So, how do we all feel about calf hair? Until I saw the Yves Saint Laurent Calf Hair Majorelle Bag, I hadn’t considered the material in quite a while, but now it has me thinking.

Despite my recent love affair with all things Yves Saint Laurent, this bag is coming off as quite clunky to me, and I think that the blame lies with the fuzzy material.

Yves Saint Laurent Majorette Bag

The bag itself is a charmingly simple 50s throwback, so I have little to complain about in that regard. Its lines could be a little sharper, but I’m pretty sure that that’s not what’s to blame for the effect that the calf hair is creating.

Because the real problem is that when I look at this bag, I get the distinct visual of crushed velvet. The combination of slick black and the fur simply does not create a high-end look, and the added embossed texture probably doesn’t help either. In the past, when I’ve seen calf hair, it’s often been used in conjunction with multicolored animal print, and the combination of textures usually conspires to mask some of the odd velveteen shine that we see here. On the whole, I think it’s better of on those kinds of bags. Buy through BlueFly for $1836.

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  • mette

    I think that the bag is quite charming! Enlarged, it can be seen in detail and it looks well made. It has a charm of the past. YSL is sensible in pricing it´s bags.

  • Jane

    The real eyesore for me, is the zipper. The zipper makes the back look messy. The zipper should have stayed up at the top between the two bars and stopped where they stopped. I think the bag would have seemed more streamlined that way.

  • Michael St. James

    it’s beautiful…but i agree with jane about the zipper!

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  • otter

    I’ve had one calf hair bag and it did not wear well. I would never make such an investment again. But, I do like the structure of this bag.

  • Marjorie

    i want it just because of the name

  • Beth

    Weird. And, um, slightly icky. Yes, it has a classic shape, and yes, the swirly business is pretty, but in fur? Nah…

  • Handbag Lover

    They can do a little better…. next

  • Rebbeca

    The Calf hair part just freaks me out!

  • Tammie

    Looks too much like an old fashioned doctor bag to me. I am not a fan of this one.

  • brandie

    love it, and called around and discovered all majorelle bags are on sale as they’re older seasons. can’t seem to find this one though.

  • Ellen

    I absolutely love this bag! I do agree, however, that the material looks more like velvet than calf hair. (ipad)

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