I don’t watch Gossip Girl anymore (I’m waiting for the most recent season to show up on Netflix), but I’m still always excited to see it start filming again in New York. There are a few reasons for that, and mostly they’re self-serving: firstly, the cast films a lot of exteriors in my neighborhood, and happening upon the set by chance is always fun. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, the show’s outdoor scenes lead to lots of fun fashion-spotting, usually of things that are about to hit stores. In this case, though, Blake Lively‘s bag is a few months old.
The bright yellow 3.1 Phillip Lim Small Lark Duffel that Lively’s carrying in this set of photos is a piece from Spring 2012, which has already cycled all the way through retailers and made way for fall. The Gossip Girl costume department does occasionally source things from previous seasons, and all other things being equal, it’s a great bag that looks quite good with the outfit they chose for Blake. Are you excited for Gossip Girl to return to TV?