The French fashion house Chloe was founded by Gabrielle Aghion, a French fashion designer. Rather than labeling the line under her own name she chose the brand name Chloe, after a friend. She is said to have coined the phrase “prêt-à-porter” (ready-to-wear). The ready-to-wear collections became the label of choice for the wealthy.
She also had a unique eye for talent; Karl Lagerfeld was the main designer for 20 years before moving to Chanel. Next was new designer Stella McCartney who was followed in 2001 by Phoebe Philo who loved accessories and the first IT bag Paddington was born.
This authentic Chloe Kerala trim tote is available in a rich chocolate brown leather. Details include dual flat leather handles and trim, brass studs, brass hardware including horse and horseshoe charms. Charms hang on a leather strap with a brass weight tethered from a D-ring. The leather tag keeps the oversize charms from jangling. Brass hardware is signed on a number of pieces; round brass weight, horseshoe and interior zipper pull. This open top tote is pulled together with a flat leather flap and brass swivel lobster clasp.
The interior is spacious and lined in a brown twill. One 7-inch | 17.8 cm zip pocket. Date code is 01-06-51-5267. Production year 2006. No dust bag. Made in Italy. Retail $1200 USD | $1595 CAD.
Length: 13 inches | 33.0 cm
Height: 14 inches | 35.6 cm
Width: 6 inches | 15.2 cm
Handle Drop: 7 inch | 17.8 cm
Pre-owned Bag: This tote bag is in exceptional condition. There is not much to say about this tote in terms of condition. Dual handles, corners and bottom do not reflect any wear. The bag has maintained it’s shape and the brass hardware does not show any scratches or wear and the interior is clean. All photographs can be magnified for a closer view by clicking directly on the photo. Also available: Chloe Metallic Leather Paddington Wristlet Clutch