The Chloe Paddington

Meet the CHLOE Paddington aka the HARDEST bag to get this year. If you flip through the latest mags, only the hippest “it” girls (or whatever you wanna call trendsetters) have it. In fact, the Paddington bag in Blue Nuit is as difficult to find as the secret ingredient in coca cola. If you can’t get your hands on this must have color, you can settle for the chocolate (fab!), red (yummy!), camel (classic!), or electric cobalt blue (ick!). Net-A-Porter sold 376 bags in 36 hours and now has 700 names on their wait list. The other option is to go for the Silverado bag worn by secondary “B-list” girls like Jessica Simpson (we are being generous here with Jessica’s status after that trashy pajamas outfit she wore to the VMA’s).

Why do we love this bag? The leather is super slouchy and soft but ultra durable and scratch resistant. The medium size is functional for everyday and it’s perfect for a fun night of clubbing as well. The pockets on both sides are great for sliding in your cell phone and keys. The downside, it weighs in at a hefty three pounds! The lock alone is half a pound but the Paddington is just not the same without it so us fashion slaves will just have to look fabulous toting it straight to our chiropractors office.



  1. Rich
    September 21, 2005 / 9:57 pm

    How come there’s no more news about bags?

  2. paz
    September 27, 2005 / 12:23 am

    they are pretty darn heavy! the padlock alone feels like a ton, but they’re really cool!

  3. November 10, 2005 / 6:20 pm

    How can u spot a fake? Anyone knows? I found out some points by myself..=)

  4. hannah
    November 16, 2005 / 2:24 pm

    How come you cant click on the bags and zoom in on them??

  5. amy
    November 26, 2005 / 11:42 pm

    need i few pointers on how can i tell the difference of a real chloe paddington and a great fake……………….

  6. Gert Schroeder
    December 5, 2005 / 6:50 am


    I found out that the fakes

    (mostly?) have white metall zippers and the genuine ones brass zippers.

    Did you get more usable hints?Anything about the

    material of the inside or any serial numbers etc.?

    Thanks a lot in advance!

    Best regards


  7. Sylvia
    January 6, 2006 / 10:25 pm

    How to tell a genuine one from a fake? The fakes are darn good I have to say.

    1) The most obvious one is that the fakes have serial numbers embossed on a leather tag inside the bag. The genuine one does not

    2) The Chloe embossing font on the genuine bag

    is slimmer than the ones on the fakes. Unless you have the genuine bag next to a fake, you won’t be able to tell just by looking.

    3) The genuine bag is very slouchy because of the excellent leather quality. It cannot possibly sit up on its own. With the weight of the paddington lock, the whole bag literally collapses. It is not so with the fakes.

    It is very hard to tell them apart just looking at the exterior look, as the fake ones are produced near perfection.

  8. Ruth
    January 19, 2006 / 7:28 pm

    re: the fakes, is it possible to tell the difference by colour? Are there colours that Chloe have not released that are turning up on people’s arms looking genuine?

    Yes, the colors will look shiny and plastic-y instead of soft and buttery. The distressed leather is hard to replicate as well.

  9. bex
    January 26, 2006 / 4:09 pm

    Other ways to tell fakes from originals is the stitching. This is particularly easy to spot in the Tan Bags. The stitching on the original is darker than the colour of the bag. On all the fakes I have seen the stitching has been pale.

    Another way you can spot a fake is by looking at the edges of the leather. If you look at the edge of the leather on the white original for example, it is tan not white as it is on the fakes. This is most noticable on the handles.

    You can check out some great, close up, images of original chloe bags at In these pictures you will see what I’m talking about.

  10. Ann
    March 2, 2006 / 4:27 am

    Does anyone know how much the bag approximately weighs?

  11. Missa
    March 8, 2006 / 1:31 pm

    I was browsing thru the internet and seen a site selling Chloe replicas…it mentioned it was soft leather. I assumed all fakes were shinier and harder looking. Will the bag still slouch with the fakes even if made with “soft leather”?

  12. Missa
    March 8, 2006 / 3:21 pm

    I was brosing thru the internet and seen a site selling Chloe replicas…it mentioned it was soft leather. I assumed all fakes were shinier. Will the bag still slouch with the fakes?

  13. emily o'donnel
    March 13, 2006 / 12:59 pm

    will the real bag have the serial numbers embossed on a leather tag inside the pocket, which is inside the bag?

    and what colour is the lining

  14. moni
    April 17, 2006 / 10:54 pm

    I was wondering the same thing do the real bags have a serial number at all. Most of the ones I have seen had a leather tab on the inside of the pocket with numbers. Amy was saying the real ones don’t have numbers on the tab in the inside of the pocket. well do the real ones have a tab but just no number?? Is that what Amy meant?? I am so confused about the whole serial number thing…pls help!!! Thx :p

  15. Donna
    April 21, 2006 / 10:09 am

    Hey everyone. I too just purchase a bag on ebay which I was CONVINCED was an authentic Chloe, though the word AUTHENTIC was not in the description, hmmm. I had checked the Chloe website and saw the exact bag shown – the cream with the brown edging. I just received the bag and it is so beautiful but now I am so wrapped up in finding out if it is the real deal or not that Im miserable! Anyway, seems like there is a lot of mis-information floating around as to what consitutes a fake, and Im finding it unsettling to see that people are now actually selling facts on ebay to detect fakes. So if anyone out there is knowledgable and has a heart, and would like to share some real facts on spotting fake Paddingtons…..Id love it if you could post your info so that others can benefit and not be taken advantage of! Thanks,D-

  16. afua
    April 27, 2006 / 11:11 am

    hi moni, who did u buy the bag from on ebay, i cant afford the real one so i would like to buy a fake one but one that looks authentic. thanks

  17. laura
    April 28, 2006 / 6:20 am

    Are the zips on the originals brass to match the padlock or silver coloured? Am getting so worried I will end up with a horrible fake…

  18. laura
    April 28, 2006 / 7:30 am

    Alao – on the cream paddington – should the studs be brass or steel??

  19. HAYLEY
    April 29, 2006 / 2:19 am

    Hello ladies..I recently bought a genuine Chloe paddington bag here at a department store (Holt Renfrew) in Canada. To answer the question if real ones have serial numbers, yes they do and it is inside the bag which is inside the pocket embossed on a leather tab. The bag is super slouchy and is heavy. I hope this helps.

  20. wendy
    May 3, 2006 / 6:15 pm

    hi, Amy , Does know whats shes talking about ,chloe bags do not have serial numbers, “rubbish” l’ve just brought my second bag from Chloe’s Flagship Store in Sloane St London, and YES it does have a serial number on a leather Tab In the inside pocket

    01-06-53, any chloe that does NOT have a serial number is a fAKE

  21. Alex
    May 4, 2006 / 11:14 am

    Does anyone know of a legitimate ebay Chloe reseller? I want the black one!

  22. tammi
    May 8, 2006 / 1:19 pm

    well ladies, i came on this sight for info on how to bag a genuine chloe paddington but ive been left more confused than ever! for pigs sake.

  23. Kathy
    May 10, 2006 / 8:30 pm

    just got back from Nordstrom to compare my ebay acquired fake paddington bag to the real thing. There NO discernable difference in my fake versus the real thing except for the price. The zipper for my chocolate is silver just like the original, the leather is supple and soft and collapses, etc. Personally, I could not possibly justify spending $1600 on the real thing and wonder how anyone else could unless they are multi-millionnaires who like to throw money away. Spend your money on something that has real value ladies like gold!! My two cents.

  24. Kalla
    May 16, 2006 / 6:31 pm

    I’m sure most of the ebay bags are fakes…I actually just got the paddington (tan) from ebay. I’ve been lusting after it for ages and finally ordered it. It’s probably a fake (now realizing it was too good to be true), but I hope it’s a really crafty fake so I can love my paddington unconditionally and still believe it is Chloe.

    Question though-mine came with all tags and dust bag. Would those be replicas as well, or would someone even bother?


    fake bags come with boxes, dust covers, authentication cards, and even receipts! You have no idea how advanced these manurfacturers are. And by the way, your fake bag was probably made by a woman who is paid 90 cents a day and will have sight and back problems for the rest of her life as they are forced to work in the dark or with little light 16 hours a day.

    We always recommend buying from an authorized retail store or online boutique such as Net a porter.

    Sincerely, The Snob

  25. Kalla
    May 17, 2006 / 11:43 am


    My most sincere apologies to whoever slaved over my most-likely-a-replica Chloe.

  26. sugarbear
    May 21, 2006 / 3:02 pm

    well I just won one on ebay. To be honest I hadn’t even heard of a chloe until one day, I had it in my head that I needed a new bag. So I decided I would have a look on ebay instead of walking around all of the shops. Well anyway I came across a “chloe” not knowing what it was, I really liked this(whatever) bag it was. So I put a bid in for £40 (which is what I would usually pay for a bag) and I lost to a bunch of others. It went to about £230. I though “gees” what’s so special about this bag. So I started looking around the net. Then it became my obsession to get one of these so called “it” bags. Why? who knows, it never bothered me before to own one. I just started off liking the bag. Finally I bid £80 this weekend, and won. The pictures are really good. It is what I wanted. Then I started to panic. “what if it’s not real.” I actually fealt gutted after doing a bit of research, that I have won a fake. But after reading everyone elses comments on this site, I actually feel better. Fake or not! It is the bag I wanted in the first place. So who cares. I haven’t got it yet. It should arrive on monday, and I can’t wait. I just hope it’s a good fake.

  27. Jennifer
    May 23, 2006 / 4:28 pm

    I just went to Neiman Marcus by me and poured over a couple of the authentic Paddingtons. I notced that the authentic ones do, indeed have the serial number tags. The numbers were higher, with four digits in some of the sets: xx-xx-xxx-xxxx. They are very heavy and don’t sit up without stuffing. The locks are usually scuffed and worn looking, and the leather is very supple and vintagey. Hope that helps anyone.

  28. Kalla
    May 26, 2006 / 4:54 pm

    oh no…

    my bag came…

    most hideous knockoff ihave ever laid eyes on. not to scare anyone who has ordered from ebay, but i wouldn’t recommend it for the future. the photograph on ebay wasn’t even legitimate (and obviously, neither was the seller)

    the bag is orange vinyl. the gold paint is chipping off the hardware. and the ‘serial number’ is on a white price sticker.

    the seller has relocated to china.

    make sure your seller is legitimate before ordering! call them, email them. have them describe the stitching on the bag in microscopic detail. then, and only then, place your bid.


  29. tennika
    May 27, 2006 / 12:03 am

    i need to find a cream chloe paddington bag, large size…from toronto….i cant find them anywhere…neiman mark….saks, or eluxury…any suggestions…i have LV bags and gucci bags….i am not a fan of fakes, only because i have been burned in the past…i only buy real chanel, dior, versache…etc…its such a shame to have someone tap you on the shoulder to tell you your lovely purse, sunglasses etc….is fake….how embarrassing….let me know where to find the real paddington chloe bag in cream…..thanks a bunch….


    Tennika (toronto)

  30. Sherry
    June 9, 2006 / 4:10 pm

    The Nordstroms in Park Meadows shopping center, Denver Colorado has NUMEROUS paddingtons. Even some metallic ones on sale. They are not on their web site, but, I’m sure you could phone them.

  31. Kim
    June 11, 2006 / 6:49 am

    I have a chloe and I love it and just got the matching wallet!!

  32. ama
    June 13, 2006 / 5:36 pm

    I have an authentic chloe bag purchased from Bergdorf Goodman in NY in January.


    There is a SERIAL NUMBER inside on the left side of the bag in light brown leather (My bag is the blue color).

    The zippers are in silver. The lock and key is Brass and NOT GOLD. On both sides of the bag chloe is written on the brass buckle that expands the bag, however on the right side the chloe is written on top and on the left side, chloe is written underneath the buckle. The key to the lock has chloe written on it as well. Since my bag is blue it is sewn with the same shade of light blue thread and inside of the bag is a cream linen material type color. See Net a porter for the inside of the blue bag with the gold buckle. (i think those were the first to get sold out, so they don’t have it on their site right now). Well i hope this helps. I hope this helps and you can email me if you have more questions you wanna ask me to compare to my authentic bag.

  33. Cat
    June 16, 2006 / 5:16 am


    i just bought my 2nd hand Chloe Paddington off a local store. Everthing seems rite, but the leather is not as hard or wrinkly as those brand new ones i saw.Could mine be fake??? 🙁 …

    Cat- real paddington leather is soft, not hard. but it should have a wrinkly distressed look. how much did you pay for it?

  34. Salome
    June 21, 2006 / 9:22 pm

    I’ve seen 2 types of Serial Number for the Paddington on eBay:

    1) xx xx xx

    2) xx xx xx xxxx

    Does anyone know WHICH is the “real” Serial Number, the shorter or longer one?

    There is some conflicting information above: HAVLEY says the Serial No. is 01-06-53, and yet SUGARBEAR says it’s xx-xx-xxx-xxxx. Does anyone know for sure which is the Fake & which is the Real One? Thanks!

  35. Leanne Stockinger
    June 22, 2006 / 3:36 am

    Hi everyone,

    I bought a chloe bag from ebay and unfortunately it was a fake. I bought it for £100! If anybody would like this bag let me know, because i cannot put this back on ebay because it is a fake. Its a very good fake but i want the real thing. Let me know if your interested, its the paddington in cream. Leanne xxx

  36. ama
    June 23, 2006 / 5:17 pm

    my serial number is 01-06-53. I am assuming thats why there is the xx-xx-xx. Mine is authentic as I purchased at Bergdorf. I don’t know about the other triple digit serial number.

    Cat, I think you are best taking it into a fine dept store and asking them to tell you. Mine is wrinkly and soft, so it slouches as soon as you put it down. I paid 1500, but now I see the price on Net a porter has increased to 1540 something or so.

  37. Darcie
    June 23, 2006 / 7:24 pm

    I just received a Chloe Paddington in the Dark Brown/chocolate color from I read that bluefly is an authorized Chloe reseller- still waiting to get confirmation from Chloe.

    The bag does not have a serial number. The edging is not significantly darking than the color of the leather, although the leather appears to be the same as the Chloe shoes I have (bought at Barneys in cream and NM in chocolate).

    Has anyone else purchased Chloe from Bluefly?

