Accessories Spotlight: Chloe Marcie
It’s no secret: we love a good crossbody bag.
And, as any standard New York City girl, we’re always on the search for the next crossbody Must. You know the kind — modern-yet-slightly-vintage feel, big enough to hold the essentials (iPhone, wallet, sunnies and lip-gloss) yet small enough so that you may just forget that it’s there.
Well dear friends, we may have just discovered the absolute perfect, small-enough-to-twirl-in crossbody. It’s discreet, it’s darling… it’s the Chloe Marcie. The latest style to come from new creative director Clare Waight Keller, the Marcie features an adjustable crossbody strap and horseshoe flap-top that lends a keen 70′s equestrian vibe. Although the bag feels supremely relaxed (almost as though the chicness were an afterthought), this little-bag-that-could is carefully hand-made by skilled Italian craftsmen. From start to finish, a single Marcie Bag consists of thirty metal pieces and fourty leather parts, taking two full days to evolve into its final shape. And, because we know that many of you may need something bigger than the minimalist size, the Marcie comes in a delightful range of sizes and styles to fit your busy, adventure-filled lives.
There are top-handle totes for a more tailored, Uptown feel, hobos for our maxi-wearing Nolita brunch-goers, and satchels for those who must have their iPad, train-read, beauty kit and everything else in-between perpetually at the ready. And, of course, there’s our darling, dear Mini Crossbody that is perfectly perfect for a charming afternoon stroll through the Village or dizzying dance in a moody Williamsburg dive. And, starting this Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4, we’ll have an exclusive selection of Marcie’s on the Main Floor. So stop by and give them a viewing — you may just find your next handbag.
View an exclusive selection of Marcie Handbags
Thursday, May 3 — Friday, May 4
212 872 2615
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Chloé is founded in 1952 by Gaby Aghion, an Egyptian born Parisienne with a dark beauty and a bohemian spirit. Rejecting the stiff formality of 50’s fashion, she creates soft, body conscious clothes from fine fabrics calling them “luxury prêt-à-porter”. Unique for their time, they are beautifully made clothes available off the rack. Chloé– a name they chose for its warm, feminine appeal – is perfectly in sync with the new mood of Paris; youthful and modern in design, and slightly audacious in spirit. The label grows in popularity and Gaby Aghion initiates what will become the hallmark of the house: hiring new, young talents to design the collections. Among many talents that the maison has bread, suffices to mention Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Martine Sitbon or Phoebe Philo to see that Chloéhas always been an incubator of fresh talent. Chloé’s vision of romantic, ultra feminine fashion lives on.