The allure of the Rive Gauche bag from YSL is the fact that it is quite understated and easy to wear everyday. While it is available in stunning ostrich, like the one Sienna Miller carried, it is also available in leather. There is a new rendition of the Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Tote made with crocodile-embossed patent leather. While it is available in both black and white, I find the white more appealing. There is gold tone hardware and ring insets on the sides. One of the features I love most about this bag is the option of top handles or a detachable shoulder strap. The focal point is the turn-lock closure with the extended tab. Buy through Saks for $1,895.
YSL Rive Gauche in Crocodile and YSL Rive Gauche in leather