  38. cris
    June 30, 2006 / 4:51 am

    hi, i just bought a whisky chloe paddington from ebay. it came with care card, dust bag and a paper bag (from chloe) actually. so i am hoping that it is bag matches all the characteristics described by kim. it’s soft and heavy. and it drops if you let it stand without stuffing has a serial number (xx-xx-xx) as well.if you have more info on authentic chloe bags, please share. thanks.

  39. Kathryn
    July 3, 2006 / 2:13 pm

    I bought a Chloe paddington bag from Overstock Auctions and received it Friday…I was so very disappointed. It was terribly Fake looking!

  40. Lindsey
    July 4, 2006 / 7:52 am

    I bought a chloe paddington bag off ebay it was from a private seller and not a reatil seller. They had been a member for over a year and going back over the items they sold this was the first chloe bag. It was stated that it was used a few times. I am so in love with it. It slouches and is soft smells fab. There is a serial # xx-xx-xx the word chloe is on both buckles on the side where you let it out to make it bigger. one word on top on one side and the other on the bottom of buckle on the other side. The zipper is not brass but the rest of the hardware is. It came with care card and store tags. If its a fake it so good I would not care but I like to think it the real deal. However as everything checks out the key does not have the word chloe on it. Ojh well love it anyways.

  41. Lynne
    July 13, 2006 / 2:19 pm

    Out of interest, if you get a superb fake that looks identical to the real thing at a fraction of the price, does it actually matter fashion-wise if it’s not a real Chloe? If all the same materials were used and it looks authentic, why would it matter?

  42. muffy
    July 14, 2006 / 2:50 pm

    so i’ve been comparing the real bags to the fakes, and i’ve come up this the following checklist for you guys looking at them on ebay:

    – check to make sure the hardware is brass and NOT gold, unless the bag is the greyish color in which case the hardware should be silver

    – the zipper should be SILVER and not any other color

    – it should have small brass feet on the bottom (6)

    – serial number should be in the form of XX-XX-XX

    – the leather tab with the serial number should be INSIDE the zip pocket, not just sewn into the lining somewhere

    – it should have Chloe written on the hardware (the lock, the other brass plates, the buckles on the side)

    – the buckles on the side should have Chloe written on top (right side) and Chloe written on the bottom (left side)

    – the C’s should be facing the opposite direction, so when the lock is infront, the C buckles should be facing so that the opening is at the back of the bag

    – Chloe should be written on the key so that when the little nub thingy is facing down, Chloe is right side up

    – also, pay attention to the overall look of the bag. it should look slouchy and very soft and buttery, not stiff

    i hope this helps you guys.

    the one i have is authentic and i’ve looked at all the small details!


  43. Lynne
    July 15, 2006 / 6:25 am

    I have seen a copy next to a real one and the likeness was so good that I really couldn’t tell the difference.

  44. Valerie
    July 16, 2006 / 2:29 pm

    Hi: Can anyone help me authenticate this Chloe Paddington? I bought in from Bluefly for 20% off of retail and it seems to be very authentic. The only question I have is this: How LARGE are the 6 digit serial numbers supposed to be on the leather tag inside the zippered pocket? I read on another site that if they are not very large, the handbag is a fake. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks

  45. July 29, 2006 / 10:14 am

    I bought a Chloe paddington that was sold as used.. It seems perfect!.. antique looking brass lock and brass everything. The zips are silver, slouchy leather that smells lovely, serial number on a leather tag inside ther pocket, all the Chloe markings in the right place..BUT …(suspense…:) … The lock at the bottom of the padlock is upside down.. I’m told this is wrong??

  46. Lynne
    July 29, 2006 / 4:48 pm

    Just reading back through the posts and saw a comment about people slaving to make fake Chloe bags and only getting paid 90 cents a day. People also slave to make the real Chloe bags!!! Just remember that most designer gear is made in the poorer countries where people get paid about $1 a day and the only people who benefit are the owners of the designer companies!! The same factories also make the cheaper gear. It’s a huge con really.

  47. Jessa Belle
    August 9, 2006 / 4:16 pm

    Hey guys! I really want to buy one from ebay. I don’t care if it is real or fake. As long as it looks good. Can you email me at and let me know which seller you got them from..



  48. Lynne
    August 10, 2006 / 5:22 am

    Hi Jessa

    Just looking at your e-mail address and isn’t a US internet auction site? I saw some Paddigntons on there.

  49. needs to know
    August 10, 2006 / 4:59 pm

    I came across a Chloe bag that was given to me. It is the Chocolate Silverado Python. What’s the status on this bag? I am 95% sure that it is not a fake. What do the serial numbers mean, and do the numbers themselves have any relevance, like a manfacture date, etc. ??? Please help, I would like to sell it, but need info.

  50. Lynne
    August 13, 2006 / 9:57 am

    Even the fakes ones have the serial numbers in them. Take it to a reputable dealer and they will be able to tell if it’s fake or not

  51. Liza
    August 17, 2006 / 7:41 am


    i just bought a paddington on ebay and it arrived two days ago. i’ve checked it thoroughly and all the details are there e.g. silver zip ( i originally thought the zip should be brass or gold to match the other hardware), studs on bottom (6), soft slouchy leather etc. the only thing that gave it away was the care card – the last word in english was ‘personnel’ but spelled ‘personal’. As in ‘store personal’. I doubt an original Chloe would have spelling errors! That aside, I am very happy with the bag as it is genuine leather and is very well made.

  52. breeze
    August 17, 2006 / 1:05 pm

    How much one should expect to pay for a good fake one? I can’t seem to justify spending more than a couple of hundred dollars for a fake product, but it seems that most listings at eBay is selling that much. Where else is a good place/site to get good fake ones?

  53. Lynne
    August 18, 2006 / 10:56 am

    The popular colours at the moment are tan, brown and black. Fake ones sell on eBay for around £150 upwards (approx. $285).

    Any other good quality leather handbags cost this much anyway, so this is a reasonable price.

  54. Dave in chine
    August 20, 2006 / 11:09 am

    i am in china at moment and bought the brown one for US $19 – after bargaining them down from over $120

  55. Joanna
    August 21, 2006 / 3:39 pm

    hello paddinton lovers. i bought a chloe paddington yesterday from Selfridges. it was £799 and worth it!! i looked on the internet for ages and seriously considered ebay, but dont do it!! i’m convinced they are nearly all fakes. as far as i know the only colours available at the moment in the shops are cream (like the one i bought), light tan, red-ish and a grey/blue. so beware of dodgey colours on ebay too. the cream one i have got is a very rich colour and it is almost light brown. anyway, how to spot fakes…….the serial number is on the inside pocket of the bag, nearly hidden. it is a ten digit number broken up into 6 digits and then 4 digits. the zip is silver, not bronze like on some fakes. the leather of a real paddinton is very soft and the bag collapses when you put it down unless it is stuffed. it is also VERY heavy!!! so good luck everyone!! my paddington is the best thing ever!!!!

  56. Joanna
    August 21, 2006 / 3:46 pm

    i have studied my new paddington in great detail. here is what you should look for….

    – 6 studs on the bottom (feet), – small studs on the reverse of the bag, – a metal zip, – brass key and padlock (both weigh a ton), serial number on a hidden small leather tag on the inside of the zip pocket (ten digits), – the lining is a pale creamy beige colour, – chloe is embossed on the lock, key, underside of the lock and on the top inside of the bag.

  57. Mary
    August 21, 2006 / 9:40 pm

    hi paddington lovers! i just bought a fabulous knockoff in NYC in white and its awsome! it includes all the details except it doesnt say chloe anywhere. but who cares? its not like anyones gonna come up to u on the street and inspect your bag. i love it so much!!!!why spend $1500 when u could spend $45!!

  58. Kate
    August 23, 2006 / 4:22 am

    If you’re in the UK, US, Canada or anywhere else for that matter… you should check out the Paddington bags on the Australian ebay website. I got mine last Friday. It cost me $AU400 (about $US300 or 160Pounds). I’m thrilled with it and I’ve compared it with the ones in the shops and it’s definitely real.

  59. Lynne
    August 24, 2006 / 9:28 am

    I really doubt that you have purchased a real one for £160. Some of the copies on the market are so good (particularly by Francis Tse) that it’s very hard to tell the difference.

    A good quality leather handbag will cost you around £120 – £150 anyway and if you have a Chloe copy that looks authentic, then even better.

  60. lynne
    August 24, 2006 / 9:30 am

    …if you would like to send me the link to the auction you won, or the user’s ID, I can soon tell you if they are selling copies.

  61. MIC
    August 24, 2006 / 1:49 pm


    Simple theory about ebay is, you want to buy a bag which in normal circumstances you cant afford, so people go for ebay. For example, suppose real chloe cost £1000 and you buy from ebay for suppose £150, its common sens to understand that you are buying fake one. The seller wants to make money, how he can afford to sell so expensive bag at ridiculosly low price? I think everybody should be aware of it and if you want original go to authentic approved shop to buy them and propare yourself to pay huge money.

  62. ladylovemybags
    August 29, 2006 / 10:16 am

    Hi, i bought my metallic silver chloe paddington bag from selfridges in london, its so gorgeous. i was in love with it before i even bought it, now it sleeps on my bed with me.

    just to help everyone who wants info on authenticity.

    they do have serial numbers, colour of leather can change from colour and style of bag. mine is XX-XX-XX on a dark brown leather tab inside inner pocket.

    zip should be silver, the rest should be brass.

    the chloe emboss on buckles should have one facing up one down.

    it should not have suede lining.

    if your happy with a fake then thats great as there seems to be alot of great ones out there, but me, well i just love my baby, sorry my bag 🙂

    i hope this helps and you all get what your looking for. x

  63. Lynne
    August 30, 2006 / 7:17 pm

    Just remember, an authentic Chloe bag costs to same to make as a top quality fake Chloe bag. The only difference is that they go to Chloe from an Italian factory, rather than a Chinese factory.

    Although people pay around £900 for a Chloe Paddington, all they really have is a good quality leather bag made in a bog standard Italian factory, who most likely make bags for non-desginer companies too. And I bet the workers get very low wages, probably no better than in China!

    Where is the glamour in this and how can Chloe really justify £900 for a bag when in reality it probably cost only £20 to make?

    I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if Chloe even created the fake bag trend in China, and get a rake off from this as well.

  64. Glen
    August 31, 2006 / 12:23 am

    I just bought the a smaller Chloe paddington from a consignment store (run by country club wives). Are there two sizes to the Paddington? My friend has a real one and it larger in size. Did I buy a fake small Chloe? Please help

  65. lynne
    September 2, 2006 / 8:42 am


    I’ve just been reading everyones comments and the people who have bought a fake chloe bag and are very pleased with the quality (i.e. it looks nearly the same as the authentic ones) can you please let me know where to get then. I would love a cream one but I can’t justify the expensive price tag for an authentic one.


  66. april
    September 4, 2006 / 6:20 pm

    hi all, i was wondering if anyone has purchased any handbags from ? i’m assuming that the Chloe bags are fake because of the more gold looking hardware, but i was also curious if there is such a thing as a legit ‘asian edition’ chanel handbag? thanks!

  67. jenny glover
    September 4, 2006 / 6:42 pm

    hi ladies, i just bought a chloe paddington bag and the quality is amazing , the leather is supple soft and it has the serial number on the inside of the bag

  68. lynne
    September 6, 2006 / 2:48 pm

    Hi Jenny,

    Where did you buy your chloe bag from?

  69. Sarah
    September 12, 2006 / 9:14 pm

    Hi everyone…this is a bit late, but check out this resource for everything you need to know about spotting fakes:

    Yes, the upside down lock means it’s fake. The X-shaped stitching on the top where it locks, if it goes around the rivets instead of lining up with them, it’s fake. Gold hardware, fake. Seams on the handles pointing in instead of out, fake. Cream bags should have tan around the leather edges, not solid cream. There’s no white Paddington, only ivory/cream. Lots more info on that page, courtesy of eBay. After reading it, I could honestly not find a single one online that didn’t look fake! Until I found a page selling Francis Tse bags…you’ll pay ~$300 for his fake, but it’s better than paying $1600 for a real one. His bags are renowned for being the best of the best (and he does more than just Chloe!), no differences compared to originals. Worth it, in my opinion.

  70. Kate
    September 13, 2006 / 3:52 pm

    Hi I bought a Chloe bag from ebay if it isnt real its a good fake. I have checked everyody’s comments (even though they all vary) and it has a serial number/slouches/silver zippers etc but it came from China. Does anybody know if this is where the fakes come from. Also is there anywhere the serial numbers can be checked out surely there must be othewise there would be no point in them.

    Many Thanks

  71. cris
    September 19, 2006 / 7:21 am

    hi, i am just worried because the brass on my chloe paddington bag’s buckles are now coming off. I believe it is authentic. should it come off at some point? please help. thank you

  72. ama
    September 20, 2006 / 4:43 pm

    The brass on the authentic does come of eventually. Liek with any other bag, if you rock it hard enough it begins to age. No bag will stay new forever.

  73. cris
    September 25, 2006 / 3:19 pm

    hi after inspecting my chloe paddington bag again for the 10th time, i noticed that the padlock is actually locked on the left side if the bag if facing you. i checked the ones in net-a-porter and all the padlocks are locked on the right side.does this mean that my bag is fake? thanks

  74. October 5, 2006 / 8:49 pm

    I bought my bag from this site and I am very pleased. The only problem I had was that I didn’t receive a confirmation and no follow up emails when I inquired about the status of my order. However it did arrive within 2 weeks. The leather is soft & supple. Brass looks great and unscuffed.I have read everyone’s comments and if you were to hold it up against real Chloe it would pass with flying colors. I have and love authentics but sometimes you have to get a good fake. My advice is to live within your means and wear everything with class and confidence no matter if you paid $20 or $2000.

  75. October 9, 2006 / 1:08 am



  76. Lynne
    October 11, 2006 / 5:34 pm

    Desinger Imports sell replicas.

  77. Dee
    October 20, 2006 / 3:32 pm

    Hi girls, I fell in love with Chloe paddington bag, and really want to find a good replica. I live in Aust, anyone could recommend me a nice replica without the designer price please? ^^ Thanks in adv..

  78. Sandy
    October 23, 2006 / 12:24 am

    Has anyone seen any paddington padlock with a crystal padlock? I was told by an eBayer that is a limited edition for Japan market and it is 100% authentic made in Italy.

  79. Nikki
    October 23, 2006 / 12:55 am

    I bought a bag from ebay and was amazed at how beautiful it was. Either its the real thing or a darn good fake. I am looking to sell it due to my large collection of purses and my husbands insistence that I need to stop buying them.

