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The Chloe Paddington

admin | Chloe | Wednesday, 23 April 2008
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redpaddington.JPGThis is the HARDEST bag to get this year. If you flip through the latest mags, only the hippest “it” girls have it. The Blue Nuit is as hard to get as the secret ingredient in coca cola. If you can’t get your hands on this must have color, you can settle for the chocolate (fab!), red (yummy!), camel (classic!), or electric cobalt blue (ick!). Net-A-Porter sold 376 bags in 36 hours and now has 700 names on their wait list. The other option is to go for the Silverado bag worn by secondary “it” girls like Jessica Simpson (we are being generous here with Jessica’s status after that trashy pajamas outfit she wore to the VMA’s).

Why do we love this bag? The leather is super slouchy and soft but ultra durable and scratch resistant. The medium size is functional for everyday and it?? perfect for a fun night of clubbing as well. The pockets on both sides are great for sliding in your cell phone and keys. The downside, it weighs in at a hefty three pounds! The lock alone is half a pound but the Paddington is just not the same without it so us fashion slaves will just have to look fabulous toting it straight to our chiropractors office.

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Chloe Saddle Paddington

admin | Chloe | Wednesday, 23 April 2008
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Can’t get enough of the Chloe paddington but can’t get your greedy hands on more than one color? The new paddington saddle bag should satisfy your obsession! Our favorite is in buttery tan leather with silver double Cs on the zipper. The signature lock is as heavy as the original but don’t worry! It’s long single shoulder strap will allow you to balance this hefty bag across your body without cracking your back. Your chiro will definitely approve. $1610 on Net-A-Porter

Lizard Paddington

admin | Chloe | Wednesday, 23 April 2008
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The iconic Chloe Paddington has gotten uber-hip with this limited edition lizard skin Paddington in metallic silver… what a way to start the holiday celebrations! Lizards are the crocodile’s distant cousin and equally exotic though much more reasonably priced. So go ahead and splurge if you can get your hands on one of these fabulous bags. www.chloe.com

CHLOE Paddington ALERT

admin | Chloe | Wednesday, 23 April 2008
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Grab your credit card immediately before these Silver Anthracite Leather Paddington bags sell out! This is the newest color for Spring from the House of Chloe and it just became available online today! This is the re-vamped version with lighter leather and lock. Finally an opportunity for you to own the iconoclastic paddington without worrying that it’s fake…. what are you waiting for? We certainly didn’t think twice and have already ordered ours. Bag $1720 or Tote $2005 net-a-porter

The First Amendment Is SOOO Last Season

admin | Chloe | Wednesday, 23 April 2008
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We received this letter today from the lawyers representing the retail website (we are not allowed to mention their name) reported in our story “A Real Story About a Fake Paddington” and were asked to take it down. It is, in our opinion, a disservice to the shopping community but unless there are lawyers out there willing to help us with the fight, we regretfully have to obey. We are excited, however, that we have become big enough to attract so much attention. Next week, Hermes will call to make us take down our bag logo. Maybe everyone on our Shit List will call and we can all go out, get drunk and go shopping together.

There are discussions about them at the Purse Blog Forum if you are interested.

NAGLE & HIGGINS, P.C.
Attorneys & Counselors at Law

December 15, 2005

Re: BAGSNOB.COM

To Whom It May Concern:

We represent “not allowed to say”, LLC, an Illinois limited liability corporation. “Not allowed to say” operates a business selling designer handbags and accessories via the Internet at www.not allowed to say.com (“not allowed to say??.

“Not allowed to say” recently discovered statements on your website, www.bagsnob.com (??he Bagsnob?? that dispute the authenticity of handbags sold by “not allowed to say”. The authenticity of the handbags sold by “not allowed to say” is an essential and material condition of the goods. The statements made by the Bagsnob are false and defamatory in nature.

By posting the statements on your website, you have published to the world at large. The statements are harmful to the reputation and goodwill of “not allowed to say” and interfere with its business. You may be under the assumption that the statements posted are merely opinion and you are not liable. However, opinions are actionable if they imply that defamatory facts exist to support the statement. Your statements regarding the concerns that the Paddington bags sold on “not allowed to say” were ??ake??and your conclusion that they were ??ot the real deal??are presented as facts.

In addition, you have misappropriated and mislabeled images from the “not allowed to say” that are authentic photographs of the handbags from Chloe, the manufacturer.

Accordingly, we demand that you (1) immediately remove all statements and references to “not allowed to say” from your website, (2) cease posting or allowing others to post statements or making any references to our client whatsoever, and (3) remove the Chloe photos that were taken from “not allowed to say” from your website. We hope that this matter can be settled amicably. However, if you refuse to cease and desist from this publication we will take legal action. We trust that it will not be necessary to do so. We shall await your response.

Sincerely,
“The Lawyer”

A Real Story About a Fake Paddington

admin | Chloe | Wednesday, 23 April 2008
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We were forced to take this story down but now that Sophisticated Spirit is no longer in business, I’m putting it back up. Maybe we were a factor and thus helped in saving unsuspecting shoppers from the heartbreak of buying a fake. In any case, it’s a good story.

