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Chloe Mini Marcie Bag Review

September 24, 2018

Chloe Mini Marcie Bag Review | The Beauty Look Book

Today I have a purse review of the Chloe Mini Marcie Bag. I featured it in a few travel/packing posts and received so many questions about it asking for a review. As much as I love having a good medium sized tote to carry daily things, I’ve found myself wearing smaller bags more often for their convenience and style. Since I’m on the petite side, smaller cross body bags often are better suited for my short frame. The Mini Marcie style has been around for a long time but I think it’s still one you can wear today. I love the casual look it has. There are so many good colors – it was tough to pick one, but I narrowed it down to the Tan (medium warm golden brown) color and find it really versatile for my wardrobe. My next two picks would have been either the Black or Abstract White.

The Marcie Bag comes in a few size options, the mini one is the smallest option that I picked. It’s currently priced at $890 and it comes with an adjustable strap. I have it set to the shortest option which works well for me (I’m 5’3″). The bag is made of grained calfskin leather. It’s soft but pretty sturdy (so far). It’s also retained it’s shape well as I haven’t seen any sagging. It has an open interior with two small flat pockets which I haven’t made use of, but I like that they’re there. The bag has a rounded but flat base so it will stand up on it’s own. Measurements are approximately 6 inches wide by 7 tall, depth of the base is 3.5 inches. There’s an open ring at the base to loop the strap at the bottom in. I really like the design features because it’s super easy to access the contents inside, but the flap keeps everything pretty secure. The only thing I would change is the strap design. The end kinda hangs loose if you adjust it to the shortest measurement. I wish there was some kind of clasp to keep it in place/secure.

Chloe Mini Marcie Bag Review Tan | The Beauty Look Book

A look at the details, the front has a pretty saddle shaped front flap:

Chloe Mini Marcie Purse Review | The Beauty Look Book

A look at the side and back, I like that it’s flat so it doesn’t feel like it’s poking your sides when you carry it:

Chloe Mini Marcie Bag Side and Back View | The Beauty Look Book

Inside the bag and a look at the base clasp:

Chloe Mini Marcie Bag Interior Poclet and Clasp | The Beauty Look Book

Here’s what I was able to fit inside my bag over the weekend. I can switch things out of similar sizes – if I skip the hand cream, I can fit a small dry shampoo inside. If I opt for a flat card case I can fit my sunglasses inside (without the case). It is small inside but not too small for me. In an effort to edit my closet and accessories I sold almost all my small wallets and accessories in a blog sale earlier this year. I slowly realized as I started carrying smaller bags that I would need to repurchase a small wallet. I did a lot of research and opted for the Gucci Marmont Card Case again. I had this in an older style in the quilted pattern. Out of all the leather goods I’ve had I find Louis Vuitton and Gucci to be the sturdiest regardless of leather type. The smooth leather of my older one held up really well. This one has a grained surface which I like more in general. The case has enough slots for my ID and cards that I carry. The current version has a zipper for small change and a compartment for cash. It fits my iPhone X.

What's Inside My Bag Chloe Mini Marcie | The Beauty Look Book

What’s inside my bag:

All tucked inside:

What's Inside My Bag Chloe Mini Marcie | The Beauty Look Book

For those curious, a closer look at the Gucci Petite Marmont Leather Card Case, I bought mine from Nordstrom but this particular style has sold out several times. A few places have it on backorder online, but you can also find it at Gucci and Saks Fifth Avenue right now. It has four card slots, zipped coin compartment, and slot for cash.

Gucci Petite Marmont Leather Card Case

A few outfits with the purse, below at the Aesop store inside Oxford Exchange in Tampa (one of my favorite places!). Top from Madewell, shorts from 7 For All Mankind, sandals by Tory Burch.

Tampa, Florida Oxford Exchange

Earlier this year in Miami, top by Joie, shorts by Blank NYC (old style), sandals by Tory Burch.

Chloe Mini Marcie Bag, Joie Top

One last look with a side by side of two other small cross body bags. The YSL Wallet on Chain is one I’ve had for many years but the interior and flat design makes it hard to carry anything except just cards and small items. It’s a great going out purse or one if you just want to carry a few lipglosses or keys and phone and the quality is excellent. The Tory Burch Marsden Leather Wallet Crossbody Bag is something I bought during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale over the summer but they still stock it. It’s a great simple pouch. Inside there are slots to hold cards if you don’t want to carry a separate wallet. It’s on the pricey side for the design but still a more affordable option compares to the other designers.

Small Crossbody Bags: Chloe Mini Marcie, YSL Wallet on Chain, Tory Burch Marsden

That wraps up my Chloe Mini Marcie bag review. I really like it! I’m really happy with everything: size, shape, design and the tan color. You can find the Chloe Mini Marcie at a number of places online and in store. I bought mine from Nordstrom. Also available at Chloe, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys New York.

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  • nic September 24, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    I want this more than anything. I JUST resigned because I have surgery and they wouldn’t even give me 4 days to recover when it takes at least 3 weeks. I’m at peace with this but we have to get married this week for insurance. I WILL save this review and this bag will be mine eventually! Wish me luck! This place gives me the inspiration to get this done! Thank you, Sabrina. Things may look bleak on the outside, but it will all work out and for some reason this review made me feel that! Sorry ladies, for the longest post. BeautyLookBookSTRONG

    • BeautyLookBook September 24, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      Hi Nic, sending you all the good vibes and wishing you well.

  • LJ73 September 24, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Thank you for this review! I have been pondering this in the burgundy color…I think you just sealed the deal😍

    • BeautyLookBook September 25, 2018 at 7:37 pm

      Oooh, the burgundy color is TO DIE FOR!

  • Anna September 25, 2018 at 2:38 am

    Beautiful and stylish bag, I would also chose the tan color : ) It is really versatile. Sabrina, it’s great that besides the reviews of beauty and make up products you share such reviews here.

    • BeautyLookBook September 25, 2018 at 7:37 pm

      Thank you Anna! The tan is such a great color 🙂

  • Eileen September 25, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    I had to smile when I saw all the things you managed to get into your bag, Sabrina, because its surprising roominess is precisely the reason I bought it a couple seasons ago. As much as I like the sleek appearance of many of the small bags, they simply don’t accommodate my essentials. This one by Chloe, though, looks great and can work well so long as I edit. I bought it in an olive green color (discontinued?) which looks great with so many neutrals. As always, it’s fun seeing some of your beautiful bags and all the goodies you are able to get into them.

  • Nemo Saint Claire September 25, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    I used to carry a Prada bag that I bought in Beverly Hills. That was my last $$$ bag. I got smart, wised up, & became thrifty regarding things that mean nothing. Now I carry a lovely black nylon bucket bag a beloved NM sales rep gave me years ago. It is large & washable. It has a deep, zippered pocket inside to hold keys etc. It has 2 adjustable straps. It also boasts a zippered closure. Practical, pretty & it didn’t cost me a thing.

  • all that jae September 26, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Such a cute little everyday bag!

    • BeautyLookBook September 29, 2018 at 7:37 pm

      I agree! One of the cutest 🙂

  • SJ Sellers September 27, 2018 at 1:41 am

    These photos of you are so super cute and fun!!!! Great post and great bag!!! I am partial to small bags and this one is really special.

  • Kamilla September 28, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Beautiful collection, my dream is to get the Dior ever bag and Ysl !

    • BeautyLookBook September 29, 2018 at 7:37 pm

      Oooh, they make stunning ones!

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