Parisian women uphold a certain je ne sais quoi, an enigmatic quality that seems to be magically bestowed upon those who were born in the City of Lights.
But that doesn’t mean the few of us who don’t wake up to the view of the Eiffel Tower can’t emulate a charm similar to that of its women; and we have Chloé—one of the sartorial frontrunners who has made Parisian chic largely accessible and highly wearable—to thank for that.
When one thinks of the iconic endeavours of Chloé, the Drew bag comes to mind not just because it is of recent memory, but because adulation for the Drew bag has overtaken that for the Paddington with its updated silhouette and moony aesthetics. For what it’s worth, we review the Chloé Drew below.
Seriously, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
The Chloé Drew comes in innumerable permutations of exotic skins, leathers, colours and sizes. At Reebonz, you will find the Chloé Drew available in calfskin, goatskin, lambskin and suede, or a combination of any two of the aforementioned.
As if that’s not enough to pose the most indecisive of us with a headache, the Chloé Drew also comes in a total of five different sizes: nano, mini, small, regular and medium. The disparity in these sizes may be rather obscure, so scroll further down for a comprehensive size guide to get better acquainted with the Chloé Drew before you invest in one.
There are no qualms that the nouveau saddle bag is artisanally stitched to perfection. But, variations in the kind of leather or exotic skin used to construct the Chloé Drew can make or break your expectations of the bag’s visage when it does arrive at your doorstep, so here’s everything you need to know about the different kinds of leather that go into making the Chloé Drew:
Soft and buttery on touch, lambskin is both lightweight and malleable so the saddle shape of the Chloé Drew is less defined in this leather. In addition, the fibre of lambskin is not as dense as goatskin, thus it is prone to wear and tear that will be evident on the leather.
Calfskin may be tougher and thicker than lambskin, but it is nonetheless soft. Its thicker and tougher properties mean that calfskin is more durable and can withstand abrasions, all while retaining the shape of the Chloé Drew in the longer run.
Goatskin is the most durable leather in comparison to calfskin and lambskin due to its waterproof property. Yet, it is both supple and soft because of the presence of lanolin in the leather. Such qualities signify the little time it takes for one to break into goatskin leather, without having to worry about it breaking down in the long haul.
Feel within the Chloé Drew bags and you will be running your hands along the luxurious fabric of calfskin suede lining. It might take great pains to be extra careful not to damage the interior as suede is pretty vulnerable, but here’s a tip: ensure you store your makeup in a separate pouch to avoid cosmetic stains of any sort.
This additional measure may seem cumbersome but it will also help to organise your belongings in a bag with only one compartment, and a slip pocket for stowing pocket-sized loose items like your bus card.
Completed with a gilded chain shoulder strap and turnlock, the gold tones add an extra touch of grandeur to the equestrian saddle bag. The fine chain strap is thin and elegant, perfect for imbuing any look with lashes of femininity.
However, if you need to lug a heavier haul, the fine chain strap is hardly ideal in terms of comfort and functionality. The turnlock may also prove to be cumbersome for an on-the-go bag because it requires more than a snap to access your belongings.
As mentioned above, the Chloé Drew can be found in five different sizes: nano, mini, small, regular and medium. Below, you will have a full grasp of the respective dimensions of the nano, mini and regular—all available at Reebonz!