Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Chloe Paddington Bag v Catwalk Chancery Padlock Bag

The Chloe Paddington was the original ‘it-bag’ when it was launched in 2002 and still retains its undeniably sexy appeal today. Created by designer Phoebe Philo it became unreservedly the perfect bag for girls who like the worn-in, slouchy leather look. On the plus side, the thick leather and chunky metal zip pulls give the bag its feel-good factor. On the down side, even if you’ve got around £800 to buy one, there are so many authentic looking fakes around these days that sadly, no-one will believe you’ve actually got the real thing on your arm. Plus, the enormous heavy brass padlock brings the total weight of the bag to a back-breaking 3 pounds (1.3 kg) and that’s before you’ve put anything in it!

Chloe Paddington £800 v Catwalk Collection Chancery Padlock £50

The healthier, lighter option is to go for Catwalk Collection’s Chancery Padlock bag which comes with a neat, dainty working brass padlock and key. Just like the Chloe Paddington, the Catwalk Chancery Padlock bag has retained its popularity over a number of years, being reinvented with exciting new leathers and gorgeous colours each season. The current favourite is Antique Berry Red; quality nappa leather is smooth to the touch with a soft, slouchy accent whilst the antique colouring is a special effect created by marbling darker shades over lighter hues for a subtle vintage effect.

Famous Chloe Paddington bag owners include:

Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Mischa Barton, Kate Bosworth, Nicole Richie, Tori Spelling, Lindsay Lohan , Victoria Beckham and Nicky Hilton.

1 comment:

  1. This bag (Chancery Red) is simply fantastic. The leather is so soft and wonderful. The handbag arrived in 5 days (from UK to Italy!) I will purchase from this seller again (and again!!) Thank you very much. I recommend this seller!!