When trying to design a high-end bag, mixing materials can turn into a risky proposition. If too many are used, or the use of the materials has a lack of sophistication, the final product can look patchworked and cheap very, very quickly. Luckily, the ChloÃ© Billie New Small Messenger Bag manages to stay on the right side of the line.
By constructing the main body of the bag out of leather and canvas in shades of tan, ChloÃ© gave this design texture without adding fussiness or confusion. Keeping the shiny black patent for use as trim only gives the bag a pleasantly vintage feel and even more wardrobe versatility. (more…)