Heidi Klum in New York

Posted on July 12, 2011

Just to give you a little taste of Project Runway, which starts in a little more than two weeks, let’s check out what everyone’s favorite German supermodel/hostess is lugging around Manhattan this summer.

We don’t know why Frau Seal attempted to move the show to L.A. Oh sure, it’s where she lives and all, but whenever she’s in New York, especially in the summer, she demonstrates a pretty great street style. In fact, she tends to look more chic walking down a Manhattan street in July than she does on a red carpet in L.A. Face it, Heidster: you’re a New Yorker, no matter how big your pool is out west.

Anyway, we wanted to highlight the fact that the Kluminator has a new favorite bag, obviously. It’s the “Gia” satchel from Michael Kors pre-fall 2011 collection:

Michael Kors Gia Anthracite Satchel

Michael Kors Gia Python-Embossed Satchel

Michael Kors Gia Plum Crocodile-Embossed Satchel

Michael Kors Gia Tan Crocodile-Embossed Satchel

Gotta say, that’s a pretty kickass bag. As big, sturdy, Manhattan purses go, this one’s got some real style to it. Of course, no matter how gay we are, we still don’t carry purses (manbags don’t count), so we’re going to leave the ultimate opining up to the purse-carriers, i.e., you ladies out there.

 

YEA or NAY: Michael Kors’ Gia Satchel?

 

 

[Photo Credit: WireImage, neimanmarcus.com, michaelkors.com]

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  • Anonymous

    LOVE IT. And I am usually not a bag-drooling kind of gal. If it were not $895, I’d buy one.

    • Anonymous

      $895 pretty high for a hand-purse with no strap. And that’s just for the chocolate leather embossed one. The python is a whopping $2195…

      I think I’ll glue a cardboard cutout of the purse on top of my 20 buck satchel…nobody will notice ;)

    • Brendan Foehr

      JESUS CHRIST, that’s more than my college tuition. Then again, I am an idiot.

  • Paige Hinson

    I covet that bag.

  • Anonymous

    It is a great looking bag.  (I NEED a shoulder strap though – have to have the the option of having my hands free.)

  • Jennifer Hofstetter

    LOVE.  Yea.

  • Anonymous

    I bet she keeps all her kids in there.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B53PQYXSJR4YJBV3J6BWYSICRQ Jamie

    Yea – love the python

  • http://joansbooks.blogspot.com/ lilithcat

    I agree with ASK26:  it needs a shoulder strap.

    And I cannot tell from the images how it closes,  or whether or not it has an exterior pocket, which is a must.  Interior pockets are necessary, too.

    Okay, found more info at Zappos, and it has all my requisites.   Except one.  Affordability!  ‘-)

  • Anonymous

    Not a fan of the bag, but I like all the dresses.

    • Anonymous

      I love the dresses too, BB!

  • Anonymous

    Love it. I still won’t spend more for a handbag than I do for rent, but I particularly love the anthracite color. YEA.

  • Anonymous

    These are some of the best pictures I’ve ever seen of Heidi.  The stench of desperation is a lot less when she relaxes and stops trying so hard to prove that she’s still “got it.” 

    As far as the Kors bag…  Absolutely not.  I don’t mind the shape, but as someone else pointed out it needs a long strap for shoulder/cross-body use.  I seem to be in the minority on this in the purse-loving community, but I find the python prints revolting.  The last thing I want is to carry a purse that looks like a dead snake.  Blech.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    Yea.  It’s pretty awesome.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a good-looking bag for sure, especially the tan croc. Personally, though, I’m not a fan of the luggage-sized purse trend.
    I do realize fashion has nothing to do with practicality, but every time I see these women knocking around Manhattan lugging these things, I have to laugh. It’s truly a trend best left to those who commute via limousine rather than the N train.

    I gotta say NAY. 

  • Anonymous

    it’s fine.  nothing spectacular, nothing offensive.  aka very MK.

  • Crystal Thomas

    I’m not a New Yorker, but a city gal, and the first two things I look for in a purse-1. does it zip all the way across the top (can’t tell) 2. can I tuck in right under my arm (straps look just too short). I suppose Frau Seal would have enough security around she needn’t worry about muggers or pickpocketers, but for us commoners it’s a concern. Sorry, looks great, but function first for me, especially if I’m going to spend as much as my first car cost.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      I was wondering about the zipper too. It’s hard to tell. What is the point of a zipperless purse, I ask you?? 

  • Anonymous

    Wow, she looks sooo much cuter in these outfits than her usual short, tight and shiny get-ups. I like the shape of the bag, the dead snake thing, not so much. And the price tag, even less.

