Vlad got me into the hit television show CSI. We watch the Vegas version, NYC version, and at some times attempt to take in the Miami version (just for Horatio’s slow sunglasses removal technique). No matter how outrageous the CSI lab techniques seem, I am always intrigued. And one of the most integral parts of solving a crime is finding finger prints.

I wonder if the folks at Yves Saint Laurent are CSI fanatics as well? The Yves Saint Laurent Fingerprint Flap Bag is a clever and fun take on science and handbags.


The body of the bag is canvas with large black finger prints all over. Feel like this idea is out of place? It is not. In fact, Stefano Pilati sent a dress in this very same print down the Paris runway as well. The shoulder strap is adjustable and the hardware is golden.

At first I planned to just cover this bag as a novelty item, but it is growing on me. There is something fun and playful about the design yet it is still wearable. Pre-order via Neiman Marcus for $1,650.

  • ninjaninja

    It’s interesting. (ipad)

  • Antonia

    Cute! (ipad)

  • Ellen

    I think that this is very cute, but nearly $2000 for a canvas bag is pretty ridiculous. (ipad)

  • Sil

    i like it a lot.
    i wonder whose fingerprints they are ;)
    (ipad)

  • Kelly

    LOVE CSI, i like Miami over Las Vegas and NY haha
    Anyways, the bag looks okay to me, I can’t really tell its fingerprint unless you mention it haha

  • Kelly

    forgot the big word (ipad) hahaha (ipad)

  • helen

    Let’s go a step further and wonder if a bag would come out with the owner’s fingerprints printed on. That would cost a fortune I presume. (ipad)

  • Britney Saenz

    Haven’t seen the show CSI yet. Interesting to see a bag inspired by a show! (ipad)

  • Vitta

    Love it! Artistic and fun. Practical style, too. The price is a bit too high for mass market, but as a novelty bag, it will find its buyer. (ipad)

  • Joanna

    I think it works because it is a smaller bag. Like CSI New York. Used to watch the Miami one but Horatio’s downward sideways look was too distracting so we switched over to New York! (ipad).

  • jillybean307

    I really like it. (ipad)

  • Eleanor

    I liked CSI (until the sixth season). Actually, I loved it. I devoured every episode again and again, I looked forward to every new episode, I visited online forums about it…but I do not like it enough to pay that much (ever! even if I could comfortably afford it! If I were swimming in money!) for a canvas bag.

  • jingga18

    Absolutely love it! Quirky & fun. But a bit too pricey.

  • Shana

    Adorable (ipad)

  • XXAL

    i thought this was a wallet before clicking into this.. the wallet would’ve been better! do they have a wallet for this?(ipad)

  • Tina W.

    I wouldn’t have thought they’re fingerprints at first glance (a faded leopard or some other animal print is more like it) until you mentioned it. For me, it’s a novelty bag than a “must have” bag. (iPad)

  • Elizabeth

    hmmm – unique i guess! i agree with XXAL that it would make a cooler wallet. (ipad)

  • Stylista

    Eh…not really liking the fingerprints. It’s fun, but not very nice…

    http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

  • Tonya

    Meh, (ipad)

  • rebecca

    i really like it! (ipad)

  • sosti

    yuck! (ipad)

  • Karin bag4bag

    It is fun and oddly stylish ! (ipad)

  • Raventress

    Frankly I didn’t realize those are fingerprints till you pointed it out. It’s quite nice but think the colours are a bit on the mature side. (ipad)

  • Louisa

    It doesn’t look like fingerprint, it’s more like a pattern of some sort. (ipad)

  • 19yearslater

    Its a fun idea but I don’t love any show enough to buy a designer bag based around the craze. (ipad)

  • cl

    well i think even if i did like csi, i wouldn’t buy a bag with fingerprints on it… who’s are they anyway? haha (ipad)

  • Leah

    I sort of love this bag (and am a CSI addict) – go YSL! (ipad)

  • Jenn

    Haha i orignally thought the black finger prints were hearts (ipad)

  • Jenn

    I think I would’ve liked hearts over fingerprints (ipad)

  • Jenn

    cool concept nonetheless ;)

  • belle

    Playful concept and great execution. If the print where on any larger a bag, I think it’d be too much. But this is perfect. (ipad)

  • Jenn

    cool concept nonetheless (ipad)

  • Mousse

    Watched CSI toight. Didn’t see this bag. LOL. (ipad)

  • lula

    The bag is OK. Wish I could get one of those fingerprint dresses!! LOL(ipad)

  • joycee

    interesting concept but not for me (ipad)

  • caryll

    it’s cute! love the Y logo (ipad)

  • Jennifer

    kind of cute… but not sure if i’d wear it for long (ipad)

  • Thanh

    Different (ipad)

  • nick

    It is fun! (ipad)

  • Miriam

    it’s different (ipad)

  • swati

    i like the concept and want to like the bag … but can’t … not liking the hardware either (ipad)

  • edoardo

    I lvoe CSI and I appreciate this idea but by an aestethic point of view this bag is not so nice!!

