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Every time we get our daily dose of off-duty celebrity style, we can only begin to imagine the incredible closets from which the covetable pieces making up each ensemble were pulled. Celebrity wardrobes are the things dreams are made of—exclusive clothes curated by top stylists, a treasure trove of the coolest new accessories, and designer shoes for days. We can’t help but fantasize about where all these pieces hang out when they’re not being worn. Where does Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s gorgeous lineup of handbags rest when they’re not being toted around on her arm? What must O.G. supermodel Cindy Crawford’s endless collection of shoes look like all in one place? Every so often we’re given the opportunity to sneak a peek at celebrity wardrobes when they open their walk-in closet doors to let us get a glimpse of the magic.
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Though the model and actress currently has a gorgeous collection of leather goods, she admits that her first designer splurge was on a Chloé Silverado handbag when she was 17. “I had never owned anything so expensive!” she told The Coveteur. “I’d seen it in all the magazines and on all the celebrities; it was the ‘it’ bag of the moment so I saved for weeks. I still have that bag and I will never part with it!”
In addition to the closet that Crawford pulls from for her daily looks, she has a separate wardrobe for special pieces she doesn’t touch. “I have a lot of clothes that actually I haven’t even opened," she spilled to The Coveteur. “I’ve saved old Alaïa pieces from when I used to do his show and he used to pay us in clothes, or Chanel, so those are in a separate closet—more like an archival closet that I’m keeping for my daughter. I don’t have one piece that’s completely sentimental that I wear.”
In Kerr's sprawling walk-in closet, her shoes have "the prime position." Also taking up wardrobe real estate are hangers full of floral and print vintage dresses. But despite her impressive collection, the model admits that in a fire she wouldn't save anything. "Honestly, I just wouldn't worry about anything—I'd just let it all go."
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King’s closet feels more like a shoppable concept store than a place she stores all her clothes. One of her tricks? “I am very good at purging things,” she told our sister site MyDomaine. “Although, I do have a lot of important archival pieces that some of my favorite designers have given me from [when I was] 15 years old to this day.” With the exception of these special pieces, she says, “You need to purge the ones that you don’t wear. Get rid of things that are stained or have holes. Have your most ruthless friend come over, have a good mix of music playing, and just purge. Donate whatever you don’t use.”
This actress has a relatively modest wardrobe considering her celebrity. Yet Watson, as a lover and supporter of sustainable fashion, is very particular about what she allows into her closet. “It’s actually not just about even what you purchase; it’s about, ‘Whatever you buy, would you wear it thirty times?’" she explained to The Coveteur. "That makes anything ethical and sustainable. That’s really the issue that we have with fashion, that people are buying clothes and throwing them away after wearing them twice, filling land[fills], creating unsafe working conditions. Destroying the planet, essentially.”
The French-American model's wardrobe is decidedly French. From shirts from the '70s, to rockstar-worthy platform leather boots, to bohemian blouses, to an enviable collection of vintage T-shirts, Rowe's eclectic style shines through her cool mix of one-of-a-kind pieces. "I think most of my money goes into vintage T-shirts and then first edition books—this is where the money's at" she confessed to British Vogue. Although her own wardrobe would be a vintage lover's dream, she says that if she could raid one person's closet it would be "a very eccentric grandmother, maybe, in the south of France or something."
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This Victoria’s Secret model's cool-girl closet is made up of mostly blacks and whites with a few exceptions boasting bold pops of color. “I’ve been trying really hard to buy more color," she confessed on The Coveteur. "When I go to buy something [in color], I think, ‘Oh, what am I going to get more use out of, a polka dot dress, red dress, or a black dress?’ It’s always black, so I just end up going with black because I wear more black. But I’ve really been trying hard to incorporate and buy more colors.”
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