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Special Guest Editor Series – Shopping For Chloe Ash Grey Color Marcie Bag

Posted in Chloe, Handbags & Accessories with tags , , on June 12, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug
Fashionistas all over the world are all crazy about this new fabulous “IT” bag by Chloe – The Marcie Bag! It’s made in the most luxurious & soft bufflo leather and available in various of Luxe colors! In our previous posting, we have presented you the luxurious “Vermillion Red” color Marcie bag, in this posting, we are so happy to introduce you our newest contributing editor “Tara” from the mecca of fashion – New York City to share with us her shopping trip for this fabulous Chloe Marcie bag!
Chloe has many beautiful new colors on their website for their Marcie shoulder bag, but seeing them in person is always a different and usually better experience. So I head out to the usual lot of department stores here in Manhattan that carry Chloe & visit Chloe’s boutique. My main interest in this “window shopping” excursion was to see the Ash ( grey) color in person, and be able to photograph a few bags in action to share with all of you! What I ended up focusing on was the new Ash color large Marice and the Cannon gunmetal metallic small Marcie.
 

First stop was Bergdorf Goodman and wow one week later everything they had from Memorial Day weekend was gone! They barely had any bags, although the salesman said they expected more stock in a week.  Luckily, I walked over a few blocks to Bloomingdales. Here they did have the small Ash Marcie Hobo…..

Oftern people wonder about the about under arm fit of the marcie bag, and how comfortable it is. In my opinion it is one of the rare bags that looks great over the shoulder and handheld. I also found it extremely comfortable carried over the shoulder.

 
Saks Fifth Avenue has this on pre-order on their website, but if anyone wants one right now Bloomies NYC has the Small/Medium size in stock. It’s a good example of a bag not quite looking the same online.
 
It’s still a beautiful bag, but it’s not as saturated royal blue as it appears on the Saks website. The reason I have no picture is the saleswoman was to put it politely not pleased to see my camera. I was lucky to snap only one at Bloomies of the Marcie Ash hobo, alongside the gunmetal Cannon small Marcie.   I’ll refrain from commenting on their customer service, except to say it’s quite ironic to wander around the rest of Bloomies and see tourists with their cameras clicking away inside the store.
 

Luckily they were much nicer at the actual Chloe boutique on 70th/Madison Avenue. Where most of my pictures are from there. Before I get to the grey Marcies, they did also have a Small Marcie shoulder bag (not the hobo) in the Vermillion Red color (since I have been in love with the large size, it was nice to see that color and style in person- again not as bright as I thought which in this case is a good thing). I thought this Vermillion Marcie shoulder bag (with the double handles) was only available in Europe, but I was indeed shown the small size here in NYC , that was previously blogged about by our guest editor “Becky” from Scotland.

I like the gunmetal small Marcie as well, thus it got equally photographed; This is one difficult bag to photo due to the metallic nature of it and camera flashes and so forth.  I felt some of the pictures give it an orange hue which is not accurate at all. 

 
 
Chloe’s new beautiful Ash color is very true to life in these pictures. On the close up pic of the large ash there are some orange marks near the top handle – that is completely related to my camera- and of course not on the bag.  I Just wanted to add that I double checked the color tags off all the bags and these did indeed say ASH.

If you are after the Marcie in other colors I definitely recommend contacting the NYC or Las Vegas Chloe boutique as they had many new arrivals from Paris in stock and many colors tucked away in stock drawers and so forth.
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Thanks Tara ! for sharing your shopping trip with us and all the fabulous photos!

If you are interested in getting one of this fabulous Chloe Marcie tote, click here to visit CHLOE official website for boutique near you! if you live in USA, contact my favorite Chloe Boutique @ Las Vegas ask for store manager “Kymmie” or “Shari”, tell them Alan from Fashionistas Daily sent you, she will take great care of you!

Chloe Boutique @ The Shoppes at the Palazzo
Store manager: Kymmie & Shari
3327 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
tel: 702-266-8122
fax: 702-266-8133
email: LasVegasPalazzo@Chloe.com

Or give my favorite handbag specialist at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City a call, Bergdorf Goodman is the more high-end department store branch of Neiman Marcus, since there is only 1 Bergdorf in USA, if you don’t live in the NY state, it’s TAX FREE shopping ! they ship worldwide,too!

Bergdorf Goodman
Handbag Specialist: Jesse Kopischke
(212) 872-2519

Here is Chloe’s Spring-Summer 2010 fashion show

Until next time, be well and look fabulous !

