Yves Saint Laurent Roady in B/W

On September 10th, Yves Saint Laurent officially launched their much anticipated YSL Roady. The YSL Roady has been garnering attention from editors, celebrities, and fashionistas alike. This launch remained important for YSL, as it is one of the first major launches since the success of the Muse and Muse II.

YSL Roady Detail   YSl Roady Red

The list of celebrities already carrying the bag include; Mary Kate Olsen, Rachel Bilson, Selma Blair, Freida Pinto, Tilda Swinton, Leighton Meester, Kate Beckinsale, Katy Perry and Kylie Minogue. Some of the fabrications have already been sold out, my bet would be the chain Roady was the first to sell out (seen on MK and Katy Perry).

 YSL Roady in Silver Embossed Leather    YSL Roady in Silver Embossed Leather

Designed by Creative Director Stefano Pilati, the Roady first debuted in the Fall/Winter 2009-2010 ad campaign with Christy Turlington. The Roady does not amaze us with its design, as the design is a simple hobo shape with a matching handle. The handle, however, is simple and beautiful with silver hardware and ring attachments to the structured handle.

 YSL Roady in Silver Embossed Leather   YSL Roady in Blue   YSL Roady in Black

The Roady options include black patent leather, blue leather, red textured leather, black (silver) stingray embossed leather, black leather, and black leather with metal chain insert detail. My favorite is the black leather with metal chain detail, it combines supple smooth leather with an added hidden dimension. Price range is $1195-1795.

Buy YSL via Saks. Patent leather version at Saks for $1,195 and black leather version available at Saks for $1,395.

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  • Tammie

    This bag is my perfect fit. I am in love with it :D

  • Al

    I’m not into simple hobos and especially not at $1500. I’m underwhelmed YSL. Very underwhelmed.

  • Barb

    I still like my Rebecca Minkoff Nikkis better!

  • mandy

    Wow, I absolutely love this bag. I’ve never owned a YSL, but this might be my first!

  • pursemama

    I didn’t think much about this simple looking hobo style bag since I tend to hold all my bags either on my forearm or in my hand. I decided to check it out anyways at Neimans, they had the red, black leather and the stingray. The bag is as Rachel Zoe would say “BAH-NAN-NAS”, I tried it on and fell head over heels….I got the black leather and the stingray. This bag is to be tried on, yes it’s simple looking but this bag has that “it” factor!….simply gorgeous.

  • Bella

    I adore my Muses (a large and an OS)…but this may be my next venture, I love the short strap and the slouchy body, fabulous YSL.

  • gail

    Less is always more and this is nice.

  • Michael St. James

    I LOVE how simple and chic this bag is!


  • susan

    Ok, got home and there was a package from Saks…ripped into it. THEY SENT THE WRONG BAG!!! So, I called, asking them to pick up at their expense and send me the correct bag. It’s out of stock. It will be a while before I shop at Saks again. So disappointing. And, to top it off, the customer service rep was rude.

    • Amy Cribbins

      I had the same thing happen to me by Saks this Spring. I had pre-ordered a Bottega Venetta handbag and they sent me the bag in the wrong color and they were unable to accomadate my original request because they were sold out!! On a separate occasion Saks sent me a St. John cardigan instead of the Tory Burch button down shirt that I had ordered. Needless to say — I have cut up my Saks card!!

  • gettinpurseonal

    I do not care for it. I have 2 YSL bags that I love, but I do not care for this slouchy hobo style. It would be hard to find my things in there, it is too simple looking, and I don’t like the round strap.

  • MissMoi

    Not feeling it…

  • -kelly

    loveeee this bag!