Reese Witherspoon in LA

Posted on August 08, 2013

Goodness, professional purse model Reese Witherspoon’s tour of L.A.’s parking lots, supermarkets and sidewalks has ramped up and we actually missed a couple of appearances! She’s the hardest working, sidewalk-touring person in show biz!


Reese Witherspoon out and about in Los Angeles, California carrying a Saint Laurent bag.

Saint Laurent Suede Classic Duffel 6

Flash that smile and find your light, Reese! Also, make sure we get a good look at the bag. Attagirl. The skirt’s cute, but the shoes are a bit much. We wouldn’t normally mention your wrinkly shirt in this context but you are sporting a $2,000 Saint Laurent bag, dear.

But no worries. You bounced back admirably when your tourbus dropped you off at this appearance:


Reese Witherspoon heads to a meeting in Santa Monica, California carrying a Louis Vuitton bag.

Louis Vuitton Noisette Monogram W PM Bag

Now that’s the stuff. Serving Rich Bitch on a diamond-studded platter. The wearing-thin grin with just a hint of condescension is really the capper to the whole look.



[PHoto Credit:, Stoianov/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES,,]

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  • Lori

    This purse modeling in parking lots business is starting to get a little weird now. Maybe it’s time for Apology Tour 2013 to wrap up.

    • hmariec19

      Agreed. We get it, you’re sorry. I mean, who HASN’T drunkenly slurred “Do you know who I am?” at a cop when their husband has just been pulled over for a DUI? Amirite?

      No? That was just me then?

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        I mean, yeah, totally – anyone who says they haven’t is a dirty rotten liar! 😉

      • Isabel

        Send her to Zurich!

    • SylviaFowler

      Agree. She looks utterly ridiculous.

  • Diego!

    I actually love both outfits, but, I agree with the wrinkled shirt in the first one, not with the shoes. I like them and match with the overall look. The second one is a daytime WERQ!!! I LOVE it! Simply amazing!

    • random_poster

      You nailed it, Diego.

      • Diego!

        Thank you random! 😉

  • Emily Smith

    I need both bags. Because reasons.

    • Lucía Gavello

      Yes. Must have the preciouses.

      • Emily Smith

        They calls to us, the preciouses

  • Meg0GayGuys6

    I actually love both of these. Minus the crazy expensive bags, these are both looks that normal people can wear easily. I like that aspect of it, but Parking Lot Tour ’13 should probably wrap up.

  • decormaven

    Oh, patron saint of the parking lot! Thanks for these treats. Those red pumps – perfection.

    • Jacob Bowen

      She is DEFINITELY the Patron Saint of the Parking Lot. LOVEEE!!!

  • sugarkane105

    God, she has such great gams.

  • gubblebumm

    so shouldn’t a $2000 purse have straps that can be removed? instead of hanging all down and getting caught in things when you are carrying in the “presentation mode”

  • Andrea Lentz

    i’m actually not tiring of this at all…is that weird???

    • Not applicable

      I think she is tiring of this!.. the super smile in the first series is a big “Fuck You” smile- imho

  • I love her apology tour. It is giving me tips on how to dress! Thanks Reece! (Although, I’ll never have either the bags or the shape she has).

    • TerryMH

      Shouldn’t her apology tour be a little more humble, you know, photo ops of her holding the baby cheering her daughter playing soccer while wearing an outfit that costs less than a Prius?

      • mlle

        Maybe she’s been touring the parking lots of LA because she wants to suggest that she can also be responsible and cheery around cars.

      • Probably. I think that everyone knows what she is trying to do… But perhaps, she’s trying to keep the kids out of it, which IS a good decision.

  • decormaven

    While this may not be fashion-related, I’m just chuckling, thinking how her PR staff is staging such shots. How do they decide just the “right” parking lots and storefronts? Is there a special Foursquare feature for this? And just the right presentation bags and shoes, with fairly simply skirts/shirts/jeans. It’s as good as the media manipulation in “Wag the Dog.”

    • MilaXX

      heh, now that’s a foursqaure list I would follow. Just imagine getting notifications every time she sets foot in a parking lot somewhere.

  • Nikko Viquiera

    She’s the Imelda Marcos of handbags!

    • Ginny Ellsworth

      That works. My Mom is the Esmeralda Marcos of shoes. (Imelda’s older sister)

  • Glam Dixie

    Ahhh, there’s my LV bag. Thanks, Reese, I’d been missing it. Isn’t that skirt just like the blue one from the other day? I’m loving the second look, first one’s not bad either.

    • Not applicable

      one of my STUDENTS has this bag! gaaaahhhhhh!!!!