  80. noushin
    October 27, 2006 / 5:28 am

    nikki, what colour is your bag? i am looking to buy one.

    i have looked on ebay and some are obvious fakes but a few are priced high and look real.

  81. xxbethiexx
    November 3, 2006 / 3:14 pm

    hi ive had chloe paddington for about 2months now and i dont know if its fake!!! do the fake ones have shiny hardwear or not shiny hardwear?? I love it to bits but im worried its fake please help!!! And im wondering where you can get cheap chloe paddington bags that either are real or are perfect replicas?? thanks could anyone recommend me a nice replica without the price please?

  82. lashawn
    November 17, 2006 / 4:24 pm

    Can someone recommend a good place to by knock offs- besides ebay? Has anyone purchased from

  83. Lisa
    November 23, 2006 / 12:59 pm

    Goodness ladies you have confused everyone to death!

    Serial numbers:

    All auth Chloe’s have a natural color leather tab sewn inside the interior pocket.The numbers are date codes and xx-xx-xx or xx-xx-xxxx are both correct.Before mid 06 is xx-xx-xx and xx-xx-xxxx is after.Chloe recently changed to a ten digit # to stay ahead of the counterfeits.


    varies from bag to bag but will be butter soft and slightly distressed,they vary from somewhat smooth to quite wrinkled.


    Most auths have brass slightly distressed hardware.It is not bright shiny gold.ALL the hardware should match ei;lock,key,feet,studs etc.Some Chloes come with silver harware this should look slighlty “mottled” and distressed not shiny.Chloe recently started offering solid black harware also.


    With the lock facing you look at the bottom the auths keyhole is rightside up.If it is upside down you got a fake! Also all the screws on the lock are flathead screws.

    The auth Chloe weighs Approx.3.5 lbs

    The C shaped buckles on the side should be stamped Chloe one facing up one facing down.

    Zippers are always sturdy silver zippers.

    Interior on most untiol 06 should be light tan cotton canvas.

    Some of the new Paddys like the shopper tote for example has black lining if its black brown if its brown etc.

    I could go on and on……………remember…this is a well crafted bag crooked stitching,poorly stamped leather,etc are signs of cheap labor.If it too good to be true it is.You will not ever find a brand new Chloe for a few hundred if its authentic (possibly if its preowned)Chloe does not have sales,resellers,and does not wholesale these are tactics used by fakers trying to sound legit.If all else fails take to an authorized retailer for authentication.

    November 27, 2006 / 3:22 am

    I brought the white chloe paddington off of It was on sale for $800. Its exactly perfect, tan edges, serial number, brass hardware, stamps and embossed leather in all the right places. The only problem is the paddlock lock is upside down, i think?! The company are going to send me a correct paddlock, im just confused now that the bag might be a fake?! Has anyone else purchased from this site?!

  85. shereen
    November 29, 2006 / 5:17 pm

    Hi Chloe Paddington lovers like myself. Question plz….do designersimports sell fakes then? Coz they’re selling them for $900? I even phoned them and they told me that they sell authentic bags and that i could even go to a Chloe boutique and they would clarify that for me? Is this true? Authentic or not Authentic? That is the question!!! Dammmm u fakes!!!! Die i said Dieeeeeeeeeeee!!! lol

  86. shereen
    December 2, 2006 / 7:55 pm

    hiya any1 heard of well they have a chloe sale. Paddington bags for £550? Any1 know if they’re genuine or not?

    thanx……some1 plzz reply 🙁

  87. glitter
    December 9, 2006 / 9:51 pm

    i think the best option is to buy from a department store if u r looking for the real thing,

  88. liliana
    December 10, 2006 / 2:55 pm


    wow! a nd me thinking a bag is a bag is a bag…

    the ebay site in oz offers heaps of paddingtons and as usual they are different starting prices (some of them from 1000 others from 150 AUSD). i just got mine and either is the real thingy or an amazing fake!

    anyway, i enjoyed reading all the postings…and yes, i do recomended the australian ebay, there are some amazing bags posted there…

    have fun guys

  89. denise
    December 11, 2006 / 9:20 am

    Hi – could anyone tell me what colour the interior zip should be on a chocolate paddington? Should this also be silver as the exterior zips? Also what colour should the stitching be on a chocolate paddington? And finally what colour should the internal lining be? Thanks

  90. liliana
    December 12, 2006 / 6:39 am

    one question…(sorry 2)

    can anybody tell me which is the correct way of closing the paddington bag? yes, it is pathetic but either i close it so well i cannot get to anything in a hurry or the padlock is uselesss as i can open the bag by unzipping it!!!

    and the second question…does anyone knows in how many colours does the paddington comes in? just curious…


  91. Katherine
    December 16, 2006 / 1:50 am

    For years I have paid full price for the real thing but the prices are out of hand. I bought the White Chloe Paddington in Chinatown for $40. I have seen the real one and there are some very slight differences. Not enough for anyone to notice. So if your in NY make sure to hit Chinatown. There are some authentic looking bags there, you just have to look.

  92. Alison
    December 17, 2006 / 8:05 am

    I spent hours trawling over ebay and so called “chloe selling” websites looking for the perfect REAL DEAL. I never comtemplated buying a fake, but like most of us i wanted the real deal without having to spend £800.00. I trawled through hundreds of websites looking for my perfect bag and came across many posts on many websites telling how people got ripped off, some even spending £500.00 on fakes. After almost 6 months of deliberating whether or not to spend my hard earned money on a bag from a website selling the one I wanted for £350.00 I decided to forget it and purchased my first chloe from Net a Yes it cost £794.00 but i had saved most of the money and my hubby put the rest towards it for Xmas. I know i can walk out my door, head held high knowing what is on my arm is the GENUINE AUTHENTIC REAL DEAL. Many people are happy to have fakes I am not one of them. Just remember girls even if you only spend £50.00 on a fake chloe – you know in your heart of hearts it is a fake. Save your pennies – it could take months, even years but these bags are timeless and therefore it is a true investment.

    Remember a few things if someone is selling a REAL paddington bag for £150.00 – it is almost 99% a fake. Why sell it so cheaply when Selfridges & Co, Harvey Nichols and Net a are selling them at £800.00. People are doing many things to sell fake Paddington. I have even read of people buying a genuine from the above mentioned dealers and then buying a fake but selling the fake with the genuine receipt on ebay and making £500.00 on a bag that merely cost £25.00.

    Don’t get conned by ebay sellers and so called chloe dealers online. If you go to and go to their online shop it will direct you to Net a NO WHERE ELSE – what does this tell you!!!!!!!

    Good luck searching for the perfect bag.

  93. Natalie
    December 19, 2006 / 8:10 am

    Hi everyone, i got my chole bag from a webb site called and it only cost £200! i took it in to a local dealer and he confirmed that it is real! so if you are looking for a real chloe bag on the cheap this is the best place to look. the only down side is that delievery is 10 – 28days! mone took 22 days.


  94. Alison
    December 22, 2006 / 2:53 pm

    Sorry Natalie i hate to burst your bubble but i have looked at the bag on the website and it looks nothing like my genuine bag. They do not anywhere on the website state genuine or authentic. I would check again with Selfriges or Harvey Nics

  95. lisa
    December 22, 2006 / 11:41 pm

    Iv been searching for a cheap authentic paddington for the last month and have dedided to give up and start saving up! It is just not worth the stress!

  96. Heather Laugier
    December 25, 2006 / 10:38 am

    Just got a beautiful black Paddington bag for Xmas. Does anybody recommend wearing them as shoulder bags?

  97. joanna hyman
    December 27, 2006 / 6:43 am

    can you help me with my chloe dilemma.went to bangkok in sept. with partner who bought two fake chloe bags,one for me and one for my mother, which were stolen from luggage in transit back to uk.(i made insurance claim, did all paperwork , etc and returned money to him!) my boyfriend then went back recently to thailand and acquired me a chocolate brown chloe paddington bag, which he gave me on his return. while he was away i had decided to end our 4 month romance for many complicated reasons, i am currently in the middle of a separation and he is also involved in very messy divorce.Nevertheless i took the bag, and initially said i could not keep it, but he quickly informed me that he had bought a geniune one for me( he has on occassion been able to spend this kind of money). So i decided that i would keep it after all. We broke up that night, and he is immediately dating again. The bag has not been used yet, can I morally justify keeping it whether it is real or fake. I came onto this site to find out whether it is genuine, and now do not know. My girlfriend was visiting me a few days ago and she had a real tan chloe bag, absolutely melt in the mouth gorgeous. mine has serial number on the leather tag inside and is very slouchy. please tell me what i should do , should i keep it.

  98. Jess
    December 30, 2006 / 6:57 am

    Just checked out the website and i would NOT recommend buying anything from there I have one of the chloe purses they are advertising for £270.00 – mine was bought from Harvey Nics for £305.00. Chloe purses do not have serial numbers or serial tags like the one they are showing. I believe these purses to be counterfeit – so if their purses are counterfeit what does that say about their bags. No one can sell a geniune chloe bag for these prices.

  99. veronica
    January 12, 2007 / 2:15 am

    hey,people just wanted to say that there aresome good fake sellers out there like for instance i have gone to and there are a couple of sellers there from like hong kong,china,singapore who sell very good replicas that you could not tell the diffrence well thats just my opinion but let me now what ya..think of the site and there fake are 2 sellers that i think w/pretty good fakes ‘e2pop’and snowsnow ok..let me know what you think of these sellers bags ok thanks ..bye..!

  100. Aidan Barclay
    January 14, 2007 / 11:52 am

    HI girls ,I have been on EBay for a while now and i to have come to the conclusion that most are fake with the odd exception, the thing is – there are different degrees of fakes, some are really really bad and some are really bad ,but if you look around properly you can buy a proper “copy” or “replica” Chloe that is as “authentic” as you can buy , How do you know i hear you say ,well i have sold roughly 40 copies with all my customers being over the moon and one or two have even bought more than one ! . The handbag industry is massive just now and you do need you wits about you if buying from EBay. Email me and i will source petty much what you want ,even from the 2007 collection (with the black hardware).I am not here to rip people off , i want to make money like the next person .I have nearly 200 stars. I cannot see why anybody would pay the massively over inflated price from these stores (sometimes making 500%mark ups) for an original Handbag when the only people profiting is the shop owner. Even if you don’t want to buy from me , i can at least have a look at the paddington or other model of Chloe you are going to buy on ebay and with all my insider knowledge i will advise you the best i can .My email address is .GOOD LUCK

  101. aidan
    January 14, 2007 / 12:08 pm

    hello ? how do i post?

  102. Victoria Bamford
    January 17, 2007 / 2:19 pm


    Hi I bought a chloe bag off ebay. can anyone help, I still have time to send it back. The padlock and hardware is a funny colour, not sure what they consider brass to be? it looks identical to the colour on the cilit bang advert when he puts the penny in it for 15 seconds haha. the bag is an extremely good fake, you cant tell the difference, absolutely everything checks out, im just wary of the colour “brass” what should it look like? ive been on netporter but you cant really tell from their pictures. My bag is black. thank you.

  103. aidan
    January 19, 2007 / 12:54 pm

    anybody in doubt about there chloe bag

  104. anisia
    January 21, 2007 / 1:51 pm

    HELLO everybody. I have a question concerning those numbers inside the bag. How they should appear? upside down , ore upside up?

  105. Andrea
    January 21, 2007 / 4:32 pm

    I want to buy a paddy but I like navy blue and whisky with a shoulder strap. I am in the UK and its mostly winter here, do you think whisky would suit all seasons? please help me decide..

  106. Jadie
    January 22, 2007 / 10:07 am

    Hi, I have just bought a Chloe Paddington in Nutmeg from net-a-porter and the serial number is xx-xx-xx xxxx. Hope this helps.

  107. Peter
    January 23, 2007 / 9:22 am

    I’ve just recently bought a Chloe Paddington in Cream off ebay for $895.00 US and after looking on this site, I’m worried it maybe a fake. Maybe Should of bought off Net-A-Porter for $1350-$1500.00. I’ve still have time to return and put a claim through paypal for return of my money. this is the attached ebay site If anyone can let me know if this is a fake or real

  108. Yasmin
    January 25, 2007 / 12:22 pm

    The infomation about slouchy material is rubbish

    the new style can stand up on its own!And its not slouchy like the other chloe bags.

    Just because it is hard wearing, doesnt mean it is fake.

    As seen in the picture in the above article

    thank you

  109. claire
    January 25, 2007 / 3:15 pm

    does anyone know what the bags from are like?


  110. lisa
    January 26, 2007 / 10:35 am

    i recently bought a bag that was a complete fake but i purchased one off ebay two days ago it arrived today and i think it is amazing i too also own 5 of these amazing paddington bags(i have a very kind husband)and i dont care if this one is fake or not because it looks identical to my original ones it cost me 250 and i am so proud of it.thats 1 sixth of the price of my others and i think its a bargain.

  111. Shelley
    January 28, 2007 / 2:08 pm

    Hi there! I just got my red Paddy from China and while I have no doubts that it’s a fake, I’m not that concerned. However, the padlock seems to be broken and of course, that’s the point of the purse! I can’t get it to lock.

    Any suggestions?

  112. Skye
    January 31, 2007 / 11:37 pm

    I have just bought a fake beige Chloe paddington for $100. It has all the characteristics that have been listed here. I guess i got lucky and found a place with really great stuff. If anyone else from Melb Australia wants one the shop is called “Illusions” and near the jam factory on Chapel St 🙂

  113. Gwen
    February 1, 2007 / 8:15 pm

    Does anyone know the quality of the fake chloe paddington from:


    Or where to find a great knockoff???


  114. Tiffany
    February 7, 2007 / 3:10 pm

    adele, your bag is fake, the hardware is way to shiny.

  115. charlie
    February 7, 2007 / 5:03 pm


    I jus bought a bag off ebay for £300 and it fits absolutely all of the generally agreed checks on here. The seller was very friendly, hasn’t sold any other Chloe bags, and has offered me the change to send it back if I don’t like it.


    The swing tag does however have both the stickers on the inside.

    My major concern is that the Chloe logo on the padlock is not exactly in the centre. Does this mean it’s a fake?

  116. sam
    February 8, 2007 / 8:31 am

    I bought a chloe bag online from love5season, they claim all their merchandise is authentic but now I am not so sure. I paid $575 fo it. it does have a seriel number that is 6 digits however the keyhole on the padlock is upside down. It came with all the tags dust bag etc does anyone know if love5season is authentic? help!!

