There seems to be some controversy around Reese Witherspoon’s Chloe Paraty
I’ve had these photos of Reese Witherspoon carrying a tan Chloe Paraty bag sitting around for a day or two, and I didn’t feel much urgency to write about them immediately because they’re fairly standard. Reese, looking casual like always and carrying a luxurious but fairly muted handbag, is not an image that sets off alarm bells in my head. As a few other large fashion sites have pointed out, though, Reese’s Paraty is made of python, which can’t be bought or sold within California, where Reese is carrying the bag in these photos.
I’m still not sure what exactly the problem is, though. It’s not illegal to own or carry python in California, it’s just illegal to purchase it within the state, whether you’re doing so online or in a store. You can physically acquire the bag elsewhere and bring it into California yourself with zero penalty. Reese Witherspoon, as you may have heard, is a big movie actress. She does lots of traveling! She probably even buys things while she’s traveling, particularly if she wants something she can’t get at home. So…what’s the big deal? Personally, I think her denim-on-denim outfit is a more interesting topic of conversation.