This is the Saint Laurent Icare Maxi Shopping Bag, and the word Maxi is quite relevant.
There are a few things that have led me to fall madly in love with this bag, some of which I am less proud of than the next reason. I must start by awkwardly admitting that I really love Hailey Bieber’s style, to the extent where I can say I’m influenced by her.
Did I ever think I, a mom of 2 approaching my 40s, would be sitting in my house thinking about how cool Justin Bieber’s 25-year-old wife looks? No, I can truly say I did not. But here I am. And yes, sometimes I cringe at myself a bit as well, but I’m all about being truthful.
And though I saw Hailey in the campaign for this latest YSL hit bag along with other celebs carrying it in the wild and it did give another mental checkmark toward my love for it, I can also say that while I like the micro bag trend fine and know it has a place, I have always loved a big bag.
I Love Big Bags and I Can Not Lie
From the beginning of my handbag journey, I’ve been drawn to big bags, and much of the reason for this is my bag is an extension of my home. It carries everything that matters to me, it is a safe space for me, it is an extension of my necessities in life when I am out. So though I will carry small bags, my true comfort zone is a big bag, and this latest and highly sought-after bag from Saint Laurent has everyone, starting with me, buzzing.
The Maxi’s Dimensions
I’ll start with talking about the size because that makes this bag what it is. Dimensions are 22.8 X 16.9 X 3.1 inches, so this is a behemoth of a bag. It will carry everything, and then some. The soft quilted lambskin expands as much as you’d like, and while you can wear it wide or with closed sides, I personally love the look of it fully open.
There is a nostalgic feel about this bag, and though it is brand new, many get a vintage vibe from it. The carré-quilted over stitching paired with the equally oversized YSL iconic bronze-toned brass signature make this bag feel like it was pulled from the archives. The interior includes a lambskin removable zipped pouch that attaches to the bag with a metal chain toggle. Aside from that, you’re going to find one large open main compartment, a rather simple bag by design.
Closing Thoughts, Availability, and Price
Our bags are meant to carry things for us, and we bag lovers like to do so with a touch of style. This bag accomplishes the job of carrying pretty much all things you may need, and as much as the aesthetic seems simple, it is rather alluring when you really look at it. I am tall, so though massive, I didn’t think this bag looked ridiculous on me.
Join the likes of Hailey Beiber, Zoe Kravitz, myself, and countless others in obsessing over this bag. This bag quickly became the hottest bag of summer and sold out across majority of online retailers. We have seen some members of our forum able to snag the bag at their local Saint Laurent boutique. Right now, the bag is available for pre-order now at YSL for $4,400.