Jennifer Aniston’s Go-To Bags All Embody The Quiet Luxury Aesthetic
They’re functional and stylish.
When it comes to accessories, especially handbags, Jennifer Aniston has a well-rounded collection. If you see her carrying a purse, chances are it is a sought-after style that appeals to minimalists. Her daily rotation between elevated bucket bags and crossbody styles all have one quality in common: functionality. You will rarely see Aniston running to her beauty or hair appointments with a clutch, or any miniature-sized bag, for that matter. Aniston’s everyday bags must fit all of her essentials — something you can likely relate to as you stuff your own work tote with a laptop, water bottle, and workout sneakers.
Aside from practicality, you’ll notice that many of Aniston’s handbags are from luxury brands like Givenchy, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valextra (Meghan Markle loves this label too), Celine, and Hermès. This is because she considers handbags investment items, opting for the elegant classics that will last for seasons, if not years. Instead of gravitating towards trendy pastry-inspired bags or of-the-moment colors, too, the actor sticks to neutral tones like brown and black that match with all her outfits. Hence, Aniston’s personal style will always remain timeless.
Read on to see, and shop, the actor’s top six favorite handbag styles and take note of how she works them into her ensembles.
Saint Laurent Charlie Small Calfskin Crossbody Bag
Aniston is fond of luxe black leather carryalls, which includes Saint Laurent’s Charlie Small Calfskin Crossbody Bag. While filming The Morning Show back in September 22, 2022, she completed her cropped blazer and straight-leg jeans outfit with the elevated style. The crossbody purse, which also comes in dark and light brown shades, features a flap top and magnetic closure. For those who typically leave the house with a small wallet and keys, this is the perfect going-out bag.
Celine Small Sangle Bucket Bag
One standout star in Aniston’s handbag rotation is the Celine Sangle bucket bag. She carried the style in September 2021, ahead of her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (pictured above), and another time in July 2021 while out and about in Los Angeles. The actor actually owns several bags from Celine, including a style called the Big Bag Bucket, which she wore nonstop in 2018.
She styles this accessory with everything, from a tee and jeans look to a billowy dress, taking advantage of its endless versatility. Since bucket bags come in a timeless silhouette and can safely hold all your daily essentials — a quality that makes it a great everyday purse — this design won’t become obsolete after one season. Although her exact white Celine Sangle bag is not available to shop right now, you can get your hands on the same design in a slightly darker beige color.
Louis Vuitton Coussin Bag
Back in March 2021, the actor donned a casual look, which consisted of blue jeans and a sweater, complete with a black Coussin bag from Louis Vuitton. The bag’s trio of internal compartments make it easy to organize your everyday essentials, while its puffy design and monogram embossing give it that fashionable stamp of approval. Though the purse comes in fun colors like Kelly green, Aniston stuck to her go-to moody shade so it would match all her ensembles.
Chanel Classic Flap Bag
Chanel’s classic Flap bag is a coveted must-have piece in every fashion gal’s closet. The style remains consistently en vogue year after year, which is why Aniston has one in her accessories collection. She owns the medium-sized iteration of this bag in smooth black lambskin with diamond quilting. The bag is big enough to fit all the essentials without appearing too weighty or bulky, which makes it equally appropriate for both daytime and nighttime wear. The actor, for example, likes to wear hers across the body paired with a blazer and straight-leg pants.
Hermès Verrou Bag
Jennifer Lopez and Victoria Beckham love their Birkins, but for Aniston it’s all about Hermès’ Verrou style. The actor opted for this understated, classy purse while leaving a beauty appointment back in May 2021. The Verrou doesn’t have that immediate recognition factor compared to a Birkin or Kelly. Instead, Aniston chose to lean into its smart, “if you know, you know” aesthetic. Plus, the elegant accessory let her go hands-free — Aniston wore the bag across her body, as she often does.
For the fashion history buffs out there, the Verrou was first released as a clutch in 1938 and features an unconventional lock-inspired clasp. Aniston also owns a few other styles from Hermès, including its Massai handbag and Etriviere tote.
Valextra Twist Shoulder Bag
Valextra bags, too, are the epitome of understated, logo-less luxury, which is very much in line with Aniston’s style ethos. She has been wearing the Italian brand’s minimalist styles for well over a decade, stepping out with at least six Valextra handbags since 2008. In October 2019, pictured above, the celeb toted her black Twist shoulder bag and paired it with a pinstripe pantsuit from Alexander McQueen and a pair of aviator glasses from Ray-Ban.
Valextra’s Twist Shoulder bag has an asymmetric top flap and features two central compartments. It also has an internal pocket with the label’s signature V cutout, which is made to safely hold easy-to-lose items like cards and cloakroom tickets. The Twist Shoulder Bag is sold out in every color, but try this similar design from Valextra — complete with the comparable crossbody strap and the asymmetrical flap in the front.
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