When megastars, fashion’s biggest It-Girls, and supermodels alike take notice of a particular handbag it becomes impossible to ignore that a particular style is destined for success. That’s exactly what happened in 2013 when Saint Laurent’s then Creative Director Hedi Slimane introduced the Sac de Jour.

Arguably one of Saint Laurent’s most successful bag releases to date, the Sac de Jour, with its top handles, structured rectangular shape and removable leather padlock, remains part of Saint Laurent’s lineup to this day, 5 years after Slimane’s departure.

The Sac de Jour is undoubtedly a timeless shape that can take you from day to night, work to play and beyond. It’s a season-less choice that shines in any size or color and one that can be worn by everyone—regardless of age or gender.

Upon the SDJ’s release, the bag was highly sought after by purse-loving celebs, and it was immediately spotted on the arms of celebs day after day. Now, nearly 10 years after its release, the beloved bag has been carried by more celebs than we could even name and remains a beloved choice for everyday handbag lovers like you and I as well.

Saint Laurent hit it big with SDJ, and while it has proven itself to be accepted into the handbag world given its pretty permanent slot in the must-have bag category, is it a classic that’s here to stay?

As the SDJ approaches in tenth anniversary, and to make a long story (ok, ok, a long opinion) short, I’ve got to say yes, Saint Laurent’s Sac de Jour is a classic. And while classic in terms of fashion can be quite objective, the SDJ fits the bill. Its shape possesses a timeless appeal that will remain both relevant and sought after for years to come. It has already stood the test of time, remaining a fundamental part of the Saint Laurent lineup for almost a decade. In my opinion the Sac de Jour is here to stay for another ten years, and if the handbag Gods allow it, maybe even longer. What do you think?

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Karina
Karina
9 months ago

Kaitlin, the vivacious red mock-croc on your SDJ is drool-worthy! I love your laid-back style and would love to see a purse coillection blog post of yours.

ILP
ILP
9 months ago
Reply to  Karina

I agree. Would love to see features of the handbag collections of all the PurseBlog contributors.

FatK
FatK
9 months ago
Reply to  ILP

Ooh great topic indeed!

Kaitlin Serio
9 months ago
Reply to  ILP

Noted! I’ll see what we can do 🙂

Penelope
Penelope
9 months ago

Admittedly, since you reviewed your bag I’ve been a little obsessed. I haven’t found one in the perfect color & size yet. The one concern is I’ve seen weird indentations on the front & back. Have you experienced this issue? Thx!

Lillian
Lillian
9 months ago
Reply to  Penelope

Those may be their souple SDJ line, the leather is much softer.

Kaitlin Serio
9 months ago
Reply to  Penelope

I haven’t had any issues at all with that or the quality overall. Keep in mind that the embossed croc version is even more structured than the classic versions though.

Sajid Bin Mohammad
Sajid Bin Mohammad
9 months ago

Definitely a classic! The Sac de Jour is extremely timeless and, as you rightly pointed out, surpasses gender and age limitations in a way very few handbags have done. Even the Birkin isn’t arguably as versatile as, at least in my opinion, one needs to have a certain amount of calibre to carry a Birkin. On the other hand, there’s an SDJ for everyone!

Roma Kohn
Roma Kohn
9 months ago

I agree with everything you said. That’s the great thing about the SDJ. I also love the luxe materials and unobtrusive signature logo. Design is very practical as well and is better than the Birkin in my opinion because it’s easier to put things in and take things out of the bag, although this advantage may not be true of the SDJ in the more structured versions.

Alejandra Machin
Alejandra Machin
9 months ago

It absolutely is. I have only had my SDJ for about two weeks and it really is the perfect day bag. It is chic, classy, and holds so much stuff! I don’t know why I overlooked it for so long. <3

Sajid Bin Mohammad
Sajid Bin Mohammad
9 months ago

I’m glad you’ve found it now! ?

shopper
shopper
9 months ago

Not for me.
Prada Galleria is my favorite tote.

Justice
Justice
9 months ago

I like the bag but I wouldn’t call it a classic.

Timothy
Timothy
9 months ago

I don’t think so…it’s been forgotten already. Looks too much like a Birkin wannabe.

Aspen
Aspen
9 months ago
Reply to  Timothy

Agreed. Went to YSL the other week and nobody was looking at it. I think they had one version out all the way in the back corner.

Kate
Kate
9 months ago

Good question. I was curious to read the responses in the comments.

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