  • Anonymous

    Do you all see that jumpsuit/diaper thing Heidi had on?? It was a crime against fashion!!! I don’t know, chic and Heidi Klum don’t go together on my vocabulary. :)

  • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

    Love the bag… and it’s great to see Heidi in something that’s not short and shiny!

  • Anonymous

    Big YEA

  • http://twitter.com/caratweets Cara

    It’s flipping FABULOUS!

    btw… speaking of The Duchess, I got my first MK bag this weekend! The gold Riley large satchel, orig. $448 marked down to $117! Sorry for the semi-o.t., just had to share my joy with fellow unborn fawns. :)

    • MilaXX

      That’s a good deal. You can often find last season’s MK bag’s at the outlets.

      • Anonymous

        Well, isn’t that good to know. I’ll have to check it out. Thanks.

        • MilaXX

          The local outlet here has a Neiman Marcus & Saks (off 5th) outlet. I see them there.

  • narita_rayna

    WANT! one in every color plz 

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    Ditto on the shoulder strap issue. Stylish or no, I cannot function with two kids and one hand. Any pics of Heidi carrying this & lugging her brood around- sans nanny??

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      BTW, I do see the (one) child in that last picture. But I also see what looks like a massive bodyguard/manny directly behind them. So that doesn’t count. :)

  • Anonymous

    Oh YEA. Good looking bag. Though I can’t imagine living a life where a shoulder strap was not necessary to free up my hands. (A big bag just isn’t comfortable hanging in the crook of your elbow for long, not if you actually put your stuff in it.) 

    I think she looks most fabulous in the photo on the right, though it’s not as if she looks anything but good in any of them.

  • Anonymous

    Yuck.  All I can think when I look at bags like this is: “dead, tortured animal.”  I can’t wait until the day when people view leather with the same disdain as they currently view fur.  Blech.  

    • Anonymous

       You are welcome to come get ALL of the SNAKES you can fetch from my yard, my garden, retaining wall.  Your view can change when the danged things are everywhere

  • bookish

     It’s definitely nice looking, but at that size I would want a slightly bigger handle so I could fit it comfortably on my shoulder when needed. And obviously it’s out of my price range. I’ve been using the same $100 Fossil purse for about four years now.

  • http://twitter.com/AllForUSophia Sophia H.

    Love it too! Sturdy is never a problem! :)

  • http://twitter.com/iraki86 Ira Ioannidou

    I love it!

  • Anonymous

    That’s a great-looking bag but I agree it needs a shoulder strap. And should cost $800 or so less. It certainly suits Heidi.

  • Anonymous

    Nay. I’m not a fan of leather purses, and this one just looks wrong. The handles are too short to carry on my shoulder, there’s no shoulder strap, the exterior pockets are too small, and according to Zappos there are no interior pockets.

    And I’ve never spent more than $75 on a purse anyway. Even $850 seems obscene to me, especially since she’ll probably just toss it in her fabulous closet at the end of the summer and never use it again. Being rich must be nice.

    • Anonymous

      darling she did not pay for that bag.  the bizarre irony of being a rich celebrity…

      • Anonymous

        Oh yes, I forgot about that. Life is funny like that.

    • Anonymous

      In the extra pics at Zappos, it clearly shows one with an inside zip pocket.  Although I agree with everyone that the handles are too short and without a shoulder strap it’s just not practical for ordinary mortals.

      That being said, if it weren’t the cost of a mortgage payment, I’d get myself one in a heartbeat!  Not the python, though; I prefer snake skins on snakes. 

  • Anonymous

    According to Zappos, it does zip at the top.  I’m not a bag fan, but wish to commend TLO for not carrying Man-Purses. 

  • Anonymous

    Hmm, not sure. I kind of like the style, but man, that bag looks like it weighs a metric ton! I have a MK bag that I bought last year. It looks great, but when I wrenched my shoulder last winter, I had to stop carrying it. It was so heavy it hurt.

  • MilaXX

    Yea, that’s a pretty nice bag. I’d love to have it in plum.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

    Peronally, I love a big ol’ handbag.  And the last two esp, are kick-ass.  Give me a big one any day!

  • Anonymous

    The bag is too big for a purse and too small for an overnight bag, so no.
    But Heidi looks wonderfully chic in these picture. I absolutely love her in the indigo linen maxi dress.

    • Anonymous

      Just what I posted. Too freakin’ big for a purse. Ridiculous. But I’m not a handbag hag. At all. 

  • http://twitter.com/merrigator merrigator

    Thumbs up!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lauren-Jean-St-Martin/504251897 Lauren Jean St. Martin

    Yea!

  • http://onebluetree.blogspot.com/ Sara L.

