Are you ga-ga for green or is this green handbag gross? The Chloe Audra Patent Satchel is designed with shocking green patent leather and is finished off with silvertone hardware. Contrasting trim adds a dimension to the bag, as does the front pocket with turn-lock closure. There are double top shoulder straps with an 8″ drop. On the inside, like many Chloe bags, there is canvas lining and a zip pocket.
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To all of the Paddington carriers out there, just admit it, your bag weighs a ton but you continue to carry it with the lock because, after all, the lock is what makes the bag. It is true, I do it too. I shift my body weight from side to side, move the bag from one arm to the next, all in an effort to make the bag feel less heavy but still look good.
This clutch is a different look from the house of Chloe. Typically chunky hardware and sturdy leather come to mind when I think of a Chloe handbag. But the Chloe Python Clutch shows a different side of Chloe; with a deco-inspired theme and geometric golden hardware top. The shape of this clutch would make anyone do a double take to re-check the designer label.
My mom made her clothes growing up, because her mom made her clothes when she was growing up. My mom even made our Halloween costumes for a few years, then realized the beauty of buying store bought costumes and threw away her sewing machine (not literally). I never learned to make clothes. I can’t even hem pants, but it is on my to-learn list.
Chloe is well known for their heavy leather, chunky accessories, and paddlocks but now they would like to break into a new dimension. Braided leather. We all know that Bottega Veneta lives on top of the world with their woven leather, but can Chloe break in at all? The Chloe Heloise Bag features a stunning shade of taupe leather with gold tone hardware and a chunky braided top handle.
So many have gone gag-ga over the Chloe Paddington bag, from the leather rendition to the croc. For Fall 2007, Chloe has released the Chloe Jacquard Paddington that is more affordable and made with Jacquard canvas and trimmed in leather. The price point is right under $1000 at Luisa via Roma.
What are your thoughts? Fab or Drab?
While some parts of the world dress up more than the folk in the USA, I find the casual wear perfectly fitting for my lifestyle. Chasing a 3 year old around means I need to be able to move quick and not worry about any dirt, food, spit, etc stain. So many think that we as Americans are sloppy, but I prefer to label us business attire challenged.
The Paddington craze created chaos among those searching for one and the lucky who nabbed one feeling a bit of shoulder pressure. The craze is still there, the supply is just much higher. I myself have two Paddington’s; one satchel and one tote. Chloe proves they are a receptive brand, taking in criticism and using it constructively. Love the lock but hate the weight of it?
I’m the person who carries her wallet as a clutch many times. So it does matter what my wallet looks like, because it is not hidden in my bag, but out visiting the world. Vlad treated me with a stunning Christian Dior wallet, which still looks like new, but I think it may be time to add another wallet to the collection.
The chic Bal Harbour shops recently opened up a Chloe store. Vlad and I checked it out last week, of course to see what handbags were there. We were both psyched to see that Chloe has finally begun listening to its crowd, they are releasing Paddingtons with much smaller padlocks. I am happy because it means the bag won’t hurt me, and Vlad is happy because it means that he will not have to hear me complain.