Revolutionary and beloved designer Phoebe Philo elicits a lot of feelings from fashion and handbag lovers specifically. The former Céline with-an-accent designer was responsible for a slew of handbag hits for Celine, many of which are beloved still to this day. But did you know that before her iconic Luggage Tote, Philo was responsible for one of Chloé's biggest bag hits?
Back in 2004 a young Phobe Philo created one of the handbag world's original it-bags and it was the beginning of a craze that even Philo herself couldn't have predicted. Fans of the bag listed themselves on waitlists, lined up outside of stores and searched the ends of the earth to get their hands on one of these instantly recognizable purses. Philo's designs really put Chloé handbags on the map, and back in the late 2000s celebs loved styles like the Paddington and the less popular, but still fan-favorite, Silverado, which was designed by Philo's predecessor Stella McCartney.
Philo's time at Chloé paved the way for the brand, cementing its presence in the handbag world, and when a new designer burst onto the scene, Chloé fans were ready. Hannah MacGibbon designed a bag that may have even surpassed the Paddington as it is still relevant to this day. Yes, we're talking about the Chloé Marcie, which was (and is!) a favorite celeb carry along with MacGibbon's other cult-favorite bag, the Paraty. Take a look below at the many Chloé it-bags celebs loved in the late 2000s and early 2010s. Were you a Chloé girl?