I have a little confession to make: I was never all that big of a fan of the Yves Saint Laurent Muse. Yes, it was a major It Bag back in the mid-2000s and still endures as a favorite today, but it just never really tickled my fancy in the same way that other popular bags from that era did. The Yves Saint Laurent Muse II, however? I’ve always loved it unconditionally, and seeing this lovely red version for spring confirms that those feelings show no signs of abating.

I’m not sure what makes me love this bag so much. The propensity for the design to come in multicolor versions? Its vaguely nautical lines? The lovely way it sags when carried on the arm? I don’t know, but I’m not so concerned with the knowing as I am with the having.

I can barely resist the utter cheerfulness of this pinky-red leather juxtaposed with white, which means that this is another bag that’s make me wish for spring and flowers and pretty dresses. It’s pretty cruel that all of these bags are coming out now, just when winter’s cold streak is really picking up, but we all know that fashion is inherently structured to make us want what we can’t have in as many ways as possible. Come spring, though, this little darling just might be mine. Buy through Matches for $1326.

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  • couturecoco

    Yes, yes, yes! Totally agree with you.

  • EvaKnox

    Sun come out, oh please please please! The bag is just gorgeous <3


  • Vitta

    Oh, what a darling! But the interior is white canvas – can’t imagine it staying white for more than a couple of weeks. But that’s what makes it so delicious, isn’t it?

  • Dawn

    The Muse II is my favorite YSL bag! Would love to own one.

  • MizzJ

    It is very summery, but I think it would be an interesting challenge to make this stylish bag good for winter too!

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  • Candace

    I think it’s the first YSL bag that I’ve ever wanted! Great design and pretty colour.

  • haya

    pretty color , but red it is fashion color not always wearing red bags.

  • Nola

    I think it’s boring and stuffy. To each her own.

  • edoardo

    I completely lvoe this bag. From YSL is obviously to see aamzing bags but it’s truly wonderful to see that also this brand is able to renovate itself and to purpose every time something new!!


  • Taylor

    I still love and use my Muse II quite frequently. I absolutely love the red iteration pictured above, it is far more interesting than my black one!

  • Sunshinyday

    Its gorgeous but it lost me as soon as I realised the edging is white. The part of the bag most exposed to wear is white????? Just wouldn’t work for me and my neat freak ways.

  • Amy

    I love the muse 2. Got mine a month ago in grey (calf skin). I love this red colour though!

  • Melle Dubndidu

    Very nice bag.
    i dream to have one


  • Grace

    I still use my tri colour muse II that i bought couple years ago. The bag just absolutely gorgeous xx

  • Stylista

    Mmm…I never liked it, and I still don’t.


  • CL

    i get an eh feeling from this bag (ipad)

  • Maggie

    Pretty! Love the color! (ipad)

  • Smith

    this bag reminds me of something i’ve already seen…hmmmm…love the color though!!! (ipad)

  • Deb

    This bag looks better than it is functional. Reaching into the bag with the bag unlocked risks the goodies in the bag spilling out. That’s a big no-no, no? (ipad)

  • Lola

    I wish it had a second strap, but I can’t deny that it looks amazing. I do love a good “saggy” leather bag, plus the color’s amazing! (ipad)

  • Kellisa

    Ohhh how I would love a YSL Muse II. Amazing, amazing bag.

  • Kellisa

    Ohhh how I would love a YSL Muse II. Amazing, amazing bag. (ipad)

  • Nadia Segers

    Hmm, Don’t like the red, but I like the bag! (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Love everything about this bag (ipad)

  • Alison J.

    Looks pretty classic but not something I’d gravitate towards. (ipad)

  • Chells

    This bag is gorgeous – love the red color! (ipad)

  • Ken Vien

    Nice (ipad)

  • nini

    love the color! (ipad)


    vibrant (ipad)


    the new black (ipad)

  • Ellen

    The Muse 2 is one of my all time favorites. I never liked the Muse, but I think that this bag is very classic. (ipad)

  • Lara

    still love it. always will be a classic! (ipad)

  • Jen

    Eh, not feeling this one (ipad)

  • Limey

    love it! (ipad)

  • Isabel

    its ok (ipad)

  • Kmroboto

    I love the muse 2! My favorite is the multi-colored one that was made more popular by Miroslava duma. I love the look but find the bag too impractical for me to own. I need a bag that’s easier to get in and out of. (iPad)

  • Jelita78

    the white combo makes it kinda navy-ish look, don’t cha think?
    aye captain! (ipad)

  • Wendy

    Not my favorite. (ipad)

  • Cindy

    It’s cute, but I wouldn’t buy it for my collection. (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    Love it, but I wouldn’t get it in the red. (ipad)

  • Alicia

    Nice color! (ipad)

  • Chic ‘n Cheap Living

    The Muse II is like a cute Mulberry Alexa!

  • Chic ‘n Cheap Living

    The Muse II is like a cute Mulberry Alexa! (ipad)

  • Laurice

    I agree! I do like the muse but i always gravitate more towards the muse two.. the next problem is what size do i want it in lol! (ipad)

  • Julia

    cuteee :) (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Yummy! (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    The red is so beautiful (ipad)

  • Sabrina

    Everything YSL is beautiful :D (ipad)

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  • Sarah

    Love the bag .. But it comes only in the medium size (30cmX23cm) .. I hope they reissue the larger size .. Does anyone have any idea about it ???

  • helen

    Yes, I definitely do like this one. So classy. (ipad)

  • jillybean307

    Very fun color. (ipad)

  • nini

    I don’t like the white lines on the sides. (ipad)

  • Mimi

    True nini…..The white lines take out of the bag!