I love colorblocking. I love the way the seemingly simple trend took over the fashion world quickly and had everyone feeling like some novel idea was introduced in a ground-breaking manner. Yet the trend works so well on everyone, showcasing solid colors paired together to give a sleek yet bold look. The handbag world has taken to the trend as well, with many designers releasing versions of the trend that they believe will get people buzzing. But as always, some do it in a way that draws us in, and others totally miss the mark.

Chloe missed the mark with its Gabby Bucket Bag and its sister bag, the Chloe Gabby Mixed-Snakeskin Duffel is just as bad, if not worse.

Chloe Gabby Mixed-Snakeskin Duffel, $4335 via Neiman Marcus

I know that python is huge for fall, but mixing viper, ayers, and python snakeskin in one design makes me dizzy. I want so badly for this bag to somehow work, I want it to be one of those quirky accessories that looks ridiculous but has the right amount of pizazz to lure me in. But it doesn’t. The bag falls far from it’s mark, offering a confusing amount of broken-up colors and patterns on a bag that is supposed to be classic in its shape.

I loved the direction Chloe took when they released the Marcie, but their recent designs leave me confused. Who is the Chloe girl? Does Chloe even know who the Chloe girl is? All that I feel is lost at a hefty price tag of $4,335 via Neiman Marcus.

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  • NICA

    I don’t think I would wear it, but even though it looks weird I really like it.

  • rose60610

    I like the design, but I’d lose the fringe and wish the handles were a little more refined. Even so, for 4335 I’d leave it on the shelf.

  • MizzJ

    Agreed. I can’t quite pinpoint why this bag is all sorts of wrong, but it just is. Mixing snake with snake is a definite no no.


  • Carolina G

    I don’t really like the bag itself. However, I don’t mind the mixture of different snake skins.


  • Kat

    It didn’t look as bad as when the photo was small. But blown up, I noticed the different snake skins, and it does look wrong.

    But I’d definitely buy this over the bucket bag.


  • Fatima

    I have to say I would love to have this bag I do like the mixing of snakes I would just leave behind the weird tassels

  • Mariah

    I like it. It’s a bit crazy but it’s much better than the bucket bag.

  • Brandon

    I don’t entirely hate it. I think lose the fringe and add a more structured handle and it could look alot better :p

  • Pandako

    If only the center block was the snake and both side were plain leather, I would like it.

    I always think that Chloe’s calf leather bags are really gorgeous…
    but this is not the one I like…

  • irene

    do the middle panel with the snakeskins, but in a horizontal manner, then the two side panels with plain leather…whatever, this one looks really off….

  • anguyenice

    I don’t think the price is worth for that kind of bag. I would rather spend that money for Chanel.

  • jojo

    find this chloe series on www estylefocus.com ,,that s amazing….

  • Perry P

    Well, didn’t Hannah MacGibbon get fired because of this collection?

  • Bir

    The genral look is odd my major issue with this bag is that because theese otherwise wonderful skins are mixed it looks cheap and soo not worth the price that said Louis vuittons version of this trend is just as bad if not worse.

  • Cadence

    Haha! I just looked at this bag the other day and my first thought was to wonder whether or not you would feature this as a hideous color blocking gone wrong bag! Scary! We had a mental connection!

  • Jacki

    I actually like it minus the tassels and a more moderate price tag.

  • Gloria

    Are several shade of brown colour blocking?

  • Shia

    The Gabby is retro chic!!! Nowadays, every bag looks the same… So it’s nice to see something so cool and differnt.

  • AW

    I like the overall shape but yes the color is all sorts of weird. Kind of like you carried it too much under your arm and so the color rubbed off in the middle