Images via Vogue.com

Psst. You guys. It’s safe to come look at these pictures from Chloe Spring 2012 because finally, at long last, Chloe has turned the handbag corner! The company had to give Hannah MacGibbon the heave-ho after last season’s disaster and bring in Clare Waight Keller from Pringle of Scotland to fix things up, but based on Chloe’s Paris Fashion Week show, it was an incredibly shrewd decision on the part of the brand’s parent company, Richemont.

Waight Keller did well to focus on doing a single shape (a shoulder bag with modern finishes) in a variety of colors and sizes; MacGibbon’s downfall was her seeming inability to edit her vision down into a cohesive finished product that made as all want to be the Chloe girl. Alternately, I know I want to be the girl who carries these handbags (not to mention, be the girl who wears the pretty-but-modern pleated dresses that populated the collection), and making that feeling happen is the obvious first step in what looks like it’s going to be a Chloe comeback.

  • Babs

    I love the color and texture of the bags–but that shoulder strap makes the collection a no-go for me!

  • rose60610

    The ultra wide straps on the large bags make them look like diaper bags; the wide straps on the small bags look out of place, not “statement making”. Not a fan.

  • mandy

    So much better than last season! Can’t wait to see these in person.

  • Sandra Rowley

    I like them….

  • Gatsby

    I like the bags but what does the bag look like when it’s not being carried like a clutch? Does that wide strap work as a shoulder strap?

  • MizzJ

    The color and leathes are pretty, but that useless decorative strap kinda annoys me.

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  • Reina

    Gorgeous colors! Not a fan of the straps though – ultra chunky looking

  • Izzi89

    I actually like the shoulder straps, it makes them look different in a nice way. Fancy but wearable

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  • Tanyus

    Number 5 is amazing

  • Sil

    i agree with most of the comments, that shoulder strap kind of weirds me out
    i don’t know, maybe i just need to look at them some more, but it wasn’t a good first impression

  • J Umm

    urgh hate that thick strap but i love the yellow chain strap bag. http://styledecorum.blogspot.com/

  • ellenbakes

    I think the large strap works with #14; but it doesn’t suit the other bags as well. It seems a bit of an after thought. As if the bag was already made and someone said “hey slap these overly large straps on the…there…done.” Not the Chloe I fell in love with.

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