  117. aaron
    February 9, 2007 / 10:47 am

    there are only 3 or 4 internet sites that are allowed to sell chloe and love5season is not one of them, sorry. i believe also there are only a handfull of retailers in the states that are allowed to sell chloe i know of one being in new york and one in san francisco. i bought a chloe for my wife from a store in stuttgart germany that is authorized to sell chloe if anyone is interested its called breuninger and is located on marktstr 1-3

  118. Lyndsey
    February 10, 2007 / 5:07 am

    hi all,

    I see everyone is confused about what is fake and what is real, i have also bought a “chloe” from ebay for a fraction of the price, i have to say i have been on chloe’s website and others and to be honest there are that many that look different so i am very confused as to what the colour of the bag should be!!

    mine is the cream very heavey slouchy paddington and to be honest im now at the point where i really dont care if its real or not, unless you are shopping with or at the same shops as “wags” you are never going to know, i can not afford to pay £900 for a real one and the one i got is lovely so im not too bothered, its not as if anyone is going to come up to you and say “oi you can i inspect your bag please”!!! now is it?

    to be really honest as long as you didnt pay loads and loads of cash for it and it is a fab looking fake i wouldnt worry about it and if all these websites are selling fakes why have they been aloud to carry on selling them cos as we all know copying a product is against the law????

    if you want a copy and a one that is made from real leather, this bag is nice just my opinion

    hope this helps ladies and if i were you i wouldnt think about it too much as you will begin to not like your bag and it will get no use and that has got to be a waste of cash £50 or £200!!!

  119. lyndsey
    February 10, 2007 / 4:59 pm

    hey Charlie,

    I think your bag sounds ike the ones im on about in my last comment but if it is a fake and it looks fab like a real one i wouldnt worry about it BUT if it is and they are offering you the option to send it back and you have doubts AND have paid £300 then i would opt to send it back if you are not sure, but i love mine and i am keeping it xx

  120. H
    February 13, 2007 / 7:38 am


    Natalie, any luck on confirming whether your bag is genuine – anyone else bought from this site

    Oh i’m so confused about the whole fake not fake thing, lots of confusing tips

  121. H
    February 13, 2007 / 8:42 am

    Could someone tell me what colour the linig is on the Chocolate brown chloe – is it cream or dark brown?

  122. Mari
    February 14, 2007 / 6:49 pm

    Hi, I am thinking about purchasing the chloe paddington in whiskey from anyone please tell me if they have ever purchased from this website or have any information weather or not their bags are authentic or not???? I am totally dying for this bag, but I only want authentic and I can’t afford to pay boutique prices!!

  123. Whitney
    February 18, 2007 / 12:09 am

    I bought 2 Louis Vuitton bags from this site and they were both fake when I took them to the store dont use!!! I am now in a dispute with my credit card company because i sent the bags back and they will not respond to any emails or refund my payment of $1400.00

  124. Megan
    February 19, 2007 / 4:51 pm

    Hi ladies.

    I’ve been sitting here reading post after post.

    I am a huge E Bayer, i have looked over so many to see if mine was real or fake. I was given a Chloe for my birthday.

    I’m completely in love with this purse.

    I am happy to say that mine is genuine and real.

    This purse is VERY HEAVY.

    and is not an everyday bag…

    I have the digits xx-xx-xx on the inside pocket of my bag.

    the LITTLE DEFECTS are what you should look for. they are dead give-a-ways.

    the post by lisa, on nov 23 2006 you should read carefully to tell a real from a fake.

    hope this helps!

  125. February 21, 2007 / 5:00 pm

    Hello Peeps,

    I have a genuine Chloe Paddington bag from the Winter 2006 collection for sale. It is the ‘Acier’ metallic leather colour. Purchased at a bargain price in a London sample sale. I am willing to accept £750 or a near offer. Photos can be sent I have photographed it from almost every angle.

  126. February 22, 2007 / 2:26 pm

    More on the Acier paddington bag for sale. It is currently retailing in the shops for £929, so £750 is a good discount. I will accept offers as well. The bag looks bronze colour in the previous comment photo it is actually a silver colour with bronze tones – this is just how it looks under less than studio condition lighting. I have attached another photo which gives a better indication of the colour. If you are interested e-mail me at

    If you can’t afford full price but you don’t want a fake this is the bag for you – Authentic Chloe at almost £200 off. Fantastic offer, don’t miss out only 1 available, so once it’s gone it’s gone.

  127. tereza
    February 22, 2007 / 11:15 pm

    what of the inside zipper? silver or nylon?

  128. Amanda Nwanosike
    February 23, 2007 / 2:18 pm

    The interior zip tab is in the same acier leather as the exterior. The lining is cream/beige canvas. All hardware is silver including padlock. There is no nylon on this bag. See additional photo of interior.

  129. Amanda Nwanosike
    February 23, 2007 / 2:20 pm

    Here is a photo of the inside pocket with leather serial tab.

  130. Desiree Sorensen
    February 26, 2007 / 2:09 pm

    Here is an alert message for those looking to buy “authentic” or “genuine” handbags from “love5season”. DON”T DO IT> They’re handbags come from China…(that spells knockoff) and their Tiffany jewelery is all knock off. They go under different company names so please investigate your online source before you trust any seller. The company name they charge to your credit card is “SZ SILU INFOTECH LTD.” Buyers beware.

  131. Tracey
    February 26, 2007 / 7:58 pm

    Hi all,

    I recently purchased a Chloe Paddington in Chocolate Brown. I believe its real but not sure it was purchased for me in England. I love the bag but I think maybe I would like the larger one better. If anyone is interested please feel free to email me. I absolutely love the bag and always loved the look of the Chloe but because I carry lots of stuff I need more room.

  132. Tracey
    February 27, 2007 / 1:50 pm

    Just curious if anyone here has purchased anything from this site and if so how is their merchandise? Please let me know

    Thank you,


  133. Daniela
    February 28, 2007 / 10:29 pm

    Does anyone know anything about I purchased a fake from them– but I haven’t received my bag yet. I am nervous because I hadn’t seen my order status change from processing to mailing– and when I emailed them– on the second try– Marie emailed me to say that China was having their new year holiday and wouldn’t be able to mail it until the 25th– well its the 28th and my order status still hasn’t changed. I just sent my second email– anyone have any experience with them? What other companies might bagaholics be operating under?

    Thanks for any info. you can give me.

  134. princessssupastar
    March 1, 2007 / 5:01 am


    I have a beautiful ‘mirror image’ paddington ie comes in gorgeous leather with serial number dust bag etc. I have looked at the paddingtons in selfridges and I cant tell the difference (of course apart from the price)

    If anyone is interested please feel free to email me

  135. Magellan
    March 5, 2007 / 12:16 pm

    Just looking back through the posts and my 2 cents worth on the real Vs Fake debate. Yes people do slave for 90 cents per day making these things, and as I have many Chinese friends I know they are happy to do this work rather than none at all. Also I wonder if people actually know how much the real bags actually cost to make. yes about the same as a good fake one. Some of the time they are made in the same factories ! It’s just that they don’t go through the Licenced Chloe route hence no fee to the good old Chloe group. Now who is ripping who off ?

  136. jaffy
    March 7, 2007 / 6:39 am

    has anyone bought any bags from

    the bags looks pretty nice on the site but after hearing such bad reviews of most of these replica sites im not too sure,,can anyone with experience with this website please enlighten me


  137. Amanda
    March 19, 2007 / 3:13 pm


    I have had a look at your website:

    I am afraid to report the bags are all fake and quite pricey at that. I recognise the Gucci photos from a chinese website that specialises in fake Gucci bags – they use the GG black fabric backgrounds. The Chloe photos look authentic but they are not all on the same background and are most likely ‘borrowed’ from authentic websites like saks5thavenue, net-a-porter and e-luxury.

    Whilst the bag you receive may be a nice fake. There are some of these sites that set up with nice photos but when you pay you have as good as flushed your money down the toilet as that is the last you will see of it. After scamming a sufficient number of people they close down and reopen another site under a different name. A good thing is to check the site’s registration details on the whois database this is often telling – you will see what country the site is registered in and the name & contact details of the business/business owner if it looks like a made up name or was set up yesterday stay clear.

    If you are looking for an authentic Chloe paddington I can help you. See my previous post. I am based in the UK.

  138. March 21, 2007 / 12:59 pm

    I was hoping someone with a good eye for fakes could give me their opinion on the attached ebay listing. I would hate to spend that much on a fake.

    Item number: 270099882842

    Thank you so much in advance

  139. Amanda
    March 21, 2007 / 9:49 pm

    Tara it’s hard to tell on that listing as the pictures are too small. Looks genuine, but the dust cover looks fake and can’t see a close up of the leather. Also they do not offer refunds and only accept postal order – which means if it’s fake that’s your money gone.

    I have an authentic metallic acier Chloe paddington for sale if you are interested. If it is the white you want I can ask my contact if they can obtain it for you. Price would be £595 and it would be 100% authentic and you would be quite welcome to have it authenticated at any Chloe store.

  140. Mahra
    March 22, 2007 / 7:47 pm

    i paid online for a bag from, a bronze chloe paddy with swarovski padlock then i read all the doubtful reviews about the site so i sent an email and canceled the order.. and i got a reply within 5min saying that the amount will be fully refunded.. this just happened so i hope they keep they’re word

  141. Jenn
    March 24, 2007 / 2:07 am

    Can anyone give me the name of the website where they purchased their replica Chloe Paddington that they said is very similar to the real thing? I know a few of you mentioned that you have great replicas that look almost exactly like the real thing. Please email me and let me know which site you got yours from. Thanks so much! Any advice is greatly appreciated!


  142. sheryl
    March 27, 2007 / 12:00 pm

    hello everyone i purchased a Fake Chloe purse and its beautiful!!! Come on does it really matter if its fake or real? if its good Fake then it should be okay. it all depends on how you wear too. Im sorry but if you wear Nike shoes your supporting china to ” slave” labor. hey everyone need to make a living somehow, its better than sitting at home not having a job!!! nowadays everything is made in China so does it really matter if the purse is fake or real? Who wants to pay thousands of dollars for a freakin purse??? your crazy!!!! There is no huge difference between Real and Fake purses but one is made in Italy!! im sure they have people from China working for them and pays them cheap…im pro 100% mirror image purse

  143. Xanne
    March 30, 2007 / 5:57 am

    I bought my black Chloe Paddington at the Chloe store in Hong Kong and I agree with everything that Lisa posted (Nov 2006).

    Although there are ones with gold hardware instead of brass hardwear. Mine is the older version which has the six digit serial number, brass hardware, silver zippers and lining is in black thread. If you check out Net-a-porter, you will see that there is another black one which has gold hardware but lined in white thread.

    Contrary to what was previously posted, there is a white version with gold hardware. I’ve seen this in the Chloe store as well, the color is bright gold rather than brass.

    Hope this helps.

  144. Sara
    April 2, 2007 / 3:07 am

    Hello Everyone…

    I was interested in buying a fake chloe purse and was just wondering if anyone had a recomendation for which website was good… Has anyone ordered ????? I just want to find a nice replica from a reliable source….


  145. alicia
    April 2, 2007 / 3:02 pm

    hi there.

    to anyone looking for a fake.

    i wouldnt recomend it.

    but if your heart is set on it.

    don’t buy from websites.

    the internet is a tricky place.

    my suggestion is if you live on the east coast.

    go to NY or DC.

    even if they are not exactly like the authentics.

    its better to know what it looks like rather then putting your trust in a criminal.

    my apologies to anyone who has been ripped off.

    but its clear that you take that risk when buying online from an un official seller of chloe.

  146. alicia
    April 2, 2007 / 3:08 pm

    also remember.

    websites could show pictures.

    that they took from official sellers of chloe.

    so even if the the bag in said picture looks identical.

    it dosnt mean the product there selling.

    or in some cases. not selling is real.

  147. Cristal
    April 2, 2007 / 9:53 pm

    Hi, I’m looking for a really good replica of the paddington chloe bag, does anyone know of a good reasonable place to buy one? thanks.

  148. CAT
    April 3, 2007 / 6:05 am

    Hi ladies,

    Well, i have read most of the posts that you all have posted and what a confusion!

    Okay this is the deal- this website has cloe amoung other desinger handbags. I want the chloe tan bag- Please can somebody who has the real Macoy have a look and tell me if they are fake or genuine, under their terms and conditions they say they are authentic bags-

    Please help! CAT

  149. Phil
    April 3, 2007 / 10:50 am

    I had a bid in on a Paddington on Ebay, I checked the photos against that of an original on Net-a-porter and it looked real. I got a link from an earlier posting which helped me identify it to be a fake, it is

    I noticed the difference to be the seam of the leather parts around the handle, a real one has them pointing out but the one on ebay had them facing inwards. I contacted the seller and had my bid cancelled, it was at £310 which is too pricey for a fake and as it is to be a present for my soon to be wife it has to be genuine. I have found genuine bags at

    They are only £525 so I will be buying from there.

  150. Jackster
    April 3, 2007 / 2:08 pm

    Hi ladies,

    Am loving this site!!

    Just a quick question – have you ever heard of Chloe releasing an “Antique Brown” Paddy? My chocolate brown one was recently mangled by the dry cleaners and I am now looking for a replacement.


  151. Phil
    April 3, 2007 / 7:05 pm

    I put in my earlier post that I had found genuine bags for £525, after looking at the photos I am starting to think they are fake aswell. Does anybody know if are genuine sellers. This fake vs real is starting to drive me crazy, maybe I should just bite the bullet and buy a genuine one from net-a-porter. It would save alot of hassle.

  152. laineegirl
    April 4, 2007 / 1:42 am

    Hey guys – if you want an authentic Chloe – there are some medium paddingtons on sale 40% off at Aloha Rags!

  153. seductivegal
    April 4, 2007 / 8:32 pm

    hi does anyone know if Chloe made bags with a diamante paddington lock? I saw tons on ebay and they look fab!


  154. Vicky
    April 5, 2007 / 7:51 am

    Hey guys, i too have been sucked into buying this bag, but unfortunatly as a poor student it’s simply not possible to get the real thing. Found this website, wondered what anyone thought please let me know >>>

  155. Rachel
    April 7, 2007 / 6:17 pm

    Hi i have a tan paddington and have lost the lock and key. Anyone have any ideas where i can get a new one from? I have emailed Chole but dont hold out much hope- and it will prob be v pricey if i do get it from them!


