Recently I took issue with some of Chloe’s Fall 2010 runway bags, but the brand has somehow managed to redeem itself in my eyes in one fell swoop. Get on the bandwagon now, because the Chloe Cary Satchel has a ton of it-bag potential.

Because of the distinctive detailing around the bottom zippers, I could see this satchel being turned into lots of other bag shapes – hobos, totes, maybe even a mini crossbody. Since that appears to be a prerequisite for Chloé to continue making a bag in multiple season, I think we may be seeing the Cary bags for quite some time. I, for one, wouldn’t mind that at all.

It’s been a little while since I found a Chloé bag that struck me as both aesthetically pleasing and supremely functional. Usually the brand’s bags embody one virtue or the other, and finding them in the same bag makes me want to whip out my American Express and head directly to Neiman Marcus. For the sake of my job, I’ll try to finish my post before that happens.

Obviously the bag’s color and leather look divine (and the grey version is no different), but functionality concerns me most when I’m thinking about spending money. Luckily, this design doesn’t disappoint in the pragmatic arena either. Nothing in the bag’s structure would get in the way of using it for practical, everyday tasks, no matter whether you prefer to carry your purse on your shoulder or in the crook of your arm. It would look equally lovely in both locations and hold everything that a casual luxury bag needs to hold for a jaunt to the mall or even everyday office duty. And for Chloé, the price isn’t exactly terrible. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $1565.

  • Claire

    Wow, I love it! Chloe leather is to die for.

  • greenpixie

    I think I love this! I want to touch that leather through the screen…

  • llson

    Love it!!

  • Mochababe73

    I love that red. It’s not too orange. This is why I only have one red bag because most of them end up looking a little orange-y.
    My biggest concerns about bags like this are when they don’t have the stuffing in them. I wonder if they still keep their shape.

  • Jen

    My first designer bag was a Chloe, and it’s still my all-time favorite go-to bag. For the price, I don’t think the quality of leather, hardware and style can be beat. This bag is another example of a great Chloe bag, and I may just may have to purchase it!

  • kdo

    I fell in love with this bag when I saw it in Nordy’s Aug catalog yesterday. I love the light tan and it also will be in anthracite, too. Can’t wait to see it IRL. This is definitely one bag I have my eye on for Fall.

  • Linda

    Nice shape, great detailing but it looks a bit on the heavy side for an every day bag. If it’s light, it’s definitely a keeper! The color is just divine and the leather looks beautiful!

  • Fabuless

    Oh my! I think I’m in LOVE!!!!!!!

  • Bagolicious

    Gorgeous! I had already put that one on my list before seeing it posted here.

  • MizzJ

    That bag looks great and I love the color! It’s not too fire engine, or orangey. I could totally see myself wearing this one all seasons.

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  • Rosie

    SO SEXYYY! AH! THE LEATHER THE GOLD BUCKLES AH! LOVE IT!

  • Nayha

    This bag is fabulous! The leather looks so soft and beautiful and the colour is gorgeous! It looks really practical as well

  • Nayha

    This is gorgeous! The colour is really nice and the leather looks so soft!

  • LisaT

    Nice to see classy Cloe without the big heavy lock on it. Love the lock as decoration, but does add weight. This bag is lovely! Perfectly detailed!

  • Kellyx

    I hate u Amanda! I can never save money reading your posts!!! I loovvvEeeeeee this bag and
    most likely Am gonna give up on a red balenciaga for this!!!!

  • !!!

    KINDA FALLING IN LOVE WITH THIS ONE… WISH IT HAD A CROSS BODY STRAP

  • Joy

    LOVEEE. and so agree… wish it had a cross body strap for convenience~!
    But still… absolutely gorgeous!

  • Sonya

    Fantabulous, perfect accessory for the sexy, sassy lady!!!!!

  • :)

    it’s pretty! i like it.

  • Reine

    I saw this bag at nordy’s and it is kinda heavy and bulky in person:(

  • harveydent

    I just saw this bag in the most beautiful color at the Chloe boutique in LA….it’s like peachy nude color and it’s amazing. This color adds an extra sophisticated touch. I am going to be making this bag mine if it’s the last thing I do!

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  • Limey

    love it! (ipad)

  • Cheerie

    U can tell just by looking at it how soft the leather is!! (ipad)

  • lucy

    I have the large anthracite (which is dark brown, not grey); I fell for it before I saw your post and was on the waiting list at Nordy for a few months. Its very big but very comfortable to carry. Its an awsome bag for someone who likes a large bag. Chloe bags feel and smell so amazing!

  • mulberrytea

    Chloe did end up making several versions of this bag– the large one pictured above, a medium one with a pointier shape, a tote, and a smaller crossbody satchel.

    I have the crossbody in mastic pebbled leather and love it. But I originally fell in love with the large version pictured above in Petrol w/ gold hardware.

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