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The Ultimate Bag Guide: The Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Bag

When starlets, supermodels and It Girls alike take up interest in a particular bag, you can be that it’s going to be massively popular in short order. That’s exactly what happened to the Saint Laurent Sac de Jour–creative director Hedi Slimane released his modernized take on the classic Birkin shape a scant two years ago, and we started seeing multiple celebs carrying it every day from the beginning.

The bag now comes in four sizes and a host of colors and leathers, and many of you requested a Sac de Jour edition of our Ultimate Bag Guides in order to demystify the shopping process. Ask and ye shall receive; check out everything we know about the SDJ below, including prices, size comparisons and where to buy one of your very own.

The Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Bag

Year Created: 2013
Sizes Currently Available: Nano, Baby, Small, Large
Most Recent Price Increase: Spring 2015
Availability: Saint Laurent boutiques and YSL.com, as well as Saks, Barneys, MATCHESFASHION.COM, mytheresa.com, Net-a-Porter, farfetch.com, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, SSENSE and FWRD

Sizes and Prices

Note: To indicate difference in sizes, these photos are approximately, but not perfectly, to scale.

Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Bag – Nano

8.6″ W x 7″ H x 4.3″ D
Starting Price: $1,990
$1,990 in Grained Leather via Saks, $1,990 in Smooth Leather via Saks, $2,250 in Metallic Leather via FWRD, $2,250 in Bicolor Leather via Net-A-Porter, $2,250 in Croc-Embossed Leather via Bergdorf Goodman, $2,550 in Silver-Studded Leather via mytheresa.com, $2,950 in Black-Studded Smooth Leather via Saks, $2,950 in Mini Silver-Studded Leather via mytheresa.com, $2,950 in Leather-Trimmed Leopard Calf Hair via Bergdorf Goodman, $2,990 in Black-Studded Grain de Poudre Textured Leather

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Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Bag – Baby

10.1″ W x 8.2″ H x 5.1″ D
Starting Price: $2,590
$2,590 in Grained Leather via Nordstrom, $2,590 in Smooth Leather via Nordstrom, $2,790 in Metallic Leather via mytheresa.com

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Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Bag – Small

12.5″ W x 9.8″ H x 6.4″ D
Starting Price: $2,750
$2,750 in Grained Leather via Nordstrom, $2,750 in Smooth Leather via Saks, $2,950 in Leather with Studded Trim via Saks, $2,990 in Metallic Leather via mytheresa.com, $2,990 in Bicolor Leather via Saks, $2,990 in Croc-Embossed Leather via mytheresa.com, $2,990 in Leather-Trimmed Suede via Barneys, $2,990 in Python-Embossed Leather via Barneys, $3,150 in Tiny Silver-Studded Leather via Nordstrom, $3,690 in Zebra Calf Hair via mytheresa.com, $3,690 in Solid Calf Hair via mytheresa.com, $3,790 in Silver-Studded Leather via Saint Laurent, $3,790 in Smooth Calf Leather via SSENSE, $3,950 in Leopard Calf Hair via mytheresa.com, $3,950 in Leather-Trimmed Leopard Calf Hair via Barneys, $3,990 in Black-Studded Leather via mytheresa.com, $3,990 in Star-Studded Leather via mytheresa.com, €23,500 in Alligator via mytheresa.com

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Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Bag – Large

14.2″ W x 10.7″ H x 7.4″ D
Starting Price: $3,490
$3,490 in Grained Leather via MATCHESFASHION.COM, $3,490 in Smooth Leather via Net-a-Porter, $3,590 in Suede via Barneys

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Size Comparison

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Commonly Available Materials

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Currently Available Colors

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Interior Views

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Khaya
Khaya
9 years ago

I LOVE your bag guides!! This is awesome, thanks for the information!

Amanda Mull
Amanda Mull
9 years ago
Reply to  Khaya

Glad you like them!

Aqila
Aqila
8 years ago
Reply to  Amanda Mull

Would love to share on my chat page..x

Louise
Louise
9 years ago

L-O-V-E these posts
love love love
please do one about Fendi!!

Amanda Mull
Amanda Mull
9 years ago
Reply to  Louise

Our next one is going to be on the Fendi Peekaboo!

missarewa
missarewa
9 years ago

This bag guide is so helpful. For me, this was an easy bag to pass up on because there are so many quite like it that arrived in the market earlier like the Prada saff totes and 2jours. All the same, it’s a pretty bag

Van Le
Van Le
9 years ago

Not sure if you guys already did on on the Celine bags. I would love to know more since the prices are a little harder to research! xx

Amanda Mull
Amanda Mull
9 years ago
Reply to  Van Le

We’ve done the Luggage Tote and will prob do more in the future!