    Love the shape of it! Not so crazy about the snakeskin, and as others have said, needs a shoulder strap. But I covet that dress she’s wearing in the last pic! Gorgeous.

  • http://twitter.com/danielleRwest Danielle West

    YAY!  Especially the one in plum.  That’s delicious.

  • aussiegal77

    LOVE. IT.  Can you hear my squealing over cyberspace?  Because….LOVE. IT.  Holy crap I want one of each.

  • Anonymous

    From a practical point of view, something big enough to hold shoes should really have a shoulder strap, lest one rip one’s wrist right out of the socket. I’m a NAY.

  • http://twitter.com/stellaphone Stella Zawistowski

    YEA. Want. Especially in the anthracite version.

  • Anonymous

    Cute bag, will wait for the Michael Kors for Macys ”knockoff.”  More importantly, I didn’t realize that PR starts in 2 weeks! Can’t believe I missed that.

  • Anonymous

    maybe Heidi likes it because it reminds her of a diaper bag, and she’s certainly had her share of those.

    But for me, I’m with others – looks like a stylish, sturdy, storage-friendly bag, but for my personal consumption (not being a personal friend of the Duchess or anything) the price tag is ridiculous.

    • Anonymous

      Wait for it to come to your local Ross or TJ Maxx. :) I’m currently carrying a gorgeous green Gansevoort large tote that I found for less than $150 at my local Ross earlier this spring….The most I’ve ever paid for a handbag and I LOVE it.

    • Anonymous

      Wait for it to come to your local Ross or TJ Maxx. :) I’m currently carrying a gorgeous green Gansevoort large tote that I found for less than $150 at my local Ross earlier this spring….The most I’ve ever paid for a handbag and I LOVE it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/seelebrennt Christina Diaz

    YEA!!  i’d snap that up in a heartbeat, if not for the cost.  it’s exactly the type of bag i’d lug around day in and day out with all the assorted crap i love to take with me everywhere.  

  • aimee_parrott

    I love it, although I’d prefer it with a shoulder strap.  Still, it’s a great-looking bag and if I had $895.00 of disposable income, I might buy it. 

  • Anonymous

    I thought it was a dog tote. Seriously. Only someone who walks ten feet (from the limo to the door of the building) would carry a bag that size. What’s she got in there, a picnic lunch? 

    • Anonymous

      Oh, with a shoulder strap it’s perfect for those of us who prefer a purse that can double as a briefcase/overnight case/gym bag/lunch sack/emergency kit in a pinch. Now, those who prefer a small purse will never go for this one. 

      • Anonymous

        small purse person here. big ones are bad for your back/shoulders over time. 

  • Anonymous

    YAY.  Love it.  The Duchess designs pretty fantastic handbags I must say.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1511310208 Lee Reece

    Yea… and I’m a gay. Don’t care if my votes qualifies or not!

  • Anonymous

    Want, Want, Want!!!

  • Anonymous

    Ah, a handbag critique . . . the ultimate decompression item after an exhausting week of Cambridges (+ Swinton swoon)!

  • Anonymous

    Nay.  It looks too much like an overnight bag.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=49702581 Susan Bullard Mayer

    LOVE!  Though I prefer a purse with straps – my go-to brand is Brahmin.

  • Anonymous

    Ahhh a breath of fresh air!  I am so tired of the slouchy boho bags–they don’t stand up!  They fall over making a puddle and I can’t find my stuff in them.  My current fave is the Pippa http://tinyurl.com/6jw4r4d  

  • http://twitter.com/wrenaria Kimmy Hescock

    YEA. Great bag – I love the crocodile pattern one. Also, Heidi looks adorable in all of those shots.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry the bag is out–someone else commented on the dead snake thing. I just don’t like the shape.  However, MK charging $895 for something that takes 3 hours to make is ridiculous (assuming you don’t have an army of sweatshop workers).  And I agree about the shoulder strap–need those hands free.

  • Anonymous

    Yea.  But I won’t buy one, anyway.  Love the plum color!

  • Anonymous

    I love Heidi and I love that bag!

  • Anonymous

    I love Heidi and I love that bag!

  • Anonymous

    The plum version needs to be minE  ALL MiiiIIIiiinnneee.  Muhuhuwahahahaha!

    Okay, I’m calmer now.  Just had to get that out.

  • Anonymous

    If ONLY she could recognize how drop-dead gorgeous, sexy, elegant, sophisticated and about five other great things she looks in the middle picture in the beige dress. Which is not short, nor shiny nor tight. You see HER, not the dress. In my fantasy world, this is how I see myself (but as a brunette!). But I wouldn’t wear the dark bag with that dress….maybe the python (shiver) or crocodile?

