June 7, 2011

Chloé Patty Leather Shopper

Over the past couple of seasons, Chloé has impressed me with its ability to mix feminine style with minimalistic, simple designs.  I definitely consider Chloé one of my favourite labels.  So when I was asked to pick up a Chloé handbag for a friend, I was more excited than the two previous times when she asked for a Louis Vuitton and Chanel bag picked up.  The bag that I picked up this time was the Chloé Patty Leather Shopper in black:
At first glance, I wasn't exactly keen on the bag.  I'm not generally a fan of pebbled leather, as I tend to gravitate towards smooth leather, and the front flap didn't strike me as being a particularly flattering shape.  However, after looking more closely at the bag, I realized that this bag is in fact fantastically modern, without being overtly trendy.  The shape of the gold hardware is artistically geometric, and the sculpted flap is delightfully characteristic of Chloé.  A whiff of leather was also all-encompassing the moment I took the bag out, which is another plus with me.
It's lightly structured, and I can imagine it looking wonderful with either a classic, clean outfit, or something a bit more modern but still simple.  I'm not quite sure if my friend has the appropriate wardrobe to go with this bag, although she will no doubt find a way to make it work.  This bag can also be transformed into a shoulder bag, but because of the size of the bag, it doesn't look fitting snuggled against a hip.  Even though I might have bought another bag from the collection, this bag is definitely a good choice, and I think my friend spent her money well.  What do you think?

Image Source: Nordstrom

23 comments:

  1. oh man. be still my heart. i've been looking around for a great black bag and i'm pretty sure that might be the one!

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  2. beautiful bag!!

    xx.M

    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  3. It's beautiful, but as you said, at first glance it looks kind of weird... But after seeing the 2nd picture I really like it too! I'm sure your friend spent her money well.
    Thanks for visiting!

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

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  4. I love it, and the size if perfect!!

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  5. I really like this bag!! It looks like it would be able to hold a lot, and the fabric looks durable and long-standing. The outer flap is handy for storing things. And I really like the interesting clasps! http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

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  6. Lovely bag!
    xoxo
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  7. I like Chloè even if I'm a bit sad that this brand ahd just changed its creative director...i'm so curious to see the new collections.

    However, the bag is nice, even if it's not on my style, and it expresses absolutely the Chloè style, I believe. Honestly, I don't know...A part of me likes this bag but another part finds it "boring" and not really "nice".

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  8. lovely bag looks nice thank for lovely comment

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  9. I like it but is not driving me crazy, I don't know the reason.. but anyway.. who cares? lol
    Hey! and yes, it was a kind of scarf in my last photo but it was falling down. I always wear the same scarf, is my favourite one because is big and soft :)

    See you sweetie!

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  10. Not really my style but I can see why your friend bought it coz it's a great everyday roomy bag :) We all need a classic structured bag.

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  11. Personally, I'm not in love with black bags at the moment - I'm more into pale hues (nude, beige, blush); however, I am loving the aesthetic and the goldtone hardware of this one. Gorgeous! :)

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    Have a great weekend!

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  13. I usually like Chloe but this back is just a tad too retro classic for my taste. Still I'm sure your friend will enjoy it. Have a great weekend! XOXO

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  14. It's definitely a great investment piece! I love that it's not big and not too small. Just the right size for everything! The gold buttons are such a nice touch. It's not really my style but I do think your friend made a wise choice! :-) xoxoxoo

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  15. wow that's a beauty! and so classic. it'd never go out of style!

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  16. Super cute and elegant bag...Oh I think I need it urgently!
    Have a nice weekend:)

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  17. wow1 beautiful bag honey1 :d good post!

    xx

    Have a nice weekend! :)

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  18. Amazing!! Perfect for daylight routine.
    You inspired me to do a post about bags ;)

    LOVE YOUR BLOG!!

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  19. This looks like such a great "professional" bag ... though wayyy out of my budget!

    xox Lexi
    Glitter & Pearls

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  20. Not quite my style, but it's a nice bag. Can definitely see it being a "classic"! Looove the shape. I don't know why. I'm really into that boxy look ;)

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  21. At first I didn't like it, but after your descriptions it grew on me. Modern is right - but I think it has some art deco style features too. I dare not ask the price!

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  22. I love this bag, not my style but it's still beautiful.

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