Before Emily in Paris was released, we already knew that this would be a show we’d get hooked on. It’s set in the lovely city of lights for crying out loud, and the costumes are styled with the guidance of Patricia Field, A.k.a. the costume designer behind The Devil Wears Prada. And so we weren’t surprised when the show turned out to be a sartorial sight for the eyes.
Emily Cooper’s (Lily Collins) pastel preppy wardrobe, which kind of reminds us of '90s Chanel, isn’t complete without designer handbags to match. And if you’re smitten with all of them in the show, we did the dirty work and rounded up 10 of the exact pieces below. We’re swooning for the cute designs and bright colorways!
1. Patricia Field Canary Handbag
Canary Handbag, price unavailable, PATRICIA FIELD
Emily Cooper immediately captured our hearts in the first episode with her adventurousness for prints and bold colors. One outfit that had us nodding in approval was her yellow dress and matching hand-painted yellow handbag, which is actually designed by Patricia Field herself!
2. Y/PROJECT Accordion Bag
Accordion Bag, $745 (around P36,054.28), Y/PROJECT, modesens.com
Remember Episode 5 when Emily wore a chic grunge look that consisted of a plaid coat and combat boots? Well, we’re sure you caught sight of the quirky red bag with an unusual shape. The piece is actually the Accordion Bag from Y/PROJECT and features the brand’s logo in striking gold hardware.
3. Marc Jacobs Jelly Snapshot Bag
Jelly Snapshot Bag, $237 (around P11,469.62), MARC JACOBS, farfetch.com
In case you didn’t notice, Emily has a penchant for bright pink, so we weren’t surprised when this Snapshot Bag from Marc Jacobs made two appearances in the show. Unlike its leather siblings, this popular camera bag is crafted with a glittery PVC for a playful vibe.
4. Christian Louboutin Elisa Mini Suede Strass Shoulder Bag
Elisa Mini Suede Strass Shoulder Bag, $2450 (around P118,727), CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, bergdorfgoodman.com
In Episode 7, Emily attended her company’s marketing event for the luxury watch brand Fourtier, where she kept her eye on the rebellious American actress Brooklyn Clark. Well, despite Emily’s troubles, at least she looked great in that red dress with tulle overlay matched with her Christian Louboutin Elisa top handle bag! Her design is lined with silver around the edges.
5. Chanel Round as Earth Bag
Round as Earth Bag in Patent Malachite Green, price unavailable, CHANEL
In case you didn’t notice, Emily’s style subtly evolves as the show progresses. Her colorful, casual style transforms into high fashion Parisian chic in the latter half of the show. Perhaps an outfit that best encapsulates her former sense of style is her outfit in Episode 2, where she mixed graphics with a teal Chanel cardigan and chain bag.
6. Kate Spade Nicola Faux Fur Twistlock Chain Wallet
Nicola Faux Fur Twistlock Chain Wallet, $209 (around P10,114.56), KATE SPADE, katespade.com
You have to admit that Episode 9 was a pretty stressful episode (ugh, that whole auction fiasco!). But at least we were sartorially satiated in the form of Emily’s faux fur purse from Kate Spade, which matched her Chanel turtleneck.
7. STAUD Mini Bissett Lizard-Embossed Leather Bucket Bag
Mini Bissett Lizard-Embossed Leather Bucket Bag, price unavailable, STAUD, farfetch.com
One of the most hilarious scenes in the entire show was the part when Emily attended that PR event for a makeup company. All the influencers had their phones up to snap for the 'gram! Ah, we love a good satire. What we loved most about this scene, though, was Emily’s fabulous tonal green outfit that was punctuated by her neon green STAUD bucket bag—minimalist perfection in handbag form!
8. Chanel Lambskin Flap Bag
Lambskin Flap Bag, price unavailable, CHANEL
As if we need to point this out, Emily Cooper practically lives in Chanel and sometimes piles on various pieces from the brand. She also had no shortage of flap bags in different colors and sizes, but one classic piece we spotted was a black Flap Bag lined with pearls on top. Such a quirky Chanel purse that’s both timeless and modern!
9. Kate Spade Dorie Large Bucket Bag
Dorie Large Bucket Bag, $321 (around P15,534.80), KATE SPADE, katespade.com
Another Kate Spade purse that Emily toted while in Paris is the Dorie bucket bag from Episode 10. She wore it with her signature pastel colors via a houndstooth printed dress and checkered jacket. If you look closely the bag’s woven pattern actually features the brand’s emblematic spade!
10. Chanel Limited Edition Pearl Bag
Limited Edition Pearl Bag, price unavailable, CHANEL, farfetch.com
Among the slew of Chanel bags that Emily flaunted in the show, the piece de resistance is inarguably this limited edition pearl bag that literally resembles a giant pearl. It was part of the Cruise 2015 collection but its novel design still takes our breath away! Our question is: How did Emily get her hands on this?!