In late 2020, Chloé appointed Gabriela Hearst as creative director following the departure of Natacha Ramsay-Levi. The choice seemed obvious, as Hearst comes from a design background, running her namesake label since 2015. The designer’s commitment to sustainability, coupled with her socially and environmentally conscious design ethos, signified a new chapter for Chloé. Now, with the introduction of Hearst’s second collection for spring 2022, the designer has found her footing at Chloé.

Introducing the Chloé Kattie

First seen on the runway back in October, Chloé introduces the Kattie bag this spring. Paying homage to the feminine essence of Chloé, the Kattie incorporates 3 iconic materials from the Maison: brass, wood, and leather. With a construction that is meant to provide both function and fashion. The flap bag contains a unique bracelet detailing, which serves as not only a fun design element but also as a functional handle. An adjustable strap also allows the bag to be worn cross-body or over the shoulder.

Crafted from shiny calfskin, the Kattie is lined in leather as well and has one interior flat pocket. Its small size is deceivingly spacious, with two compartments optimizing the bag’s interior functionality. Most notably, the leather used on the Kattie has been sourced from Leather Working Group (LWG) leather producers, which means that the leather used to create the Kattie has a lower environmental impact. In order to meet LWG standards, a manufacturer must be certified based on their water and energy usage, management of chemicals, and more.

The Kattie is currently available in smoked red, burgundy, sepia brown, autumnal brown, black and white for $1,950 via Chloé.

Discover the Kattie

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psny15
psny15
3 months ago

This new designer at Chloe is horrible – what is this monstrosity?

Lily
Lily
3 months ago
Reply to  psny15

I don’t necessarily agree with your comments (this being the exception), but I appreciate your honesty. I thought that Gabriela Hearst was a poor choice because her designs (in her own personal line) were awful. The fact that she releases them, for a very short period of time, to make them more exclusive (?) is ridiculous in its pretentiousness.

As for this bag, I don’t understand the brown, black and silver addition. What is the purpose or functionality of this other than being an ugly distraction? I didn’t expect much from her and my expectations were met.

TKS
TKS
3 months ago

Looks like the bags are now wearing masks.

Julia
Julia
3 months ago

I love Chloé…. not this Chloé, despite really looking forward to Gabriela Hearst…

CShell
CShell
3 months ago

Your handbag is sticking its tongue out at me.

Lily
Lily
3 months ago
Reply to  CShell

😂

Sego-Irm
Sego-Irm
3 months ago

I love the new eco-friendly and responsible direction the brand is heading towards but that means nothing if the products are ugly.

Jerri R
Jerri R
3 months ago

The artisan fell asleep and put the top handle where the buckle should be.

CShell
CShell
3 months ago

I saw this today at Saks. It is even worse in person. The triple metal hinged tongues in front is fussy. I moved one of them and could NOT get it to go back to laying flat. Yikes! I fussed with it for too long then gave up. It looks so cheap too. Shocking this came from Chloe.

JesseW
JesseW
3 months ago

I adore this bag, the way the models in the show were carrying it as a clutch with their hands through the bracelets. I love all the craft and eco-credentials Gabriela Hearst is bringing to Chloé.

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