‘Veronica Mars Movie’ Style: The Return Of The Studded Shoulder Bag

Kristen Bell on set of the ’Veronica Mars Movie’.
Photo: FameFlynet

Marshmallows, we hope you’re sitting down because we’ve got some serious Veronica Mars fashion info up our sleeves. In case you missed it (LOL, you didn’t), we peeped the first-ever images straight from the set a couple weeks ago and obsessed over Veronica’s style evolution from a baby-tee wearin’ teen to edgy college student to a casual-cool lawyer (let’s not go down the wormhole of why she’s holding hands with Piz, OK?) in what we assume is New York with her Mackage trench coat and sensible workwear get-up. But thanks to photos that debuted on EW last week from a shoot day at the Santa Monica Pier (as pictured above), we got a peek at scenes with Ken Marino and Kristen Bell. Seeing Vinnie automatically made us channel his version of Hall and Oates’ “Private Eyes”, but we couldn’t keep our eyes off–GASP–the return of her signature studded bag?!

Veronica Mars and her favorite purse.
Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Now, Veronica Mars stans know she carried the same oversized, black studded number in basically every episode from season 3. From super sleuthing to breaking up with Logan (NOOOOOOOOO) to sitting in the Hearst cafeteria eating capellini from Spaghetti Western (but seriously, why didn’t she EVER put the bag down? Was it to keep Mr. Sparky close?), she was never spotted without that bad boy. We needed to get to the bottom of this possible purse resurgence, so we did some sleuthing of our own. VMM costume designer Genevieve Tyrrell was kind enough to take a few minutes to talk with us straight from the set so we could get to the bottom of the case. She confirmed that it is, in fact, the exact bag from season 3. The Nordstrom label purse is 100% leather with brass studs and was purchased by Sal Perez, the original costume designer for the series. But guys, here’s a tiny movie scoop. We asked Genevieve why Veronica would still be carrying the same bag from college, and she told us that Veronica discovers the bag in a box of gear at the Mars’ home. OooOOhh, but what does it all mean?

So, we don’t know any more than that, but back to the outfit she was wearing for her reunion with Vinnie, Veronica paired her signature bag with a super chic leather sleeve Helmut Lang jacket, Bebe colorblocked sweater, black J Brand skinnies (which, according to Genevieve, are her “go-to” pair), and Rag & Bone Classic Newbury black booties. We love that she mixed her all-black New York look with a dash of Neptune (thanks to the studded bag!), and we may just cop this ensemble for ourselves. *makes mental note for fall wardrobe* Even though the original bag is long gone from shelves, we totally found a killer recreation on Etsy that you can swipe right this instant. We can’t WAIT to peep more photos from the set while there are still shoot days left, but until then we’ll keep watching this on repeat. HEAR THE BELLS.

Veronica Mars: got my bag, ready to go.
Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros., GIF: MTV/Kelci Shipley

Additional reporting by Sophia Rai.

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