I’ve already asked many questions of you guys today, which is probably not fair for a beautiful Friday in early spring, but I have just one more: Do white bags make you nervous? They make me very nervous, for a couple of reasons. First, I’m not a particularly careful person. If someone out there is going to have a little ketchup on her finger after lunch, that someone is going to be me. I try, but I’m just not detail-oriented. Second, I wear a lot of dark clothes. Dark clothes mean dye transfers when you’re dealing with light leather. Third, I don’t think twice about putting my bags on the ground when necessary. They’re bags, they’re meant to be used!

Even considering all that, I’m still totally smitten with the Chloe Madeline Runway Satchel. Graphic white and minimalism go together like peanut butter and jelly, although perhaps I shouldn’t use a food metaphor with such a pristine bag; I can almost see the grape Smuckers fingerprints now…

In fact, I can see fingerprints of all kinds. I seem to perpetually have some kind of mascara or eyeliner smudges on my fingers, if not a little leftover foundation from applying the morning’s makeup (Yes, I almost always wash my hands afterward. But the important word in that sentence is “almost!”), and any hint of either would stick out on this bag like a sore thumb. Or a sore thumbprint, as it were. (Not all the jokes are winners, people.)

With that in mind, I’m afraid that I’m destined to appreciate the stark, minimal charms of this bag from afar. If you’re the kind of person who always manages to get ever errent speck off of your hands after a meal or makeup application, then by all means, allow me to live vicariously through your clean hands. I’ll have to settle for the taupe version for my own enjoyment. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $2130.

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Sandra Rowley
Sandra Rowley
11 years ago

The bag is beautiful…just my style… I purchased a white Michael Kors rehearsal bag once…that taught me a lesson. No white…it is just not practical. This bag is also beautiful in the red color.

llson
llson
11 years ago

Love this bag in all colors. I think white bags are crisp and classy, harder to keep clean, not an everyday bag, but beautiful.

Marianna
Marianna
11 years ago

This year I decided that I need to be brave and get myself a beautiful white bag for the summer. This bag is gorgeous but I don’t think I am ready to spend that much on a white bag. Heck, I don’t usually spend that much on a black bag so I would be perpetually freaked out by this big. I would need to wrap it in a blanket and put it in a stroller! LOL

Graciella
Graciella
11 years ago

Love the design, but white is not that practicle – but this bag in either grey or red is surely fabulous!

PhotoGirl
PhotoGirl
11 years ago

I LOVE white bags.
That said, they terrify me. I am always afraid of ruining them and always nervous when I carry them. Right now, I have two that look at me reproachfully from their place on the closet shelf — and that’s exactly where they’ll stay. Sad. I’m careful, but not that careful, so no more white for me.

ninjaninja
ninjaninja
11 years ago

I don’t like the contours, it looks like a mini duffle bag where you’re suppose to stuff your gym clothes and toy dog. Maybe in another color?

Musette
Musette
11 years ago

white leather bags are gorgeous. when they’re pristine they always look so ‘money’ to me, like you’re just going from lunch (in your lime green linen top)……and on to your yacht for drinks with friends…

that being said, my nerves would be shot within 4 seconds of picking up a white bag, as my lunch is often out of a bag and I don’t have a yacht…dang

xo

susan
susan
11 years ago

I have been and will always be very nervous about white or off white bags. With that said I own 3 and just bought a 4th. I think I’m attracted to the color because I do wear all black.

Lulugurl
Lulugurl
11 years ago

I am totally digging this purse….the white does make me nervous, but I think for this bag i could handle it!

MizzJ
MizzJ
11 years ago

I loove white bags, but agree they are very high maintenance. That being said, I do cherish my white bag and clean it obsessively (never EVER hits the ground). Not a huge fan of this Chloe bag though – I think the handles are too short to be practical.

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