  • Anonymous

    I absolutely do not carry a bag which leaves me with only one available hand.

  • Anonymous

    Granted I’m an extremely immature Angeleno, but even when I lived in NYC I never liked really fussy structured bags like this. They remind me too much of my grandmother. However. She looks amazing and pulls it off. As with pretty much everything. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

    would be better had it a detachable strap for the hands-free business.
    i like the anthracite.

  • Anonymous

    Yea! Esp. the plum.

  • Shawn Hill

    Giant YEA, in the black Heidi chose.

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    Out – it’s too much like luggage. Bags like that should come with their own Sherpa to haul them around for you.

    ETA: Also, reptile skin is gross, even if it’s classic.

  • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

    I can’t tell if her bag is navy or black, but if it’s navy, I want it.

  • Anonymous

    When exactly is Project Runway starting?

  • Anonymous

    The bag is fine, but I enthusiastically endorse the idea of not changing her handbag every time she goes out.  What a bother and colossal waste of time.  Yay, Heidi!

  • http://www.facebook.com/suzie.vazquez Suzie Vazquez

    It’s just unnecessary to kill animals for a handbag. (my opinion..)

    • Shawn Hill

      Do you include the cows? Because everything else is just texture: no actual pythons or crocodiles were used.

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    Love that bag in the python.  Assuming I can’t afford it anyway, I’ll take it in every color! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CIPKMOXHLA5KG34HMH55OXHCVM Angel H.

    The bags are cute but I WANT those shoes in the first picture!

    “Don’t care how. I want it now!”

  • jean horton

    She looks great. So much better than sporting those tight minis she usually wears. Casual, un-selfconcious, sophisticated, relaxed. The bag is fine, but nothing special, especially considering the price tag. Waaaay too much money for this bag IMO.

  • Anonymous

    Want.
    IN

  • Anonymous

    Not really my style of bag: With a Manhattan/walking lifestyle I prefer a hands-free cross body bag. The best I’ve seen recently has been the Coach Crocodile Kristin Hobo – GORGEOUS! But sadly, I couldn’t afford the $800 price tag, and it was quickly gone.

    But even if I took cabs (or drove) everywhere, I don’t think I’d go for these Kors bags. I especially dislike the python & the plum crocodile. They look fake and tacky to me.

    –GothamTomato

  • Anonymous

    For Heidi, I’d say yea.  Personally, I think its pretty standard looking and I prefer shoulder bags if I’m carrying that much stuff around.

  • http://profiles.google.com/rachael.margarita Rachael Jones

    I can’t ever carry something with an animal style texture on it…probably because I work at museum that has alligators and pythons haha :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1166704980 Deb Wood

    YES!  YEA! AFFIRMATIVE!

    I want one. Bad.

  • http://twitter.com/A_SmallFry AC

    Yea! That bag is faboosh!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1166704980 Deb Wood

      faboosh!  such a great word (never seen it before)

  • Lisa

    I would love that bag in the anthracite color if I was a gazillionaire!

  • Anonymous

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!

  • Anonymous

    Yea! Once again , I wish I was rich….

  • Emily Roach

    YEA!!! Oh yes. I’m not ever turned on by purses, and I just started carrying one this year (at 26), but that is beautiful.

  • akprincess72

    I love the premise, but to carry for myself, I would go for a non-textured version of the plum.

  • akprincess72

    I love the premise, but to carry for myself, I would go for a non-textured version of the plum.

  • Anonymous

    Big YEA on the bag. I love love love quality handbags and if I had oodles of pennies to throw around I’d be throwing down for one of these. There are others I like better, but I wouldn’t say no to one of these.

    Frau Seal looks marvelous.

  • Anonymous

    Yea! They’re not my thing but I like to admire them.

  • http://twitter.com/vaniakiki Vania kibui

    This is not just bag!!! I would die to sport one of those, you know, a mcihael Kors would definitely up my BAG game :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/ballinger.jl Jessica Ballinger

    IN IN IN IN IN IN IN.  I wonder if mortals can afford this.

  • Jordan Staunton

    Nope. Animal skin can’t be fashionable.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jenna.thomasmckie Jenna Thomas-McKie

    Gorgeous bag, but Michael Kors is still dead to me after the travesty of last season’s finale.  (Yes, I’m holding a grudge.)  So No.

  • Anonymous

    If I can’t throw a purse over my shoulder, I have no use for it.  It’s pretty but not functional, and I’m sorry but purses should be both.  You couldn’t carry that, talk on the phone and drink at the same time.  NAY

  • http://twitter.com/Lola99959 Veronika Kaufmann

    this is the first MK bag I’ve seen that’s decent. Sort of.