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Designer bags can be magnificent additions to your wardrobe, but they are an investment, nonetheless. Chloe is a French luxury brand founded in 1952 by Gaby Aghion who introduced the worlds first ready to wear collection and called it luxury prêt-à-porter.  Since then the brand has been the definition of Parisian chic” as its designs are both romantic and glamorous, capturing the hearts of millions of women across the globe. It is one of the most iconic brands of the ’70s, worn by Jackie Kennedy, Brigitte Bardot, and Grace Kelly. Chloe brand is also famous for its leather goods, including luxury handbags which we will talk abo ut in this blog.

 

Chloe Marcie Bag

Inspired by a horseshoe, the Chloe Marcie Bag was first introduced in 2010 with their summer collection and received massive success. The Chloe Marcie bag is available in a variety of styles and sizes including the hobo, satchel and crossbody bag so that it can cater to a wide range of tastes and preferences. All these bags are spacious and allow you to carry most of your essential items including phones, keys, credit cards and a few cosmetics as well. The Chloe Marcie bag is designed and stitched to give a clear, sleek design that has curves to look feminine at the same time. The bag features intricate stitching with the Chloé logo embossed on the front and twisted handles which are fixed with sturdy metallic buckles. It is available in a variety of colours and materials such as Calfskin, Sheepskin and Python skin. It has a zip closure and twisted wrapped handles so it can be carried conveniently.

 

(Source: Chloe.com)

 

How much will a CHLOE MARCIE BAG cost you?

 

StylePriceSize
HOBO
Chloe Marcie Hobo Small Bag$1,465.00 (USD)11.1” H x 10” W x 2 ½” D
Chloe Marcie Hobo Medium Bag$1,695.00 (USD)12.1” H x 13” W x 4” D
Chloe Marcie Hobo Large Bag$1,795.00 (USD)14.1” H x 16” W x 5” D
PYTHON SATCHEL
Chloe Python Marcie Small Bag$3,895.00 (USD)11.1” H x 13” W x 5” D
Chloe Python Marcie Large Bag$3,995.00 (USD)14.9” H x 18” W x 5.25” D
MARCIE SATCHEL
Chloe Marcie Satchel Small Bag $1,795.00 (USD)]10 ½” H x 14.1” W x 4 ½” D
Chloe Marcie Satchel Medium Bag $1,850.00 (USD)12” x H 15” W x 5” D

 

Chloe Marcie Satchel Large Bag $1,895.00 (USD)14.25” H x 16” W x 6” D
SATCHEL CROSSBODY
Chloe Marcie Satchel $1,795(USD)11″H x 13 3/4″W x 4″D
Crossbody Bag $1,071(USD)

 

 

 

10″H x 11″W x 4″D

 

(Source: Chloe.com)

 

The Classic Chloe Marcie Bag

 

The classic Chloe handbag is quite popular among celebrities and socialites. It is a leather shoulder bag that is available in different shapes and colours. It has an exceptionally timeless design which appeals to women of various ages from corporate working women to mums and college students; the Chloe Marcie has been on the arms of many. It is one of those bags that keep resurfacing from time to time and its usually the first bag I reach for when in a rush.  It makes a stylish companion and is an absolute dream bag for millions of women.

 

What can you fit inside in a Chloe Marcie bag?

Although the Chloé Marcie is not a huge bag, it is nevertheless spacious. On a regular day, you can easily fit your medium-sized wallet, a pair of sunglasses, your phone, compact mirror and lipstick for sure.

 

How can you wear your Chloe Marcie bag?

 

The Chloé Marcie handbag can be worn over the shoulder or carried around your arms. It has both short handles as well as a longer shoulder strap, allowing you to carry the bag in crossbody style. The Marcie bag is an absolute classic that is made from genuine leather that is beautifully soft.

It is not bulky or heavy so you can put all your belongings and it won’t weigh you down.  The colours that Chloé Marcie offer is easy to pair with many outfits, you can wear it with anything! You can pair your Marcie bag with simple jeans and a sweater, or with a silk blouse with a skirt or with a long maxi dress for a fun night out with friends. What’s more, you can also style this bag with sweatpants for a casual run and chic look.

 

 

(Source: pinterest.com)

 

What colours is the Chloe Marcie available in?

 

Chloé Marcie comes in a wide range of colours; from nude to light grey tones and shades of brown such as caramel and toffee; to more sophisticated colours such as black, purple and navy blue. Even unique colours such as mint green and rose pink are quite popular in their spring/summer collections. If you’re looking for a long term investment in a leather handbag that won’t go out of style than Chloé Marcie is the one for you.

 

 

         (Source: pinterest.com)

 

The Mini Marcie Bag

 

The mini Marcie comes in grained calfskin with a square buckle in the middle that can be carried over the shoulder as it comes with a long strap (Min. strap length: 19.7″ / 50 cm and Max. strap length: 23.6″ / 60 cm).

It has one big compartment with two pockets, one on the front and one inside the bag. It also has an internal flat card pocket so you can keep your credit and debit cards safely without damaging them or bending them. The bag has antique brass finishing on the outside and a resistant khaki cotton lining on the inside. Like every designer bag, the mini Marcie comes with a dust bag.

(Source: net-a-porter,com)

Where to Buy

You can buy the Chloe Marcie bag directly from Chloe’s website, an authorised online re-seller, an official consignment store, or in person at a Chloe boutique near you.