      • Tamara Hogan


        • Not applicable

          yah. everyone’s crying about college is so ‘spensive… maybe not so much. I looked it up, that bag retails around 4K

          • Glam Dixie

            On the LV website it is $5,150.00, I don’t even think winning the lottery would make me feel ok with spending that much on a handbag.

          • TerryMH

            Do we think Reese paid retail for that bag?

          • formerlyAnon


          • marlie


            DO we think Reese PAID for that bag?

          • conniemd

            Ha, but she’s holding it with the LV gold logo on the inside, instead of the outside where it can be seen.

          • marlie

            True. But with the allover print, it practically screams “LOUIS” at you.

          • marlie

            It’s only $4k and not $5k? That’s a steal. I’ll take TWO, thankyouverymuch!

          • KateShouldBeWorking

            Is she living inside of it?!

          • Not applicable


      • Glam Dixie

        What?! Oh the injustice of it all! It should be mine! Mine, I say!

      • rajf

        Are you sure it’s not a fake? That’s what someone said to me when I was ranting about one of my student’s Prada bag years ago. Not that I could tell the difference in either case without touching it and seeing it inside and out up close…even then, my lack of experience would tell.

        • “Eve, that’s a horrific knockoff! At least my knockoff says ‘Pradi,’ yours says ‘Prado!'”

        • Glam Dixie

          Our police dept has an expert that does nothing but inspect the merch that is confiscated for fakes, that’s how hard it is to tell.

        • max mustermann

          Every time I see a bag with that LV print all over it, I automatically think knock off. They’ve ruined it for all of us!

          • buttercup

            Absolutely this. I can’t even look at a logo print bag without shouting “FAKE FAKE FAKE” in my head.

        • Not applicable

          I don’t think so– I have other students who clearly have the fakes- this looks pretty real to me. I almost drooled on it.

          • PeaceBang

            Why do I automatically presume that your student’s bag has its origins in a craig’s list ad and the words “sugar daddy?”

      • Imasewsure

        Could be a knock off!!

      • marlie

        I officially hate your student.

        • Not applicable

          thing is- she’s really beautiful too! I try to just remove myself from reality.. it’s the only way I can cope. 😉

    • Cynica

      I think it is the same skirt. Reese is heeding TLo’s timeless advice, “When you find something that works, buy it in every color.”

      • homofascist

        Love you sweetie darling!

  • Shannon Beamer

    Alright, sweet pea, give me the accessories (bag, necklace, AND shoes) from the second picture, and I won’t have to interrupt the parking lot tour by hitting you with my car.

    But seriously, THAT BAG.

    • Shannon Beamer

      I meant second LOOK. Lord.

    • MilaXX

      I KNOW! I waanr that bag sooo much!

  • CeeQ

    “Oh here I go again. Must remember not to go too near the peasants. My bag can’t stand the grime.”

  • Darcy H

    Attn Julie Bowen: This is how to look casual and still look like a movie star who didn’t just walk out of a gym.

    ETA that the second look is killer.

  • Amy909

    Not a fan of the Saint Laurent bag… don’t know if it’s the color or the style, but it looks, dare i say, cheap???

  • MK03

    God, she irritates. Love the red pumps, though.

  • hughman

    Good god, woman has more bags banging her hips than Lindsey Graham throwing sweaty $20s around on go-go boy night at the Ramrod.

  • ERMAHGAWD enough already! Have some self respect, you’re an Oscar winner, who pulled a Zsa Zsa Gabor Lite. You’d think she’d run over a small child or something. Go away until you have a movie to pimp. Damn. (But I do love the second look, I’m not made of stone.)

  • cocohall

    I am exhausted on her behalf – the sheer effort that goes into creating so many “casual” looks for so many parking lots. And making it seem effortless, while each outfit is upwards of $5000 with bag, shoes, accessories, etc. Even if there is a stylist involved, she still has to get things fitted. And presumably be “checked” before she heads out the door. And is there an actual job title for the person who is transferring purse contents from bag to bag? Please bring the Parking Lot Pole Dance to a close – everyone on staff is tired. Even the paps must be tired.

    • mlle

      I’ve always assumed the ladystars carried these bags solely for the sake of carrying the bags, and what goes in them is the sort of stuff that you toss on your nightstand at the end of the day (phone, wallet, keys, maybe whatever you’re reading).

      • marlie

        Half of the time, they seem completely empty.

  • MilaXX

    Don’t care for the first look. The skirt is just a red version of the blue one we saw a few days ago and the shoes are too heavy.
    LOVE the second look. If you gotta tour parking lots, supermarkets & sidewalks, you better serve me rich bitch on a platter. WERQ!

    • mlle

      I don’t mind the shoes as much as I mind her wrinkly blouse.

      The second look is a master class in accessorizing.

