Yves Saint Laurent is obviously well known for its beautiful, well-crafted bags, shoes, and apparel. But what you may not know is that Yves Saint Laurent, born in 1936 in Algeria, started designing from a very early age. He was already winning design competitions at age 16. He even landed himself an assistant job at Dior at a mere 18 years old.
Working his way up the fashion ladder, Yves Saint Laurent ended up working directly for Dior himself. After Dior's unfortunate passing, Yves Saint Laurent found himself in his dream position as Dior's successor.
YSL as a brand was officially formed in July 1961 in Paris, France. He focused on loose, edgy, and flowy styles which displayed cultural prints and abstract designs. These are some of the things that set his notorious styles apart.
In 2002 Yves Saint Laurent retired, but the brand continues to thrive under Kering (the Saint Laurent Parent Company). Ultimately, "Yves" was dropped from the brand's logo in 2012 under the new ownership.
The YSL Bag
Believe it or not, Yves Saint Laurent was not as focused on bags and accessories as he was on the clothes in his catalogs. Despite placing less focus on bags, the YSL bag became well-known and popular just as much, if not more, than other items in the Saint Laurent collection. This is probably due to the easily recognizable YSL logo that Saint Laurent fans love.
So without further ado, let's dive right into this season's latest and greatest Saint Laurent styles!
A leopard print is always a great idea! A leopard accessory especially is an easy way to incorporate some excitement without going too over the top. These brown/beige styles give off the perfect Autumn vibes!
Any good list of Saint Laurent Bags must start with a Sac De Jour Handbag. This handbag style might be so popular because its shape can easily be spotted. 100% calf leather, this bag has dual leather top handles and straps. It has a decent-sized main compartment and an internal pocket. Obviously, as a classic YSL style, this handbag comes in various colors and prints, but I love a leopard look for fall time. It is unique, stylish, fun, and 25% off!
And while we're discussing leopard print, it is only appropriate to show this sleek leopard print pouch. This pouch has one main compartment and gold-tone hardware, which perfectly complement the Saint Laurent gold-lettered logo. If you are on the hunt for a go-to pouch that can hold all of your cards and cash, this will make a fun option for Fall 2021!
Red is always appropriate and justified for any time of the year as a bold statement color that makes a splash. However, to me, red just makes more sense for the colder months. Maybe it's the red autumn leaves or that it is associated with Christmas. Regardless, this Saint Laurent red hobo bag is absolutely amazing! It is made from calf leather, accented with gold-tone hardware and a gold box chain strap which is super unique! My favorite part of this bag is that it comes with a removable pouch! You can never go wrong with 2 for the price of 1!
Red + Velvet = the perfect winter combination. This YSL monogram baguette bag is only meant for a special type of fashionista. This bag can be paired with any basic outfit and instantly elevate it. Be prepared for compliments. I especially love the crinkle finish and the tassel detail. These are minor stylistic choices, but they really add to the uniqueness of the bag!
Personally, I wear black all year round, so I am just switching my black summer wardrobe for my black winter wardrobe. However, if you avoid black in the summertime, this is your time to bring your black clothes and accessories back! A black YSL bag is pretty classic, which is absolutely acceptable, but if you want a black YSL bag with some "oomph" give this tassel shoulder bag a shot. This bag has an elegant chain-link shoulder strap, a tassel detail, gold-tone logo lettering, and a main compartment with an internal pocket and a logo patch. At 22% off, this bag is calling your name!
For the people that like to carry a lot in their purse and want something chic and classy, this is the winter bag for you! This Saint Laurent tote features stylish gold chain shoulder straps, an inner flat pocket; a zip pocket; and a YSL monogram charm. 23% off, and perfect for all of your daily errands, say less!
Last but not least, we have a classic plain black YSL Kate bag. This bag is extremely popular, and it is for a good reason! Even Kim Kardashian has been spotted in one of these in beige. Crafted from nappa leather and accented with gold-toned hardware, this bag features a detachable triangular chain shoulder strap and a classy logo patch. This bag is a must for every bag lover out there!