Yves Saint Laurent Metallic Bow BagSpending this entire month in Europe has been amazing. I’ve seen so many things, gone so many places, understood new cultures, not understood new cultures, spent time with the one I love, and I’ve shopped. Ha. Thought I was going to sound philosophical for a minute didn’t ya? Well as much as the first parts are true, the shopping has been amazing. A few things I have noticed about European women (correct me if I’m wrong or if you see it differently- this is just what I have observed); first of all they portray more elegance in their style than trendy (NONE of them look Boho chic), they seriously wear more Chanel and Dior than I could imagine (I mean elegant suits), they take their dogs into every store (Hermés, Chloé, Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Dior), and they carry themselves so eloquently that sometimes it was actually overwhelming and made me crouch a little at the feeling of wealth and high-class they portrayed. Now- this is not every European woman. This is when I have been shopping (at the high end designer stores) in the big cities. This is from Paris, Munich, Frankfurt, Prague, Rome etc. But these women just knocked me right out of my American socks.


If any of you have not realized, I sometimes tend to lead into a handbag with a story. This is no different. The elegant aura surrounding the women that I have been by when shopping remind me of this bag. The Yves Saint Laurent Metallic Bow Bag is a stunning sophisticated bag that implements bow detail to add the perfect touch. The bag is made of soft metallic leather (I do believe they have had other colors previously – a cream color which was also divine). Along with the bow detailing there is also detachable acorn bead detail-which I think the bag would look good with or without it. The inside is lined in satin and has a small zipper pocket. The overall dimensions are 7″H X 8″L X 2″W. Now, what I found to be amusing was the disclaimer on the website: “DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, A CUSTOMER MAY ORDER NO MORE THAN THREE UNITS OF THIS ITEM EVERY THIRTY DAYS.” If I had that much money I might need to see a note like that, but coming in at $845.00 via Saks, I’d be more than lucky if I could afford one.

Edit: Here’s a picture of two of the same bags off YSL’s online site, in beige and light bronze (???)

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