A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how much I didn’t like the See by Chloe Poya Minibag, and you guys responded in almost unanimous agreement. It was too small, too twee, and too unfinished to command several hundred dollars of anyone’s hard-earned money. And yet, the See by Chloe Poya Satchel, made from similar materials, seems significantly better.

Maybe it’s just because Net-a-Porter tends to style things really well in order to help you get a more accurate feel of how a bag will look its best, or maybe it’s because the scalloped edges don’t take up quite so much surface area on a much larger bag. Whatever the reason, my feelings about this bag are a bit less critical.

I still wouldn’t say that I like this bag; like’s a strong word. I simply dislike it less vehemently. The colors are richer and more current, the shape is trendy right now (hello, Mulberry Alexa), and for the size, the price is comparatively much better. Sometimes only a few design tweaks are necessarily to make a bag bearable. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $495.

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  • 19yearslater

    This is miles better than the small version. This is schoolgirl chic rather than middle school field trip. I love Net-a-Porter’s styling feature, btw. (ipad)

  • Marianna

    I really didn’t care for the small version at all but the styling works nicely on this bag. (ipad)

  • thecounselormom.com

    I don’t like the eyelet on this bag! Hideous.

  • MizzJ

    Eons better than the other one, but still kinda too much of a novelty bag for me. Only to be worn when wearing appropriately twee vintage style clothing.


  • Vitta

    Not bad! With the darker, contrast trim (including the scalloped eyelet edge), this romantic “school-bag” would have looked even more finished. Great size and price. (ipad)

  • Stylista

    I’m really starting to like Chloe! So feminine and pretty, but polished at the same time. This is so cute.


  • Kelly

    still don’t like the scalloped edges on this bag…but much improved from the mini version (iPad)

  • Mochababe73

    I really like this bag with the exception of the buckle straps. It’s the right size and quite roomy. I would buy one even at this price.

  • FashionIsMyHobby

    It’s okay. Not my style or colors. (ipad)

  • Linda

    Not crazy about the scalloped edges. (ipad)

  • ann

    like the bag except for scalloped edge … reminds me of rick-rack trim. (ipad)

  • bag angel manila

    hm just like mulberry alexa

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  • spanish moss

    eyelet doesn’t work for me. (ipad)

  • Tonya

    I don’t like it, or the circle designs going around it…I would def. pass (ipad)

  • Joyce

    Better than the small one, but still … (ipad)

  • Limey

    it’s cute.. (ipad)

  • Lianne

    I like the bag, but the scalloped edge just just a little… twee. (ipad)

  • Kris Colvin

    I LOVE this bag!! But I’m immature. I think the scalloped edges are sweet. :-)