Celebrities Fave "IT" Bags

We bring you a sneak preview of the must-have 'it' bags for spring/summer 2008, and the stars who are already ahead of the fashion pack.

Kylie Minogue and Mischa Barton with Chloe's Bay

ChloƩ's Bay has already achieved cult status, with devotees from Kylie Minogue and Misha Barton wiht multi-pocketed casual leather luxe - if we owned one in each colour.The taupe or gold versions are right in there with the metallic trend, but the Bay also comes in white, black, brown, shopper and mini version, for smaller budgets...

Jess and Jen with YSL Besace

YSL's newest creation defines everything that's now: laid-back, understated luxe.

Wear this one slung casually over a shoulder for a too-cool-for-school style. Only trained observers will be able to guess the price of your bag - the rest of the population will just think you're effortlessly chic

YSL's bag of the season is seen here in daytime version in beige or black matte leather. It also comes in a more glamorous grey velour with croc embossing, or - our personal favourite - crackled gold leather.

Lily Allen and Kirsten Dust with Chanel Croco

Chanel croc. Ideal for stepping out in style, but more practical than a standard clutch. Lily Allen has the answer: Chanel's Croco quilted bag. Kirsten Dunst recently sported her purple Croco with a red dress for a beautiful spring daytime look.
Halle Berry and Lindsay Lohan with Darel Python

The Python is a statement all on its own: it screams superstar, but superstar with clutter, just like the rest of us mere mortals. Halle Berry is a fan of the roomy, chic Python, and we love her very A-list look, with oversized sunnies for added glam. It's glam but not OTT. Lindsay Lohan has a metallic version (erm, how many designer handbags does she own?). Maybe it helps her chauffeur spot her when she emerges from nightspots a little the worse for wear?