I have a little confession to make: I was never all that big of a fan of the Yves Saint Laurent Muse. Yes, it was a major It Bag back in the mid-2000s and still endures as a favorite today, but it just never really tickled my fancy in the same way that other popular bags from that era did. The Yves Saint Laurent Muse II, however? I’ve always loved it unconditionally, and seeing this lovely red version for spring confirms that those feelings show no signs of abating.
I’m not sure what makes me love this bag so much. The propensity for the design to come in multicolor versions? Its vaguely nautical lines? The lovely way it sags when carried on the arm? I don’t know, but I’m not so concerned with the knowing as I am with the having.
I can barely resist the utter cheerfulness of this pinky-red leather juxtaposed with white, which means that this is another bag that’s make me wish for spring and flowers and pretty dresses. It’s pretty cruel that all of these bags are coming out now, just when winter’s cold streak is really picking up, but we all know that fashion is inherently structured to make us want what we can’t have in as many ways as possible. Come spring, though, this little darling just might be mine. Buy through Matches for $1326.