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Kelly Rutherford's Handbags are 'Little Affordable Luxuries'

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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 QVC.com. “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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