Polly
Polly
9 years ago
Reply to  Van Le
Polly
Polly
9 years ago

OMG, I´ve been planning to buy the Sac de Jour for almost one year now.. but I just couldn´t decide on which size I wanted.
Now, I made my mind; baby!
THANK YOU SO MUCH for this amazing post.. I´ll be going to Turkey in two weeks and finally will get mine, in black!
Do you think the SDJ baby will be much bigger than that Nano Celine Luggage tote that Kendall Jenner loves to carry all around?

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9 years ago
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Anna
Anna
9 years ago

This is THE luxury bag I have been wanting for months already and it is so depressingly expensive… I would love a small or large (would have to test on my laptop first), in textured black or smooth black & white leather combo.

tata
tata
9 years ago

this is a great post! thank you! so helpful!

yinkus
yinkus
9 years ago

I love this post so helpful

yinkus
yinkus
9 years ago
Reply to  yinkus

especially the size comparison section

Sandy
Sandy
9 years ago

This post is very timely as I am going to buy the small SDJ black with cobalt blue lining or the small Antigona in black sugar leather this week. I already have an Antigona so the SDJ is very tempting. My issue is longevity. So many YSL or Saint Laurent Paris bags have been hits for a short time and then vanished. Anyone have any opinions on the lasting relevance of the SDJ? I love the post by the way!!

Barrie Beth
Barrie Beth
9 years ago
Reply to  Sandy

I can’t make a decision either. But I disagree about YSL going out of style. This bag is meant to look like a Hermes, like a classic. And I think it does. I also love the Anigona but I feel that is less classic and will look outdated in a year. If I were you and weight didn’t matter I would get the SDJ.

Barrie Beth
Barrie Beth
9 years ago

Great guide!

I’ve heard this bag is really heavy? Is that true? I’ve been searching for months for just one bag for real life uses. Almost got the luggage but it seems to be on its way out or is now considered out of style. This seems like a classic.

AA
AA
9 years ago
Reply to  Barrie Beth

It’s super heavy, I bought the large and had to get rid of it!

Barrie Beth
Barrie Beth
9 years ago
Reply to  AA

Thanks so much. That was a big help. I REALLY need a light bag as I only carry one bag for work, play, day & night.
I’m willing to spend $2,000 on a bag and still can’t find one I love!
What do you carry?

Emma
Emma
7 years ago
Reply to  Barrie Beth

Hello. The new Sac de jour are now lined with leather and not suede so check it out! / small Sac de jour owner from Sweden

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
9 years ago

I like the baby size, but for some reason, I can’t seem to make the commitment. Other bags just keep turning my eye.

Amanda
Amanda
9 years ago

These guides are amazing. Most of the designer websites are terrible for comparisons.

jane
jane
9 years ago

mini antigona or nano sac de jour (in black) ?? 🙂

Stefanie
Stefanie
9 years ago
Reply to  jane

SDJ hands down!!

Suzanne
Suzanne
9 years ago

i kind of like it but it is SO HEAVY!! with nothing in it!!

Denise
Denise
9 years ago

I really want it in violet!

Aforallie
Aforallie
9 years ago

Does the lock have a function or is it just for decoration?

Amanda Mull
Amanda Mull
9 years ago
Reply to  Aforallie

The lock and key might work as a set, but I can’t see anything on the bag that they’d actually keep shut.

M
M
9 years ago
Reply to  Amanda Mull

The lock can be used to close the double zipper of the middle compartment. And there is a place for the keys inside the bag, a snap closure system.

shanna
shanna
9 years ago

you def need to do more of those bag guides!!! please!!

Amanda Mull
Amanda Mull
9 years ago
Reply to  shanna

More are coming as fast as we can make them!

