Even though Katie only allegedly walked away with $400K a year, she is reportedly getting to keep all of her designers items — do you think that’s more than fair? Katie Holmes can still carry that Birkin!
The now ex-wife of Tom Cruise, reportedly is going to keep all the lavish gifts that Tom gave her during their marriage. But don’t you think that should be part of the deal, since he gave those things to her? “Tom was extremely generous to Katie with lavish gifts during their marriage and she will be keeping millions of dollars of jewelry, Hermes handbags and other luxurious items,” a source says.
“Tom gave Katie diamond earrings as a birthday gift one year that easily cost over $500k and he had custom design pieces made for her. Under terms of the divorce, Katie is keeping all of the jewelry, handbags, accessories, and designer clothing.” Katie will reportedly only receive child support now that she and Tom are divorced, and it’ll only cost Tom $400K a year.
But a source says Katie doesn’t care about the money. “Katie was never with Tom for the money,” the source says. “When it came time for the divorce, she just wanted it to be done quickly and with as little disruption to Suri’s life as possible. Suri has always been Katie’s number one priority and concern. During the divorce settlement talks Katie just wanted to make sure that she and her daughter would be taken care of from a financial standpoint.”
Katie reportedly has custom-made Birkin bags and other items that would make any girl swoon. But do you think Katie should feel lucky to be able to keep these items?
Let’s start with the present. In the time since her divorce was announced, Katie has been spotted everywhere carrying a simple woven leather tote bag with few, if any, distinguishing marks. The frayed edges and woven pattern indicate that it’s a Henry Beguelin Tote, but the pared-down look is something Katie’s come to embrace in the last year or so. You can shop Henry Beguelin via Neiman Marcus.
Unlike certain celebs who take their Birkins to the gym (*cough* Kim Kardashian *cough*), Katie uses a FEED Canvas Tote Bag, which benefits the UN World Food Programme. You can pick one up for $50 via Saks.
Even when Katie’s feeling a little spend-y, she tends to keep her bags basic and neutral, like her beloved Valextra Babila Tote, which she has in black ($2490 via Barneys).
This white tote? Also Valextra, You can shop the entire Valextra assortment via Barneys.
Katie likes Valextra so much, in fact, that she had the brand create a few special bags for her clothing line, Holmes and Yang. The Valextra for Holmes & Yang Tote that she’s carrying in this photo is no longer available (original price $3950), but Barneys is stocking the collaboration’s luxe shoulder bag for $2460.
Even when she’s carrying Pierre Hardy, a designer known for his bold and colorful bags, Katie keeps things simple with a blue and black dual-textured tote. A similar Pierre Hardy bag retails for $1350 via Barneys.
Even when Katie opts for Hermes, it’s usually pretty subdued. The Hermes Picotin is just about the most streamlined bag the French company makes, and in the world of Hermes, orange is a neutral. It’ll set you back $2375 via Hermes.
Earlier in her marriage to Tom Cruise, Katie had a bit more of a taste for glamour, but even her favorite Hermes Birkin is in a conservative color and used for function over fashion in many cases. (Note - She is also wearing a Lanvin Happy bag in this picture)
Thankfully, her Hermes Birkin looks a little less stuffed in this photo.
I bet we all remember the exception that proves the rule, though – Katie’s enormous red Hermes Travel Birkin, back when she was still testing out what it meant to be Mrs. Tom Cruise. We never saw her carry this bag again, so it would seem that she decided against that particular type of famousness.
Katie still carries Hermes from time to time, though – most recently, this Hermes Medor Clutch with a matching Hermes Collier du Chien Cuff.
This Chanel Quilted Bowler seems much more Katie’s everyday speed, though.
Katie also has a strong affinity for both Lanvin and Chloe bags, both of which fit with her typically dressed-down style. Here she is carrying the new Lanvin JL Bowler. You can pick one up for $2545 via Net-a-Porter.
And another, this time the Lanvin Happy Bag (again), which will set you back $2160 via Net-a-Porter.
Back when the Chloe Paraty made its big debut, Katie was the first celeb to carry it – she preferred the black python version. $3820 via Net-a-Porter.
The love for Chloe python is strong – here’s Katie carrying a Chloe Marcie Python Hobo. You can shop the full Chloe collection via Net-a-Porter.
The other brand that we found evidence of multiples in Katie’s closet? Balenciaga. Here she is with a brown Balenciaga Matelasse Satchel from several years ago. Shop Balenciaga via Neiman Marcus.
And here’s Balenciaga again, this time the Balenciaga Giant Gold Day Bag in bright green. You can pick up a similar style via Neiman Marcus for $1145 via Neiman Marcus.