A Find: More to Love from Chlo
April 10, 2006
What: Straight from the runway ChloÃ© bags
Why: In my humble opinion, nothing beats the Chloé Paddington– even with the wrist-breaking weight of its signature padlock. (Beauty can be painful, after all.) But I admit Iâ€™m biasedâ€”I own one and love it. Still, I canâ€™t help lusting over ChloÃ©â€™s new Betty satchels (available for pre-order at Neiman’s). All three colorsâ€” metallic pewter, gray leather, and chamoisâ€”incite desire. At first glance, the bag isnâ€™t an obvious Betty. In fact, itâ€™s more of a Plain Jane. But like with a lot of ChloÃ©â€™s beauties, thereâ€™s something about the ultrasimplistic style and ever-so-reliable functionalityâ€”four sizable front pockets and a coin purse that acts like a fun detailâ€”that draws you to it. Casual yet city chic, simple yet classy, Bettyâ€™ll probably end up on every womanâ€™s already-too-long most-wanted list. Another newcomer is the Silverado Hobo. While I would definitely choose the Betty over this one any day, the leather bag has special whipstitching to for a little Western edge.
Find It: NeimanMarcus.com