  156. christine
    April 7, 2007 / 10:05 pm

    Hi, i was just wondering.. i was shopping at nordstrom rack as i was bored ( usually nothing too much there), but i came across a chloe paddington that had a black padlock… all the hardware was black instead of brass… does anyone remember chloe releasing a paddington with black hardware instead of brass or silver??

  157. Laura
    April 10, 2007 / 9:34 am

    Hey Guys,

    I really really really want a chloe paddington bag but can’t afford an original so am more than happy to settle for a fake! Seen a few on ebay that look good but am still unsure whether ebay is the best place to buy from!

    What seems to be the going price for a fake and are there any particular places/ websites you would consider buying from??

    I’ve looked at the sunny replica’s website and a few others but am still confussed and worried about getting a poor quality fake!

    Also, is it possible to wear the chloe paddington on your shoulder? As i’ve never seen one in the flesh I’m not sure on whether its a carry bag or a shoulder bag!!

    Any Help would be much appreciated!


  158. Phil
    April 11, 2007 / 11:01 am

    Hi Laura,

    I have just returned from Bangkok where I purchased a Chloe Paddington bag in brown leather. Its a fake but from what Im told its an excellent copy…it comes with lock, key, dustbag etc and has never been used. Please feel free to email for more info and pics if you are interested in buying it….

    Kind Regards


  159. Laura
    April 13, 2007 / 4:28 am

    Hi Phil,

    Unfortunetly I’m after one in white! If you know of any places that you could recommend to look that would be great…

    Thanks for your help,


  160. Katrina
    April 13, 2007 / 5:00 pm


    I am awaiting a cream Paddington from ebay with a Swarovski lock. I am sure it is going to be a good fake, but I just wondered if anyone out there knows for sure if Chloe ever actually made bags with Swarovski locks. It looks lovely even if it is an overt fake.

    I have a couple of fake Louis Vuitton bags I bought from ‘handbag parties’ and they have worn really well.


  161. rosy
    April 14, 2007 / 3:24 am


    Please, whoever thought they purchased a fake chloe bag, stop it!!!

    I am so sick and tired to hear all of you winning. If you have $1,500 to waste for a stupid bag, what are you comlaining about??? There are thousands of homeless kids who could have benefit from donation of the money you are using to purchase just ONE BAG. If you got duped in the process and sold a fake bag, who cares!!!!

  162. Katrina
    April 15, 2007 / 5:31 pm

    Excuse me, but many of us regularly give to charity. For goodness sake let us enjoy the rest of our money in whatever legal way we please. Our family are supporting our second child in Africa through World Vision, so that must be at least 16 years we have been doing something to help someone else. Let me enjoy my little luxuries even if they aren’t real.

  163. Alison
    April 16, 2007 / 8:37 am


    Yes Chloe did do a limited edition of matt black padlock paddington bags. They retailed about £150.00/$300 more than the brass ones. The reason I know this is that I bought a white one with black padlock in the Chloe store in London and almost bought the black one with black padlock off in January as it was in the sale for £624.00. Anyway, hope this helped.

    Oh before I foget ROSY stop bitching at us and go and do your world peace rant on a more appropriate website

  164. Phil
    April 17, 2007 / 3:41 pm

    Hi Laura,

    Thanks for the reply.

    Im sorry but other than Ebay Im not sure where to get a Paddington in white.

    As a 6ft 2in ex-rugby player handbags aren’t really my thing….lol. I bought it in Bangkok for a mates girlfriend who doesn’t want it as I brought the wrong one back…Oh well!!

    So ladies….if you or anyone you know is after a brand new fake chocolate leather Paddington with padlock, key etc and is an excellent copy then let me know…

    Please feel free to email me at

    Kind Regards


  165. Jenny
    April 18, 2007 / 1:17 pm

    Please help!!

    My boyfriend bought me a Chloe Paddington bag from E-Bay for £180 today, i was in love with it! Its Grey leather with swarovski crystal padlock, the seller had 100% feedback and the bag itself looks lovely, it has been used once! However i can’t find the real thing for sale, or even an image of the Chloe with the crystal padlock, please tell me its not a horrible fake ladies!!!Did Chloe ever make a bag that matched the description????

    Thanks!!! Jeni

  166. marina
    April 22, 2007 / 10:29 am

    HI! I’ve seen beautiful Chloe paddindton blanc collection winter 2006 and mastic color summer 2006 and then white 2007 .All of them with brown edges .Could you tell me if there is some difference beetwin them ? Does somebody knows how the serial number lookes on white paddington 2007?


  167. lisa
    April 23, 2007 / 9:33 pm

    Does anyone know about the website They advertise their bags as authentic, but after reviewing this site, I’m not so sure now. Any help is appreciated!

  168. hazel
    April 24, 2007 / 4:56 am

    hello, sorry to bother. but does anyone know if chloe is going to produce the wine red paddington again this year?

  169. michelle terry
    April 24, 2007 / 10:56 am

    Hi there, Could anyone tell me if and sell real chloe bags. I recently purchased a small Chloe clutch bag from Cricket in Liverpool and I love it, but I would now like a bigger one but they are quite pricey from there. The bags on the above mention website are about £550 which seems a baragin, but are they authentic??

    Please help!!

    Thanks Michelle

  170. S
    April 24, 2007 / 4:38 pm

    Hi all

    I was in New York last week and grabbed a fake Chloe bag for 25 dollars! It’s a great fake for the price: slouchy, 6 brass feet and Chloe written on the hardware. Granted the hardware and zipper are gold and it doesn’t have a serial number, but it’s perfect for my needs.

  171. zoe
    April 26, 2007 / 5:42 pm

    hi there

    ive just bought a chloe bag of ebay and paid for it. but now i think its a fake with what everybody has to say on here. its the east west paddington bag. can anyone tell me what this bag should really look like please help ????? zoe

  172. Allie
    April 30, 2007 / 2:32 pm

    I bought a used “authentic” paddington from ebay. It’s chocolate brown colour and looks exactly like this

    Some of the studs have come off, the metalwork is shiny brass and well worn off in places (zips are silver), the lining is best described as khaki and there is a gap between the two ends of the embossed leather strip round the padlock. Everything else about it seems to be “authentic” according to the various posts above.

    Needless to say I paid more than the £189 fashionbags is selling it for.

    Real or fake??? Help.

  173. Alison C
    May 1, 2007 / 7:09 am

    Hi Guys, I am the proud owner of two authentic chloe bags – one bought from and one from selfridges. One black 2006 and one Mastic (cream) 2006. I got ripped off 2 years ago paying £350.00 for a real bad fake. I did finally get my money back but the disappointment was the worst bit. Anyway, I would gladly help any with trying to authenticate chloe paddington bags either on ebay or other websites. my email is


  174. Anonymous
    May 1, 2007 / 7:35 am

    well i just got a bag from dubai, best copy ever! so ther!

  175. Heidi Jordon
    May 2, 2007 / 10:47 am


    Does anyone have info regardoing the sites on the net definately to be avoided!!!

    I’ve found several in the US and Australia that will ship worldwide and their prices do actually seem to good to be true but after emailing them they guarantee authentic chloe bags etc. Also I note earlier people referring to yet their site seems to have the most authentic bags on there so is it just because they might be selling last seasons stock that they get products so cheap? they are still charging approx. £525 for a middle sized paddington surely too much for it to be a fake one?

    Any more pointers from anyone? Can anyone see their website & let me have their opinion or has anyone dealt with them? Any other sites which maybe worth a go as for those who don’t live near London the internet is really the only place to try and get a Chloe!


  176. Amanda
    May 3, 2007 / 5:48 pm

    I have an orange Chloe paddington and orange silverado for sale if anyone is interested. Please mail me at

    Both new and authentic.

  177. elaine
    May 5, 2007 / 7:37 am


    I have a cream Chloe for sale with dustbag , cards and serial no in pocket.

    ~It s brand new with tags.~


    contact me at

  178. Nana
    May 8, 2007 / 10:16 am

    Hi Guys,

    Can anyone help me please? I really want a white paddington but am confused – is the white leather trimmed with tan leather or is it white all over?

    I’ve been looking on Ebay as I don’t really care if the bag is fake or not as long as it is real leather and an exact copy of the real thing. Does anyone know any reputable sellers who sell exact replicas?

    I’ve got my eye on this bag:

    Can someone tell me if it’s a good copy? I can be contacted here –



  179. baglover
    May 12, 2007 / 1:49 pm

    Hey guys!

    if youve really got your heart set on a real chloe bag you could always hire it…i know it sounds totally crazy but you can actually hire designer bags from from like 9.95 a month membership and all the bags are 100% genuine.

    hope this helps! x

  180. Olivia
    May 13, 2007 / 5:42 am

    Hey all 🙂

    Asked a (male) friend to pick me up a white Chloe Paddington during his recent overseas trip and because he couldn’t find a white one he brought me back a black one. What the?! Anyway it’s totally gorgeous with serial number, dustbag etc., and it’s for sale. Contact me at


  181. Jess Boogie
    May 18, 2007 / 6:02 pm

    Hi all, I am in love with this bag. I saw it last year in a shop in Cannes, Frances. My boyfriend offered to buy it for me and I said no, CRAZY I KNOW!!

    Anyway, I found this site that is selling them for around 400 bucks. I have emailed the site and they claim the bag in 100% authentic… do you think I should trust it?

  182. Divinity
    May 21, 2007 / 6:34 pm

    I bought an authentic large Chloe Paddington in cream via ebay from a trusted friend and seller. She was given the bag as a gift and decided she wanted the smaller version. I don’t know if she did her homework on authenticity as the keyhole on the padlock is upside down. But then again, it was a gift. Anyway, I didn’t care about authenticity and loved the bag, but it is just too heavy for me. So after a few uses, I packed it up and haven’t used it since. Anyone interested? I have pictures!

  183. Eva
    May 23, 2007 / 9:22 am

    Hi i received a cream chloe paddington saddle bag for my 21st. I would never had thought that it could be fake until after reading these comments and i’m too embarrassed to ask if it is a fake. It is in perfect condition, soft leather, and branding on the brass and lock, i have only used it once. I want to sell Can anyone give me suggestions for a price?

    thanyou for your time

  184. Nicole
    May 24, 2007 / 10:03 pm

    Can anyone tell me what the color ‘canella’ is for the paddington? Is it similar to the nutmeg or whiskey? How can I tell what season each color is from? I’m looking at a canella color paddington at a Nordstrom. I want to know what season it’s from before I purchase it! Thanks!

  185. Heather
    May 29, 2007 / 12:22 pm

    Hi! I sell Chloe bags and I can tell you that there are some horrible fakes out there. There are also some excellent fakes out there, too. It’s tough to find the real thing and even tougher to discern between real and faux. However, there is such a thing as floor models and irregulars when it comes to the bags, just like anything else. That doesn’t mean the bags aren’t authentic–they’re just a little cheaper because they may have a scuff mark or scratch on the bottom or a little wear on the handles. Ever go to an outlet store or clearance store? I have purchased Pfaltzgraff plates for a buck because the paint design was a little faded and Guess jeans for $15 because the top button was off center. Still the real deal but due to manufacturing mistakes, I got them super cheap.

    That seems to be the case–although not all the time–with the bags I sell. A lot of them were floor models that the stores can’t or won’t sell. Some have little inconsistencies like a misspelled word on the tag or a missed stitch, etc and the company won’t buy those because they can’t sell them at the high prices they charge. Who would want to spend $1500 and up on a bag that isn’t perfect?

    The people who make the bags are just that– people. And human beings make mistakes. It’s impossible for every single Chloe or Fendi bag to be made perfectly every single time. So the “rejects” end up being sold in bulk lots to distributors and the distributors tack on a few bucks and resell to retailers like me. Now maybe I’m being naive here and none of this is true and my dealer just tells me this to fool me, but I haven’t had a problem or complaint yet and it does make perfect logical sense when you think about it. All I know is that I have tons of clothing and home decor from outlet stores and discount stores with designer and brand names on them and they’re all authentic–just a little irregular. I don’t know what I’d do if I had to pay full price for Levi’s or Guess jeans! I love the outlets! LOL

    I can also tell you that I don’t make a killing on my bags, unlike many others who buy fakes cheap and sell for hundreds of dollars. The bags I get from my dealer are fairly high in price and while i do make money on them (gotta eat ya know!), it’s not like I can sell 2 a week and have financial freedom. The dealers want to make money, too, and they usually double what they paid for the bags. It’s still a decent price considering but I certainly don’t clear hundreds of dollars per transaction. I don’t clear anywhere near even a hundred per sale and many people forget that if you use ebay or paypal, there are fees involved.

    Anyway, most of my bags have all the proper tags and dust bag and serial numbers, etc, but some don’t come with tags because as a floor model, they get torn or worn off from customers. But again, this doesn’t mean it’s not authentic. If you want to be super sure, just ask any seller to send you specific pictures of the serial numbers and any embossing on the hardware. If they refuse, you know you can’t trust them. I always take tons of pics of my bags when I get them and offer buyers the option of emailing me for those pictures. I also offer a satisfaction guarantee, as does my dealer, so we’re all protected.

    If any of you want further info or have other questions, feel free to email me at I also have other items available.

    Hope this helped!!

  186. Effie Tzioumas
    May 30, 2007 / 9:32 am

    All your comments have been really helpful. I was about to buy a chloe handbag from ebay but changed my mind. I have even learnt a lot about spotting fakes and recognized quite a few of the ones I was about to bid on…

  187. Taylor
    June 1, 2007 / 8:36 pm

    Did anyone ever have an answer for Lisa who posted on April 23 and asked if someone has info on

  188. T. Roman
    June 3, 2007 / 6:21 pm

    I was reading a comment about the care card and wondered if anyone else had the same issue. The last sentece reads “contact our store personal.” Thats not how I would spell it, but does this make the purse a fake? I have a silverado bag and I can’t find anything about fake silverado’s. If anyone has any tips about this Chloe bag and how to spot a fake I would love the feedback. I can’t even find it in the store to compare. Thanks

  189. T.G.
    June 6, 2007 / 7:15 pm

    Ok. Most of these comments have been very helpful. However, I’m still confused about the hardware. Does the brass color wear away? If it wears away, is it a silver color underneath? I’m also not sure if I know what the brass color is suppose to look like. Does it look kind of gold?

