognizable and I marveled at how well Alia carries it. Do they have a school somewhere where they teach you how to do that?! I hardly remember Baggit bags looking that awesome when I carry them! Not fair now!
4. Tod’s D Bauletto – In Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Kalki’s role is an envious one in this movie for the reason that such luxury bags grace her arms. I mean, imagine, receiving a Hermes Kelly as a gift! And then comes the D Bauletto that mesmerizes with its uber chic silhouette, minimalism and those exaggerated handle bases.
Image Courtesy: HighHeelConfidential.com
The image above does not show the bag in all its glory, so here is a standalone picture.
Image Courtesy: SnobEssentials.com
5. Louis Vuitton Briefcase – In Kal Ho Na Ho
The lone bag to be carried around by a male actor in this list, the Louis Vuitton monogram is recognizable from miles away. Saif Ali Khan looks his smart self in the well fitted suit and the sleek briefcase.
Image Courtesy: Luxpresso.com
6. Lady Dior – In Aisha
This movie was all about international fashion labels really. Lady Diana inspired the bag’s name and our lady Sonam, introduced the iconic bag to the vast majority of Indian population hitherto unaware of it. Sonam is as much a fashion diva in the movie as she is in real life.
Image via FashionLady.in
7. Chanel Tote – I Hate Luv Storys
Once again, Sonam Kapoor does what she is best at doing – bringing International brands into Indian consciousness, be it through her red carpet appearances or through her films. This time it’s a black Chanel shoulder bag.
A better view here:
Image Courtesy: Polyvore.com
A mention here is warranted of the simple, plain Jane bag carried by Kangana Ranaut in the highly successful movie Queen. Though I have not been able to zero in on the brand of that bag, I am sure there are similar options available in Baggit and Lavie.
Have you spotted other noteworthy bags in movies you’d like to tell us about?