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.
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The Saint Laurent Sac de Jour seems to be having a bag moment. Here’s Kylie Minogue, arriving at the Charlotte Street Hotel in London, carrying a black, polished calfskin Saint Laurent Sac de Jour. The Sac is a bag that always brings out a lot of strong sentiments from both Sac lovers and Sac haters – which I find a tad strange, because this design seems pretty innocuous to me.
Bag: Saint Laurent Sac De Jour Small Tote
Price: $2,550 via Net-A-Porter
Why it’s the Bag of the Week: Saint Laurent may have dropped the Yves, but its handbags stayed front and center with the Saint Laurent Sac De Jour Bag.
Supreme bagmaster Jessica Alba was recently spotted en route to Paris Fashion Week via LAX, carrying a bright red Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Bag. She’s also wearing a pair of black leather Jenni Kayne d’Orsay flats. You can find Jessica’s exact “rouge” Sac at Nordstrom for $2,950.
Fox Sports football personality Erin Andrews was recently spotted heading from LAX to JFK for the impending Super Bowl festivities. As you can see, she’s overloaded with not just a Celine Luggage Tote, but also a Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Tote, which means her airport handbag game is about as tight as it gets.
Just like the rest of Hedi Slimane’s runway collections, Saint Laurent’s runway bags tend to inspire both irritation and buying frenzies in fashion watchers. The man has a unique talent for creating strong opinions and for moving product, and the Saint Laurent Studded Minaudiere is the latest bag from the brand that is likely to do both.
Pretty Little Liars actress Ashley Benson was recently spotted leaving La Conversation Cafe in West Hollywood with an unidentified pooch companion. If her bag is giving you a little deja vu, you’re not alone – that’s the Saint Laurent Sac Du Jour Bag, and yes, it’s very much like a Saint Laurent Birkin.
Despite the fact that Saint Laurent bags confuse me at times, I’m actually a huge fan of the smaller versions of the brand’s duffel bags; they’re adorable, and compared to the slightly larger options, the price point is pretty good.
If you already hate Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent bags, get ready to have another rage blackout!
We got on Hedi’s case a few months ago for the Birkin-aping Sac Du Jour, and for Fall 2013, Slimane is back with some more bags that are not-so-loosely based on handbag history.