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A part of the Left Bank intellectual crowd who shared her mother’s fondness for fashion, Chloé cofounder Gaby Aghion was inspired to empower independent working women to break from the conservative dress of the 1950s and don more free-spirited, feminine designs that were appropriate for both work and social life.

Born in Alexandria, Egypt, Aghion established her fashion house in Paris in 1952 with her business partner Jacques Lenoir to develop her own source of income, separate from her husband’s. She was one of the first designers to embrace the concept of luxury prêt-à-porter as a middle ground between haute couture and off-the-rack for the masses.

In 1964, Aghion hired a fledgling Karl Lagerfeld as a designer. The pair would bring Chloé into the international spotlight with their easy yet glamorous lines that drew such fans as Jacqueline Kennedy. Lagerfeld became the staff creative lead at Chloé in 1974 and stayed with the brand until 1983, during which time he became known for his romantic silk dresses that continued Aghion’s feminine vision and were a favorite of the “rich hippie” set. In 1988, then-unknown designer Martine Sitbon took the helm of Chloé for several years before Lagerfeld returned as creative director from 1992 to 1997, drawing all of the iconic 1990s supermodels to his runway.

After his second departure, Chloé tapped yet another early-career designer to lead the label: a punky 25-year-old Stella McCartney, who earned the position not because of her famous lineage (she’s the daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney), but because of her fashion education at Central Saint Martins and work experience on London’s Savile Row and at Christian Lacroix. Following McCartney’s exit to launch her own line in 2001, Chloé named Phoebe Philo to the post.

Under Philo’s leadership, Chloé expanded from women’s clothing to an accessories line — including handbags — and debuted the legendary Paddington bag in 2004. The padlocked satchel, notorious for weighing a hefty three pounds while empty, became one of the “It bags” of the decade (the brand’s double-handled Marcie holds its own in that regard); the entire 8,000-bag initial production run sold out via preorders.

Philo left Chloé in 2006; her successors include, among others, Clare Waight Kelle and Natacha Ramsay-Levi, who announced that she would be departing the house in late 2020. Part of Chloé’s decades-long lasting influence — which we’d like to speculate would appease Aghion greatly — is the brand’s dedication as a career-launching platform for newbie designers, particularly women.

Browse an extraordinary inventory of vintage Chloé handbags, day dresses, shoes and more on 1stDibs.

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Chloe Nile Crossbody Bag Leather Mini
By Chloé
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Very good. Indentations and moderate scuffs on exterior and in interior, creasing and scuffs underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, With Strap Meas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chloe

  • Chloe Nile Crossbody Bag Leather Mini
  • Chloe Nile Crossbody Bag Leather Mini
  • Chloe Nile Crossbody Bag Leather Mini
  • Chloe Nile Crossbody Bag Leather Mini
H 4.5 in. W 8 in. D 2.5 in.
Chloe NWT Black Leather Mini Edith Crossbody Bag with Contrast Stitching
By Chloé
Located in New York, NY
Chloe Black Leather Mini Edith Crossbody Bag with Contrast Stitching Made In: Italy Color: Black Hardware: Pale goldtone Materials: Buffalo leather with contrast stitching Lining: C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chloe

CHLOE Faye gold bangle bracelet ring chained crossbody grey suede leather bag
By Chloé
Located in Hong Kong, NT
CHLOE Faye gold bangle bracelet ring chained crossbody grey suede leather bag Reference: JECN/A00020 Brand: Chloe Model: CHC17WS320H2O23W Material: Suede Color: Grey Pattern: Solid C...
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2010s Chloe

CHLOE 100% silk milk white split open back short sleeve top FR34 XS
By Chloé
Located in Hong Kong, NT
CHLOE 100% silk milk white split open back short sleeve top FR34 XS Reference: LNKO/A01876 Brand: Chloe Material: Silk Color: White Pattern: Solid Closure: Hook & Eye Extra Detail: S...
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2010s Chloe

CHLOE Size 8.5 Brown Leather Contrast Stitch Knee High Julie Boots
By Chloé
Located in San Francisco, CA
CHLOE "Julie" boots comes in a brown leather with contrast stitching featuring a round toe, knee high, slip on, and a wooden sole. Made in Italy. Very Good Pre-Owned Condition. Mark...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chloe

Chloe Leather Snake Print Rylee Boots (38.5 EU)
By Chloé
Located in Montreal, Quebec
These Chloe snake print Rylee boots feature a beautiful multi-colour design, with laces at the front and a buckle as well. Straps on the side of the boots allow for a chic see throug...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chloe

new CHLOE Runway Rylee beige leather lace up block heel pointed toe boot EU39.5
By Chloé
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHLOE Runway Rylee beige leather lace up block heel pointed toe boot EU39.5 Brand: Chloe Model Name / Style: Rylee Material: Leather Color: Beige Pattern: Solid Closure: Lace up ...
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2010s Chloe

Chloe Bronze Metallic Clutch
By Chloé
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chloe Bronze Metallic Clutch. This fabulous clutch is in good condition. There are few scratches and smudges on the gold hardware. It has a single flap and buckle opening. The clutch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chloe

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1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Chloe fashion. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of red, blue, orange and other tones. Customers interested in this designer might also find the work of Saint Laurent, Burberry and Fendi appealing. Find designer Chloe fashion from top boutiques around the world on 1stDibs, vintage and haute couture. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $37 and tops out at $15,609, while the average work can sell for $681..

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