Why do chloés weigh so much?

baglici0us

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I have the middle size, I beleive tote. Yeah, it's heavy. I save it for my winter or cooler season bag. For some reason I want to go light during the Summer and my plum heli doesn't suit. Although, I love how much lighter my Paraty is.

I also equate heavy with quality. I won't buy a light-weight leather bag. Just my opinion. :smile:
I agree with insane-maryjane. I love the substantial feel of a chloe bag. And the fact that we complain about the weight but still carry the bag anyway because we love it just brings us chloe fans together.
 
Nov 7, 2007
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I think quality leather and quality hardware - as well as a lot of the intricate construction of the chloe styles seem to result in a heavy bag...

It takes some getting used to.
 

qwerty234

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I think it comes down to the sheer thickness of the leather Chloe uses that makes the bags so heavy. And as it's a big bag there's a lot of leather.

Your heloise is gorgeous by the way :smile:

I have a 2008 saskia and the leather is a lot thinner and lighter, the bag feels lighter than my twiggy! The leather on my heloise hobo is a lot more substantial though and so it makes the bag heavier I guess?
 
Sep 6, 2007
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ITA!! It is the sturdiness and thickness of the leather.
I have the small heloise and I cannot carry it everyday.
Still, I think it is the most exquisitely constructed of all the bags I own :smile:


I think it comes down to the sheer thickness of the leather Chloe uses that makes the bags so heavy. And as it's a big bag there's a lot of leather.

Your heloise is gorgeous by the way :smile:

I have a 2008 saskia and the leather is a lot thinner and lighter, the bag feels lighter than my twiggy! The leather on my heloise hobo is a lot more substantial though and so it makes the bag heavier I guess?
 

morejunkny

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I have a gorgeous gray patent unquilted Bay, but I'm giving it to my best friend, because every time I carry it, it's a backbreaker. Shooting back and shoulder pains! It's so pretty I hate to let it go, but I can't do it anymore. Note: I do walk to and from work. I think it would be different if I commuted by car.

The weight is also what's stopping me from lusting after your beautiful Heloise.
 

Gatsby

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I remember the first time I saw a Heli in the store; the leather was so thick and lush, it made me think of pipe tobacco and whiskey and saddles and old libraries. It is a bit heavy but the leather is like no other. Your bag is beautiful, congratulations!