Tess Holliday talks Dior, Chanel and Britney Spears while going on a luxury shopping spree

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Model, podcaster and body-positive activist Tess Holliday treats herself to a little self-care shopping spree in this episode of In The Know’s Bag Secured.

Holliday discusses her tastes, Dolly Parton and Britney Spears while perusing the aisles of the luxury boutique What Goes Around Comes Around in Los Angeles. 

“I loved all designer growing up but I’m from a trailer park in Mississippi so none of this felt attainable to me until recently. I loved Chanel because it’s classic,” Holliday says showing off a Chanel lipstick tattoo on her arm. 

Her eye quickly moves toward a $2,850 hot pink velvet Gucci Blind For Love Marmont shoulder bag. Holliday remembers the bag because it launched right around the time she could maybe possibly afford one. 

“I remember looking at the collection [that] season and thinking: one day,” she recalls. 

But it wasn’t long before she nearly screams at the sight of a $35,000 Chanel orange alligator backpack. 

“This is one of my favorite colors, probably because of my hair,” Holliday gushes. “I just love to have fun with color and I love rare bags. This baby is both of those things.” 

The former makeup artist is also smitten over a Chanel black caviar makeup bag with a $2,750 price tag and an embellished $2,850 Christian Dior denim saddle bag she is certain Dolly Parton would rock. But it’s a $3,725 patchwork denim Louis Vuitton over-the-shoulder bag Holliday feels evokes Britney Spears the most.

“It’s the height of my love for Britney,” Holliday explains. “It’s designer. It’s chic. It’s fun. It’s weird. And I am weird. If I am gonna have this bag and channel my inner Britney, I’m gonna have cut-offs for sure. I’m gonna have a frappuccino in my hand and gonna make sure I have some kind of false lash. I’m just gonna kill it.” 

At the end of her outing, Holliday’s splurge totals $6,220. She chooses a $3,950 Chanel hot pink lambskin diagonal camera bag and a $1,720 gold Chanel monogram heart necklace

“I just got sweaty when I saw that,” Holliday says of the bag. “This tassel. I love little details like the quilting on it, it’s crazy.” 

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