I don’t like to dance on anyone’s grave (sorry, Hannah MacGibbon), but Clare Waight Keller’s second collection as the creative director of Chloe hits it out of the park even harder than the first one did, particularly when it comes to handbags. Looking at the feminine, luxurious, modern leather pieces that Keller’s team conceived for Chloe Fall 2012 makes it nearly impossible to remember the eye-searing catastrophe of MacGibbon’s last collection for the French house only a year ago. Like I said…sorry, Hannah.

The only complaint that I have about this collection is that at times, it feels more like spring than fall, which makes it even harder for me to conceive of waiting six months to get these bags in my hot little hands. From oversized bicolor satchels to smart, trim utility clutches, these pieces are exactly what I want from the Chloe girl. Want to be that Chloe girl? Start saving now.

Images via Vogue.com

  • Daphs

    I really love that red clutch. Agreed that it definitely looks S/S and now I’m disappointed I’m going to have to wait a whole 6 months!

  • John

    The bags have a slight Celine feel to me (clutches and no.10 look somewhat familiar) but still have that Chloe identity. Love the color blocked satchels. Would love to have one :)

  • http://withloveshmon.wordpress.com/ shmon

    How gorgeous! The hardware at the base of the handles remind me of the The Row.. but this collection seems like a structured yet relaxed feel to it!

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  • Anjum Hameed

    The clutches look like iPad covers to me..

  • http://twitter.com/LauraJamesJewel Laura James Jewelry

    Lovin’ the looks of the bags for fall can’t wait to carry them all!

  • Saymama

    LOOOVING that red clutch! This new collection is gorgeous and more like what I would expect from Chloe. That last collection by McGibbon was utterly hideous. *shudder*

  • Fashiondoesntexist

    These bags are not actually on my taste but I really see Chloè style here and that’s what does matter!

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  • lori

    These are nice.  Finally some fall bags that don’t look like man-bags.

  • Marina Harbor

    Oh my god!!! I want to be a chloe girl!!! Color blocked satchels are amazing!!! Best Fall collection!

  • Thefashionableteacher

    Okay. Dumb question, is Hannah MacGibnon dead?

    • Alexis

      no she was fired after her collection panned.

  • Louch

    Does the clutch come w a strap??? It’s gorgeous

  • camilla

    The only two “bag”-designers I feel as creative and innovative in this moment are Chloé and Celine. Strange that these two brands are not as famous as Hermes (I can’t look at its  new monogram Terrible!!!), LV (those old style bags…no comment), Chanel (the big chains horrible), even Prada is not up-to-date for me at the moment. But Chloé and Celine slowly go forth…Love them.

  • Marie Martell

    Love them! Especially the second picture :)
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