Reese Witherspoon Carries $24 Tote

While most celebrities drop thousands of dollars on designer handbags, one A-list star prefers a more budget-friendly option.

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Reese Witherspoon, 35, stepped out carrying an American Eagle Sun & Surf Tote while shopping at the Brentwood Country Mart in CA on Monday. The canvas bag retails for just $24 at

Perhaps the actress is trying to set herself even further from a certain breed of celebrity. Witherspoon went on a rant against stars in the vein of Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton earlier this month at the MTV Movie Awards.

"I get it, girls, that it's cool to be a bad girl," the squeaky-clean Oscar winner told the crowd.

"But it is possible to make it in Hollywood without doing a reality show," she added.

And, in a dig that seemed to aim at the career trajectories of Kardashian and Hilton, both 30, she sniped: "When I came up in this business, if you made a sex tape, you were embarrassed and you hid it under your bed."

Another Hollywood trend she's seen enough of? "And if you took naked pictures of yourself on your cell phone, you hide your face, people!" the mom of two cautioned. "Hide your face!"

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