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. Luckily, this Saint Laurent Monogramme Shoulder Bag can be draped across her tiny body. (more…)
Saint Laurent Handbags and Purses
There was a lot of debate when I named the Saint Laurent Sac Du Jour as the bag of the week back in March. While Amanda and I differ on how much we like the Sac Du Jour, we have been on the same page about our admiration for the Fendi 2Jours all along.
Both of these bags continue to garner attention in the accessory world, and both are on my wish list as bags I love. I’m majorly feeling the mini bag trend, and both of these bags come in a pint-sized version.
Today, I’m turning to you to see which of these bags wins in a bag battle, the Fendi Petit 2Jours or the Saint Laurent Micro Sac Du Jour.
Both bags are pretty in pink and both are similar in size, with long crossbody straps. Both designs are very recognizable by now, and the prices are similar, with each bag coming in under $2000. (The Saint Laurent bag is $240 more than the Fendi.) Both bags are celeb magnets, however lately the Sac Du Jour has been the bag of choice for Nicole Richie, Rosie Huntington Whitley, Jessica Simpson and Reese Witherspoon.
Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Micro Tote
$1,990 via Nordstrom
Fendi Petit 2Jours Elite Leather Shopper
$1,750 via Nordstrom
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. Nicole’s bag is currently available for $2,950 at Barneys.
Ever since her departure from the reality TV show The Simple Life (which first aired over a decade ago), Nicole has worked to redeem herself for her vapid, Juicy Couture tracksuit-wearing reality TV persona by rebranding herself as a celeb style maven and fashion designer. I doubt a new reality show could possibly undermine all that, but only time will tell. In the meantime, you can peruse all of Nicole’s luxe handbag picks in “The Many Bags of Nicole Richie.”
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. You can find a bag like Rosie’s in a pleasing earthy brown shade for $2,750 at Nordstrom.
Rosie is especially fond of the Saint Laurent Sac du Jour; she also owns one in black. Saint Laurent and Givenchy seem to be the brands she’s favoring pretty exclusively as of late, we just saw her carrying a beautiful Givenchy Ayers-Trimmed Antigona Bag earlier this month. You can marvel at all of Rosie’s high end handbag acquisitions and her many extremely glamorous airport looks in “The Many Bags of Rosie-Huntington Whiteley.”
Here’s Jessica Simpson, arriving back in LA after a few days in NYC, carrying a Saint Laurent Studded Sac de Jour Bag and wearing a pair of what seem to be her favorite shoes – the Saint Laurent Janis Pumps. She’s tied it all together with what appears to be an extremely fashionable sweatsuit, of sorts, which looks pretty ideal for air travel. You can find Jessica’s Saint Laurent bag for $3,950 at Bergdorf Goodman, and her Saint Laurent shoes are available for $775 at Barneys.
We’ve seen Jessica wearing different Janis pumps several times before, and this isn’t even the first time we’ve seen her wearing them at an airport. The woman loves Janis pumps, and they do seem particularly on-brand for her look. Jessica also owns a modest assortment of Saint Laurent handbags, of course, which you can view in “The Many Bags of Jessica Simpson.” Jessica Simpson’s handbag collection is (unsurprisingly) very Jessica Simpson.
Jessica Simpson and her forever fiance Eric Johnson flew in to Washington, D.C. together over the weekend so they could attend the White House Correspondents Dinner. (Why they made the guest list is anyone’s guess.) Jessica is seen here carrying an Yves Saint Laurent Roady Bag at the D.C. airport. The bag is, of course, from several years ago, before Hedi Slimane took the reigns at YSL and promptly dropped “Yves” from the brand’s name, and it’s been unavailable for some time. You can shop a broad selection of recent Saint Laurent handbags, shoes, and apparel at MATCHESFASHION.COM.
Jessica’s Roady has certainly held up well over the years. It seems to be exactly the kind of bag I always picture Jessica Simpson carrying – an oversized hobo or satchel. Sometimes she goes for something with sparkle, and other times she reaches for a little leopard print. If it’s pricey and gargantuan, it’s definitely within Jessica Simpson’s designer handbag wheelhouse. You can see exactly what I mean if you check out “The Many Bags of Jessica Simpson.”
Here’s the endlessly chic Rosie Huntington-Whiteley arriving at LAX, carrying a black Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Tote. In case you’ve forgotten, Rosie is a model and an actress, but everyone here probably just recognizes her from appearing in pics just like these and dressing impeccably, all of the time. (If this job has taught me anything, it’s that you absolutely can make a career out of that, somehow.) You can get Rosie’s exact Sac de Jour for $2,950 at Nordstrom.
I have no idea what Rosie’s last gig was (unless she got paid to go to Coachella, like everyone else), but I suspect that as long as she allows herself to be photographed in public, designer freebies will continue to magically appear on her doorstep. To that effect, Rosie has a suitably gorgeous collection of designer handbags, which you can peruse in “The Many Bags of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.” Also, stay tuned, because a follow-up edition of Rosie’s “Many Bags” seems inevitable.
Here’s Reese Witherspoon, looking particularly Reese Witherspoon-esque while shopping on Montana Boulevard in LA. She’s carrying a petite, black Saint Laurent Micro Sac de Jour Bag, and those gorgeous fuchsia suede sandals aren’t bad either. (If you know who made them, let us know in the comments.) You can find Reese’s bag at Nordstrom for the not-so-petite price of $1,995. (If you need a little more room than a Micro provides, the “Small” Sac de Jour starts at $2,550.)
At the rate Reese goes, I feel like we could write a new “Many Bags” about her every three months. It seems she buys bags at the same clip many of us buy lattes. In any case, a third and possibly fourth edition are certainly already warranted. If you need to catch up, check out “The Many Bags of Reese Witherspoon” and “The Many Bags of Reese Witherspoon, Part 2.”
Late last week, word broken that more than $100,000 worth of clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories had been swiped from Saint Laurent’s Chicago boutique in a brazen smash-and-grab robbery in the middle of the night, and now we’ve received an interesting note from a tipster: a Saint Laurent Crocodile Sac de Jour Bag, priced at over $29,000, was among the loot missing from the store when the cops arrived. (more…)
There’s perhaps no more controversial brand in fashion right now than Saint Laurent. Since Hedi Slimane took the reigns three seasons ago, the company’s look has gone from conservatively luxurious to all-out rock-n-roll excess, with plenty of detractors and proponents alike. Although I like Saint Laurent shoes, the company’s bags have always felt a little bit off to me, even on their best days, but I can finally say that I’ve found one I love without reservation: this black-on-black version of the Saint Laurent Betty Bag. (more…)