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  • AMN

    This is really cool – love it, it works! (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    interesting bag (ipad)

  • AMN

    It is so creative…. (ipad)

  • mga13

    When I first saw it, I thought it was lace. (ipad)

  • Mochababe73

    I watch all of the CSIs. As a matter of fact, I think that I watch all crime shows.
    It’s cute. Maybe they will come out with a bag that’s printed with the DNA strands.
    However, I don’t care who the designer is, I find it offensive to ask that much money for a canvas handbag.

    • Mochababe73

      I forgot again! (iPad)

  • Jelita78

    what?
    finger prints?
    sorry but from a far i thought it was just some random figures..
    the prints aren’t that obvious and well, looks kinda messy actually..
    i think i’ll pass, even if it’s worth 100 bucks! (ipad)

  • Laura

    I might buy a canvas bag with fingerprints on it for fun, but would I ever carry one seriously? NO way! It’s a cute concept, but it isn’t very realistic. Also, that is a ridiculous price for canvas. (ipad)

  • Ingrid Yohanna

    Love the finger print idea (ipad)

  • FashionIsMyHobby

    An interesting print–a departure from the newsprint or designer initials. (ipad)

  • Heather

    I think it is interesting, but I would never pay that much for what it is. (ipad)

  • quimerula

    Pass (ipad).

  • ninjaninja

    This is kinda growing on me (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    From far away, it’s kinda cute (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    The CSI bag! (ipad)

  • Pam

    Strange. (ipad)

  • annabelle

    who doesn’t love CSI???????????????????? (ipad)

  • ellen

    I like the fingerprint print (ipad)

  • Sue E

    Very interesting design and concept (ipad)

  • Heidi

    Don’t think I would spend any $$ on that bag. (ipad)

  • Kathy

    Love it. This bag is creative and chic ! (ipad)

  • dalex

    Not too fond of it, but creative nonetheless. (ipad)

  • greenpixie

    Really cute and clever! It has a fun graphic element to it. You don’t necessarily notice it is fingerprints right away. (ipad)

  • nini

    For a moment, I thought it was stamped hearts. (ipad)

  • Jen

    Pass! (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    love ysl (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    love csi (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    put them together (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    and you get a great bag (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    :) (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    interesting (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    i would rock it (ipad)

  • Akshata

    not a fan. (ipad)

  • mango

    hilarious (ipad)

  • Diane

    haha i like it! (ipad)

  • Justine

    I’m not really a big fan of this bag. (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    I hate it when they want your first born for a canvas bag (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    I wonder if there are other prints (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    I would get it for 195 (ipad)

  • Marianna

    it makes me think of a song from my childhood- “Where is Thumbkin?, where is Thumbkin? Here I am! Here I am!” lol (ipad)

  • Jaz

    Not for me. (ipad)

  • Marion

    I think the proportions are awkward. The bag looks too small for the strap but maybe it’s just me. The print though is cute! (ipad)

  • Tracey G.

    reminds me of a newspaper haha (ipad)

  • Jsays

    very creative not sure if its worth it for the price i rather invest in a muse

  • Jsays

    very creative not sure if its worth it for the price i rather invest in a muse (ipad)

  • Cathy MacLennan

    Love this bag really unusual (ipad)

  • 11

    It’s interesting and very innovative, but way too expensive. (iPad)

  • Stuart O

    Please don’t let my wife see this. She is a CSI fanatic (preferred Grissom though, but still watches) and we really cannot afford this (ipad) .

  • Desaria

    I don’t like it (ipad)

  • Candace

    I’m not a fan of this bag, mainly because the colours are a little dull for my liking, making the the fingerprint-print look dirty. Also, the gold hardware doesn’t match the colours – I prefer it when the hardware is set off against solid colours, like a simple black patent. (ipad)

  • 1983.alegna

    Interesting! (ipad)

  • Chic ‘n Cheap Living

    Definitelt fun and unexpected! (ipad)

  • Yolanda Barker

    This is ACE and love that the initial is a Y as thats mine too so destiny I reckon

  • Yolanda Barker

    This is ACE and love that the initial is a Y as thats mine too. Destiny I reckion (ipad)

  • LisRi

    It’s alright…I suppose. (ipad)

  • wendy

    I think it’s blah, and I wouldn’t spend that much on it. (ipad)

  • Vikki parMaN

    Cute bag (iPad)

  • Shell Hale

    I think it’s kinda cool but…..
    ipad

  • Diane Bassette

    another hit (ipad)

  • Meredith

    Oh, no…. just… no. (iPad)

  • Bessamy

    I really like this one. It is just so different! It works. (iPad)

  • Kristen

    too expensive for a design like this IMO (ipad)

  • agarg

    i want to get it…(ipad)

  • Cathy Fitz

    Please. A “fun” print like that, for “that” price? No thanks. (ipad)

  • Limey

    neat idea! (ipad)

  • Christine

    hmm dont really like it (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    Cute concept! (ipad)

  • Lianne

    Okay, that is really cute. But man, that’s pricey canvas. (ipad)

  • Brenda

    Cute but not for me especially for that price! (ipad)

  • Mimi

    Naaah!!! (iPad)