Just the other day, the Alice tote had me talking about Chloé reclaiming their It-bag status. While I’m all for Alice, Angie is rubbing me the wrong way. Is it just me or does the bag look a little…deformed? A big pouf at the top and then a rather stunted bottom. The silhouette is domed to the point of distraction. The bottom will likely open up once it gets weighed down with stuff, but its natural shape is just plain awkward. Sure, the leather is lush, the seams are tailored, and the hardware has that lustrous gleam. That’s all well and good, but big whoop. Nothing to write home about here! Just a couple of zip pockets floating in the center of a vast expense of bag. Chloé has a way of blowing hot and cold when it comes to their designs, running the gamut from must-have to must-miss. The Angie isn’t a total disaster by any means, but here’s to hoping their next release is boiling hot.
Available at Barneys New York in Large, $2,295, and Medium, $1,995.