If you’ve been among the bag lovers bemoaning the trend for tiny, nearly non-functional micro bags, I have some bad news for you: we are nowhere near the end of this trend, and probably won’t be for another year. On the other hand, if you’ve been one of many to snatch up bitty bags like the Fendi Micro Peekaboo, I have some good news for you: Saint Laurent now makes a new size of the Sac De Jour, its tiniest yet.
Saint Laurent Handbags and Purses
Bag: Saint Laurent High School Small Shoulder Bag
Price: $1,890 via mytheresa.com
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: If you like Saint Laurent’s edgy classics but prefer to steer clear of large logos, the brand’s new High School line might be for you.
Saint Laurent doesn’t do the splashy bag launches and re-launches every season that some brands do. Hedi Slimane has built his company’s popularity on trying to make the best versions of the things every woman already wants in her closet, whether that’s the perfect little going-out bag or the perfect pair of Chelsea boots to wear six months out of the year.
In designing the Saint Laurent Sac de Jour, it seems like the brand was betting on the fact that there would be an enthusiastic market for a modernized, anonymized take on the classic Hermès Birkin. Although there was much gnashing of teeth in handbag circles when the design debuted, the bet has paid off in spades for the brand, and famous, fashionable women have been some of the bag’s biggest proponents.
When starlets, supermodels and It Girls alike take up interest in a particular bag, you can be that it’s going to be massively popular in short order. That’s exactly what happened to the Saint Laurent Sac de Jour–creative director Hedi Slimane released his modernized take on the classic Birkin shape a scant two years ago, and we started seeing multiple celebs carrying it every day from the beginning.
Don’t worry, I have no more questions or dilemmas about my Saint Laurent bag. I’m here to tell you that I made my decision, and I decided to go with your helpful advice and exchange my python-embossed Saint Laurent Monogramme Shoulder Bag for the croc-embossed version!
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.
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.