The biggest release from YSL in the past few years was the Roady, which launched last September. The Roady is an utterly simple design that brings in an added touch which bumps up the aesthetic. I know many of you did not like just how simple the original Roady was, so this post will bring you nothing more than the first. But if you loved the Roady and you love having a spring bag in your collection, the Yves Saint Laurent Linen Roady may be for you.

If you clicked on the more tag and are reading this entire post and you like this bag, you might be disappointed. It is just not cutting it for me. Keep in mind I like the leather version, quite a lot actually! The linen Roady is just not cutting it. The body is made of a coated linen, which has both a positive and negative. On the plus side, coating the linen will make it much easier to keep this bag clean. On the downside, I really dislike coated linen (just a personal thing).

The rest of the bag is just like the other versions that followed before it. The single shoulder strap with hook hardware is the signature piece for this YSL bag. The drop is 12″, which is ample when it comes to flinging this bag over you shoulder. There is a snap closure, which makes getting in and out of the bag easy. And YSL finishes off the inside with suede lining and two open pockets.

Why I love this bag: If you like to have a spring bag in the mix, the natural (beige) version which is offset with brown piping and a brown handle has a very spring look to it. Linen is synonymous with the warm seasons and I can see this bag looking gorgeous with white jeans and a flowing top. There is also a red version, again would look great against spring and summer whites. Buy through Saks for $1,295.

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  • Cynthia

    They remind me of the Tod’s bags that are done in a coated canvas. I have one, and it is very practical, and I never have to worry about being caught in the rain with it (unlike the time I was caught in a rain storm with my Hermes Lindy!). The colors are lovely, and I imagine the bag is quite light, given the material. Need to see it in person first though, before making my final decision!

  • Paulina

    At that price, you might as well just shell at a few more hundred for a leather Roady.

    • Keisha

      I agree :) and the leather look nicer too. I just had my hands on one yesterday, the leather is nice.

      • Jane

        I agree. I don’t even want to know how strange coated linen must feel.

  • Mochababe73

    I don’t really care for the Roady-leather or not. This coated linen version looks like paper.

  • Loquita

    I would love to own a Roady, and have been dying to get a leather one in particular – but if I had money to burn, this one would be in my collection as well. It’s pure YSL – understated, chic, and ever-appropriate. The texture is unique, too.

  • Tina Phan

    The leather Roady is much more worth the money, especially since this Linen Roady is so pricey. Definitely no bang for the buck that’s for sure. But I love the leather black one, its really cute for any day. Come visit http://www.phashionable.com and tell me what you think! Thanks!

  • lucy

    so simple and beautiful, love the left one, looks smart

  • Rashida

    I don’t like the texture of the bag, I love the shape but i’d rather have a leather Roady. :(

  • Jilly Moo’s

    We love this bag…agree that leather is better but personally like the coated linen look. Its different and something you don’t see everyday. The red looks a little cheep in our opinion but loving the tan.
    http://www.jillymoos.com

  • Cheryl

    I love the style of this handbag. I think a lot of people will like the linen look.

  • JJ

    I’m late to the party for this bag, but I am in love with it!! I really want one in either textured Black or Grey (does it come in Grey other than Stingray?) It’s simplicity at it’s best!! LOVE IT!! The Linen is pretty, but I wouldn’t pay $1300 for a bag that’s not made entirely of leather. Too bad they didn’t do that color in leather. I think they might have been a best seller (fb)

  • Elyse

    Linen? Really? For that price? Not a chance (fb)

  • Tracey G

    Not loving the colors of the bags (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    Interesting bags…I like the handles (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    I don’t think it is worth the price… (ipad)

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