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chloe paddington ?s

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
i'm thinking of getting one of these (thinking doesn't really mean i have the money though ) hehe

what's the best place to look for one? (less than retail of course?)

the purse forum is probably the best but i don't post there enough to go into their mall ... should i just try looking on ebay?

any owners here where did u get yours from?
also i live in wisconsin so we have NO nordstrom, neimans, saks, anything so i can't really go anywhere looking for sales (LAME!) .. my sister lives in houston near the galleria so she might be able to look somewhere if there's sales

thanks!
post #2 of 21
i got my baby paddy on sale from nordstrom. i had it charge sent from california. i would keep an eye on the purseforum chloe area to find out when there's some on sales (you're not missing much with the marketplace, most are not really that cheap). but i would also try the ebay route, even real ones aren't that much. i sold my baby paddy for $650 (i paid $1000). have you tried one on? they're very heavy, they actually hurt my arm carrying them for a long time. another thing i must warn you about, the quality is pretty bad. within the first few weeks of using it, threads were coming loose and the hardware chips really easily. i only carried mine for 3 months and it looked wayyyyy worse than any of my several year old balenciagas. personally, i would never buy one again.
post #3 of 21
I've been thinking about getting one too...but BUMMER...i guess maybe it would be good news since i read this. Thanks hehehehe.
post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
i wonder if this has happened with alot of peoples paddingtons :/
post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by nakedmosher2of3 View Post
i wonder if this has happened with alot of peoples paddingtons :/
yes hardware chipping is a very common problem
post #6 of 21
I'm sure Chloe would replace the hardware if it chipped, no?
post #7 of 21
Sara that is very good to know. I have been looking for one, but didn't know the quality was so shoddy.
post #8 of 21
Not that i wear bags - but isnt the paddington a thing of the past? There are so many high quality replicas out there you cant tell a difference anymore. Plus they are very flashy

its like having one of those bags with the large zipper from Chinatown for $15
post #9 of 21
^LOL

Not that I could ever afford one, but that is very interesting to hear about the Chloe'. You'd think they'd be PERFECT.

I hear you about the weight too, I can't wear anything too heavy or I start aching.

So, here's a question...I have been considering selling all of my Coach's (and one Dooney) and buying one purse. What's a style, color, look, that will carry me through say a year or two? I am bad to buy a bunch of purse's and then I end up carrying a $15 Chaps tote for months!!

I know I won't make a huge amount from the Coach I have, but I want to take that money and invest in something "bigger" and good quality.

TIA
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by lilcram View Post
Not that i wear bags - but isnt the paddington a thing of the past? There are so many high quality replicas out there you cant tell a difference anymore. Plus they are very flashy

its like having one of those bags with the large zipper from Chinatown for $15

sorry i'm not really into wearing a replica even if it is supposed "high quality"
post #11 of 21
Oh, I think she was saying that because there are so many replicas, no one wants to carry the real thing anymore.

I think the same thing is starting to happen with jeans...not the whole fake issue, the sheer number of designers cashing in on the "design on the pocket" idea. It's becoming unoriginal.
post #12 of 21
^ I think the popularity of monogram handbags and accessories really disproves that.
post #13 of 21
^LOL Yeah, purses are a whole other monster. Buuuttt...there are fewer designers doing the monogram purse than jean designers decorating pockets.
post #14 of 21
I would definitely look at Ebay listings. Handbag pricing is WAY down right now, they usually are lower during the Summer and right before X-mas. I would also take advantage of the Live.com 10-25% cash back offers. I've been seeing a lot of Chloe Paddingtons go for less than $1000 (most are $800-900) in colors such as grey, shades of browns, blue, and red.

Have you tried these on in person? If not, I highly recommend that you do. These bags are super heavy!

Good luck!
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post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 
thanx liz! i've never carried one in person but as long as it's not heavier than 10 pounds ... i'm good to go!
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by designerdesire View Post
I'm sure Chloe would replace the hardware if it chipped, no?
nope i tried. they wouldn't even fix a defective piece.
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by SunnySC View Post
Oh, I think she was saying that because there are so many replicas, no one wants to carry the real thing anymore.

I think the same thing is starting to happen with jeans...not the whole fake issue, the sheer number of designers cashing in on the "design on the pocket" idea. It's becoming unoriginal.

Yes, thats what i meant. I'm a he, thats why i wrote i dont wear bags
post #19 of 21
Yes, I've since discovered that...LOL

Sorry.
post #20 of 21
Aloha Rag sells them, they may go on sale sometime soon:
CHLOE at Aloha Rag

...and the DFS Gallerias sell them, including a exclusive croc Paddy, for 75% off retail, but you (or a friend who's willing to help you out) need to be going on a direct international flight to benefit from the discount.
post #21 of 21
I brought my gf a paddington from Harvey Nichols for xmas last year (the medium one I think, anyway it's £950) - they only have the large on there site at the mo...

Shop the new Autumn/Winter 08 handbags and accessories online

It still looks brand new and doesn't have any loose threads or hardware damage...? She rotates it with her Mulberry every 3 months or so.
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