After a 13 hour drive, we finally got the wine red Chloe Paddington. Net-A-Porter (Chloe’s official online vendor) confirmed that they wouldn’t get any more of the red Paddington bags in stock this year, so after calling up all the European boutiques, we finally found a couple available paddies in the Chloe store in Munich’s Maximilianstrasse #22. They only had one more blue, one light/bright red and one dark red available as of yesterday evening. We compared the three shades and ended up walking home with the wine red — 995 Euros poorer. The bright red was just too bright, the darker one just seemed more classy and more versatile overall than the blue. According to the sales lady, many people who had their paddies reserved went on vacation and didn’t pick them up on time. I guess it pays off inquring frequently with the boutiques, as they have a certain holdtime on the bags, and occasionally seem to release a few for public sale.
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