Saint Laurent that most of us know simply as YSL is one of the most famous brands when it comes to luxury fashion. YSL has been around since the 60’s. Throughout the decades, the brand has recommended itself as one of the frontrunners in luxury handbag industry. If you ask a stylist or a fashion editor, bags from which fashion house would they recommend to invest in, many will say, YSL. However, as we all know, a luxury handbag always comes with a hefty price tag. This is what, many of us, luxury fashion lovers, don’t like.
If you have followed my blog for a while, you must have noticed that I often talk about how one could afford luxury for less. I have published a number of blog posts on the topic of how to shop for pre-loved luxury. However, one of my most popular blog posts to date is a guide to “The Best Designer Bags under $1000”. Today, I would like to give this topic a slight twist and instead talk about the best bags for under a $1000, but from one specific brand – YSL.
YSL has some pretty amazing bags for under a $1000 and they are worth to know about. Moreover, most of these bags are really popular among luxury lovers. If you’ve been looking for a designer bag which would not break the bank, check these out!
One of the most popular bags from YSL now is their ‘Shopping’ Leather Tote. Many compare it to the Louis Vuitton Neverfull as both of the bags have a similar shape and functionality. The YSL ‘Shopping’ Leather Tote is a very comfy and spacious bag. It’s perfect for everyday, travel and office. If you want to get a designer tote, but don’t want to go for the “seen everywhere” LV Neverfull, YSL ‘Shopping’ Leather Tote is definitely worth to check out.
If you are a fan of smaller totes, you must check out the YSL Toy Shopping Tote. This bag is petite, but spacious enough to carry all everyday essentials. The YSL Toy Shopping Tote features a magnetic closure. The adjustable and removable crossbody strap makes it effortless to carry the bag in multiple ways. In addition, the bag features a subtle Saint Laurent Logo in the front and a dainty YSL signature charm. Moreover, the YSL Toy Shopping Tote retails for just under $1,000. For a tote style designer bag that is full leather, I think that’s a really great deal.
A bag that looks tiny, but in reality fits so much – the YSL Lou Mini. On the inside the bag is all leather lined. YSL Lou Mini has long been a favorite of many Youtubers and Instagram Fashion Bloggers. Many of them compare the bag to Chanel’s Rectangular Mini Flap Bag. However, the major advantage that the YSL Lou Mini has over the Chanel Rectangular Mini is its price. The bag retails for just $995. That’s less than a third of the price that the Chanel’s Rectangular Mini Flap Bag currently retails for (the retail price of the bag as of November 2019 was $3,500).
I often get asked, what type of the bag someone should invest in when they are just starting to get into the luxury. There is one particular bag style that I tend to recommend more often than others. That is the camera bag. Camera bags are some of the most versatile out of all designer bags out there. Perfect for wear day to night with casual and classy looks, camera bag is a must-have in every fashionistas closet. YSL has a pretty awesome camera bag available at a sweet $995 retail price. It’s their Le 61 Camera Bag. The bag is crafted in calfskin leather in a softly rounded silhouette which reminds old-school camera bags. The Le 61 Camera Bag features a top zip closure and comes with an adjustable crossbody strap.
Bucket bags have been in style for a moment. They are trendy, stylish and fun. Teddy, a small bucket bag from YSL is made to steal your heart! This bucket bag features a small envelope leather pocket, a drawstring closure and a chain shoulder strap with leather reinforcements. YSL Teddy Small Bucket Bag is crafted in 100% lambskin and retails for $985. If you are a fan of the bucket bag style, you should definitely check it out!
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