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{outfit} Introducing the Dark Purple Chloé Faye

  Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,,,,,, 
Well, I finally did it. I bought a Chloé Faye bag! Apart from my Chanel 2.55 purse back in 2012 it is the biggest clothing purchase I've made. This is a text heavy post so, if you don't want to hear me ramble on, you can just skip to the outfit.

Chloé debuted their Faye bag in September 2014 at the Spring/Summer 2015 show. It was tapped to be an it bag for Spring. Admittedly, I forgot about it until I saw it pop up in my thrice weekly "New In" email from Net-a-Porter in Spring. Once I saw it again my shoulder was itching to carry the 70s inspired bag.

The Chloé Faye comes in multiple sizes and in smooth calfskin, smooth & suede calfskin, and embellished versions.  The sturdiness and accordion style is also what drew me in. You can carry it long or short shoulder and cross-body. The ring loop with hook and chain hardware is also a really fun added touch! Another awesome detail is that the hardware is gold AND silver, perfect for my metal mixing ways. It's classic with a twist, just my style!

The Faye was made in some beautiful colors but I couldn't justify spending $2000 on a bag color I already owned or was just "basic." There was a gorgeous burgundy but I already had that same color in a smaller bag so I resisted.

It wasn't until Fall of 2016 that I absolutely HAD to have the bag. They released a dark purple which, as many of you know, is my favorite color. The day I saw it I decided to start saving up so I could eventually buy it. Unfortunately they didn't make dark purple for very long and after only a few months I couldn't find it anywhere. I knew I would have to resort to eBay and consignment shops when I finally had enough saved up.

I've scoured eBay, The Real Real, Luxury Garage Sale, and Vestiaire Collective for at least 8 months. During that time I came across maybe 1 or 2 bags in passable condition. A couple weeks ago I found this one NWT on eBay and decided it was now or never even though I didn't have enough saved. So, after a week of debating with myself, I robbed my (still unplanned) Australia vacation savings account [read about how I handle personal finance] to pay for the rest and will build that account back up to where it should be. So while I splurged it's not a huge deal since I borrowed from a vacation that won't happen for at least a year.

And one more interesting fact: my middle name is Faye after one of my grandmothers who unfortunately passed away when I was 13.  So this bag has added meaning because it is part of my name and will always remind me of my grandmother.

Tee: Everlane, Jeans: FRAME 'Le Skinny de Jeanne' (Shopbop), Flats: Vince 'Mason' (DSW), Sunglasses: Chanel, Eyeglasses chain: Tinksky (Amazon), Bag: Chloé Faye (eBay)

About Closet Fashionista

Loves to get bargains on clothes and is obsessed with Harry Potter and Disney. By day she is a freelance graphic and web designer. She also has a slight obsession with movies.

You can also find her on the web at her Harry Potter and Matthew Lewis fan sites.


  1. Now that is a GORGEOUS bag - and it's pretty cool that it has a name that resonates with you on a personal level. Congratulations on your new acquisition!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  2. Spectacular ! AND I think it matches your shoes perfectly !
    I think sometimes we have to rewards ourselves, besides you used your savings ( even if not what it was originally intended for) and I was a very well thought of purchase.

  3. The fact that you've been planning and saving for the bag makes it that much better, and to finally have it after nearly a year is so exciting, and just in time for fall and all the pieces of your wardrobe that it will beautifully compliment - like those shoes - could there be a more perfect match??
    Chic on the Cheap

  4. It's such a beautiful bag. And I love the color you chose!

    District of Chic


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