I have not seen a Chloe bag as exciting as the Paraty since the Paddington (yes– I still love them, I have two but they are stored away). I first noticed it in an ad over the summer in Paris– I made a mental note to find out more to report to you but upon arriving home, the tabloids beat me. The Paraty has been seen on everyone from Katie Holmes to Mary Kate and I usually don’t want bags that the celebs are carrying but this one beckons me and I can’t resist!
I love the shape and the minimal hardware. My one complaint of the Paddington was that heavy lock but we don’t have to worry about that with the Paraty! The rolled leather detail is also amazing– it gives the illusion of a structured bag but this is in fact as soft and slouchy as they come.
The leather versions retail for $1,910 but it’s the luscious python version at $3,820 with brushed gold hardware that I am dreaming of. I say dreaming because I can’t bring myself to buy another bag right now– even one as fabulous as this. If you are up for a new python lovely, call Chloe at (212) 717-8220 and get yourself on the waitlist TODAY! I just spoke to the Chloe rep and they are expecting a new order and are taking names for the list!!! Chloe Bags also at Net-a-porter.com
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