Bag of the Week: Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Tote

Hedi Slimane’s four-year-long journey as the Creative Director at Saint Laurent was memorable for many reasons. His tenure at the French house was bestowed with polarising reviews. Some criticized him for degrading the Maison’s sophisticated aesthetics by infusing it with music and youth culture components. However, many loved and lauded him for modernizing the House codes. During his term, he multiplied the brand’s revenue by double, rebranded the label by dropping ‘Yves’, and designed a plethora of statement-making creations that have become icons today. One such creation by Slimane is the Saint Laurent Sac de Jour. 

Introduced in 2013, Sac de Jour means ‘bag of the day’. The elegant design and minimalist appeal of this bag signal an exceptional standard of luxury. It subtly draws a parallel between traditional and modern aesthetics, therefore alluring individuals of varied tastes and likings. Characterized by a strong spirit of femininity and understated glamor, Saint Laurent Sac de Jour very quickly became an investment piece. Even today, after seven years of its launch, the bag is a coveted choice amongst the fashion elite including the likes of Gigi Hadid and Kylie Jenner.

Saint Laurent Sac de Jour – Design Anatomy

Sac de Jour steals one’s heart at the very first instance with its streamlined silhouette that imparts a chic, classic feel. It’s a typical tote bag with a structured shape featuring two well-formed carry handles and a detachable shoulder strap. The design of the bag is characteristically marked with signature accordion sides and buttoned straps towards the top. While a leather-encased padlock dangles on the front, metal studs at the bottom accord protection. Lastly, minimal branding on the front face grants instant recognition. 

Sac de Jour is equal parts fashionable and functional. It is furnished with a well-sized interior offering enough room for your essentials. It is divided into two roomy compartments and comes with built-in pockets. Furthermore, the bag also boasts of a central zipped pouch, which is removable! 

It is available in four standard sizes: Nano, Baby, Small, and Large

And in myriad beautiful shades:

Editor’s Pick: Saint Laurent Sac de Jour in Python-Embossed Leather

We struck gold with this wonderful rendition of Saint Laurent Sac de Jour. The elegant design of Sac de Jour is reworked in daring python-embossed leather to create a masterpiece like this tote in size Baby. The boxy construction of the bag beautifully manifests the Maison’s distinctive aesthetic. While its unique texture and profound color combination nod to the House’s modern and rebellious attitude. 

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Saint Laurent Black/White Python-Embossed Leather Baby Classic Sac De Jour Tote

This Saint Laurent tote stylishly flaunts the distinguishing elements of a classic Sac de Jour like the padlock, brand label, and compression straps. Further, the charm of this bag is elevated with polished silver-tone hardware and an adeptly-lined interior. Akin to most versions, this one too is outfitted with tubular top handles and a shoulder strap to complement your transitional wardrobe. 

Thanks to the bold simplicity and versatility, this Sac de Jour in black and white will make an ideal partner on multiple occasions. It’s the kind of bag you would want to style with tailored pants and a blouse for work but also with a flared skirt and strappy sandals for a shopping spree. 

Sac de Jour is undoubtedly one of the most popular YSL bags. This style takes a fresh, unexpected form every year, and each new adaptation is endowed with the same love. It is a modern classic and truly an investment piece.

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Neelma Tiwari

Fashion Content Executive

Having an affinity for writing about anything that spells Fashion, Neelma likes to infuse figurative expressions in her work as it gives her an opportunity to represent things in a unique light. A reader and a rover, collecting imperfection to create something perfect is her way of doing life!

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