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei The Pug 🙂

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Shopping At Scotland for Chloe Vermillion Red Marcie Tote – The Must-Have Perfect Red Bag

Posted in Chloe, Handbags & Accessories with tags , on May 29, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Ok girls, we all know know how hard it is to find the perfect RED color bag! either they are too orange, too dull looking or the design is just ugly! but this season, the house of CHLOE has presented this perfect RED bag that every fashionistas all over the world are all trying to land their hands on one of this “Vermillion” red color Marcie Tote!

I am so excited to introduce you our newest contributing editor “Becky” from Glasgow, Scotland! She is gonna share with us about this newest Must-Have “IT” bag – The Chloe Marcie tote in the beautiful “Vermillion” Flame red color!

I’m a massive Mulberry fan. I was in a dept store in my home city Glasgow,Scotland checking out the newest Mulberry styles. To be honest I was horrified. The colours are fabulous but the new Spongy Patent Leather is not my cup of tea. As I walked out, I looked around properly for the first time in ages. Vermillion Marcie was just above eye level and she stopped me in my tracks.

I think of Paddington & Silverado when I think of Chloe and they aren’t my thing. I briefly had a Bays and a Saskia but sold them on. So I wasn’t prepared for the elegance and simplicity of the lines of Marcie. The leather is so soft and strong and luscious. The colour is so uncompromisingly RED. And what in the world can you say about Marcie handles. Utterly sublime!

I went home and googled for pics and info and went back the next day, half hoping it was a fleeting fancy rather than a falling in love! However I knew this was it and I also knew I did not have anywhere near that amount of disposable cash.

So I went home again and looked at all my Mulberrys and decided to sell some of them to fund this. I have to add that because I looked at Marcie, I looked at all of the Chloes, and saw a Large Nutmeg Paraty which broke my heart with its beauty. Which one?? Marcie or Paraty?

Well I went home and pulled out all my bags, sold £2000 plus of them, and bought both Chloes!! Luckily at 20% discount that day.

I sold some beloved bags to fund this I can tell you. However most of the sales were to girls on The Purse Forum and the pleasure I have got from their pleasure has only added to my happiness with Marcie and Paraty.

It is very hard to find a fabulous Red bag that doesn’t wear you.  I think Marcie is that bag because she lifts your spirits just too look at her and lifts your outfit without overwhelming it.   –  Becky

Thanks Becky! for your insightful report of your lovely Vermillion Red Marcie tote!! If you are interested in getting one of this fabulous Chloe Marcie tote, click here to visit CHLOE official website for boutique near you! if you live in USA, contact my favorite Chloe Boutique @ Las Vegas ask for store manager “Kymmie”, tell them Alan from Fashionistas Daily sent you, she will take great care of you!

Chloe Boutique @ The Shoppes at the Palazzo
Store manager: Kymmie
3327 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
tel: 702-266-8122
fax: 702-266-8133
email: LasVegasPalazzo@Chloe.com

After seeing this beautiful bag, we just have to show you Chloe’s Fall-Winter collection, it’s fabulous!

 

Until next time, be well and look fabulous!

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Chloe Marcie Tote – The perfect “IT” Bag for Everyday Fabulousness !

Posted in Celebrity & Entertainment, Chloe, Handbags & Accessories with tags , , on April 24, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

When I first lay my eyes on Chloe’s new “IT” bag the “Marcie” tote, I was immediately fell in love with it! The unique shape of the bag yet very roomy to fit lots of stuff, the super soft leather and the flap details at the front of the bag with all the contrast topstitching…. Everything is just perfect! So I had to call my favorite store Bergdorf Goodman to get one! And I just receive the bag today!! So I will post a photo of me carrying it to do a little “Show & tell” for y’all !

The Marcie tote comes in 3 sizes, small, medium and large. I got the Large one and think it’s just the perfect size for a male fashionista to carry to work, shopping in the city or head to the Hamptons for a little get away in the weekends! Also this is such a classic shape (Not like some of Chloe’s more trendy bags that will only be good for period of time then it’s last season’s news!) that it will be fashionable & classic season after season!

This bag has matte finished gold-tone hardware, two wrap-detailed top handles, stitch-detailed fold-over flap at front with a buckle and strap to fasten and a welt pocket underneath, a zip fastening at top, designer-stamped zip-pull, designer logo discreetly embossed at front, internal zipped and pouch pockets and is fully lined in light-brown canvas.