We??e all been there: dying for a bag, months in on that wait list, every time you see some bitch with the bag you want to rip her eyes out. Desperate times calls for desperate measures, right? Even if it means buying bags from, ready for this? An unauthorized retailer!!! The horror of it sends shivers down my back. A few weeks ago, we received an email from one of our readers, who we will call X, asking to help spot whether or not the Paddingtons selling at www.sophisticatedspirit.com were fake. We checked it out and sure enough, they were not the real deal. These are pictures shown on the website.
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X even had the seller send detailed pictures of the bag and we went as far as forwarding them to our expert source to take a look, even though it was clear compared to the Paddingtons in my closet it was all amiss.
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Our assessment was that the handles looked too thin and far apart, the zippers were wrong, the seams were puckering and the price of $1,199 was a dead giveaway that it was a fake. But our gal was beyond persuasion, she had lust blindness and went ahead and bought it. Luckily, the story has a happy ending. We received this exciting email from her today.

Hi Snob!

I just HAD to tell you. I bought the Paddington today at Bergdorf Goodman (they got one chocolate brown in, and the woman working there knew how much I wanted it and called me first!).. and let me just say, you couldn’t have been more right about the first one.. it was SOOOOO fake. Now that I have the real thing, I am shocked at how wrong it was. In and of itself, it was a pretty bag – but there is no comparison to what I have now. You were SO right about the handles and everything down to details on the zipper were wrong. I am so glad you planted the bug in my head about those things -cause the feelings of doubt and uncertainty were what made me return it. I am an assistant buyer for a department store and I can’t believe how much this woman tried to play me for a fool. I would never carry a fake and I am so glad I talked to you. I am so happy that I found your blog and was able to figure out the right thing to do. Sometimes I guess when you really want something, you’ll try anything – but it’s best to wait for the real deal.

Thanks again,
X

This was an email sent by the owner of www.sophisticatedspirit.com after X asked many questions as to the authenticity. This just makes us crazy MAD!!

Dear [X],

You are so smart to ask and you have caught on to some of these scams on the net!!!!! I ordered this directly from Chloe, it was sent to one of their top Italian Authorized boutiques and then it was shipped to me. This is how I order almost all of my merchandise!!! Completely authentic straight from the designer!!!

Thanks so much for writing me and please let me know if I can help you in any other way.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Lynda Higgins
Owner
Sophisticated Spirit

The next “IT” bag?

admin | Chloe | Wednesday, 23 April 2008
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Dear Bag Snob,

What do you think the next “IT” bag of the season will be? Also what colours are going to be big this year?

Thanks.
Angela

Hi Angela,

The Chloe Edith is poised to be the big “It” bag of the season. Especially with the departure of head designer Phoebe Philo, it is sure to become a collector’s item alongside the iconic Paddington. We are also predicting lots of soft and muted colors for the year, no more tacky loud fuschia or purple bags, it’s all about classic ladylike shapes and colors and smaller bags. White is a hot color for bags this spring as are nude and beige colors. We love this beige kelly croc, it’s a classic little bag but will instantly update your wardrobe.

The Bag Snob

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The Fashion Designer- A dying breed………….

admin | Chloe | Wednesday, 23 April 2008
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The Bag Snob is sad to announce the departure of one of the best talents in the fashion industry. Phoebe Philo is parting ways with the House of Chloe.

“Personal” reasons were cited for the departure but we know better. The Richemont Group, who own Chloe amongst many other brands, are notorious for stifling their creative talent (remember Stella?)

But this is nothing new in the fashion industry, PPR SA famously rid of creative genius Tom Ford last year and LVMH has turned the talented Marc Jacobs into a blind and stupid cloning machine. These conglomerates don’t care about design or creativity, it’s all about marketing campaigns and mass consumption. A middle-aged Texas businessman bought Jimmy Choo for $100mil resulting in this hideous mess of a bag.

What is happening to the fashion industry? And why are we, the consumers, not demanding better products? We might as well shop at Target. At least in that case we won’t be footing the bill for multimillion dollar marketing campaigns and the cocain habit of it’s latest spokemodel.

Roland Mouret is rumored to be the top pick to take over the reigns at Chloe but we doubt that will work. Remember, this is the rebel who walked out of his design house and lost the right to his own name a few months ago! Don’t expect him to kowtow to the evil giant, or at least we hope he doesn’t.

Chloe Edith Satchel

admin | Chloe | Wednesday, 23 April 2008
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For the fashionista whom bigger means better, here is the ultimate fix. The Chloe Edith in grande. How fabulous is this? At 15″ wide it’s big enough to carry an extra change of clothes just in case you have a “Paris” moment and end up in a stranger’s bed with lights and camera. And at $1575, you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck. At Bergdorf Goodman.

Edith Available March 1st

admin | Chloe | Wednesday, 23 April 2008
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Let’s all breath slowly so that our fingers can be steady as we type in our credit card information. We have been told by our super secret source that the Chloe Edith in Whisky will be available at Net A Porter on March 1st. Get on it!!!! It will be in limited quantities so don’t come crying when they sell out.