  • Lola Channing

    sweet home Alabama

  • Imasewsure

    Love both outfits including the shoes in the first one. Strangely I don’t care for the bags but then again to me a purse is just a purse … for years mine was just a backpack with a little dangling gorilla until Lohmanns tempted me in to being a grown up and getting an actual lady purse!!

  • teensmom99

    Oh come on, I count on you to mention things like wrinkled shirts.

  • filmcricket

    The shades in the first look are TDF, I love them, and the skirt is super cute too.

    I’ll risk exile from this site by saying I don’t care for the LV bag.

    • formerlyAnon

      Well, I’ll raise you one in the unpopular opinion stakes. Even though I like its shape, I don’t care for the LV bag because I have a strong distaste for anything worn or carried that has a visible brand name or logo as decoration (or worse, as bland statement) displayed thereupon. It’s tacky, it’s wannabe, and at its most politely-put it’s “new money.” [There’s a term for it I used to hear used in my parent’s generation that is too bigoted and non-PC to think, let alone type.]

      The fact that wealthy people – both newly wealthy and those who’ve been wealthy for generations – carry such items because of their quality, kind of makes it all worse.

      It makes me sad that beautiful pieces of craft and workmanship are dumbed down to a name or logo – so dumbed down that counterfeits are a big business. You can’t counterfeit quality, but you can a stamped on/in graphic.

      • Tracy_Flick

        I completely agree.

        And I will risk exile for another unpopular opinion. I love Reese Witherspoon. Drunken assholery and all. I suppose my screenname gives it away.

        • formerlyAnon

          We’ll agree to disagree there. I have a respect/hate set of feelings for her. It’s a tribute to her work ethic and professionalism that the respect is in there, though.

      • majorbedhead

        This, exactly. I shocked the hell out of someone once in Target when I complimented her on her Coach bag because it was the original, saddle-leather Coach, with the discreet name stamped near the top. She and I had a nice little commiseration over the trend to put logos all over everything now. I felt like I’d met a kindred spirit, right there in the deodorant section.

        • decormaven

          You are my people! I have two vintage Coach bags that I love unreservedly. I do not care for its current logo-blaring style.

          • mlle

            Yes! I live on the Upper East Side, and I have a hate/hate relationship with Tory Burch because it seems like half the female denizens of my neighbourhood really need everyone to know that they’re wearing her shoes. So tacky.

      • marlie

        I have found myself in the position in the past where I will refuse to buy something just because of either the label or the “trendiness” of it, and then months or even years later, I may find myself seriously conflicted because said name brand item ends up being EXACTLY what I need and the best quality I can find.

        Example: I was anti Uggs for a LONG time until I found that I could never keep my feet warm in the shoes that I wore for my 1-mile walk to and from work. I gave in and bought Uggs, because I figured ‘might as well get the real thing, not a knockoff, because the real thing is ultimately better than the knockoff.’

      • alyce1213

        Two polite terms: nouveau riche (as you said “newly rich”) and parvenu (“recently risen to an unaccustomed position of wealth or power without gaining the prestige, dignity, or manner associated with it”)

    • Chipster

      I’m not digging the LV bag either. It seems like an odd shape and just not attractive.

    • alyce1213

      I particularly dislike this LV bag and just about anything with the LV logo, it triggers the nasty in me. The Saint Laurent bag, on the other hand . . . love.

  • prismamars

    You know, I’m actually going to miss her parking lot tour when it’s done. Who will take over with the cute wearable outfits with kickass bags (free smile included!) after she’s done?

    • Oh, prismamars, I have complete confidence that it won’t be long before another starlet puts her foot in it and begins her own tour of repentance.

  • max mustermann

    It’s summer, you’re wearing a (free) $2k bag, and THAT’S the color you pick???

  • bellafigura1

    I don’t like either bag. I think this hyper-labeling thing on the bags is OVER. Show me something that is in service to great style, not trying to drive it. Do we ever ever ever think of Beyonce or Tilda or Cate or Helen or Sharon vis a vis showy bags?

    The bag hanging off the arm — it’s the dreaded Kardashian effect. Tacky.

    • marlie

      But consider this: she is being *offered* these bags by the designer, with the stipulation (whether explicitly stated or not) that she is to show it – and the label – off. If someone offered to give me a $4k handbag just to walk around with it and show it off, I’d do it!

      Perhaps Beyonce, Cate and Tilda don’t think freebies are worth having to be a walking product-placement ad, but there’s virtually no effort on Reese’s part to do so.

      • bellafigura1

        Fair enough. That does not a “whore” make.

  • formerlyAnon

    For someone who probably puts “actor” on her tax return, she really is damn good at “celebrity.”

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    LOVE the second outfit! Not loving the first one in the least.

  • AC Simons

    She really is the role she played in “Election” isn’t she?

  • fiddlecub

    No. More. Reese Witherspoon.

