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It would be easy for a brand in flux to get a little bit lazy with its accessories for a resort collection while new creative talent got comfortable and plotted a new course for upcoming collections, but Chloe Resort 2012 doesn’t strike me as lazy at all. When creative director Hannah MacGibbon was shown the door after a disappointing collection for Fall 2011, I assumed that the earliest improvements would probably be seen on the Spring 2012 runway. Perhaps that’s not the case.

Chloe’s resort bags aren’t revolutionary, but the have a cleanness and confidence that the brand’s previous several accessories collections have lacked. And while there’s a Paddington reboot in the mix, a habit of the brand that tends to irk me, the bright pink and minimal Paddington markings mean that, at the very least, it actually feels like a genuine reboot instead of a cynical cash grab. I’m suddenly feeling a lot more excited about Chloe’s upcoming spring show. More photos after the jump.

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  • Amy

    Bag #3 would make a great work bag, if it had straps long enough to go over my shoulder. I agree that overall, these are just ok.

  • Sandra Rowley

    I have always been a fan of Chloe and have several pairs of shoes and several bags. I am hoping for good things to come…and the satchel above looks like a good start.

  • Stephen

    I feel this collection is a little sad and bland. I don’t know it just seems bleak and boring. I always expect the best and remarkable designs from chloe they have always impressed me. I guess after seeing Louis Vuitton’s new collection everything else seems boring. Louis Vuitton’s new collection is innovative and on a new level.

  • Cathy Fitz

    My first thought when I looked at these was that Coach did their classic bags in color-block and glazed leather.

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  • MizzJ

    The feature bag is quite cute but nothing revolutionary. Been there, done that, lower price point.

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