Ladies and gents, I need you to weigh in here. I cannot decide whether or not this Yves Saint Laurent handbag is genius or simply not enough for what you are paying for.

Yves Saint Laurent is one of those brands, one of those brands that is almost always worth a second look. This is the case because the first look might take you in the wrong direction, but the second look, the second look could reveal sheer genius. While I want that to be the case here, I just don’t think that is the case.


The thing about the Yves Saint Laurent Yes Large Leather Bag is that it actually is a bit of genius. It is the kind of day-to-day genius that so many bags lack sometimes. This bag is slouchy, yet structured. The colors are neutral, yet versatile. But, is it worth the price? I love handbags, I really do. And I have no problem spending big bucks on a bag I love, but is this bag worth it’s price tag?

The olive-green leather tote has a contrast pale-green leather trim and two pale green handles. You might not be able to tell, but if you press the studs at the side, you can actually adjust the size of the handles – always a nice, understated detail. Clearly the bag is functional, and it is also fashionable, but I am stuck on the price. I can see tons of women carrying this bag and loving it – loving it for seasons to come, but I have some reservations. What do you think? Buy through Net-a-Porter for $1525.

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  • Belle

    Hmm… personally I think I would be one of those women you refer too. I think it would be one of those bags that I could see myself using and loving season after seasons – I love the simple, clean lines, and the understated look – and for me, that would make me consider the asking price on it as reasonable considering the use I would get out of it. But that’s just me. The validity of any cost is always a subjective matter. At the end of the day, something is only worth the asking price if you think it is.

  • Merve

    The price is not that outrageous. Its leather and its Yves St Laurent so i dont really see why the price is the focal point. I think the side Y logos are innovative even though the final finish probably didnt turn out as good as it looked on paper. I like that they keep trying to incorporate the Y into their bags in different ways. My advice would be to stay away from puke green and beige combo. I also dont like the way the sides of the bag are nipped in at the top. Yeah im kinda picky.

  • ShoeQueen1961

    I agree with Merve… I’m not crazy about the color; but I do like the tremendous ‘Y’ on the sides of the bag… I too like the idea that they keep incorporating the ‘Y’ into their handbag designs. Somehow it reminds me that the legacy of Monsieur Saint Laurent lives on– Very ingenious!!!

  • cge

    I also agree with Merve and ShoeQueen1961…I really dislike the color, but I think the design is innovative in its incorporation of the “Y” logo in a subtle way. Not sure of the scale of the bag, but if it isn’t too big then it could be quite functional for everyday use.

  • gpc

    I actually like this the more I look at it, but it wouldn’t be a bag I would buy. As for the color, I have seen this color in the Vanity Bowler and it is actually quite nice. In between a camel and an olive color that is seasonless in my opinion.

  • Mochababe73

    I saw t his handbag on another site. It showed a picture with the sides unsnapped which converts it into a tote.
    I would have to see the bag in person, but I really didn’t care for it. I don’t like the color, but I think that the price is justified. And like the previous posters, I love the Y. It’s so much apart of the design that I didn’t even recognize it until I read the article.

  • carrie

    Don’t care for it.

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

    I saw this bag and I am mostly ambivalent to it. It is not bad, not good, just kinda there for me. The color I would like to see in person.

    Yes, it does snap out to a tote shape – Mochababe is right

  • DRESSSPACE

    Effectively I prefer other handbags Ysl. I do not draw the color, but it will certainly be a very functional and roomy bag with special for materials and finitures. Yves Saint Laurent Yes Large Leather Bag is a simple bag with clean lines and the side Y logos are very innovative. Not be underestimated which is a leather bag.

    http://www.dressspace.org

  • Handbag Lover

    No thanks!

  • Karen

    meh. there are many bags out there at this price range that i would choose over this one, and i tend to lean towards classic styles.

  • atrophia

    I have to say I’m not a fan. The straps aren’t long enough for my liking and everything else about it just feels blah. I have a feeling it would look really weird on me if I were to attempt to wear it, which I won’t, because it’s too expensive for a bag I’m not interested in at all.

  • Nata

    Ambivalent. This bag would be very, very accessory-demanding. I actually went to Net-a-Porter to see how it looked like in the hands of a model, and the first thing that jumped in my eyes was the shoes that were not matching. This bag whispers purity and minimalism, and it in fact would not fit for a daily use. Then, is it a bag one would want to treasure for special occasions? Not really, in my opinion. So, my verdict – a noble bag for a woman who religiously follows a very particular minimalistic style in her daily life.

  • JenG

    I like it!

  • Cuckoo_Boo

    I love YSL handbags and own a few. However, this one leaves me ambivalent. Having seen it on net-a-porter, the handbag does becomes a tote, but it does not seem to be very roomy and the handles are too short (not a shoulder bag). The color is OK but not to die for… Anyway, I would have to see it up close to determine whether it’s worth the price. Will come back and let you know my findings…!

  • abbi

    it reminds me of the hermes picotin bag…anyone else see it?

  • betty

    even comes with a very simple design however it is very classic. and the brand it self is enough to be the proof of the quality….

  • Elyse

    i think it’s kinda boring and blah – especially with the color choices (fb)

  • Adrienne zedella

    handsome bag! fb

  • cheryl
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