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Chloé Phoebe Philo Banana Print Chain Mail Leather Shoulder Bag, 2004


In Spring 2004, designer for Chloé Phoebe Philo introduced an upbeat collection acclaimed for its incorporation of a wild banana print that graced across swimsuits, dresses, and crop tops. Supposedly, this print inspired Philo after seeing a photograph of Kate Moss in a shirt of a similar print, nonetheless, after her 2004 collection, the banana craze was in as the semblance of laidback luxe.

With the same print, this highly collectible Chloé chain-mail hobo bag is accented with white leather, and is tied at the top, the silhouette of the bag implying the shape of a banana. The chain face of the bag allows for it to be slightly flexible, and to glimmer in the light. A hobo bag is always the perfect option for a grab-and-go type of day. Paired with a lax look, and beachy accessories, this banana print Chloé bag is sure to revise a day-to-day look with a zany pop.


Strap drop: 12 inches

Width at widest point is 15 inches and gradually tapers to 10 inches at the base.

Depth: 3 inches

Height 9 inches

The Chloé logo is embossed on the leather strap, and on a leather token inside. The bag is lined with a sand colored canvas which provides some structure. It is closed at the top with a large white metal zip, and is large enough to accommodate traveling light, or for high capacity. Overall, the bag is in excellent condition, and only has slight wrinkling in the leather at the base. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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