Chloe Marcie Hobo

Is it just me, or is Chloe not a brand that makes a whole lot of hobos? Well, that’s not entirely true – they usually manage to turn their popular bags into hobos at some point in order to capitalize on their popularity – but it seems like most of their bags don’t start life as hobos, right? But today is a new day, because the Chloe Marcie Hobo is a hobo from birth and it’s, eh, medium amounts of successful.

The stitched texturing on the front flap looked good upon initial examination, but now I’m not so sure. It gives the impression that the leather is layered, but in reality, it’s just a clever sewing trick. Which is cool, I admit, but it just kind of…stops. There’s not a seam there to mark a natural ending point, which means it rather looks like someone got tired of sewing. Which, I mean, I can understand that. Sewing looks hard.

Other than that point, and it’s a small one, the bag is quite pretty. Chloe uses some of the best leather of any designer, and the creamy beige color shows it off well. The wrapped handle is a nice touch to keep things from looking to under-designed, and I like the thickness of the dangling drawstrings. Chloe should really consider making hobos a larger part of their original repertoire. Buy through Nordstrom for $1595.

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  • kemilia

    It’s a pretty bag, very spring-ish, but it is not making me drool.

  • Graciella

    It somehow reminds me of Anya Hindmarch bags…Anyway, I’m not ever buying another Chloe bag since some of them are made in Hungary and Romania now…

  • Handbag Lover

    Pretty bag but i rather spend the money on a LV

  • Claire

    I like it but the color is too fleshy..

  • Jenn

    I agree that Chloe should do more with hobos (e.g., the Heloise variation is both stylish AND comfortable). So of course I’ve been eyeing the Marci and anticipating its release, preferably in a darker color, though. Bergdorf is showing it in red (?) and the Chloe site shows other shades. Fingers crossed!

  • An4

    like it, but agree with Handbag Lover!

  • scorpie

    Love the sewing but maybe in richer color

  • MizzJ

    It’s a very pretty bag, and I like how the beige color makes it a somewhat less-highmaintenance version of white. However, it looks a little peachy in this photo?
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  • Sonya

    I actually love the bag. It’s very sophisticated for casual work days. I love the design and structure. Personally, I do not drag a black nor dark brown purse to work so I buy plenty of beige.

  • Nishita

    I don’t like it …looks too plain for me

  • Diane

    I am a big Chloe bag fan and I love this design…although I would buy it in the darker beige and whiskey colors that it comes in. I hope the buyers at the department stores choose the medium and deeper colors – as this color in this particular leather might be less functional. Why do buyers choose bright reds and bright yellows for certain styles of bags that actually look better in the muted tones? Go figure.

  • trustsupplier

    I am not like chloe bags, i like lv

  • Deb

    very pretty :) lovely colour (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    it’s ok (fb)

  • Stasia

    Like the satchel more. This just looks like a hobo to me….nothing special. (fb)

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