Created in 2009, the Chloé Marcie bag has become a mainstay for the French House, withstanding changing creative directors, trends, design aesthetics, and more. Over the last 14 years, the easy-going silhouette, defined by its curved lines and equestrian details, has remained a beloved choice for celebs, fashion insiders, and handbag collectors alike.
And while Phoebe Philo and Clare Waight Keller are often credited for creating some of the Parisian House’s best bags, it was actually then-creative director Hannah MacGibbon who masterminded the Marcie bag. When it debuted, the Marcie quickly rose to become one of Chloé’s most-celebrated silhouettes. To this day, the Marcie bag remains a source of inspiration, reinvented season after season in new colors and novelty materials and appearing on the runway sporadically.
Revisiting the Marcie
For Spring 2023, Gabriela Hearst is again revisiting the Chloé Marcie for inspiration, taking the Marcie’s iconic 70s folk spirit and reimagining it in an inventive, unexpected way. Reinvented as a clutch, this new feminine shape is crafted from grained calfskin, bearing the Marcie bag’s iconic, distinct equestrian detail on the front flap.
Equal parts classic and contemporary, the new Marcie clutch plays with texture, showcasing both shiny and grained leather. The removable and adjustable strap allows for two ways of carrying. Tote in hand as a clutch of wear over the shoulder as an on-trend shoulder bag. Finished with the Marcie’s iconic brass hardware, the Marcie clutch is a new take on one of the handbag world’s most beloved silhouettes.