This perfect half-moon shape you see here, done in true Chloé style, no less, is the Nile Minaudière, which is essentially jewellery-inspired thanks to a number of gold-toned metallic elements on the bag. The main star, the handle, is actually a bracelet – you can ‘hang’ the bag on your arm through the bracelet-handle which might feel silly at first, but give it time and it will feel most natural. It also means you’re hands-free, which is always a good thing, especially when one’s clutching the smartphone while the other is holding a hot latte. It also comes with a long sling, which means you can also wear it over the the shoulder or across the body.
Don’t be fooled by its small size though; the bag’s big enough for a mini cardholder/wallet and your core essentials. There’s also a back pocket for you to slide cards in. EZ-Link? Check. The perfect combination of form and function, it’s also a unique enough design that ensures you won’t be bored after one season.
For those who want more, the Nile collection extends to Small and regular sizes. And although they lose that perfect half-moon shape, the fuller bag is still classically Chloé (looks a little like the Marcie, no?) that comes anchored with the stunning bracelet loop. Which is the highlight of the Nile after all.
Currently sold out on MATCHESFASHION, you can find the Small Nile on Net-A-Porter where it is retailing for GBP1055. In Singapore, you’ll find the Nile Minaudière in White retailing for SGD2180 at On Pedder Ngee Ann City. The Small Nile in Black will also be available soon and will be priced at SGD2380. In other words, go have a look and see if this little darling is for you.
And if you’re a fan of Chloé, I hear they might be coming back to Singapore with a proper standalone store sometime in May 2017, so watch this space for more updates.