Chloe: Fashion Week’s must-have bag

This Chloe it-bag was seen on the shoulders of models and stylish guests from Paris to Istanbul. Now you can have it, too.

A Chloe Mini Hudson bag is spotted on a guest at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Timur Emek | Getty Images

In recent weeks, models, designers, and fashion bloggers have been flying around the world to attend different Fashion Week events in major cities from New York to Paris, and most recently, Istanbul. The one thing that has followed this stylish crowd everywhere they go (besides paparazzi, of course) is the ultra-trendy-chic Chloe bag. The handbag designer’s mini-bags, though well-known for many years, have become even more popular of late, and everyone from famous Swiss fashion blogger Kristina Bazan to supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio have been spotted with them in various incarnations. The calfskin Chloe bag with multi-color fringe ($2,390, Barneys) is fun and bright for spring, but our editors’ absolute favorite is the Hudson suede mini with a gentle gold studded detail. The cross-body bag was spotted on a Dior show spectator in Istanbul during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, which made fashion lovers all over the world stop and sigh with envy.

But why get jealous when you can get shopping? Chloe’s Mini Hudson bag is made of caramel colored suede calfskin, and available at boutiques and online ($1,800, Nordstrom). If you can afford it, it’s worth the splurge. But, of course, not everyone can drop $1,800 on a bag—that’s a pretty price tag for even the most passionate purse shopper.

If you’re a gal on a budget, don’t fret: suede and leather cross-body mini bags are a trend that’s here to stay, and plenty of top designers have similar shapes and textures. Get the Chloe look for less with one of these equally chic choices.

Rebecca Minkoff vanity saddle bag

Rebecca Minkoff vanity saddle has chunky whip-stitching along the edges adding subtle flare, just like the studs on the Chloe mini bag ($395, Nordstrom).

Rag and Bone mini Bradbury hobo bag in camel

Rag and Bone mini Bradbury hobo bag in camel suede has a sleek little profile with an eye-catching chain ($550, Forward).

Tory Burch mini leather saddle bag

Tory Burch mini leather saddle bag in Camello is so classic and easy to wear, it’s seasonless ($250, Nordstrom).

Alexander Wang Prisma Envelope mini bag

Alexander Wang Prisma Envelope mini bag in cigar brown suede has a luxe feel, and a structured shape that stands out ($595, available for pre-order at Barneys).

Rebecca Minkoff’s Color Block mini Suki saddle bag

Rebecca Minkoff’s Color Block mini Suki saddle bag is made of cool textured leather and a snakeskin detail to add a little extra edge to your outfit ($295, Rebecca Minkoff).

Still interested in a Chloe bag? (Or just want to dream a little?) Browse through some more of the gorgeous Hudson options here, with shiny studs, swaying tassels, or both:

Hudson large bag in suede calfskin
Small Hudson bag in smooth calfskin with suede calfskin tassel in sunflower yellow
Hudson bag in smooth calfskin embellished with golden studs
Caramel Hudson bag in smooth calfskin and suede calfskin multicolor fringes

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Natalie van der Meer
Natalie van der Meer
Senior Editor Natalie van der Meer is a former editor for Redbook, Woman's Day, Reader's Digest and Allure, covering fashion, beauty, travel, family, book reviews, and much more. She lives in New York City.