Sometimes, you look at a bag and it just screams luxury. There’s no question that it’s made out of amazing materials that will last a lifetime, and it’ll be stylish for just as long as it’s wearable. You can buy it without worry that it won’t fit into your wardrobe or that you won’t find a use for it. Sometimes, a bag is just that straightforward and just that good. The Yves Saint Laurent Roady Hobo is exactly one of those bags.

Yves Saint Laurent Roady Hobo

The first thing to stop me in my tracks was the color – red with earthy brown undertones. It’s incredibly rich-looking without being ostentatious or showy in the least. Instead of screaming at you about how wonderful it is, it puts its hand on your shoulder and whispers in your ear. From there, I then noticed the subtle but important texture of the leather. Instead of being boring and smooth, it’s somewhere between a stamped exotic and a conventional pebbled leather. Like the color, it’s interesting and luxe without being unnecessarily attention-grabbing. It talks softly and carries a big stick. The refined, sleek shape is the perfect compliment – the structured handle provides a nice counterpoint to the soft, slouchy shape. The metallic hooks on the ends of the strap are the perfect finishing touch. Buy through Saks for $1395.

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  • Sandra

    I love YSL, but this was just BORING

  • handbag86

    I love YSL those bags.

  • susan

    This is a YSL that I would buy.

  • Mimi

    very basic but really beautiful!

  • Eliza

    I absolutely love this bag. This color is incredible (always a color I go for), and you’re absolutely right about the texture. Not the flashiest bag, but the kind of thing you can carry with so many outfits and that can be used either to spice it up or tone it down.

  • mette

    I like the simplicity of this bag and yes, YSL is my favorite brand. I believe that this bag is available in black and grey too ( have seen pic´s ). The price is reasonable and it´s a great all-around bag.

  • Claire

    Wow, there really is something nice about this bag.

  • Jen

    I love this bag! What a great high-end every day bag!

  • Merve

    Yeah its really nice but kinda plain


    Love the black color style of YSL bags like

  • Linda

    YSL Bags have leather that is to die for when you touch them. So soft and the best quality. This bag can be dressed up or down. I think it is perfect. I think I found a new fall bag. I off to shop.

  • May

    definitely luv it even i have several ones in the same shape, laid back and luxury at the same time, plus timeless….

  • pursemama

    Pictures really don’t do this bag justice, it’s so gorgeous inperson! Yes, it’s simple but sometimes less is more, it’s a bag that can be worn with almost any style.

  • Iwantaroady

    This is exactly the kind of bag I need now. Unpretentious yet classy. Can be used for many seasons to come. But i am 5’2″. This bag is too large for my frame. Wonder when or if they will come out with a small size?

  • Rachel

    I have this bag – in red. I won it at an event at the YSL store and, although it’s gorgeous, I don’t want/need another red bag. If any of you are interested in buying it (price negotiable – it goes for $1395 at the store). Please e-mail me at …thanks!

  • PurseLover

    Ok, I have to agree that pictures (even the Christy Turlington ads) do not do this bag any justice. It is beautiful in person! You have to see it in person and you really have to go to the YSL store to see it because they have so many more. They have turquoise, vintage suede gold, etc. Plus, I learned YSL in Vegas will be having a handle changing event in Nov. Date has not been announced yet. If you bring your bag to the store, you can purchase a new handle and change the handle if you are so inclined. What this means is that if you love the more interesting handles like stingray or croc, but you don’t love that the black calfskin is so plain, you can get the bag you want and switch the handle on it. Genius!