Please post pics and info about your vintage Chloe.
PICS ONLY please, NO chatter
Sorry for the enormous delay! Important things were going on in sellerwatch!
Well younguns, my Chloe story begins way back in the halcyon days of S/S 2003, when you could still buy a Chloe bag for under £750.00!
I bought my first Chloe wallet from N-A-P. Apart from a gorgeous Bottega Veneta bag I got given for my birthday by my BF; this was to be my first high end leathergood purchase. This is still my favourite wallet and I use it as a clutch for day.
The tiger bag and the clutch with flowers soon followed, in A/W '03-'04. Although I have used my beloved tiger bag many times, as you can see, I have still not used the flower clutch! The tiger bag is truly stunning and is my favourite bag of all time!!!
A/W '03-'04 was my favourite Chloe year and Pheobe Philo had truly excelled herself. So, of course I had to buy these two beautiful Grecian clutches!
Then, in S/S '04, I bought first the silver and then the old gold (or was it the other way round?!) mesh hobos. As you can see, I've only used the silver one, so far. I then bought the green, black and gold beaded clutch; I thought this might be a mistake, as although I love characterful bags, I wondered whether this one might have a little too much character!
I was wrong!!! This clutch has turned out to be a very useful purchase; it looks amazing with black and is one of my favourite and (believe it, or not) most versatile summer bags!
Once again, if you have any bag pics which you would like to add to this thread, I would love to see them!
what a lovely thread... i'm totally in love with ur bags
i've always loved the clutch but never found those ...congrats
those are my bags i got both after lusting about them for 2 years as chloe released the bracelete bag for one season and the stopped for 2 years,but after i showred them with emails and calls wanting one they started putting them in prodution again(hehehe this is my version of the story anyway). the blue one i got for $1400 and the gray about $1200....enjoy
These clutches and bracelet bags are absolutely beautiful Thanks so much for posting!
Does anyone remember the collection with allover line-art illustrations? There was a handbag with a swan motif (a bit in the style of Bjork’s vespertine album art) I believe it was from s/s ’02 as I remember coveting the conte de fees Vuitton bags at the time too. Sadly, I passed up both! But I’d love to see a picture again.
Here is my camera bag from a/w '03 & an ad from the same collection:
Here is my Chloe collection, the upper left bag is my 'Annie Small' (?) charm bag (I only had one photo of my Chloe collection, and then a detailed photo), it is gorgeous chocolate brown textured leather with fringe detail, and brass and horn charms that can be removed and worn as a bracelet. It was the first 'luxury' gift from my boyfriend for my birthday, so it's very special to me!
The front middle bag is my black suede limited edition from 2003 (119/199). This bag is gorgeous, it has thick black suede, side pockets, and immaculate Moroccan style golden embroidery - it is so intricate, fabulous, and well detailed. The shape is also very unique, it fits a lot - but it is a compact shape... it is SO lovely in person!
here are mine...i got the black one about two years ago?? (not sure) and the messenger style is the paddington camera bag, just got it a few months ago. i truly love it and feel like it really supplements my 'bag' wardrobe, where the regular paddington style would just get 'lost' if you kwim...i wear it all the time!!!!
(actually, the black one, i haven't worn in about a year...if anyone's interested...)
Hi again, Milena, I do remember that bag; I've been Googling madly, to try to find photos, but I can't seem to find any older leathergoods collections (only full length shots and none showing the bag).
I've contacted Chloe, to see if they can help, so we'll see!
Great idea to contact Chloe- I hope you’ll hear back from them. I have had no luck searching online either…I’m even wondering if it was perhaps a See by Chloe bag, as I couldn’t find it (nor the printed tops) in the firstview.com runway pics…
Some lovely photos added ~ This thread is a wonderful resource.
This is my bracelet bag from s/s'04 – it also came in black, yellow and green:
This navy blue chloe was given to me as a gift approx. 10 years ago from someone VERY dear to me. I wore it maybe once or twice. I don't remember it coming with an authenticity card- or maybe it did and I lost it????? We have moved twice since then.
I do not know which store this what bought from, but I know its a reputable store , not a chloe boutique.
Has anyone seen this style before??? The leather is not as nice as the reccent paddys and silverados. I have no way of proving its authentic, but I am going to keep it for sentimental reasons.
There is no serial number inside.
Location: Brasil, Portugal, currently in Sydney (Australia)
This is my current Chloe collection: I'm still trying to convince myself to get a baby paddington or a small silverado
My all time favourites are the mini saddle bags. I'm still trying to find the black, brown and python to add to my collection. Sorry about the pic with the cats. I originally took those pics for the pets n purses comp, but it had already closed by the time i got my act together