    I would really appreciate any responses. Thank you in advance : )

  190. June 6, 2007 / 8:53 pm

    Hey Ladies:

    I purchased my Chloe paddington satchel in Whiskey, which is called Erul from the Chloe store on 69th and Madison Avenue. I love my bag. It has a 10 digit serial number. It is absolutely real and so was the price of $1549.

    Please never buy on e-bay. I purchased what one seller contended to be an “authentic” chloe paddington, even proffered a receipt from Neiman’s which was fraudulent. The receipt for an unknown purchase in the handbag department for $1,700 or so. He must have known a clerk in the store to get this receipt. The photo on e-bay seemed to make the bag look authentic, then again he could have just taken the picture of a real one somewhere. As soon as the bag, arrived I was utterly disappointed( plastic looking, poor stiching and shotty looking) I shipped it right back to him by certified mail. Yet, the buyer even though in receipt of the bag, tried to say I he did not get it. Then, he tried to say it was damaged. He pulled all the stops so I wouldn’t get my refund. In addition, e-bay’s pay pal told me that they only guarantee refunds up to $200.00. The seller did not want to click the refund button for me to get my money back and it seemed that pay pal was not helping me.

    Fortunately, I am an Attorney, so I threatened to sue the buyer. He got scared and refunded me my $500. Later, he was kicked off of e-bay after my complaint. However, after a month or so he was brought back on e-bay. He had the gall to send me a nasty e-mail stating that he was back on selling his fake bags. I have not used e-bay since. I strongly urge you ladies to just go out and spend the money on what you really want. It is less of a disappointment. My bag truly makes me happy. Only shop at legitimate stores: Neimans, Bergdorf’s, net-a-porter, Chloe stores.


  191. Laura
    June 7, 2007 / 5:31 pm

    I have been debating whether to bid on ebay or to buy from net-a-porter. i desperately want a chloe bag, i would much prefer the authentic bag but does anyone know where i can get a brilliant replica or a fake???

    i keep hearing all these stories of what to look out for and what is real and whats not. there are so many flying around i am really confused.

    please help me!!!

    please email me if anyone can spare any advice, thanks

  192. June 8, 2007 / 4:30 pm

    Hi Laura:

    Net-a-porter is ok to buy from, but if there are major department stores that sell high end goods, i.e. Bergdorf’s, Sak’s, Neiman Marcus, etc. just ask the sales lady when the sales are. She will usually call you if they have a private night at the store. Private nights discount bags, I have been to Neiman’s and some Chloes were 40% off. Also, check Chloes are there too!

    Once again,stay away from e-bay. See my e-bay horror…


  193. dchoi
    June 9, 2007 / 7:57 pm

    URGENT!!!Anyone can suggest the reliable department to buy a real Chloe Paddinton in NY??

    Many Thnaks!!

  194. fyi
    June 12, 2007 / 2:14 pm

    What if you want to sell some authentic bags on ebay? I understand no one wants a fake when they think they’re getting authentic items.

    Any advise on how to sell used high end merchandise without people freaking out and constantly questioning authenticity?

    I suppose local resale, although not as profitable, may be the least headache.

    any ideas?

  195. Veronique
    June 12, 2007 / 3:06 pm

    Hello there !

    I am no expert in designer bags and this is probably the reason why I ended up with a replica of a Chloe Bay bag bought on Ebay.

    First, a little common sense is needed…now I know that! Think before putting a high bid! I did not! and then I began comparing descriptions… a real Bay has got brass hardware whereas the replica one has got gold-plated hardware. Obviously brass is more resistant than any gold plated material… just that would make the original version of the bag better looking and more durable! However, the bag itself is real craftsmanship. The leather is soft and smells beautiful. In the end, surely you cannot expect to have an original bag for £140?!! or why would a celebrity buy what the common of the mortal can afford !!??

    I feel bad having a replica for all the wrong things it stands for. Nothing wrong with having one that looks the same but what is the point of embossing it with the Chloe name!! Those people who made the bag are obviously as talented and use fine materials. There are some sites out there, which sells replicas but at least they do say so and you know what to expect!

    A designer bag, by its very definition cannot be sold less than what design and brand cost! After all it is not so much the bag that you buy but the name it stands for… unless it has been used for a while, and even then, I suppose a designer name does not lose value over time!

    So if you buy on Ebay, just like I do, it is highly probable that will end up with a replica. The question is, is it what you want and are you prepared to fake it!

  196. kim
    June 14, 2007 / 5:01 pm

    Hi, does anyone know diabro are selling genuine chloe paddingtons? Thanks

  197. Anne
    June 15, 2007 / 12:47 am

    Just wondering if anyone has ordered from Any idea if these are real? They look good to me and prices seem reasonable, but after reading your comments I’m hesitatant to order..

  198. Kyri
    June 15, 2007 / 12:22 pm

    Has anyone heard of Does anyone know if they are selling genuine bags?? Thanks for your help!!

  199. Karen
    June 17, 2007 / 5:33 am

    Hi All

    I would like to start with the following statement, if it seems too good to be true, then it usually is!. Sadly many fake sellers have latched on to this, and so sell them at high prices, with photo’s from legitimate websites, so on the net, you see a genuine photo, and a near genuine price, so how would you know. I have a chloe bag which I brought from Selfridges in Manchester, and I adore it, As we all know, net-a-porter is legitimate. used to be advertised as genuine in a UK fashion magazine, but about 3 weeks their web site disapeared. I also looked at fashiondistrict, but a few things alarmed me, I looked them up on the UK companies register, which their address was only registered for a different type of company, and was a home address, in a less than desirable area. I also read their returns policy, My advice, is if you really are not sure, and only want the real thng, dont buy it, but if there is a phone number, and you can ring them, and get clarification, thats always a good step.

    So now for me, Im sticking to net-a-porter and selfridges for my next chloe!

  200. Sherri
    June 23, 2007 / 2:36 pm

    Hi, can anyone recommend a place to sell a used Chloe. I just purchased one from the boutique a few weeks ago and would like to re-sell to get a different style.



  201. sarah louise
    June 25, 2007 / 4:24 pm

    girls tell me what you think of this one please.

    Chloe Paddington Bag, Petrol Blue Coloured RARE!!

    if you copy and paste this into ebays search will you please comment and give your opinion, do you think I should put a bid in for it.I love the blue colour.

    big welsh love sarah xx

  202. Mericor
    June 27, 2007 / 12:48 am

    Hi all,

    I am from Australia and currently saving up for a chloe paddington which retails here at a store called David Jones for $2395AUD. i am not going to buy it from David Jones after discovering that net-a-porter sells them for about $1600AUD which is about $800AUD less. like some of the others here, i have also encountered fakes on ebay and have been totally turned off since. I think it also boils down to what you really want. do you want to own the bag to show off the fact you can afford designer gear, or do you just want it for looks and you are not too bothered by quality? you can safely assume a bargain basement price on ebay (unless its second hand)when you know the real deal costs so much more, will be a fake, whether it’s a good fake or in most cases, a terrible one. Money made from counterfeit goods are used to fund terrorism and the manufacture of drugs, for anyone who does not know, so if you don’t want your hard earned cash to fund these activities, you are better off saving for the real deal. even though you saved for so long and parted with a lot of money, wouldnt you feel sooooo much better, knowing that what you have is a genuine article which you can use for so many years (if you take good care of it) and no one in their right mind will think that what you have is a fake. I personally do not see the point in parading a fake bag with the designer’s logos and markings. it’s almost an insult to the designer and the bag’s status of exclusivity. after all, you get what you pay for. I would much rather have the real deal anyday. so please, buy from ebay at your own risk, but you would be hard-pressed to find the genuine article on ebay. if you choose to do so, don’t be surprised if you get ripped off.i am also saving up for a marc jacobs stam and i am buying it from net-a-porter at the same time i buy the paddington! altogether i think it will be $3200AUD depending on the current exchange rate and shipping costs, but if i buy it at David Jones it will cost well over $5000AUD. still i am prepared to pay that price as I know i will get many years of use from both bags.

  203. kim
    June 27, 2007 / 7:23 am

    hi sherri, i might be intrested in buying your bag. what colour is it & how much? you can contact me at

  204. beebs
    June 28, 2007 / 1:21 pm


    Does anyone know anything about the Chloe bracelet bags?? Just bought one off e-bay, and seems perfectly real, but since its ebay im not 100%! They are in no way as popular as the paddington so not sure if many fakes are out there?? Does anyone have one?

    June 29, 2007 / 1:52 am


  206. Anonymous
    July 2, 2007 / 7:24 pm

    I think u are all mad! x

    July 2, 2007 / 10:52 pm


  208. P
    July 12, 2007 / 5:53 am

    Hi Ladies,

    I have been through all the emails on this web page and would like to know one thing from the ladies that have purchased the real deal.

    Wat brand are the zippers? Is it a chloe brand?

    If anyone with an authentic one can let me know it would be greatly appreciated.


  209. ging
    July 13, 2007 / 11:09 pm

    Beware of The website claims all their merchandise are authentic but it is not. Let my costly mistake spare you from being a victim.

  210. Sid
    July 16, 2007 / 5:38 pm

    Hi Ging,

    I just got a FAKE mulberry roxanne from

    Have you tried to return it???

    lets get together and get them!

    email me



  211. ella
    July 18, 2007 / 12:39 am

    LV Gucci Chanel Chloe Fendi Prada Handbag On Sale:

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  212. lea
    July 19, 2007 / 2:20 pm

    hi, i’ve been wanting to get a chloe paddington bag and been on different web site as of saks, chloe, nieman, net-a-porter etc…are the bags on overstock real authentic? how would you tell the fake ones from the real? is the trimmy on the leather edges diff? what colors do the real authentic bags come in? i am interested in a white chloe paddington bag so if anyone has information please help! thanks a bunch!


    July 21, 2007 / 9:13 pm


  214. mellie
    July 23, 2007 / 8:15 am

    Hi, can someone please enlighten me whether AUTH chloe paddington CARE CARDS say ‘Store Personal’ or ‘Store Personnel’??? Thank you very much! I just bought a bag and would like to return it if it turns out fake, so please help!!

  215. holly
    July 24, 2007 / 9:43 am

    Hi, I just won a paddington on ebay and though the seller claims it is authentic, i still have my doubts. I have looked at all of the suggestions of what the bag should look like but there is nothing mentioned about what the chloe hang tag should look like. Should be on the bag with a string or one of those plastic rings that are usually on clothes? THe tag on the bag i purchased is on with the plastic ring. Though i havent received the bag yet, from the pics i do really like and want it, however though i do have designer bags, i only buy them from dept stores and have never paid this much for one. If it is a fake but its a good quality, i am willing to keep it, as long as the seller gives me half of my money back. Being that it is on ebay and if it is a fake he cant sell it again on there, is what i am proposing against the rules for ebay?

  216. Anonymous
    July 28, 2007 / 1:02 am

    Did they ever make all white paddington bags or have they always had the tan trim around the bag and on the handles? I bid on one on ebay and now I’m having doubts. The seller insists it is a older style and that they used to be all white. Is this correct?

  217. Sian Vygus
    July 28, 2007 / 5:47 am

    my ‘chloe’ bag is a fake, i got it for £20 in Hong Kong,

    i can with a dust bag, care card, tag, ect.

    after reading this the only thing i have noticed different about my bag is that the padlock have Made in Italy on it whereas i gather the real thing doesnt.

    Oh, and the care card does have personal not personelle but tbh no one really goes arounf asking to see you bags care card!

    Oh and another thing about the fakes my friend has one where the zip (it only has one zip) comes of the side of the bag and the end is covered by leather squares od fabric!

  218. July 28, 2007 / 12:26 pm

    Hello folks,

    I have a genuine orange Chloe silverado bag for sale at less than half price (full rrp £837). Check out my auction:

    The photos included are of the actual bag for sale. It is the large size silverado. This colour is not available in the shops anymore so it’s a great opportunity to pick up a bargain. I can honestly say this bag is really gorgeous, the suede fabric is very soft to the touch and it will make a fabulous addition to your wardrobe. If you are looking for an authentic Chloe but can’t afford £500+ this is a great buy as it is a fantastic bag that you can treasure and it won’t break the bank either.

  219. Chitty Chiu
    August 1, 2007 / 11:39 pm

    Hi, Ladies, I have a question about the Chloe Paddington Bags. I have noticed a website sell this bags so cheap, it’s about AUD$400-600. The website is

    Also, I send they an email to query if those paddington bag are authentic or not. And I get the email reply from them today. The following is the email from them.

    ” Dear customer

    Thank you for your message. Our handbags are made from formal manufactory. They are as same as the authentic handbags selling on stores in material, same style, except serial number.

    For each designer handbag the franchisers need a standard quantity, and therefore the manufactory would produce little more for franchisers to choose. The rest of these bags will not sell on stores and therefore they do not have formal serial numbers. That is why our bags are cheaper than stores. On the other hand, We do provide the serial number, since they won’t be sold on the stores, this number won’t be entered in the database and therefore can’t be found from their system, that’s all!

    You can also take a look of your feedback from customers, and you will find that all customers are satisfied with their handbag.

    If there is any other questions please just contact us. Thank you very much

    Best regards Customer Support”

    Can anyone tell me the bags in this web are fake or not?

    Many Thanks

  220. Stacey
    August 4, 2007 / 1:44 pm

    Hi everyone,

    I have a genuine Chloe Paddington bag in Whiskey for sale with extra goodies (girly stuff) Inspired by magazine competition I seen!

    I am based in the UK, for photos (close up with professional camera) please email me.


  221. G
    August 8, 2007 / 11:44 am


    I’ve just been reading down through everyones comments, and I have to say, Lynne, you’re a smart girl!!!

    My friend has opened a shop selling replicas and I’ve never seen anything like them. The smell of leather as soon as she opened the dustbag to show me it was unbelieveably good! They are the best looking “fake” bags I’ve ever seen!!

    She sourced an excellent supplier, and believe me, she’s had some really dodgy ones sent to her for her to inspect, as she does believe in selling only top quality stuff, even if they aren’t the real thing. She pays a fair price for the quality she’s getting, for example, they don’t cost what the really cheesy ones do ($45 or less!!).

    I really agree with what Lynne said above, why would anyone pay for the crazy designer prices when you can get the exact same bag for a fraction of the price?? Who really cares whether a Chinese person made the bags or an Italian, it is made from the same stuff at the end of the day. The Italians don’t have magical powers that make the bags any more special!! LOL. It’s the same leather, brass etc.