Large: 17” (44cm) W x 14” (35cm) H x 6” (15cm) D

Small: 13″ (33cm) W x 10″ (25cm) H x 5″ (15cm) D

Many of the Hollywood celebrities has already snatch up this fabulous new “It” bag !

Jessica Alba
Katie Holmes
Rachel Bilson

If you really want to treat yourself, the Chloe Marcie tote is also available in Alligator / Crocodile! Here is the size difference between small & large. I personally likes the Large !

If you are interested in getting this fabulous tote, there are couple stores you can get it online

Size small: Nordstrom.com (Click here to visit the store)

Large: all online stores are all sold out the size Large, but my favorite store Bergdorf Goodman in NYC still has the large in many colors! Call Bergdorf Goodman’s handbag specialist Jesse Kopischke (212) 872-2519 to get the size large.

Ok, as promised, here is the photo of me modeling my new large Marcie tote in my office! I LOVE this bag !

Ok, I am going to take my Marcie tote for a little walk on the Rodeo Drive for some more shopping! Until next time, be well and look fabulous !

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Ahoy Fashionistas! Sail Into The Summer With Nautical Chic Looks

Posted in Alexander McQueen, Chloe, Christian Louboutin, Fashion, Gucci, Handbags & Accessories, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jewelry & Accessories, Manolo Blahnik, Michael Kors, Peter Som with tags , , , , on April 21, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug
Ahoy mate! I’ve always loved the nautical theme fashion! With spring here and summer is just around the corner, it’s time to break out the nautical theme items! To my opinion, nothing more chic then mixing up the bold color of navy, white & a splash of red mixed in timeless stripes and whimsical gold, silver or clear Lucite jewelries accents ! Here are some looks I think is super chic and a must-have for summer 2010! I’ve picked some styles for our male fashionistas, too! So here we go…
Sonia Rykiel Nautical Sweater Dress
Available @ Saks Fifth Avenue
Peter Som Nautical Bib Necklace
Available @ Henri Bendle
Gucci Henley Dress and Jungle Hobo Bag
Available @ Neiman Marcus
Kenneth Jay Lane Branch Bib Necklace
Available @ Saks Fifth Avenue
Jean Paul Gaultier Sequined Shift Dress
Available @ Saks Fifth Avenue
Prada Saffiano Lux Tote
Available @ Bergdorf Goodman
Call the handbag specialist Jesse Kopischke (212) 872-2519
Chloe Striped Cashmere Cardigan
Available @ Saks Fifth Avenue
Celestina Rainbow Paua Shell Bag
Available @ Net-A-Porter.com
BCBG Maxazria Strapless Draped Silk Dress
Available @ Saks Fifth Avenue
Michele Gramesty Sea Glass Lucite Necklace
Christian Louboutin Chain-Embellished Espadrille
Available @ Neiman Marcus
Vince Striped Flanged Sweater
Available @ Saks Fifth Avenue
Kate Spade Shell Bead Faux Pearl Bib Necklace
Available @ Saks Fifth Avenue
Carmen Marc Valvo Turquoise Beaded Dress
Available @ Bergdorf Goodman
Manolo Blahnik Sneaker Slingback
Available @ Neiman Marcus
Miu Miu Large Deerskin Leather Tote
Available @ Net-A-Porter.com
Sea Charm Necklaces
Alice Olivia Sequin Striped Shirt
Available @ Saks Fifth Avenue
Milly Teardrop Bead Necklace
Available @ Saks Fifth Avenue
Theia Short Mirrored Dress By Donal O’Neill
Available @ Bloomingdales
Giuseppe Zanotti Jeweled Zip-Back Sandal
Available @ Neiman Marcus
Nautical Bandana Available @ Urban Outfitters.com
Alexander McQueen Biker Faithful Satchel
Michael Kors Silver Cutout Sandal
Available @ Neiman Marcus
Ok, girls shouldn’t have all the fun right guys?  here are some of the stuff I think it’s totally rad for our male fashionistas! Don’t be shy to mix up stripes with bold colors and accessorize!
BDG Stripe Cardigan Sweater
Anchor Bracelet – Available @ Urban Outfitters.com
byCORPUS Pieced Crew Neck Tee – Available @ Urban Outfitters.com
I hope this posting inspired you to dig up all the nautical theme outfits & accessories you have in the closet and go out shopping to add a couple more new pieces into your wardrobe for this summer!
Until next time, be well and look fabulous!
XOXO
Alan + Mei-Mei the pug