Wondering what stars use to protect their pricey phones? We’re on the case.
Contrary to what those viral photos of celebrities dangling their laptops between their fingers might suggest, famous folks do in fact care about keeping their tech safe — and doing so in style.
After all, phone cases are more than just a way to ward off scratches and screen cracks; they’re also a means of personalizing the item you likely spend more time staring at each day than anything else.
And if you’re on the hunt for a new case to call your own, there are plenty of cool and colorful options at your fingertips.
Ahead, shop the phone cases you’re most likely to spot stars using; from Bandolier’s hands-free crossbody styles to Casetify’s mirrored options, they’re sure to get your friends and family talking (or texting, as it were).
This beloved brand’s about more than just jewelry; its colorful customized phone cases have been clutched by the likes of Nina Dobrev, Molly Sims, Brooke Shields and Shay Mitchell.
Add your first name, initials or even a favorite phrase to whatever shade that suits your fancy, and let the compliments roll in.
BaubleBar All the Beige Custom iPhone Case ($72)
BaubleBar Block Font Custom iPhone Case ($72)
BaubleBar Color Me Happy Custom iPhone Case ($72)
Looking to keep your phone close at hand — and your hands free? Make like Madonna, Taylor Swift and Alessandra Ambrosio and grab one of these genius crossbody cases, all of which have a discreet snap-closure wallet on the back for cards or cash.
“Some days, you just need your phone … and a few other little extras,” Oprah Winfrey wrote on her 2021 “Favorite Things” list of the Billie Utility Crossbody ($228), which features a multi-pocketed utility strap for even more storage. “Stash your cell (so you’ll never have to put it down on an unsanitized surface) and more (keys, lip gloss, charger, mask) in this pocketed leather crossbody with adjustable strap.”
Fellow mogul Martha Stewart’s similarly obsessed; “What are handbags?” she joked to Vogue in 2023. “I have a Bandolier phone case, which is my pocketbook.”
Bandolier Emma Crossbody Phone Case ($98)
Bandolier Sheila Crossbody Phone Case ($95)
Bandolier Sarah Crossbody Phone Case ($108)
Easily recognizable thanks to their branded camera rings, Casetify cases are go-tos for “It” girls including Gigi Hadid, Dua Lipa and Kylie Jenner, the latter of whom helped put the company’s mirrored versions on the map.
When the company launched in 2011, it specialized in cases customized with shoppers’ own Instagram posts — an option that exists to this day. Casetify also partners with artists from around the world to feature their creations on its cases, and has launched collaborations with the likes of Olivia Rodrigo, Blackpink and Drake’s OVO label.
Casetify Mirror iPhone Case ($72)
Casetify Acid Smiles iPhone Case ($66-$72)
Casetify Color Cloud iPhone Case ($68-$72)
If you’re looking for a case as pretty as it is protective, Burga’s got your back. As spotted in the hands of Taylor Swift, Lucy Hale and Whitney Port, the brand’s cases come in a plethora of playful prints — and Burga even makes earbud holders, laptop sleeves and notebooks to match.
Burga Purple Skies Phone Case ($23-$35)
Burga Almond Latte Phone Case ($23-$35)
Burga Ivy League Phone Case ($35)
These days, you’ll spot stars like Halsey and Bella Hadid snapping selfies that showcase their Wildflower cases. But as co-founders Devon and Sydney Carlson (both influencers in their own right) told Page Six Style in 2020, the LA brand got its big break thanks to another major name: Miley Cyrus.
“We went out to dinner with our parents, and my sister and I got up to use the bathroom. While we were waiting in line, Miley Cyrus walked out of the bathroom stall,” Devon said. “Sydney took a photo of us, and Miley asked where she got her phone case. My mom had handmade them for us for Easter, using fabric and studs. She said she’d never seen anything like it.”
The sisters gifted Cyrus a few cases they happened to have on hand, the “Wrecking Ball” singer showed them off on social media — and the rest, as they say, is history. (Make that herstory.)
Wildflower Cases Rose Latte Love iPhone 13 Pro Case ($35)
Wildflower Cases Safari Babies iPhone 11 Case ($35)
Wildflower Cases Blue Plaid iPhone 14 Pro Case ($35)
Fun prints and patterns have their time and place — but sometimes, stars like Kendall Jenner and Selena Gomez just want to keep it simple with their tech accessories. And whether you’re looking for a luxe leather case or a grippy silicone option, Apple’s got you (and your precious cell) covered.
Apple iPhone 14 Leather Case with MagSafe ($52-$56)
Apple iPhone 13 Silicone Case with MagSafe ($47)
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Leather Case with MagSafe ($60)
It’s hip to be square — at least according to celebs like Taylor Swift, Megan Thee Stallion and Sofía Vergara, all of whom carry this Brooklyn-based brand’s distinctive bold-cornered phone cases in various colors.
Flaunt Pink Mother of Pearl Square iPhone Case ($45)
Flaunt Checkered Square iPhone Case ($39)
Flaunt Tortoise Print Square iPhone Case ($39)