Saint Laurent

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The rumors of Hedi Slimane’s impending departure from Saint Laurent had been swirling for months, but on Friday, Saint Laurent parent company Kering confirmed what fashion industry insiders assumed was true: Slimane’s surprise couture show at Paris Fashion Week in March was his last with the brand.

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If you’re a longtime bag lover or have even a passing interest in Hermès, you’ve probably seen plenty of photos of the brand’s bags with colorful scarves wrapped around the handles. Hermès makes a silk design, the Twilly, specifically for that purpose (although it’s also used for other things), and Birkin aficionados in particular have long used it as a way to customize their bags while protecting the handles from wear, discoloration and oil absorption.

One Bag Two Ways Saint Laurent Monogramme croc-effect shoulder bag

Saint Laurent is definitely one of the brands getting its bags right. The Sac de Jour bag that I found myself loving is highly sought after and I continue to see many people carrying one of the many renditions of shoulder bags with the YSL logo.

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When the Saint Laurent Sac de Jour first came out, Amanda shared that it wasn’t for her. I took a liking to it and my feelings toward the bag have only grown over time. Saint Laurent hit it big with this bag, and it’s proven to be accepted into the handbag world and given a permanent slot in the must-have bag category.

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I’m often critical of Saint Laurent under Hedi Slimane, but the man does have an undeniable knack for certain things. To me, his collections often feel cobbled together of riffs on pieces other labels have found cool-girl success with, like Chelsea boots and leather jackets marked up until they feel rarified, but that approach does turn out a lot of pieces that are enviable on their own.

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When you think of Saint Laurent’s aesthetic under the direction of Hedi Slimane, studs and leopard probably come to mind before sweet little mini florals, but that’s exactly what the brand has in store for some of its Resort 2016 bags.

Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Crocodile Embossed Small Tote

I have a few bags on my current wish list that I’ll be sharing with you soon, but there is one bag that I decided I really wanted just this week, and ever since, I can’t get it out of my mind.

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If you’ve been among the bag lovers bemoaning the trend for tiny, nearly non-functional micro bags, I have some bad news for you: we are nowhere near the end of this trend, and probably won’t be for another year.

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If you like Saint Laurent's edgy classics but prefer to steer clear of large logos, the brand's new High School line might be for you. This version is particularly slick and discreet. Saint Laurent High School Small Shoulder Bag 8 Comments Read More
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Saint Laurent doesn’t do the splashy bag launches and re-launches every season that some brands do. Hedi Slimane has built his company’s popularity on trying to make the best versions of the things every woman already wants in her closet, whether that’s the perfect little going-out bag or the perfect pair of Chelsea boots to wear six months out of the year.

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In designing the Saint Laurent Sac de Jour, it seems like the brand was betting on the fact that there would be an enthusiastic market for a modernized, anonymized take on the classic Hermès Birkin. Although there was much gnashing of teeth in handbag circles when the design debuted, the bet has paid off in spades for the brand, and famous, fashionable women have been some of the bag’s biggest proponents.

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When starlets, supermodels and It Girls alike take up interest in a particular bag, you can be that it’s going to be massively popular in short order. That’s exactly what happened to the Saint Laurent Sac de Jour–creative director Hedi Slimane released his modernized take on the classic Birkin shape a scant two years ago, and we started seeing multiple celebs carrying it every day from the beginning.

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