    Don’t beat yourself up over whether or not your bag is real or not. Who cares at the end of the day when it’s on your arm? I would go mental now if any of my other friends spent a fortune on a bag, when the replicas are so good! I’d happily let them spend $1200 or whatever on 6 bags instead!! “one for every outfit” as I say! I have the Cream one with the stones, and everyone I meet is mad about it. They all want one!!

    Anyway if any of you ladies would like to check out my friends site its

    (and for the moment there’s free shipping!!!)

    Happy hunting for that special bag, either way!


  222. Sherry
    August 13, 2007 / 9:10 pm

    Hi, I have a Chloe Brown Tekla mid-size for sale. It has only been used once and I would really like to sell it. Comes with the receipt from the Costa Mesa Chloe boutique. I have many pix, pls email



  223. Di
    August 22, 2007 / 8:30 pm

    Hi, I have a fabulous chocolate brown Chloe paddington that i too bought off ebay. It came with dust bags, tags, care cards and has a 6 digit serial no. It has all the right markings and it slouches, smells great and is very heavy. I have resigned myself to the fact that it is a fake, but its an OUTSTANDING fake and i love it.

    I know fakes are not for everyone, but does it really matter if your happy with it. I would say be careful to anyone who is looking at the bags on ebay. Some sellers are using official Chloe pictures to sell there bags. If you think this the case ask them to send you more pics before you bid. And then compare the small details. If you can only afford the fake, like me, then you at least deserve a good one.

    Just purely out of interest does anyone know for sure if Chloe have ever made the diamonte padlock bags or are they all fakes?

  224. Tiffany Steel
    August 27, 2007 / 12:12 pm

    Hello everyone, i have been looking for second hand black chloe paddington bag. I was wondering if anyone on here had one that they would like to sell. ? long shot possibly but having read all the posts here i no longer want to get sucked in to the ebay fakes. If i am going to buy one i want to buy and own a real one. At the moment i dont really want to spend that much for a real one but would pay a decent amount for a proved authentic one. ? thanks everyone

  225. Carmel
    August 27, 2007 / 8:20 pm

    Hi everyone, just a warning to you all NOT to purchase from I recently received a Chloe Whiskey handbag which I ordered from them and it was completely different to what was represented on their website. Not only was the colour different but the quality was appalling. I can’t get a refund because their bags were on sale despite the fact that the bag I received looks NOTHING like the bag on their website. Do not trust their claims! DO NOT buy from them!!

  226. Helping_hand
    August 30, 2007 / 6:58 pm

    Hi all – Just a few comments!

    koodos & diabro both sell authentic items.

    The serial tabs are not an indication of a fake or a real bag. Some genuine Paddingtons came with a tab, some didn’t. They are also reference to a date code – so a bag that is for example, xx-05-xx would have been made in 2005. If you see that code on a supposed brand new Chloe bag made this year, then that’s incorrect, as it would have to read xx-07-xx.

    The diamante padlock was available to buy separately for around £200 on NAP etc – so you won’t get it for a tenner on eBay!

    The diamante padlock that belongs with a Paddington, called the Vegas, was only available in limited numbers. It retailed for £999 and is no longer availabe. I’ve only seen two genuine Vegas Paddingtons on eBay, ever.

    To add – When you buy a fake, you’re buying into terrorism/child labour and many other unknowns! Don’t go there.

    The quality of an original Chloe is unsurpassed – i own two, so i can vouch for that! Chloe take a lot of time and effort in making their bags. They don’t employ workers in third world countries to make plastic looking monstrosities. It shows.

    I own a disgusting, ugly, cheap, shoddy fake (eBay big mistake) and i would advise you not to go for fake goods – please!

    If you want to spend less £ on a bag, why not go to Or just buy a mid-range bag? River Island? Coach? Kooba? Radley? Tula?

    Lush, for example, sell identical bags to Chloe and other designers, but without the awful counterfeit implications. You can have a guilt free conscience knowing that you are not supporting the counterfeit industry by avoiding the fakes.

    And – believe me – a fake bag CAN be spotted a mile off, trust me, i know! 😉

    Please – think about it?

    Bye for now!

  227. Baljinder Atwal
    September 1, 2007 / 5:44 pm

    Hello Ladies,

    I have a brand new chloe paddington black bag for sale. Email me for pics and further details –

    Its an unwanted gift, would like to sell to save for my travels.

    Bye for now.

  228. Linda
    September 2, 2007 / 11:01 am


    Can someone please tell me if Chloe paddington came in WHITE LEATHER with GOLD lock/hardware. I really want to know, thanks!

  229. Emma
    September 12, 2007 / 12:02 pm

    Hi guys,

    Have just been reading all your posts with interest and was wondering if anyone could please answer the previously asked question concerning the brass hardware on the paddington. I have been offered a second hand, supposed real paddington, but the brass hardware has been chipped away around the expected pressure points revealing a silver colour underneath. The brass colour is a dull brass colour and not shiny gold, but as I say, there is a silver colour revealed under the chipped areas. This bag has been owned for a period of time so some wear and tear will have occurred. I would just love to know whether this does happen or whether it is a sign of a fake. I know that other people have posted this question before now but I could not find an answer to it. Look forward to hearing from anyone who can possibly help.

  230. Emma
    September 13, 2007 / 7:21 am

    Have had a closer look at the bag (second hand paddington) and it has a serial number on a leather tab inside the zipped pocket in the format xx-xx-xx middle numbers are 05 which would tie in with it being old but the keyhole in the padlock is upside down and the padlock is fastened on the opposite way to those shown on official websites. I guess the bag is a fake then?? Maybe some fakers are adding the serial numbers also??

  231. Mari
    September 15, 2007 / 9:09 am

    Ok, I’ve been a fan of this site for some time, mainly to look at the new “it” bags having purchased quite a lot for myself over the years (note ALWAYS authentic and ALWAYS from an authorized retailer in Manhattan or Paris!).

    Being quite the bag snob myself, I am a bit disgusted at some of the threads on this site.

    My honest opinion, if you can’t affort the real thing do yourself and the poor “slaves” that make the knock offs a favor, go buy yourself something authentic that you can afford. I hope those of you who encourage purchasing the fakes realize that they are commonly linked to drug, prostitution and child pornography rings. Just read the papers and do a search. Maybe because I live in Manhattan and see the Chinatown raids on my local news a lot I’m more informed.

    Please, don’t buy replicas. Oh, and by the way, those of us who can tell the difference on sight (and they’re are plenty of us) sort of chuckle at you as you walk by…so don’t only do the law enforecement agencies a favor, but save yourself from humiliation 🙂

    There are beautiful bags for under $500 that are made legit…go for those!

  232. aidan barclay
    September 20, 2007 / 2:37 pm

    Hi girls, This forum seems to be split 50/50 about real v’s copy, I just want to tell you that i have supplied loads of very happy girls with bags, not just Chloe but Prada, Balenciaga,LV,Dior,Miu Miu,Mcqueen and dozens more designers. If you are interested in buying a 100% authenic copy by your fav designer email me. I have pictures to prove quality and i promise you will not be dissapointed.regards Aidan.

  233. September 30, 2007 / 1:04 pm

    Hello everyone,

    I just bought a mini chloe paddington from a website taguelito and i really love this bag because of the look ect, but the main thing for me is, it is not as heavy as the normal one.

    What do you think about the mini paddington?

  234. Rae
    October 1, 2007 / 3:54 pm

    I have been reading in this forum about buying Chloe Paddington bags on ebay and I just had to say that I just recently purchased two of them off ebay (after much careful consideration & research) & I absolutely love them! I brought both of them to Saks to make sure they were authentic and they both are in fact 100% authentic. I guess I got really lucky because I have seen the hideous fakes that are for sale on ebay for like $199.00 and other sites offering cheap “authentic” Chloe Paddingtons. So there is still hope on scoring authentic Chloe Paddington handbags a little cheaper. You just have to be extremely careful & do your homework. If it looks too good to be true, it most likely is. I’m not telling everyone to run out and buy the Chloe Paddington from ebay based on my experiences alone, but just wanted to shed some positive light that not all the Chloe Paddington bags on ebay are fakes. I also do not care for the cheap, imitation, replicas that are out there because of where the proceeds go. The Chinatown replicas are absolutely hideous as well. Can you say “pleather”??? I was in NYC last week & I spotted a woman carrying a blatent, hideous fake Chloe Paddington. I would rather save for a year to get the real deal (like I was doing for the two I just bought) than carry the fakes.

  235. Anonymous
    October 4, 2007 / 3:02 pm

    Hello everyone,

    I had a great experience buying my chloe paddy from ebay. When you buy on ebay one thing you have to do first is knowing your bag like the palm of your hand, ask questions to seller, request detailed and close pictures of specific areas that you want to see, most important know the seller, Yes there is a risk when you buy on ebay, but not all Chloes on ebays are fake,very important never buy from a seller that have negative feedback due to authenticity issues…. When I got my Chloe I was 100% sure it was authentic, but I took it to Neiman Marcus just to be sure…and it is! So my point is you can still get an auth. Chloe paddington for a fraction of the price on ebay….Just be smart about it!!!

    Here are some tips:

    Must of the bags have the serial number inside a pocket on a leather tag,could be to left side or right side of the pocket. From Mid 06 is a 10 digit number before was 6 digit number, the middle number tells you the year make of the bag.

    Chole for 2007 came out with gold hardware and a White color bag, before they only had cream, the linning inside before mid 06 was cotton cream color no matter the color outside, now is the same color of the bag.

    The bukles should say chloe one side up, one side down. It has 6 feet. The stiching is kind og thick. On the padlock the round part of the key hole should go up, with chloe facing up.

    well I hope this help some of you!!!


  236. Kloe
    October 8, 2007 / 3:43 pm

    Have been eyeing up The Chloe Paddington bag on ebay for the past few weeks and have found it increasingl difficult to spot fakes from the real thing!

    In the end i came to the conclusion that if it is that hard to spot a fake then why are we spending hundreds of pounds when you can get something that looks just as good for a fraction of the price! regardless of the authenticity of it, it is still a gorgeous bag that looks great, whatever you paid for it!

    I never thought that i would trust ebay for bags, but i recently purchased a fab juicy couture bag and it is 100% genuine and i absolutely love it!

    I definetly recommend ebay for people that admire beautiful bags, but not the hefty price tags that go with them!

  237. Tracie
    October 10, 2007 / 10:01 am

    Hi ,I have read all the comments and i have a large black paddington brought from ebay..brass fittings,silver zip,6 feet,6 number serial(05),chloe written in all the correct ways in all correct spots bla bla bla,and i brought as NEW…dust bag,care card (spelt correctly),most gorgeous smelling leather ever and sooooooooooooooooo soft…but guess what IT IS A FAKE..and i knew it was when i brought it ,but if i go by all the signs given here to pick up fake…and belive in what i have read……Then it is a genuine has everything you say a genuine has. So god luck picking mine,and if you can ..good luck to you…I LOVE IT ANYWAY.AND I KNOW ITS FAKE!!!!

  238. Anonymous
    October 11, 2007 / 12:03 pm

    Hi… I have an authentic Chloe bag which I bought in Paris in 2006. However I accidentally got ink on the handle and scrubbed so hard the finish of the leather has been scrubbed away (the bag is cream). I am based in Glasgow and there are no Chloe shops in the area – I would need to go to London. Does anyone know of a good place that could mend it? Thanks

  239. Mandy
    October 11, 2007 / 2:48 pm

    A reply to Helping_hand, I agree that diabro do sell authentic items but with regards to koodos, two friends of mine bought from that site (1 Gucci bag & 1 chloe bag) and they both deemed to be fake.

  240. pama
    October 17, 2007 / 10:38 am

    BEWARE THE BAGS ON ZHEFIRY ARE FAKE 🙁 I bought a chloe and the lock doesn’t work. Neither does the zip.

  241. Tracy
    October 21, 2007 / 4:29 am

    I have been shopping around for a good fake — I am a bag snob, surprisingly, but I’m also an unemployed college student. Once I have my car next year I do plan to save a little money over the next few years to get a real one, until then, I’m fine with having a fake. It’s all in the way you carry it, in my opinion.

    I spotted a few good ones on eBay, but someone posted a site earlier that looks like it sells EXTREMELY good fakes.

    Has anyone bought from here? I am in love with the quality of the fakes, but I am really nervous to buy from there…

  242. candle
    October 30, 2007 / 10:44 am

    Hello, Iam looking for a Chloe Paddington with a Diamond Lock!!! Was wanting to know if anyone knew of someone who sells them for cheap!! Thanks


  243. emma
    December 3, 2007 / 11:57 am

    Hi, Does anyone know if such a thing as a cream Chloe with a diamante key and lock was made? Just got one from ebay. It’s fab – just hope the real thing was made before!

  244. Melissa
    December 6, 2007 / 5:35 am

    Funnily enough I can not tell the difference between the real and fake one. I went to the Chloe store with my fake $13.00 bag and wow… is all I have to say. I must say I am starting to think fake is the only way to go and spend the money on clothes!

    Luckily enough I travel to Beijing all the time so most all the bags you are paying more cash for are DIRT cheap there.

    Save your cash ladies.. get the fake.

  245. Mark
    December 10, 2007 / 7:24 am

    Can anyone help?

    I have purchased a chloe paddington from and after 2 weeks it still hasn’t arrived. I was promised a delivery of 5-7 days. While tracking it, all i see is that it left china but still hasn’t arrived in the UK. Has anyone bought from them before? If so, how long did it take to arrive?

  246. Dawn
    December 18, 2007 / 4:22 pm

    Hi all, after reading everysingle comment on here about chloe bags fake or real, i recently bought a mini chloe off ebid. (cream) it has all the correct markings in all the right places. it smells and feels like leather, and is soft, slouchy and wrinkly. padlock is the right way round, has serial number xx xx xx, dust bag, (no tag as it had been used). hardward is bronze, and has chloe staamped in all the right places.

