Like pretty much anyone who’s gotten the chance to fondle one in person, I’m seriously craving a Celine Classic Box Bag. Not only is the design perfectly edited on the outside, but it’s lined in the most deliciously soft and luxurious leather you can imagine, which makes it even more of a delight for the person that owns it than you would expect. The only problem, of course, is that those bags cost nearly four grand. Even I am not that numb to handbag pricing.

Naturally, I’ve found myself seeking lower-priced alternatives, and the Yves Saint Laurent Chyc Shoulder Bag is one of the better contenders that I’ve found thus far. Sure, it’s missing some of the exquisite touches that I love about the Celine bag, but it also costs several thousand dollars less.

This bag lacks the leather lining and multiple interior compartments that make the Celine bag so much fun to investigate for the first time, but it has a similarly classic shape and feel to it that gets the aesthetic job done. I love the combination of ivory leather with the weathered gold hardware, and because of the simple lines, this is a bag that could do double duty in the office and out. I have to say, though, that I’m not particularly enthusiastic about the price of this bag either. Buy through Matches for $1785.

  • chloehandbags

    I like this bag, too – but would prefer it if the strap was removable and attached under the flap.

    • Jo

      yea I agree. I wish it can be more versatile. Like chanel 2.55 or BV

  • Kat

    I think it’s a lovely shape, and subtle, but still recognizable as YSL. The price is still ridiculous, though. You could buy a Prada Saffiano Lux tote with this amount and have change for a MBMJ bag.

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  • Mochababe73

    I find that it looks dated instead of vintage. I don’t really like it.
    Also, even at that price, it’s still too expensive for what you’re getting. Not lined in leather or suede? No inside pockets? For that amount of money, that should be a given.

  • edoardo

    Nice really ncie bag with a completely crazy expensive price ;)

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  • 19yearslater

    I would like this better on a crossbody strap.

  • Klara

    I think the Celine box bag looks even more beautiful!

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  • annabelle

    so cute~ i think my next bag will be a ysl!

  • lula

    got the same bag in white python a while ago. very cute and adorable! White leather is a bit plain though.

  • Vitta

    Well, there’s a great difference between classic and boring. And the price is outrageous.

  • Vitta

    Well, there’s a great difference between classic and boring. And the price is outrageous.

  • papertiger

    LOVE everything about it but I’m broke LOL

  • XXAL

    im glad ysl is for more of a mature womans taste.. since i cant afford it right now.. (its still beautiful) hopefully i can buy it in a snap when i turn into a middle woman! haha

  • MsLabelsofLust

    As my cousin would say: I LIVE! This bag is beautifully done! Now, I hope it comes in Black and a few other hot colors..

  • Candace

    I’m not crazy about the price – you don’t get much for it! And the fact it’s white leather means it will likely turn a icky yellow with age.