Today, I'm going to be reviewing one of my most favorite bags, the Small Saint Laurent Sac De Jour. It seems as though Hedi Slimane has definitely taken YSL to a more modern and youthful feel ever since dropping Yves from the name. The minimalistic and simple design of the new pieces definitely reflect a more modern edge while still producing such classic pieces. I fell in love with the Sac De Jour immediately. This bag was the perfect size to use as an everyday bag and I thought of it as something subtle yet it still seemed to make a statement. Read more to check out my review of the Saint Laurent Sac De Jour and shop this item below!
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The Sac De Jour has tubular handles, accordion sides, compression strap with tabs, embossed Saint Laurent signature, and a removable (non-adjustable) shoulder strap as well. It's made of 100% calf-skin leather, making it really smooth and soft to the touch. This bag has been said to look like a more youthful and modern Hermès Birkin because of the tabs and accordion sides. However, for me, nothing can ever compare to the Birkin, a bag that has been so highly coveted for many years that I too, hope to one day add to my collection. Hey, a girl can dream, right?
The dimensions of this bag are 32.0 x 25.0 x 16.5 CM. The inside of the bag is lined with suede with a zip compartment in the center. There are also two slot pockets and one zip pocket on the other side. The lock that hangs on the front handle can be used to lock the center zip compartment and the keys are attached to the interior with a snap that you will see in one of the photos below.
The option to expand the bag is definitely a plus. I've used this bag to school several times and it has always been one of my favorites to carry around. Prior to getting this bag, I was torn between this and a Prada Saffiano Tote. The mere fact that I saw a ton of people in the city and in school, especially, swayed me to choose the Sac De Jour instead. There's just something about multiple people having something that makes me lose interest fairly quickly. Why would I want to invest in a piece that so many people already have?
My father surprised me with this bag for Christmas and I was so excited because it's just such a beautiful bag. My aunt and uncle also surprised me with the Saint Laurent classic large wallet that you can see here. Both were purchased at the Saint Laurent store in Hong Kong.
The Sac De Jour currently comes in three sizes, Large, Small, and Baby. The prices vary based on the style and design however the Large begins at $3,290. Small, $2,750. Baby, $1,990. I believe there was a recent price increase for 2014 by about $200.
Since this bag and the wallet, my very first pieces of my Saint Laurent collection, I've also purchased the Classic Y-Clutch as well which will be reviewed at a later time on my blog. I've currently got my eye on another Saint Laurent bag that I'm working towards purchasing this summer or at least by Christmas. This bag is such a staple piece in my wardrobe, being paired with multiple looks as seen on my Instagram, especially with my Chanel Espadrilles. I definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a simple yet beautiful bag to wear everyday. If you have any questions about this bag, please don't hesitate to ask or comment below! Thanks so much for reading!