Stop carrying that canvas laptop case to work that HR gave you for free when you were hired. Grab yourself a fabulous, and fashionable, tote bag for work which is both classic, and on trend for the fall season; and beyond!
You might be looking at the six totes I picked out and you might be thinking, “Gee, they’re mostly black!” Well, I love black bags for multiple reasons. The number one reason being they transcend season, so you can wear a black bag throughout the year without worrying about looking like you have last seasons bag. Black also hides dirt, and work bags are often set on the floor and tossed around. It’s important to have a sturdy bag which hides dirt that might be picked up during a busy work day.
Although these bags are classic black, there is an affordable and trendy animal print option, as well as texture. Most of these black bags have texture, which adds something interesting and chic to classic black. I’m thinking of picking up the quilted black tote bag this season. I love the convertible strap, and the chic look of the horizontal quilts.
Have you been longing for a new IT bag from Chloe? I know I have! It has been a few years since I have seen a new handbag style from Chloe that caught my attention. Perhaps it has to do with what I need in my wardrobe, or maybe it is design driven; whatever the case, Chloe has caught my attention with their new Aby handbag for the upcoming fall 2019 season.
Introduced for fall 2019, the Chloe Aby handbag is both a throwback to Chloe’s first IT bag, and a nod to the future of the design house. Featuring a Chloe Paddington lock, a well-loved feature of the IT bag which launched Chloe onto the IT bag stage, the Chloe Aby offers a bit of nostalgia without repeating something that was hot in the past. Love that!
Around 2005, the Chloe Paddington launched onto the IT bag scene. It was an ordinary, soft and casual satchel with an extraordinary detail; a heavy Chloe lock. The lock is what caught everyone’s attention, and soon, the Paddington was the hottest handbag in town. To illustrate how popular this bag was, there were fake Paddington’s roaming the streets; just like the ever popular swap-meet Louis’s we have spotted for decades. This bag was on fire!
Then poof! The IT bag market heated up and the Paddington became yesterday’s news. When that happened, there was something dated about the lock, and people shelved or sold their Paddington’s in favor of newer styles. Chloe reintroduced the bag about 5-6 years ago, in the hopes of re-igniting what once was, but like the Fendi Baguette and the Dior Saddle bag, they were over before they attempted to re-start. <sigh>
But for fall 2019, and I hate starting a paragraph and sentence with the word “but,” but seriously, it has to be done! For fall 2019, Chloe has defied the odds and designed us a fabulous, casual satchel bearing the Paddington lock. The Chloe Aby satchel comes in two sizes; small and medium. I fell in love with the bag as soon as I watched the fall runway on You Tube. I knew instantly this bag needed to be in my wardrobe. I love the nostalgia mixed with the modern design. Plus, it looked like a workhorse! Love that!
Chloe Aby tote review
The Chloe Aby handbag is a great choice for an everyday bag this fall 2019 season. Not only that, it has the makings of becoming the next IT bag. After all, the handbag market hasn’t had a stand-out IT bag in quite some time. The Chloe Aby is ready to fill that void.
If you are looking for a solid, everyday bag, the Chloe Aby is it. The outside of the bag features a top handle, which is a hot fall trend, and also a shoulder strap. This gives the bag a casual look and versatility. It also has a soft silhouette which offers just enough stiffness to hold it’s shape without slouching. That really is the best of both worlds!
Inside the Chloe Aby, there are two main compartments which are roomy enough for a small book, bag of snacks for the kids, gloves on cold days, and more! Between the two main compartments there is a slim zipper pocket which is great for important papers, or theater tickets. In addition to large areas, the Chloe Aby also offers a slim interior pocket which is great for placing tickets, receipts, or a phone. It’s very practical and handy!
My one complaint about the new Chloe Aby bag, is the clasp. It is magnetic, but it also has to be lifted up and slipped down to get the top of the clasp out of the bottom lock. It has taken some practice, and I have gotten the hand of it, but just keep in mind you may to fiddle with it a few times before mastering the security of the magnetic clasp. It’s really easy to open when wearing the bag cross body; which is a plus! Other than that, the bag is easy to reach into, and practical for everyday use. This is why I chose the Chloe Aby in black. Black is a great, classic hue which will be easy to pair with any outfit I wear this fall season and beyond. The Chloe Aby is not going to be a one season bag, this will be a handbag which sticks around for several seasons; hopefully it stands the test of time like the Marcie! I really love this bag!
Shop the Chloe Aby handbag online:
What do you think of the new Chloe Aby handbag? Will you be investing in one? If so, which color is your favorite?
Now that Memorial Day has passed, it is time to think about summer! I love the texture of a straw handbag during the warm summer months. If they get drops of water from the pool, or at the beach, they don’t get ruined like leather bags. The natural fibers are also ideal on hot days. Love!
There are so many fabulous straw bags on the market, it can be tough to find the right one! Well never fear, I shopped around and I found the most fabulous straw bags for summer 2019 online, and I assembled them into the shopping widget below! There are so many options; some are below $50, while others are hot designer investment bags. I hope you see the right one for you!
Shop straw bags summer 2019:
Which straw handbag style is your favorite? Are you a tote girl, or a shoulder bag girl?