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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Arrivals Alert: Chloé Python Paraty


The Chloé Paraty (our pick for 2009's best designer bag) is back for spring, and it couldn't look any lovelier than this. Light blue python is a feminine and sophisticated option for the upcoming season. The spacious Paraty, with its dual top handles and convenient shoulder strap, is available via net-a-porter.com for a hefty $3825. It'll certainly drain your bank account, but I can't think of a better reason to brown bag tuna sandwiches.

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6 Responses to "New Arrivals Alert: Chloé Python Paraty"
  1. gail said...
    Wednesday, March 03, 2010

    I am probably one of few that is NOT a Paraty fan. When I saw IRL I found it kind of heavy and bulky and with a little bit too much going on. Also, I require easy accessibility, like an outside pocket of some kind. Yet, this color is lovely. It is already sold-out on NAP. What economic recession????

  2. Michael St. James said...
    Wednesday, March 03, 2010

    LOVE this color! Thanks for keeping us updated Dania!

  3. Dania Padron said...
    Wednesday, March 03, 2010

    Gail, I agree with you about the bag being heavy, but it's not the first Chloé bag to be accused of that ;-) The first time I saw this bag IRL was on the arm of a 50-something yr old lady waiting outside a restaurant. She was carrying a black python Paraty, and I literally could not stop starring at it. The next week I high-tailed it to the stores and took one out for a spin. It was heavy, but it was a stunner. I'd give my right arm to get this exact bag. Sadly, my arm is not worth $3825 ;-)

  4. gail said...
    Wednesday, March 03, 2010

    One more thing... Have you seen the two-tone one on Saks.com in the "old pink" color? The color is very pretty. Imagine it in that color in python.

  5. Dania Padron said...
    Wednesday, March 03, 2010

    YES!!! I forgot to mention that one when I reviewed the Mavis bag a couple of weeks back. I have to say that I prefer the Paraty in python MUCH MORE than regular leather. It just lends itself to that skin.

    As a general rule, croc and lizard work best on structured bags while snakeskin looks best on a relaxed bag. Without that flexibility, the python, in particular, would flake off too easily.

    Well, at least we agree on how gorgeous these colors are.

  6. gail said...
    Tuesday, March 09, 2010

    Dania, I have to say that since I last posted, the Paraty in python is growing on me. Maybe I was tainted because I only experienced the leather version. I looked at the other colors on the Chloe website - all amazing (grey, ocean (which I think this one is) and milk. My guess is that the medium size really lends itself to a day to evening type of bag. I just wonder how versatile the blue or grey would be compared to black? If I would/could spend this much on a bag, I would want to use it A LOT!

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