  • Sarah

    Such a genuine, lovely smile really underlines the fact that the only thing she regrets is alienating future ticket buyers. She would’ve stabbed that cop to death with a stiletto if she didn’t know it was being filmed.

    But yeah, cute clothes.

  • desi_girl

    So, she bought that skirt in two colors? She must really like it.

    I love you, TLo, but you guys feature way too much of Reese Witherspoon. I wonder why.

    • formerlyAnon

      Lately she’s popped up more often as they follow the “Campaign to Regain the Love of the People after Displaying Drunken Entitlement at a Traffic Stop” story arc.

    • Would you like to email us a list of people we should be featuring instead? And we love you too. L

  • Tatiana Luján

    I don’t like the red belt on the second look, it looks cheap.

  • AlisonS

    Is this the small-scale version of Swank and Alba? Getting paid to walk through someone’s parking lot?

  • DontHateTheTruth

    Fuck Greasy Reesey Witherdrunk and the whore she rode in on!

    • bellafigura1

      This is weird and over the top for me. Why is she Greasy? What whore did she ride in on? What’s a whore? I’m not down with this.

      • marlie

        Don’t feed the troll.

        • bellafigura1

          I hear you. I still think women need to keep calling out this kind of thing, troll or no troll. But yeah, sigh. Need to step away.

          • marlie

            In some respects, you’re absolutely right. It’s a fine line between standing up for what’s right, and what you believe in, and letting yourself get baited into an argument with a troll.

  • Jaime

    I’ll take a pair of those red heels in 10EE, please.

    …what? Stop laughing at me! BIGFEETS NEED CUTE SHOES TOO.

  • The longer her tour continues, the more I want her stylist and handbag wardrobe. I guess it’s working.

  • MaggieMae

    Whew. That must be exhausting.

  • Watts

    I’m a couple of years older than Reese and am going to my high school reunion in Tennessee this weekend. I’m fairly sure half the preppy/popular/rich girls from my class will be trying to emulate Reese, once a TN girl herself.

    • formerlyAnon

      Yup. As veteran of the PTA in a (public) school that drew in part from a wealthy neighborhood, I have met many whom I imagine resemble the ‘private’ Reese Witherspoon. Hard working, entitled, owning a small part of their elitist attitudes but largely blind to their unconscious elitism. Divided between the sincerely well-meaning and the sincerely self-serving.

  • marlie

    I’m officially over the Reese Apology Tour, but I seriously love everything about her second look.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    At one point does she twirl, toss the bag over her shoulder (or hug it) and say “this also comes in the following colors” ala runway. Maybe she is getting a per dium from the bag manufacturers? “Reese Witherspoon” bag-utante. She could add ‘bag spokesperson’ to ‘actor’ on her resume?

  • Ann VerWiebe

    Is this red skirt the same as the teal skirt from a couple of days back? It’s wrinkling in exactly the same place…

  • Guest

    All I see is that exquisite Saint Laurent bag.

  • unbornfawn

    The second look is much better.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Isn’t that the same skirt she wore the other day, only in turquoise? Looks like the same pleats and wrinkles. She looks cute, especially in the second look.

  • Contralto

    Love the second look, minus the Run-DMC chains, of course. And didn’t she wear that skirt, only in turquoise, the other day?

  • nannypoo

    I am really sick of her smug little face but I do love that Vuitton bag.

  • housefulofboys

    Reese’s hair in the first set of photos, in particular, looks fabulous. I read on another site that she spent 4 figures getting it cut at some boutique that cuts “each hair individually…” I don’t know about that, but it looks beautiful. And I wish I had her legs.

  • Louise Bryan

    It’s probably heresy here, but I change my purse every time it wears out, about once a year or less. Of course, nobody’s giving me those gorgeous bags Reese is always carrying…..

  • She looks darling in both and I crave the first purse, but it still chaps my ass to see celebrities with these bags that cost insane amounts (like, honestly-how-do-these-companies-make-money insane) that they probably got for free. *facepalm*

  • MannahattaMamma

    Does she have bruises along her forearms from these mondo-bags? You could carry small children, or small houses in them. Ridiculous. Or maybe she carries her minions in them, ala Gru in “Despicable Me?”

  • PeaceBang

    Cannot abide.

  • desi_girl

    Was my comment deleted? 🙁

  • Erica Woods Tucker

    What’s up with the parking lots…is she having an affair with a valet? Isn’t it time for her to be in a Broadway Show already?

  • Rebecca Jay

    The wrinkled blue shirt is the only thing I like about anything in either of these scenes.

  • LuisaNL

    god, she’s dull.

  • ailujailuj

    both outfits are perfect for her… but it seems the person in them has left us. Regardless, it still stands that Legally Blonde was, like, the best movie ever made.