Chloé has a habit of creating cult handbags. It all started in 2005 with the slouchy Paddington featuring a gold padlock. In fact, you could say that the epic waiting list it caused was one of the triggering factors behind It bags even becoming a thing in the first place. Seventeen years later, the accessories department at the French fashion house is still sending shoppers into a spin.
One of the biggest bags of past couple of years is the Chloé C bag, though it seems like styles from its S/S 22 collection are going to be just as popular (more on those later).
The beauty of Chloé bags truly lies in their variation and versatility. For each style, there are often several silhouettes you can choose from, including smaller clutches all the way up to everything-but-the-kitchen-sink-sized totes. Meaning whatever your arm candy preference, you’re sure to find a Chloé bag to suit.
From its archives to pieces only available second-hand all the way up to bags from its latest S/S 22 collection, take a look at what our editors consider to be the most iconic and best Chloé handbags.
1. The C Bag
Style Notes: Chloé’s C shoulder bag is really elegant, as it has a wide leather strap and a delicate C logo on the clasp and comes in beautiful colours, such as dusty grey and cream. Our favourite? Those with mock-croc finishes.
Style Notes: This bag is a must for Chloé collectors, owing to its iconic padlock clasp and its roomy interior. Of course, you can always shop the crossbody options, too, but we’re most partial to the Aby tote.
Style Notes: Chloé is the reason so many bags at the moment feature a gold circle handle or detailing, and the Nile was one of the key It bags of 2017, spotted on the likes of Eva Chen, Aimee Song and Solange Knowles.
Style Notes: The '70s-inspired Faye bag with a circle clasp and chain detailing first showed in the house's S/S 15 show, and it since has been worn by every blogger we can think of. Years later, we're still obsessed. It's still worth investing in a Faye, as it's become a true classic.
Style Notes: The Drew handbag is also a street style favourite, and it has an elegant round silhouette with a gold chain strap and clasp. Olivia Palermo has the two-tone yellow-and-rose style, but if you're after a more classic, try this quilted tan option.
Style Notes: Arguably one of the most minimalist bags the fashion house has created in a while, this tote from S/S 21 comes with oversized hardware on the strap. Find it in a range of sizes and muted colourways.
Style Notes: For her first collection at Chloé, Gabriela Hearst paid homage to the brand’s heritage while marking the start of a new era by reissuing the iconic Edith tote, the first luxury bag she ever bought. It was crafted from supple burgundy leather and traced with cream topstitching, while the buckled front pocket took its cue from the classic satchel.