    I paid £100 for mine. it is immaculate, and if it is fake then its the best fake i have ever seen. i have compared it to a real chloe and could not tell the difference.

    id much rather have a perfect fake chloe for the fraction of the price of a real chloe. its not like anyone is gonna come up to me and say excuse me can i see your bag please? who cares if its fake!! as long as it looks and feels like the real thing thats all that counts.

    im soooooooooooo pleased with my chloe ive been after one for months.

    fake or not im keeping mine, and will proudly walk down the street with pride xxxx

  247. Kristy
    December 18, 2007 / 4:39 pm


    I’m responding to Jess Boogie’s comment about buying a real handbag on I checked out that site to see if it could be true to get an authentic Chloe handbag for $400 since I’m hankering for one myself. The official site cannot be found and there’s also this report about them see the link below. Sorry Jess. You might have been ripped off. As long as you like it, then no worries. Personally, I think you should’ve let your boyfriend buy it for you.

  248. Kristy
    December 18, 2007 / 4:52 pm

    Also…I know I sound gullible, but I still think that you could purchase a real Chloe on ebay. I would like to think that I know what to look for but be sure if you do buy, make sure the refund includes 100% money back guaranteed. Thanks.

  249. shannon
    February 12, 2008 / 3:06 am

    Ladies Ladies Ladies. I just want to say thank you for the advice of the people who own authentic paddington bags. I’m in Australia, and fakes are fast and thick. My Dad bought mine in London from a Chloe store and i love love LOVE it. I just want to say to all of those people who think that fakes are okay…they are NOT. Just because you think they come from the same factory – big deal! If they say that they are made in Italy —then why would they be made in the same cheap sweat shop your fakes came from??? Apart from that fakes rob designers of money…okay maybe some of them have a lot of it, but once upon a time they didn’t. Think about people in stores and companies losing their jobs just because you feel like its your RIGHT to buy a fake…i bet you tell people its real as well –which makes me even angrier. If i sound self-righteous i am i lost my job in a record company because people download music instead of buying in stores. Even so i can hold my head up high with the knowledge that everything i own is authentic.

  250. Vicky
    March 6, 2008 / 9:37 am

    Hey everyone, I have a white Chloe bag for sale (brand new). It was an unwanted gift for valentines day. It has the tan edging on and the dust bag and care cards etc. Im not sure if this is a real or a very very good fake but I am not asking much price wise for it. Email me if interested. Thanks.

  251. Alexandra
    April 1, 2008 / 9:59 pm

    i was just scrolling through some of the above comments, and to answer the question of authentic Chloe bags having a serial number inside, i just purchased an authentic Chloe bag from Nordstrom in Chicago, and mine does not have a serial number anywhere on it or in it, but it is a real bag and came with the authentication card and everything. my bag however is not a Paddington bag, so maybe it’s different from bag to bag, but i thought i would just shed some light on that. i guess not every bag has a serial number in it.

  252. Becky
    April 8, 2008 / 11:44 am

    Hello. I don’t know if anyone can help but I bought a bag off Ebay recently. It is a used one so I didn’t pay that much for it. It has got the care card, Chloe embossed on the pad lock and inside the bag, as well as on the top of the buckle on the right side and the bottom of the buckle on the left side. The leather is soft and it collapses. It also has a 6 digit serial number on the inside of the zip section. The brassware is quite dull and almost a coppery colour. (people have said the brass does wear off) The only thing is doesn’t have is Chloe on the key to the padlock…..does that mean its fake. Also it is a slightly different style and has a chain in the centre of the bag has Chloe produced a paddington like that?. I have got pictures that I can email to people.

    I would just like to know either way to stop me thinking about it. I am driving myself insane!! lol

    Thank you so much for any help, I really would appreciate it!!!

  253. Olivia
    May 14, 2008 / 8:56 am

    Hi Bagsnob!

    I was contemplating selling off my Chloe Paddington in Craie and replacing it with a Chanel. But my boyfriend convinces me otherwise and then points me to this article! Now I’m taking out my Chloe Paddington out of my closet, where it has been sitting there for awhile, and I’m going to wear it to the office tomorrow!

    Thanks for waking me up! 😀

  254. Rosemary Clarke
    May 14, 2008 / 11:20 am

    I agree with Mandy, KOODOS do sell FAKE bags. Bought a Chloe bag and they confirmed it was a fake.

  255. Anonymous
    June 11, 2008 / 3:32 pm

    Same here, i bought a Gucci messenger bag from and they sent me a fake Gucci bag. I wrote a letter to koodos complaining about this and they sent a 2 line rely something about their promise on all goods being real (blah, blah) which made no justification to the fake bag they sent to me.

  256. Belinda
    August 27, 2008 / 8:10 pm

    Hey Ladies!

    I have just started recieving Chloe bags which I am planning to sell on Ebay. I looked up this site to see if they are fake or not and they do seem to be =( but the only difference from what I have read is that they don’t have the serial number – which is on the inside so who cares!, and they arent AS heavy as the original – but still have quite a bit of weight. Everything else is the same! They are BEAUTIFUL! So far I only have the Tan colour, Cream and White are on their way and any colour anyone wants I should be able to get my hands on, so if anyone is interested than I would be happy to sell them to you.

  257. tracy
    August 29, 2008 / 7:58 pm

    Where can I find a replacement padlock for my paddington? Bought it at net a porter for xmas and the padlock is white and takes a beating.

  258. Angie
    September 1, 2008 / 1:53 pm

    Hi, i sell authentic Chloe handbags, so if you are interested feel free to email me and we can negotiate a reasonable price. At the moment, i have a black and a red Chloe paddington handbag, but any color you desire can be ordered. I do accept paypal, a very secure payment method, so there are not doubts or complications. I also sell many other popular brands, by demand! If you are interested, do not hesitate to email me with any questions or concerns,

    -Have a great day!

  259. Christina Young
    October 28, 2008 / 2:29 pm

    HI, Anyone want to buy a limited edition mini paddington bag 2007/2008 season black leather with brown lock in excellent condition? I have only used it a few times and I still have the original tag in Euro which is for US $1300~$1400 and the original dust bag. The serial number is on the tag of inside zipper. The leather is so supple soft and slouchy with many pockets.

    Hope to sell it for $700. Lemme know if you are interested. or 626-758-2176, thanks!

  260. Christina Young
    October 28, 2008 / 2:30 pm

    HI, Anyone want to buy a limited edition mini paddington bag 2007/2008 season black leather with brown lock in excellent condition? I have only used it a few times and I still have the original tag in Euro which is for US $1300~$1400 and the original dust bag. The serial number is on the tag of inside zipper. The leather is so supple soft and slouchy with many pockets.

    Hope to sell it for $700. Lemme know if you are interested. or 626-758-2176, thanks!

  261. youknowyouloveme
    November 8, 2008 / 3:21 am

    Shannon, you’re a whore.

  262. December 7, 2008 / 11:05 am

    Hiya, just wondering if anyone can tell me if this bag is real or fake? I also have pics of the handtags and close ups of buckles and the key!! Help!!!!

  263. Bianca
    December 20, 2008 / 12:38 am

    Hi ladies,

    I just purchased a tan Chloe Paddington bag on ebay (item number 160305030736. Now im quite confident that it is authentic (beeping hope so!!! for $675 AU) I feel sick just thinking about it being a fake.

    Can anyone have a look and tell me what you think? I will be picking it up on Monday and want to be prepared if it is a fake…

    Cheers :), Bianca

  264. Lori
    December 27, 2008 / 1:41 am

    Hi Bianca,

    I have this same bag in Blanc(Ivory). This looks very good to me…exactly as mine. Congrats on you new bag!

  265. Amyy
    December 29, 2008 / 7:30 pm


  266. olivia
    January 2, 2009 / 3:19 pm


    i have the same prob they gave me a tracking number for an order that shipped even before i ordered the bag!!!! did you get the bag in the end?? i am really fed up emailing them but there are no other contact details

  267. olivia
    January 2, 2009 / 3:23 pm


    the same is happening to me- did you get the bag?? i am fed up emailing them!!! they even gave me a tracking number for a bag that shipped two weeks before i even placed the order

  268. olivia
    January 2, 2009 / 3:30 pm


    i seem to be having same issues with as other people and i think that i am not going to get the bag i paid for?? has anyone ever recieved a bag from them?

  269. Smita
    February 5, 2009 / 5:02 pm

    Hi Ladies,

    I just bought a paddy at Neiman Marcus, and the color is called Rosewood. Does anyone happen to see this color in stores? The hardware is very worn-looking which makes me think is not an authentic one. The tag was deattached from the bag when the time I bought it. Is it possible that someone bought an authentic paddy and returned a fake one back to NM?



  270. Smita
    February 5, 2009 / 5:14 pm

    Has anyone ever bought a paddy in Rosewood? The color is basically light purple. It is said to come from the 2008 Spring/Summer collections. The hardware is soooooo worn-looking which makes me think it is a fake one.

  271. Pippa
    April 23, 2009 / 11:23 am

    It is definitely possible to buy an authentic Chloe Paddington on Ebay! I’m a student and can’t really afford to spend the whole of my loan on a brand new Paddington, so I turned to the internet…

    As long as you shop carefully and buy from private sellers with one-off designer items, you can get some wonderful ebay bargains. I just bought my Chocolate Paddington for £150 (!!!!), have had it authenticated and it is the real thing! I might have been very lucky, because I did take a gamble (the photos weren’t amazingly clear etc)and trusted that the very pleasant lady from Surrey who was selling it had bought a genuine designer item, got a bit bored with it and decided to sell- without caring enough about the money to take a professional quality photograph! But the vendor had a good reputation for selling a small number of ordinary domestic goods, fashion etc and promised a return if the item was found not to be authentic.

    I have bought authentic Louis Vuitton, Luella, Marc Jacobs and LuLu Guinness just by buying sensibly from people who would be v v v unlikely to sell fakes and by doing a bit of background research before I bid. I think the lesson here is that you absolutely CAN buy amazing designer items for mid-range money, but trust your instincts about the item AND the seller and you will end up with lots of beautiful bags!

    Good luck- and don’t be afraid to use Ebay!

  272. May 5, 2009 / 10:27 am

    AUTHENTIC or REPLICA…that is the question?!?

    How do you spot a Chloe Paddington Handbag? Look for the unmistakable giant lock and key.

    These purses retail from $1500 – $4000. Fortunately you can buy them online at a huge discount, but you need to keep an eye out for fakes. Here is what to look for when you purchase online to avoid getting ripped off.

    – The rivots should match color of lock & key

    – Stitching on authentic bags are thicker nylon stitch

    – Handbags should have extra piece of leather around top strap, and should be pointed outward

    – Ivory bags have edges done in brown, not ivory.

    To see my Chloe Handbag site, and learn more information about buying Chloe bags online, go to

  273. Anonymous
    June 22, 2009 / 6:55 pm

    Well, there are animals who suffer when sacrificing there hides for genuine quality leather, so think about that Snob.

  274. BeckyJ
    June 25, 2009 / 3:09 pm

    I brought a bag from and they had some pretty good deals, I also got burn when I purchased some purses from they never shipped my bags.

  275. Lilia
    November 13, 2009 / 3:11 am

    Hi, Lisa

    My name is Lilia and I would like to ask for your help.

    I have a Chloe Paddigton… I have the feeling this 100% authentic. After reading all of the comments I know you are the most correct in stating the way of telling the authenticity of these type of purses. And I would love to have your opinion. Please say yes. I can send you all the pictures I have. I want to sell this on ebay but I would hate selling something that it’s not real.


  276. Lilia
    November 13, 2009 / 3:14 am

    Hi, there

    I am just checking if this blog is still active. I would like to get some advice in regards of my Chloe bag. Thanks

  277. Lilia
    November 13, 2009 / 3:17 am

    Hi, there

    I am just checking if this blog is still active. I would like to get some advice in regards of my Chloe bag. Thanks

  278. ciara
    December 2, 2009 / 2:28 pm

    hi i hav just found a site that sells really good fakes!! its called there are some very good ones and some not so good but have a look they are going for alot cheaper than ebay just have a look you will be suprised

  279. Emily
    December 5, 2009 / 9:03 pm

    Hi – I have some images of a Chloe Paddington in black that I want to purchase through an online buying/selling forum ad…I can’t inspect the bag because the owner lives in a different city to me but I would appreciate it if an expert in Chloes would be willing to have a look at some emailed pics from me, to help me back up my mind if it is real or not (the seller says it is authentic). Thanks, Emily

  280. liz
    December 9, 2009 / 4:08 pm

    Is the chloe paddy bag out dated? Should I invest in buying a new tan color one or buy a more up to date style?

  281. February 1, 2010 / 1:18 pm

    I am just checking if this blog is still active. I would like to get some advice in regards of my Chloe bag. Thanks …

  282. Anonymous
    April 17, 2010 / 12:20 pm

    A good place to get replica versions are on

    they do great exact replicas of all the latest designer must-have bags. They also come with dustbags serial numbers and authenticity cards like the originals. No-one will be able to tell the differnce!

  283. regina
    May 6, 2010 / 8:23 am

    Greetings we will be listing our nice large cream chloe paddington on ebay (user name is msprissie64) today about 3pm est,that is when my ebay girl comes in..However, I have 2 designer consignment boutique, voted westchester’s best, feel free to call the location in Tarrytown, Ny 914 366 4657 to get all the details of the bag as well as our in store selling price, also in our port chester location 914 481 1160, we have a large light tan/cream jimmy choo bag.



  284. Suzy
    February 23, 2011 / 6:19 pm

    Not sure if it is. Just bought a chloe paddington from e-bay and it ticks all the boxes. The only thing is that the six studs at the bottom are quite shiny. There is a comment above about the carecard mis-spelling the word ‘personnel’ at the end of the segment in English, saying ‘personal’ instead. I bought a Chloe Bay bag from House of Fraser. Definitely legit and this mistake is also noted on its care card. Phew!

  285. August 8, 2011 / 5:37 pm

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  286. October 1, 2011 / 8:11 am

    will the real bag have the serial numbers embossed on a leather tag inside the pocket, which is inside the bag?

  287. Lou
    September 16, 2012 / 12:59 pm

    Can somebody tell me whether Chloe sells spare key for the paddington bag?

    • miniX2
      November 22, 2012 / 6:26 am

      My Chloe Paddington has a broken lock, does anyone know
      where I might get it repaired?

  288. Sarah
    September 20, 2012 / 1:02 pm

    Has anyone bought from reebonz? Are these real?

  289. March 25, 2013 / 2:36 pm

    Is there a certain way I should store the Paddington in order to preserve it/retain its shape? Thanks!

  290. June 19, 2018 / 8:25 am

    Is it normal for the lock loop on a chloe Paddington to become loose and if so where can I get it repaired

    • June 22, 2018 / 8:28 pm

      I would try a cobbler first!

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