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Kelly Rutherford's Handbags are 'Little Affordable Luxuries'

03/04/2011 at 12:30 PM ET

Kelly Rutherford Handbags
Courtesy QVC

What’s the latest gossip? Gossip Girl matriarch Kelly Rutherford’s new handbag line is taking off! “I call them my little affordable luxuries,” Rutherford told PEOPLE of her leather bags ($130-$199), sold exclusively on “They are very affordable and something you could wear every day, which is what I thought was missing [in the market].” For inspiration, the first-time designer reflected back on the classics. “I always loved people like Catherine Deneuve and Brigitte Bardot and Grace Kelly,” she shared with PEOPLE at QVC’s Style Party at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. But that doesn’t mean the looks appeal to an older crowd only — in fact, they’ve had almost the opposite effect. Though Rutherford’s mom is a fan, “I went to pick my son up at school the other day, and I had girls that look like they were about seniors [in high school] come up and ask me where I got my satchel bag,” she said. “I was so excited, I said, ‘I did this! I designed this!’ ” No word on whether Serena van der Woodsen will be sporting one anytime soon. Tell us: Would you buy one of Rutherford’s bags?Michelle Ward


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Check Out Kelly Rutherford’s Edible Handbags! | Celebs, News and Gossips on

[...] bakery to create tasty treats ($ 28.50 for a box of eight) in the shapes of her newly launched QVC handbags. According to bakery owner Eleni Gianopulos, cookie designers worked with Rutherford to create [...]

Joana on

I loved these bags. They’re great quality and very functional. I bought almost the entire collection. Great job Kelly. I truly recommend. Please plan on making more bags like these. Thanks

Sylvia "big brother" - Spotted: Kelly Rutherford and Kids Collaborate on Cookies | on

[...] The Gossip Girl star, 42, recently partnered with New York’s Eleni’s bakery to create tasty treats ($28.50 for a box of eight) in the shapes of her newly launched QVC handbags. [...]


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