We may be in the midst of Fall and Winter right now, but all I can think about are spring bags. We are finishing up our week in NYC and have been previewing some of the most amazing spring collections I have seen in a long long time. Two trends we are seeing that I am loving are a tye-dye-like effect (Bottega Veneta and Rebecca Minkoff) and perforation (YSL and Rebecca Minkoff again).

Perforated leather. We saw Louis Vuitton do this a few seasons back and there seem to be a resurgence. I have to admit I was unsure of perforated leather, but then I saw it in person. When perforated leather is added to a handbag it gives a subtly athletic vibe, adding a slight dimension and effect that helps the leather stand out.

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The Yves Saint Laurent Perforated Leather Zipped Tote is a flat design that zips all around the top. The feel is casual yet chic. The logo tag detail also gives that laid back feel. If you know me, you know I want to be able to match most everything with jeans but also have the option of dressing it up a bit. This bag may be more of a jean and tee shirt look, but I have a feeling it could be dressed up as well. Only thing missing that I would love to see is a long cross-body messenger strap. Because that would gives this handbag the exact vibe I adore. Pre-order through Saks for $1,495.

  • Sara

    Yeah, this bag was cool – but I just found http://SherryWolf.com which is amazing! Has anyone else seen the bags on that site? Wow!

  • Becky L

    I agree, a messenger bag strap would have been perfect. What is your favorite messenger bag? I’m looking for my 24 year old daughter who rides the subway in NYC everyday.

  • Anna Cooperberg

    ^Becky L- Check on the PurseForum, you’d get so many responses there! I’d recommend the Goyard messenger Grand Bleu MM or GM.

  • -kelly

    I do like this bag, I feel like Pilati is bringing out a different side of YSL although this bag still ties in with the boyish look (yes a messenger strap would pollish off this bag) I don’t think I’ve really seen anything like this in a YSL collection!

  • Adrienne zedella

    Fantastic! send one! fb