Katie Holmes’ New Obsession: The Understated Elegance of Clare Vivier’s Red Messenger Bag

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Katie Holmes has a new favorite bag, having been seen with it multiple times over the past week. The plain red slouchy crossbody bag looked nothing out of the ordinary, but it got us quite curious.

On December 19, 2011, Katie Holmes was spotted at Bubby's in NYC wearing Aldo Qualheim boots, a Clare Vivier messenger bag, and a Carven cable knit sweaterOn December 19, 2011, Katie Holmes was spotted at Bubby’s in NYC wearing Aldo Qualheim boots, a Clare Vivier messenger bag, and a Carven cable knit sweater (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / WENN)

For something so simple and plain, Mrs. Cruise seems quite obsessed with it, lugging it pretty much wherever she went. Check out Kate and her new red bag below:

On December 17, 2011, Katie Holmes was seen leaving her NYC hotel wearing Oliver Peoples Shean keyhole Wayfarer sunglasses, a Clare Vivier messenger bag, and Nine West Daley wedge bootsOn December 17, 2011, Katie Holmes was seen leaving her NYC hotel wearing Oliver Peoples Shean keyhole Wayfarer sunglasses, a Clare Vivier messenger bag, and Nine West Daley wedge boots (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / WENN)

So, what do you think of the bag? Rather understated, yes? But Katie has been known to go for such pieces.

Her poppy red bag is a nubuck-shelled messenger from Clare Vivier (née Guerrero), an American fashion designer and a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)

On December 15, 2011, Katie Holmes was seen leaving her hotel in New York wearing Oliver Peoples Lipsofire OP 5180s round sunglasses, black ankle boots, David Lerner signature basic leggings in black, a Clare Vivier messenger bag, and Current/Elliott's The Perfect ShirtOn December 15, 2011, Katie Holmes was seen leaving her hotel in New York wearing Oliver Peoples Lipsofire OP 5180s round sunglasses, black ankle boots, David Lerner signature basic leggings in black, a Clare Vivier messenger bag, and Current/Elliott’s The Perfect Shirt (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / WENN)

It’s a roomy purse with a pleated bottom, gold hardware decorations, and a detachable shoulder strap, which, as you can see, Katie has put to good use. The bag also comes in black and navy.

Red Clare Vivier Messenger Bag Crossbody

Red Clare Vivier Messenger Bag CrossbodyRed Clare Vivier Messenger Bag Crossbody, $348

If you can appreciate its simplicity and think it would make an excellent addition to your collection of arm candies, then feel free to shop for it. Enjoy!

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