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.

Saint Laurent ICare Shopping Bag on Marble Table

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.

Saint Laurent ICare Shopping Bag Pouch and Logo
Saint Laurent ICare Shopping Bag Pouch

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.

Saint Laurent ICare Shopping Bag Logo Detail

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.

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Anon
Anon
1 month ago

Looks like a MZ Wallace bag with a giant YSL logo slapped onto it.

Kate Belot
Kate Belot
1 month ago
Reply to  Anon

It looks like a larger version of the YSL Tribute or the Chanel puffy shopper tote of ten years ago. Funny how quickly these shapes cycle ‘round and we’ve forgotten….

Jaime Stephens
Jaime Stephens
1 month ago
Reply to  Anon

Exactly!

AshleyGJ
AshleyGJ
1 month ago
Reply to  Anon

Came to say these exact words…

Rajeswari Ranganathan
Rajeswari Ranganathan
1 month ago
Reply to  Anon

I thought the same!!

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
1 month ago

I’ve seen these bag several times in the wild. For me, it looks like YSL knocked off itself (looks fake). Also, like the Chanel 22, it looks like a trash bag. I think that I would like it better if it were way smaller. I’m imagining that it would be cute as a small bag.

Joey
Joey
1 month ago

I totally agree, smaller it would look good.

Lisa
Lisa
1 month ago

Agree 1000%

16/155
16/155
1 month ago

I love everything about this bag: it’s ridiculous size, the soft lambskin leather, and the vintagey 70s style logo.

Kate Belot
Kate Belot
1 month ago
Reply to  16/155

It’s the same size as the Vuitton neverfull, which is one of their best sellers. People have been totally warped by micro bags.

eee
eee
1 month ago
Reply to  16/155

Same!! It’s a great bag.

Jerri R
Jerri R
1 month ago

I want to crawl into this bag and take a nap

Kate Belot
Kate Belot
1 month ago
Reply to  Jerri R

You’d been warm enough 😉

Kelly
Kelly
1 month ago

Actually I don’t mind a big metal logo at all. It’s still not round and kinda antique feeling colour so it’s fine with me.
Think this bag is far better than Louis Vuittons “ Neverfull “ which I see everywhere and don’t feel anything special about it.
Anyway it’s a nice bag and will definitely consider.

Kate Belot
Kate Belot
1 month ago
Reply to  Kelly

I was given a neverfull by one of its cultists, and I didn’t enjoy it at all. YSL is much better quality, too.

Sharon
Sharon
1 month ago
Reply to  Kelly

The Louis vuitton neverfull has a cult following. You dont know its powers unless you own one. 😀 not to be compared in anyway shape or form to this … seriously struggling to like it from the post. I feel it ll be too heavy though.

Fran
Fran
1 month ago
Reply to  Sharon

Tell me more about the Neverfull. I have been thinking about it for years, but can’t seem to pull the trigger.

Kaly
Kaly
1 month ago
Reply to  Fran

If the Neverfull doesn’t quite call to you, may I suggest the Raspail? You’ll have to check the reseller’s as it’s been OOP for a while now, but I have found it to be better for my tote needs than my Neverfull. It meets the size criteria but has a zipper opening and for me, just looks a little more elevated.

Andy
Andy
1 month ago
Reply to  Fran

I have the MM version in the leather turtle dove color and the GM size Damier ebene – would recommend the leather wholeheartedly. It’s a great bag, lightweight, fits a laptop, great for travel, low maintenance and has a detachable clutch.

Timothy
Timothy
1 month ago

It looks like a cheap plastic picotin.

Helena
Helena
1 month ago

Why is the named spelled “ICare” in the title of this blog? I’m pretty sure the bag is named Icare (French for Icarus) rather than ICare (which I read as “I care”).

Kate Belot
Kate Belot
1 month ago
Reply to  Helena

In Australia ICare is a chain of optometrists!

Victoria
Victoria
1 month ago

I actually love the look of this bag. Maybe they will come out with a smaller version but I don’t mind this size. I just wish it was not so expensive!

Hervé
Hervé
1 month ago

I like the bag but I do not like the giant YSL hardware, which makes it look tacky.

psny15
psny15
1 month ago

This looks like a free cheap plastic tote you get with a perfume purchase