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Posting has been light because Vlad and I are in New York City right now. We have been meeting with some fabulous designers (who you will all get to ‘meet’ soon!) and doing some major shopping. We will have great things to show you soon!!!

Spending Halloween in NYC is something else. We have seen a plethora of working folks on Wall Street in costume, and some people appeared to be in costume but it is most likely their everyday garb. Tonight we will be heading down to the East Village to check out the Halloween parade, which I hear is amazing and just like a scene out of Michael Jackson’s Thriller video.

So as posting will remain light today, we will bring you two fabulous Halloween colored bags. If I had it my way, I would opt for a stunning Hermes Kelly in Orange Swift. Yet the Chloe Heloise Quilted Bag brings you a splash of orange for the festivities and the Jimmy Choo Rio Clutch brings the needed black. Honestly, orange is a color that you will see all around for spring, so grab yourself some orange! And black is always in, no matter how hot gray is, black will never go out. Buy the Orange Chloe Heloise Bag at NAP for $1225 and the Black Jimmy Choo Rio at NAP for $1395.

What are you all doing for Halloween?? :twisted:

Chloe Beata Patent Shoulder Bag

This handbag is so manly it is making my estrogen run and hide. Seriously, I understand that Chloe wants to sport the chunky hardware and thick leather look, but everything about this handbag screams out brute-force-man. Feast your eyes on the testosterone filled Chloe Beata Patent Shoulder Bag, which looks as if it belongs in a male society before it belongs on the arm of a fashionable woman. The leather is thick, hideous, and a horrid shade of mahogany (which needs to stick to furniture rather than coloring of a handbag). And even worse, the leather is patent, giving off a gleam that will attract any passerby attention and also force them to stare at this bag. The inside out straps only further go to show that this bag is a disaster. I am just so turned off by this bag. After looking at it, I feel as if I need to go into my bathroom and put on layers of pretty pink nail polish and lip stick. And for the price, there are tons of spa treatments I would prefer to keep me looking young and beautiful. Via NAP for $1740.

chloe patent leather bay bag

Just as the Chloe Bay Bag began to warm up to me, Chloe releases in in a fresh new look. But is this look appealing or is it too stark? The Chloe Patent Leather Bay Bag sports white patent leather with contrast green zipper detailing. The color combination makes me feel like this would be in a tennis ad with Maria Sharapova. The rest of the bag is like the other Bay bags, sporting a large zip compartment on top, a double zip fastening compartment on each side, and canvas lining. It is fresh, and clean, but is it the right look? Via Net A Porter for $2100.

So, Fab or Drab?

Chloe Paddington

Sure, some of you may be totally over the Chloe Paddington, but this craze is still going on to this day. There is something about the chunky hardware, the thick leather, and that extremely heavy lock that makes all the world want this handbag. Face it, this is a hit bag, not just a seasonal trend. If you ask anyone in the fashion industry they will let you know that the Chloe Paddington became a staple in the handbag world, bringing in millions of followers world wide. I still use my Taupe Paddington Tote from time to time, and my beautiful Rouge Paddington Satchel has my attention here and there too. For fall and winter, a lush Chloe Cream Paddington will spice up your wardrobe. The color is defined as sand, but it appears like a creamy treat, accented with gold hardware. The rest of the bag is just like any Chloe Paddington, featuring double top handles, two slit pockets, canvas lining, a key attached to the handle, and, of course, the signature padlock. This may be the color for you if you have been searching for a first, or want to add to your collection. Through NAP for $1540.

Chloe Heloise Cherry Bag

A slight tinge of gold is the ideal way to add metallic shine without overpowering your handbag, your outfit, or you. Designed with a touch of burnished golden leather and set off with brown leather, the limited edition Chloe Heloise Cherry Bag adds just the right touch to a simple design. The Heloise is based on a simple shape design, so small additions on the bag help it stand out. There is braided leather on shoulder strap with gold-tone rings, which may very well dig into your shoulder if you are toting a ton inside the bag, but still adds a great dimension. Accessible on the outside are slit pockets and a small patch pocket with a snap closure. Dimensions are 10″H x 16″W x 4″D. This is another Saks exclusive bag, which is now available on pre-order for $2030.

chloe audra patent satchel

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. Dimensions are 15½”W X 10″H X 7″D. Available at Saks for $1755.

What do you think; Fab or Drab?

Chloe Large Paddington Capsule Tote

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. Finally, while on my vacation in Italy, I ditched the lock. Whew. It felt better, but when it comes down to it, Chloe leather is much thicker and sturdier than others. It is simply heavy leather. Making the signature lock smaller, the Chloe Large Paddington Capsule Tote spotlights a chunky chain strap with a small paddlock detailing. The tan leather stays true to Chloe form, being thick yet smooshy. The fact that the paddlock is smaller is a great addition, but if the chain is heavy gold metal, we will have the weight problem. But sometimes, we all wear things that are uncomfortable all in the name of fashion. Buy through NAP $2,140.

Chloe Python Clutch

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. Yes, this is in fact Chloe and it is different in an entirely great way. A leather gem accent acts as the push snap closure. Streamlined with the gold hardware is stunning python. On the inside there is leather lining and a zip pocket. The dimensions are 10½”W X 6½”H X 3½”D. Completely refreshing. Via Saks for $2595.

Chloe Katie Embroidered Bag

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. I am pretty certain that my mom could have made most of this handbag. The Chloe Katie Embroidered Bag appears easy to make if you have some wool in various colors and glue and a plain bag. I just do not see the appeal of the gray embroidery placed on top of black leather with a silver chain strap thrown on. Furthermore, I find an odd resemblance to the pattern on this Chloe Bag to the Monogram LV pattern (see below). So my final thought is to gather some materials and ask my ever-handy mother or grandmother to make this handbag for me. Via NAP for $1670.

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Chloe Heloise Bag

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. The shape of the bag is fresh, with a pleated front, tabbed side, and zip top closure. Dimensions are 13″H x 14 4/5″W x 7″D. Via Saks for $1670.

Fab or Drab?

Chloe Jacquard Paddington

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?

Chloe Bay Shoulder Bag

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. I keep throwing on jeans, a tee, and sandals, and my dressy bags need to stay home. I have been sporting my Gucci Horsebit Hobo, but really want a bag that has a long shoulder strap so I can wear it across my body. Funky yet fresh, the Chloe Bay Shoulder Bag is also a perfect laid-back contender. Sporting a creamy camel color with gold hardware and an adjustable shoulder strap, this Chloe Bay is a perfect version for a woman on the go. Chunky oversized zippers, a large front zip fastening pocket, and beige canvas lining, finish off this hip member of the Bay family. I really dig it. Via NAP for $1600.

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