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Saint Laurent’s Sac de Jour has quietly-yet-deliberately infiltrated the hearts and minds of celebrities over the past year. It’s not that the bag itself is remarkable; it’s really not, which may be part of the appeal. It’s sort of an anti-“it” bag–classically styled and fairly inconspicuous, with minimal branding.

YSL Feature

I know what you all must be thinking (that I’m crazy for even thinking about this), but hear me out. Last week, all of you helped me make a very important decision. I was stuck between two going-out bags, one from Saint Laurent, the other from Chanel.

This or That

I’m in a bit of a bag predicament, and since I’ve exhausted my family and friends enough on this matter, I thought I’d pose the question to all of you. I’m in need of a new bag for nights out, and I need help deciding if I should splurge on the Saint Laurent Medium Monogram Satchel or the Chanel Boy Wallet on a Chain.

Models and Celine Bags

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 Small Velvet Monogramme Shoulder Bag

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.

Elizabeth Hurley Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Bag

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.

Saint Laurent Lulu Bunny Glitter Bag

Glitter, in any form, presents some logistical challenges. First, it gets on everything. Second, it won’t come off. It’s the herpes of the craft world; once you’ve got glitter, it’s yours forever. Third, it is, in the immortal words of one Tim Gunn, a lot of look.

Saint Laurent Metallic Gun Clutch

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.

North West Saint Laurent Monogramme Studded Shoulder Bag

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.

Fendi vs Saint Laurent

Which bag do you pick in this bag battle?

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There was a lot of debate when I named the Saint Laurent Sac Du Jour as the bag of the week back in March.

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