Chloe Angie Bag Chloe Angie Bag

Chloe Angie Bag in Red, Black or Two Tone Taupe/Sand

The new Chloe Angie bag for the AW2012/13 season has now been released and I have been able to find three versions of it.

The red version above, from Flannels Fashion, is slightly smaller than the other two with shorter handles – more of a tote bag. However, it does come with a separate detachable and adjustable cross body strap.

The black bag from Selfridges and two tone bag from Flannels Fashion and Harrods have a longer handle drop enabling the bag to be worn over the shoulder. The black bag has contrast stitch detailing in red; the two tone bag has a light sand coloured upper section and a darker taupe coloured lower section.

All three versions of the bag are similarly styled and shaped – they have two external alternate direction zip fastening pockets; the zip pulls feature the Chloe branding and have knotted leather thongs attached. All the metal hardware is polished gold in colour.

The bags also feature an interesting double zip top fastening.

The bag is fully lined in a bright fabric and there are two slip pockets inside, together with the Chloe brand label.

All the bags are presented in a Chloe dust bag.

Material: leather

Red bag: 38cm / 15″ x 26cm / 10.2″ x 14cm / 5.5″
Black bag, two tone bag: 43cm / 17″ x 30cm / 11.7″ x 15cm / 5.9″ ; handle drop 20cm / 7.8″
All measurements are approximate

Chloé’s carryall handbags are undoubtedly contemporary classics, and the new Angie bag is the label’s latest offering. Full of Parisian charm, the Angie bag is beautifully crafted from leather and accented with polished gold-tone hardware. It’s new, yet paradoxically it’s already timeless and certain to garner glances of admiration wherever you carry it.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Intergalactic Ozzie Tote Bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs Intergalactic Ozzie Tote Bag in Black or Chinchilla

The Marc by Marc Jacobs Intergalactic Ozzie Tote Bag is an ostrich effect shopper made from PVC. It has a top zip fastening and there is a brand logo on the front of the bag made from metal and leather. The bag features gold coloured metal hardware throughout.

The bag has two fixed top handles. Inside, it is lined in the funky black and white Marc by Marc Jacobs logo print fabric and there is an interior open pocket.

The bag can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.

Measurements: 37cm / 14.6″ x 33cm / 13″ x 15cm / 5.9″; all measurements are approximate.

Material: pvc

This shopper has a timeless silhouette and is an updated version of a classic day bag. It has a soft, slouchy and relaxed feel, and is incredibly spacious, making it ideal for shopping trips. Of course, the plaque on the front reveals the designer credentials in the most subtle of ways.

UK based, worldwide delivery.

Launer Traviata Handbag

Launer Traviata Handbag

Launer Traviata Handbag in Royal Blue, Latte, Lime Green, Black, Ruby Red, Raspberry Red (Patent), Black (Patent), Jaffa Orange or Daffodil Yellow

The Launer Traviata Handbag is a bag that is frequently carried by The Queen – and indeed, Launer are the holders of a royal warrant.

The Traviata Bag is made from calfskin leather in either matte or patent. It is a boxy, structured, traditional handbag with a flap over top and a single top handle. Whilst this handbag is a favourite of the monarch, the sales of it have also been booming in the under 50’s and the bag is now available for online purchase at Selfridges.

Are any of my readers old enough to remember Mrs Thatcher and her handbags? Well, she was a fan of Launer handbags too. These are bags for powerful women, there’s no question of that.

The Traviate Handbag has gold tone metal hardware throughout with the discrete twisted metal brand logo on the front, fastening with a concealed stud at the front. In addition to the top handle, it also comes with a detachable shoulder strap. The bag is lined in suede and features two internal compartments, zip fastening and slip pockets. On the back of the bag there is a slip pocket and there are four metal feet on the base to protect it from scratches.

Measurements: 18cm / 7″ x 23cm /9″ x 11cm / 4.3″; ( all measurements are approximate)

Material: calfskin leather lined in suede

This is a classic, lady like style, perfect for carrying at a wedding, special occasion or luncheon. It has a retro yet classic look which is, in many ways, timeless.

UK based

Givenchy Nightingale in Ostrich

Givenchy Nightingale Faux Ostrich in Beige

This Givenchy Nightingale tote is a medium sized leather bag with a faux ostrich texture. In a beige / sand colour with goldtone hardware throughout, this bag is perfect to match the Spring Summer 2011 season’s muted and neutral colour palette. This bag has two top carry handles and an optional leather shoulder strap.

This is a spacious bag with plenty of room for your everyday items. Inside, the bag is fully lined and there is a zip pocket and a double open pocket.

Measurements: 18″ / 46cm x 5.5″/ 14cm x 12.5″/32cm. Strap length: 23″ / 58.5cm

Material: 100% lambskin leather

Style note: The Nightingale is a timeless and iconic bag which is chic, sophisticated and contemporary. I am lucky enough to own a Nightingale and it is one of my favourite handbags – it’s just so slouchy and scrummy. Of course, the Nightingale design never dates and Givenchy reintroduce it in new textures or colours every season.

UK based, worldwide delivery is available.


Mulberry Shimmy Hobo Bag in Sand

This Mulberry Sand Shimmy Hobo bag made from pebbled sheep’s leather features chunky silver coloured metal hardware and a lovely silver Mulberry branded dog tag (see the photo below – the tag is so shiny you could even use it as an ad hoc mirror!).  The features all add up to give this Hobo a truly contemporary feel.

Measurements: 32cm x 37cm x 13cm (all measurements are approximate)

Style note: This is a fashionable and contemporary bag that would look great teamed with boyfriend jeans and a baggy shirt for a casual yet stylish daytime look.

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