Last April, I wrote about my feeling that Chloé had lost its groove. When it-bags were all the rage, Chloé was leading the pack with its Paddington bag; I bought two of them, which I still own. But over the years, Chloé struggled to keep its handbags in the limelight, and as a handbag lover, I found myself rarely looking to see what the brand released.
Chloé Handbags and Purses
Bag: Chloé Emma Drawstring Shoulder Bag
Price: $1,890 via Neiman Marcus
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Bucket bags have been hugely popular for the past few seasons, and for anyone who thought that the casual style couldn’t be dressed up and made elegant, this brand new Chloé bag is here to change your mind.
That Chloé Spring 2015 has almost convinced me to try out the luxe-bohemian look is as ardent an endorsement of a collection as you’ll ever hear. I’m a black-wearing, combat-boot-loving former punk, but when transformed through Clare Waight Keller’s lens, the haute hippie look seems like the most casually luxurious thing in the world.
Bag: Chloé Drew Leopard Shoulder Bag
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: With gleaming gold hardware and eye-catching leopard, this Chloé bag manages to be simultaneously delicate and fierce-looking. It’s a winning combination.
Here’s Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio, shopping with her daughter Aja in Santa Monica and carrying a chic Chloé Clare Python Shoulder Bag. No one can rock a pair of totally destroyed cut-off shorts with a designer handbag quite like Alessandra.
In 2002, Chloe released its first line of bags and began the “It Bag” craze with its much-loved Paddington. Fast forward 12 years, and the brand has continued to evolve, releasing a number of highly coveted bags in those intervening years.
As much as we love bags around here (and as you might guess, we love them a lot), an accessory is nothing without an outfit to back it up. In our new Get the Look series, we’ll be looking at how stars style their bags to get some inspiration for putting things together from our own closets, starting with Reese Witherspoon and her Chloe Paraty Bag.