Chloe 2009 Handbags: The Return of the Chloe Girl
The fashion world was holding its fragrant breath in 2009, awaiting Chloe’s new creative director Hannah MacGibbon to unveil the direction she was going to take the famous fashion house. At the time, some heavy-hitting critics had expressed dismay at the rougher, bad-girl image that Chloe fashion had taken on under new management, and Hannah MacGibbon was expected to refocus the iconic Chloe girl back on her trajectory, yet, trickily, without reverting to an older, passé Chloe look. MacGibbon had worked closely with Phoebe Philo - hailed as one of Chloe’s best creative directors - who had brilliantly refined and updated the bohemian chic prêt-a-porter essence of the brand. MacGibbon was deemed a success with her Chloe 2009 lines, not just with garments, but luckily also with our own passion - Chloe bags.
Overall, there wasn’t too much of an overall change in the handbag lines, but more so some notable exceptions. The expandable Andy bag was a popular item of conversation, with a zip-down bottom area that gave it a lot of versatility. The handheld Sally bag was a huge hit, especially the eggplant-colored Sally Flap bag - just the right size to be chic but big enough to really go out on the town with day or night. To this day it is still hard to get your hands on, even in the fake handbags world! Lastly, runway audiences saw a really unique leather Chloe bag, the Hedda large tote. With a narrow frame, but a large interior, it can hold a lot but still appear slim and stylish on the arm.
There were some interesting new Chloe 2009 styles though, too. We particularly liked the stripes on the Paraty-like tote, in white canvas, and the bag itself of course. Not too numerous or too bright, the red and blue on white evoke a light and breezy afternoon of casually accomplished to-dos. A bonus with the larger tote version of this bag is the leather bottom, giving it some durability and adding a little maturity to the rest of the design. Another notable stylistic foray we loved for 2009 Chloe and replica handbags alike was the gray, soft leathers, completely fetching on such bags as the Heloise Hobo and the Kathleen shoulder bag. Chloe’s always been known for its ultra-rich irresistible leathers, and the gray tones give the weight and toughness a sensual allure that really reconnects the brand with its original appeal, as MacGibbon. We got on this trend right away with our replica handbags and we hope you melt to the touch of Heloise and Kathleen like we did. Welcome back Chloe girls!