Chloé’s Clare Waight Keller is Givenchy’s New Designer; Here’s What It Could Mean for the Brand’s Bags

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We interrupt our normally scheduled Bag Deals post to bring you some news. (Also, the available bag deals were bad this week.) Recently departed Chloé designer Clare Waight Keller’s next move has been announced: she’s the new creative director at Givenchy, and her first collection will debut in October at Paris Fashion Week, according to Women’s Wear Daily.

Waight Keller’s name had not been among those circulated as potential successors to Riccardo Tisci when he announced his exit from Givenchy at the beginning of February, and when she departed Chloé earlier this month, few outlets that reported on the move even speculated on what she might be doing next. To say yesterday’s announcement of her arrival at Givenchy was a surprise would be an understatement. And yet, the move feels like exactly what I wanted, even if I didn’t know I wanted it before it happened.

When it came to accessories, the efforts of Tisci and his Givenchy team have felt a bit phoned-in over the past couple seasons. Givenchy’s most recent big launch, the Horizon Bag, met with a less enthusiastic reaction from shoppers than management probably hoped, and for reasons that were never entirely clear, the brand distributed bags to its celebrity loyalists that never seemed to arrive in stores. Usually brands use their relationships with stars to build interest in new pieces that shoppers can buy, and Givenchy had always been adept at seeding product with celebs in the past. Over time, the well-oiled machine at Tisci’s Givenchy started to creak.

Meanwhile, at Chloé, Clare Waight Keller was overseeing the revitalization of the brand’s accessories business with a string of hits that included the popular Drew, Faye and Hudson bags. Where Givenchy’s bags had grown increasingly heavy and masculine in many ways, Chloé’s struck an often-sublime note of Parisian femininity that was still supremely wearable and functional, and never too sweet. If Waight Keller can combine that sensibility with some of the goth drama of Tisci’s Givenchy, it feels like we’re in for some very, very good bags. I haven’t been this excited for a designer’s arrival since Raf Simons took over Dior.

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Chloé Nile Minaudière

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This perfect half-moon shape you see here, done in true Chloé style, no less, is the Nile Minaudière, which is essentially jewellery-inspired thanks to a number of gold-toned metallic elements on the bag. The main star, the handle, is actually a bracelet – you can ‘hang’ the bag on your arm through the bracelet-handle which might feel silly at first, but give it time and it will feel most natural. It also means you’re hands-free, which is always a good thing, especially when one’s clutching the smartphone while the other is holding a hot latte. It also comes with a long sling, which means you can also wear it over the the shoulder or across the body.

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Don’t be fooled by its small size though; the bag’s big enough for a mini cardholder/wallet and your core essentials. There’s also a back pocket for you to slide cards in. EZ-Link? Check. The perfect combination of form and function, it’s also a unique enough design that ensures you won’t be bored after one season.

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For those who want more, the Nile collection extends to Small and regular sizes. And although they lose that perfect half-moon shape, the fuller bag is still classically Chloé (looks a little like the Marcie, no?) that comes anchored with the stunning bracelet loop. Which is the highlight of the Nile after all.

Currently sold out on MATCHESFASHION, you can find the Small Nileon Net-A-Porter where it is retailing for GBP1055. In Singapore, you’ll find the Nile Minaudière in White retailing for SGD2180 at On Pedder Ngee Ann City. The Small Nile in Black will also be available soon and will be priced at SGD2380. In other words, go have a look and see if this little darling is for you.

And if you’re a fan of Chloé, I hear they might be coming back to Singapore with a proper standalone store sometime in May 2017, so watch this space for more updates.

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CHLOE KERI TOTE BAG

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The newest Keri Tote Bag from Chloe is something you shouldn’t dare miss. A simple yet classic tote bag, you’ll definitely find yourself falling in love with this bag and we wouldn’t blame you for it.

Minimalistic in design yet fashion-forward, this Keri Tote Bag might just be the next big “IT” bag of the year. And why not? It features grained lambskin leather finished off with a hook-shaped strap base. The polished brass tone hardware and the gold-stamped logo at front on the other hand, made it all the more captivating.

But wait, there’s more to its outside appearance that meets the eye as its interior is also something you would look forward to. It has top zip closure and a zip pocket interior perfect for keeping your phone or other essentials.

The Chloe Keri Tote Bag is available in two colors: caramel and black. It measures 11′ x 17′ x 6.5′ (H x W x D) inches and is priced $1550 USD via Chloe boutiques or Barneys.

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Chloe eBoutique Is Now Open

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Chloe has finally opened their own eBoutique. The brand’s latest collection is now available for purchase on Chloe’s website. These includes Ready-to-wear items, Handbags, Shoes, Accessories, Childrenswear and Fragrances. Chloe’s newest handbags from the Fall 2016 Collection are available online, as well as their classic bags. The online boutique is available in different countries in Europe, America, Asia and Oceania. Chloe currently accepts payments via Credit Card and PayPal. Check out the Chloe eBoutique

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Chloé Elle Medium Crossbody Bag: French Twist

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Literally a classic with a twist, Chloé’s Elle crossbody has just enough unique detailing to take your basic needs to the next stylistic level. Giving a timeless black leather convertible bag (it can be worn as a clutch, crossbody, or lengthy shoulder bag, depending on your mood) a fresh and unexpected injection of curved gold-tone metal translates to instant excitement that works effortlessly for your daily life.

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The bag itself also holds more intrigue than it initially lets on: the tear-shaped body becomes larger towards the bottom, allowing for more storage than you would expect from such a small bag. With a flap-front opening, it offers easy access, and for most days, this is really all you need. Besides, what’s more versatile than clean black leather set off with a major twist of plentiful – and beautiful – gold hardware

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Chloé Goldie Small Leather and Suede Shoulder Bag

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One word: sumptuous. I love the richness of this Chloé bag. While most of the brand’s bags make me love them for different reasons (their cool construction or their super-cute silhouettes), the Goldie, with its buttery tan leather, has a texture that makes me say, “Ahh!” It’s crazy-smooth and the yummy chestnut skin poses as the perfect palette for a great array of trademark Chloé details.

Like the modernized saddle shape, a signature of the label that’s looking better and better these days. Or the coyly contrasting gusset of suede, for even more visual depth. Or the rounded black leather handle, tubular and topped with unique chain links. Or finally, the gold ring clasp, which serves as the glamorous crown jewel.

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