I've been dying for the spring version of Chloé's Python Marlow Satchel to make an appearance online. Even though my heart lies with the stunning ocean blue 'Marlow' I previewed last year, I can't help but marvel at the exquisite blush grey hue of this iteration (available at net-a-porter.com). This particular color helps soften the relaxed box-like satchel shape of the 'Marlow'. In addition, a neutral hue like this will work with just about any other color you can think of as well as looking appropriate during any season of the year.
There's no need to expound on the beauty of the python exterior. In terms of aesthetics, the python 'Marlow' oozes an elegance and sophistication that croc skins can't achieve. That's why I always prefer snake or lizard skins over croc and alligator any day. The detailing on this design provides a bit of an edge without detracting from its obvious classic appeal. From the wrap-around, buckle-accented strap along the top to the convenient side pocket with gold-tone hardware, every detail on the 'Marlow' is perfection.
Time to talk money, though. The Chloé Python Marlow Satchel will run you a whopping $4610. I know, steeeeeep!!! Let's face it, ladies, a bag like this will never be cheap. When you take into account the beauty and practical nature of the design, the on-point detailing and the python exterior and leather accents and trims (not to mention the dreamy velvet-lined interior), it isn't too difficult to arrive at the amount Chloé did. If you have the money to spend on a bag like this, you have my whole-hearted support. Beware of fraying python skin, though. It's a forgone conclusion that it'll happen to even the most impressive of skins.