 

Chloé Faye Bag

The Chloe Faye bag first popped up in the spring/summer 2015 collection. Since then, it has been seen all over on celebrities, bloggers, influencers and cult followers. It features a clean and contemporary design which makes it aesthetically pleasing while maintaining a laid-back look. Like many of Chloé’s other pieces, Faye is inspired by the hippie-chic 70s era.

 

            

 

How much will a CHLOE FAYE BAG cost you?

 

 

 

 

StylePriceSize
Chloé Mini Faye Backpack in Smooth & Suede Calfskin$1,490.00 USD6.7 x 7.5 x 4.3 inches
 

Chloé Faye Backpack in Smooth & Suede Calfskin

 

$1,990.00 USD

 

 

8.7 x 10.1 x 6.3 inches

 

Chloé Faye Wallet on Strap in Smooth & Suede Calfskin$795.00

 

7.1 x 4.1 x 1.6 inches

 

Chloé Faye Small Shoulder Bag in Suede Calfskin & Smooth Calfskin$1,390.00

 

9 x 6.3 x 3.5 inches

 

Chloé Faye Small Shoulder Bag in Smooth &

Suede Calfskin

$1,390.00

 

9 x 6.3 x 3.5 inches

 

Chloé Faye Shoulder Bag in Smooth & Suede Calfskin$1,950.00

 

12.6 x 10 x 1.6 inches

 

Chloé Faye Shoulder Bag in Python, Haircalf, Goatskin & Calfskin$2,250.00

 

12.6 x 10 x 1.6 inches

 

Chloé Faye Shoulder Bag in Studded Suede & Smooth Calfskin$2,250.00

 

12.6 x 10 x 1.6 inches

 

Chloé Faye Shoulder Bag in Patchwork Smooth & Suede Calfskin$2,090.0012.6 x 10 x 1.6 inches

 

Main Features of Chloe Faye

 

There are two main characteristics of the Faye bag, which make it stand out from the rest. It has a flat geometric shape and has a very distinctive ring with a chain attached at the front. The Faye bag comes in two sizes, small and medium. The smaller bag has a long shoulder strap and a rectangular shape; the larger one has a trapezoid shape.

 

(Source: Chloe.com)

 

Chloe Faye handbag stays close to the body, while its unique shape makes it unexpectedly spacious to carry all your personal belongings. It also has a magnetic closure and a detachable shoulder strap allowing you to carry the Faye as a crossbody bag. Both versions of the Chloe bag can also be used as clutches, adding even more versatility.

The exterior of the Chloe bag is made of high-quality calf leather, that is cut precisely and is hand-stitched to perfection. The smooth texture of the leather, its unique pattern and softness all make the Faye bag exquisite. The material is durable enough to last you decades even though the shape may fool you into thinking otherwise. It is also low maintenance and can be cleaned easily. The interior is made of suede calfskin that has been reversed polished and treated with water repellents to make the material more durable.

The most popular version of the Faye bag is made of smooth brown or mink calfskin with a suede flap.  You can also find the bag in other variants such as all black leather, white, greyish leather with a python flap, snake print leather, haircalf and goatskin patchwork.

Is Faye Bag worth the hype?

So, should you invest your hard-earned cash on a Faye bag? I am going to go over the pros and cons of the Chloe Faye bag and let you decide for yourself.

Pros

  • The Faye bag is a statement piece.
  • The magnetic closure makes it super easy to open.
  • It has a comfortable and adjustable shoulder strap allowing you to carry it conveniently.
  • The Faye bag is much larger than it appears. There are several compartments inside the bag, but it still looks slim.

Cons

  • Wearing it as a crossbody bag is not comfortable.
  • The size may not be practical for some because it’s pretty expensive for something that barely holds anything.
  • I believe the shape of the bag is not appealing; it might be one of those bags you get over quickly as trends change.

 

Chloe Nile Bag

Chloe seems to have mastered the formula of creating an “It” bag, season after season. One of the more recent “it” designer handbags is undoubtedly the Chloe Nile bag, also known as the bracelet bag. First, introduced at the runway show of spring/summer 2017, the Nile is the latest addition in Chloe’s string of hit designer bags.

 

Size

The Nile is available in three different sizes; small, medium and miniature; which all have the Parisian chic vibe and classic equestrian allure.

  • Small 7.9″ W x 4.7″ H x 2.4″ D
  • Medium 9.6″ W x 8.3″ H x 3.5″ D
  • Miniature 7.7″ W x 6.3″ H x 2.6″

 

Chloe Nile Price

Nile BagSizePrices in USD
Chloé Nile BagMinaudière$1,450
Chloé Nile BagSmall                   $1,550
Chloé Nile BagRegular                   $1,690

 

 

What I like about the Nile

  • It’s cute: It is a lovely bag which looks terrific with any outfit. The gold handle truly makes this bag unique, fun and chic. I am in love with the design and colours this bag offers.
  • It can be worn in two ways: It can be worn as a crossbody and as a top handle, carrying the bag by the gold spheroid handle. The strap is removable, which makes it versatile.
  • Short strap: Crossbody bags are my favourite because they free up my hands (so you can shop, drink coffee, browse your phone at the same time). It has straps that are simply too long for me, but the best part is that they are adjustable, and they don’t slip off your shoulders.

 

What I don’t like about the Nile

 

Size: All the sizes in this bag are pretty small, which can be a pro or a con at the same time. You cannot fit much into this bag, so it is only practical for formal events.

The front button: The front pin of the Nile is a magnet button that is not easy to open/close, making it less convenient.

The leather: The Nile gets scratched easily as the leather is not completely worn resistant.

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