While the brand’s popularity has undoubtedly ebbed since an event that I will refer to as Peak Phantom Luggage Tote, models still have lots of love for their treasured Céline bags. Models across the US were seen carrying Céline bags in droves this week; when they weren’t carrying Saint Laurent, of course.
Saint Laurent Handbags and Purses
Bag: Saint Laurent Small Velvet Monogramme Crossbody Bag
Price: $1,850 via Barneys
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Hedi Slimane has remade Saint Laurent as a clothier for rockstars and those who want to dress like them, and this little bag, with its lush velvet finish and equally luxe gold logo and tassel, feels like the first of Slimane’s bags to fully capture that feeling.
Here’s supermodel Elizabeth Hurley, headed to LAX via Heathrow. She’s carrying a lovely Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Bag and wheeling around a Louis Vuitton Pegase Suitcase, both of which are celeb travel favorites. If you’re shopping for a nice, neutral Sac de Jour like Elizabeth’s, you can currently purchase one for $2,750 at MyTheresa.com.
Fashion is like any other form of creative expression: an opportunity to be publicly clever or publicly inane, depending on your natural predilection. Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane generally chooses the latter, even if he makes some damn fine Chelsea boots, and he’s at it again with the Saint Laurent Metallic Gun Clutch.
She’s already been photographed carrying (“carrying”) Chanel in CR Fashion Book, and with parents like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, it was clearly only a matter of time until little North West started carrying bags of her own, even if she still lacks the manual dexterity necessary to actually grasp them in her adorably chubby little toddler hands.
There was a lot of debate when I named the Saint Laurent Sac Du Jour as the bag of the week back in March.
Here’s a blue-haired Nicole Richie, making the press rounds in NYC for her new reality show Candidly Nicole. (Yes, Nicole Richie is returning to reality television, for reasons I don’t completely understand.) She’s carrying the largest size of the Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Tote, which is definitely its most Birkin-esque variation.
Here’s Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, arriving at LAX looking as supermodel-perfect as she always does. Like most gorgeous celebs, Rosie spends an absurd amount of time navigating her way through throngs of paps and autograph-seekers in airports all over the world. Her bag du jour is in fact, a dark green Saint Laurent Sac du Jour.