Celebs who love Telfar bags: Beyonce, A$AP Ferg to Oprah Winfrey, here's the full list
Telfar bag aka 'Bushwick Birkin' is the brainchild of designer Telfar Clemens and is a hit with Beyonce, Bella Hadid and even Oprah Winfrey
Beyonce was recently papped with Jay-Z on a brunch date in Brooklyn and like always, she broke the internet with her stunning outfit and an all-white Telfar Tote bag which she carried with aplomb. Queen Bey’s designer bag comes at a retail cost of $202 but only if it's available on the official website. This particular piece has been sold out for a while.
The Telfar bag, which also goes by the name of “Bushwick Birkin”, is the brainchild of designer Telfar Clemens who first launched the popular bags during his Autumn/Winter 2014 collection, but they did not gain momentum until 2017. According to The Cut, Clemens described his brand as “genderless, democratic, and transformative”. Celebs such as Bella Hadid, Solange Knowles, Dua Lipa, A$AP Ferg, and a few others have been spotted carrying the designer bag, making it more mainstream and equally difficult for people to get their hands on.
Celebrities’ love for Telfar bags
When Oprah gave a shout-out to Telfar bags in 2020, it catapulted the brand to a whole different level. The Bushwick Birkin was among the 72 items to make Oprah Winfrey's 2020 Favorite Things list. Apart from Beyonce’s all-white Telfar, the designer bags are also available in colors such as cream, dark olive, navy and tan. They come in three sizes and cost between $150 and $257. Here are some of the celebrities that have rocked the Telfar bags during their outing.
Solange Knowles was one of the first public figures to support the label. She first made a public appearance with a Telfar bag at a red carpet event in May 2018. Speaking about the same she earlier stated, “Where the industry restricts identity with outdated expressions of presentation, correctness and exclusivity, Telfar has created a new language of truth, through design. The Telfar symbol is one that acts as an affirmation for how we fully and confidently show up in the world,” as reported by Harper’s Bazaar.
Selena Gomez is another superstar who has rocked a Telfar while making a public appearance. She was spotted carrying her white Telfar at a Broadway show in June 2019. Gomez looked stunning as she teamed up her designer bag with a striped Terry Coat, a cherry striped Terry Top, Lola Striped Terry Mini Skirt and Billie Leather Wedge Sandals.
Dua Lipa is one of the biggest global stars who is also known for her amazing fashion sense. The ‘Future Nostalgia’ hitmaker too shared her love for a Telfar bag when she was clicked at JFK Airport in January 2020 carrying a large yellow bag teamed up with an all-white outfit. She made another appearance with the same bag but this time she rocked it with an all-black outfit.
Showing her love for Telfar bags in her 2020 Favorite Things list, the iconic TV personality Winfrey told Insider in November 2020, "We're so excited about having the bag.” She added that she appreciates the Shopping Bag's "craftsmanship and the thought that went into making it so superior." She also said, "It is my hope that this year's list will inspire you to express your gratitude for the people that matter most. And to support more Black-owned businesses all year round.”
Rapper A$AP Ferg, who has time and again made bold fashion choices, was spotted carrying a huge Bushwick Birkin at Telfar’s New York fashion event in 2019. He looked dapper in a casual outfit and grabbed everyone’s attention with a huge pink Telfar bag.
Bella Hadid made the Telfar brand more popular when she sported an orange Bushwick Birkin in July 2020. The supermodel was seen carrying the bag on the streets of New York City. According to British Vogue, this Telfar bag was just one of her many "quarantine" purchases. Taking it to her Instagram stories, she even confessed her love for the bag saying, “This baby has been connected to me by the hip, [I’m] in Luv."