When a handbag becomes a hit, you can always bet that you’ll see its details morphed into new shapes without much delay. Not only does it make sense to capitalize on the original design’s popularity, but remaking a tote as a shoulder bag or a satchel as a crossbody is a great way to capture the interest of additional customers who like the original but don’t see it as relevant to their structural preferences. Thus, we present the Yves Saint Laurent ChYc Shoulder Bag, born out of the success of the original Cabas ChYc.

At first I wasn’t all that jazzed about this bag, but when I started to imagine the shoulder version in some of the lovely colors that the tote comes in – turquoise, magenta, red raffia – everything became clear. At 35″ long, the bag’s strap is juuuust long enough to allow the bag to be worn across the body, and in a punchy color, this roomy, relaxed design would make a great everyday bag for someone who likes to stay hands-free. At this point, I’d beg and plead for more colors besides black and cranberry, but I feel pretty certain that they’re already on their way. Buy through Bergdorf Goodman for $1495.

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  • Sandra Rowley

    I love my Chyc Cabas Tote, it is my favorite bag….this option is not as much my style but I can see how it would certainly be more appealing to some.  The quality is amazing…you cannot go wrong with YSL.

  • I like this version better. The cranberry especially is very nice.

  • pixiegirlie

    Ever since I saw this on YSL.com I’ve been dying to see one IRL. I love the style of it but a tad worried teh strap isn’t going to be long enough for me to wear crossbody and hit in a spot I like. I generally like a 40 inch strap for crossbody wear.

  • crazybaglady

    Esp. liked the light-weight, cross-body style of this bag.  But without any top zip, I was afraid my keys, pens, other small items would fall out.  I agree, more color choices would be nice!

  • Bagolicious

    Gorgeous. Just gorgeous, as is the Cabas Chyc, medium-sized tote bag. I hope the above one comes out in the same gorgeous red that the tote bag can be found in!

  • Your Coffee Break

    This item definitely goes onto my must-have list!! <3 it!


  • jacki

    I love this, because I am a shoulder bag/hobo girl!  Would love it in a cognac/tan color option or even white. 

  • Lynn

    This purse has been sold out. Does anyone know where I can find one in black?

    • Julie

      Hi Lynn,
      I have one but I live in france in Paris

      • Linglut

        Julie! Thank you for responding :) heres my email address Linglut@hotmail.com let me know if you’re willing to sell it, price, photos and condition

  • Julie

    Ladies, If you are interested by this bag, I own one in black I want to sell
    But I I live in France in Paris , so you ll have to come here or have some one pick it up for you