L.O.
L.O.
9 years ago

It’s a great bag. Classic looking, functional, and comes in a variety of colors and fabrics. To the meat and potatos. Yes it looks like the Berkin, your jeans also look like Levi’s. Point, everything looks like something unless you’re the first. It does have some weight to it. It’s all leather lined with suede and has great structure. Stop comparing the weight to bags that aren’t leather, have less structure, and are totes that are hollow and flimsy. Look at it as gold, measured in weight. Don’t go sticking your laptop in a bag that’s not a laptop bag, although it will fit in a large, iPad in the small size. Overall it’s a great bag and something different that not everyone has….yet. BTW, Heidi Slimane is a genius in the fashion world, read any article about him or what he has done for Saint Laurent and you may have a different opinion about Saint Laurent and not YSL from Tom Ford.
Great guide btw.

anon
anon
9 years ago

Lovely. Very helpful! I request either a Balenciaga or Valentino guide:)

Marni
Marni
9 years ago

Could you please include measurements in centimeters ?! Only America uses inches etc I only know meters

Marvis
Marvis
9 years ago

I just bought the large lipstick red at TheRealReal today –it looks big –but the small seems a bit “small” in real life –Birkin is outside my price range unless I stop adding new ones & I love lots of bags—this is the best guide ever!!!!

Barrie Beth
Barrie Beth
9 years ago

I finally got my baby black SDJ today. I wavered between the this, the luggage tote and the antigona. Def love it more than the Givenchy. But I wish the baby came in navy or better colors. I would have prefered this bag in a color. The black is a bit boring. But I do still love it. Hopefully they will come out with better colors for the fall.

Sparkletastic
Sparkletastic
9 years ago

LOVE YOUR BAG GUIDES! Even though I’m not interested in this bag, I wanted to say how helpful these posts are! Keep ’em coming!!!

khald
khald
9 years ago

Are the straps of Nano, Baby and Small in the same length?

AGen
AGen
9 years ago

I have a small in the royal blue, smooth leather and it is a gorgeous bag! Great pop of color. I love the bag guides. thank you.

PV
PV
9 years ago

Hey ! I love the sac de jour large bag , but right now I am extremely torn between choosing this or fendi 2 jours? I don’t baby my bags at all so will Saint Laurent be better than Fendi? Or vice versa?

Lwy
Lwy
8 years ago

I love your bag guides, so useful!!! I can’t decide between Givenchy Antigona in small (don’t think I will go for mini because it doesn’t have the metal bar on the straps) or the SDJ in nano. Both in black. They are both classic looking and good size for my day-to-day use (shopping etc). But I also want to use them in special occasions or nights-out, basically an all-rounder. I am quite a clumsy person so my bags can get scratched quite easily, also, what I really like about the Antigona is that it has a zip, whereas SDJ only has a padlock that might not be very practical. But owning a YSL will be my dream come true… I SIMPLY CANNOT DEICDE…

carolyn Karten
carolyn Karten
8 years ago

what do you think of the large sac du jour in nude powder color?

sherry
sherry
8 years ago

Which designer handbag do you recommend me to buy that be classic and can be worn day and night for every day use for a 58 years old woman?

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8 years ago

Would you recommend the Smooth leather for daily use, I’m planning to get one? thanks !

Morgane
Morgane
8 years ago

Thanks for the info ! This is really well structured 😉 It is a pity that they do not make the large size anymore

Kristen Rylander
Kristen Rylander
8 years ago

Does anyone know if the alligator is real, or embossed? I saw that they labeled the croc bag as “embossed”… Is that the same case for the alligator?

http://www.kristenskouture.com

Dwightinha
Dwightinha
7 years ago

Love my black, small, embossed crocodile one. Such a practical and functional bag.

baxi
baxi
7 years ago

A lot of the “Baby” sizes have that middle divider with the zipper. Do you know if this is an older style or new one? The one you show is the one I want: without the divider.

Jeannette van Zee
Jeannette van Zee
7 years ago

I was so happy with my “it”-bag. But it became loose and ugly. On my request to get it refurbished I got a very disapointing answer (see below). YSL admits that the quality of the first version wasn’t good enough. I tried to get in contact again, but the company doesn’t react on my emails anymore. What to do?

reaction YSL:

“The construction of the Sac de Jour has changed a lot over the years. The first version (the one that she owns) did not have arigid structure that should keep this in time. Since the skin with which it is made is fairly soft and tends to be more and morewith use, the bag tends to sag to assume a more sporty appearance with the passage of time, in this case ,we cannot take action to refurbish the bag”

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Helen Kim
Helen Kim
7 years ago

Does anyone know the interior material? I know its often suede but is it always suede?

Natalia
Natalia
5 years ago

Love the information on this post! So helpful for those who are doing research and want to buy the bag

saree
saree
3 years ago

It’s a super lovely guide. I am a freak on hand bags. This product collections looks superb.

andrea haumer
andrea haumer
2 years ago

what size to buy?