After the controversial name-change from Yves Saint Laurent to Saint Laurent Paris, Hedi Slimane may have earned himself more than a few red cards from loyal customers and fashion critics alike. However, the Reversible Shopping Bag in Leather & Suede, from the inaugural Hedi Slimane collection for Spring/Summer 2013 certainly wins the fashion designer some brownie points.
The calfskin and suede are a gorgeous combination of textures and exudes a stylish sense of luxury. The cutting of the bag may be simple but it is minimalistic yet functional, with generous space for documents and all your knick-knacks. It comes with a removable zip pouch that matches the style of the bag. The flexibility of the reversible shopping bag is definitely the highlight; you can switch effortlessly between the elegance of the soft calfskin leather and a quirky edge to a suede-and-leather combination. The Saint Laurent Reversible Shopping Bag in Leather & Suede comes in five colours (black, earth, red, fuchsia and blue), but we personally love the feminine fuchsia colour which will brighten up any outfit or workday.
This retails at USD1,495 and is available here.
Yuxian’s life wish is to travel the world, while looking good, of course. She is not a slave to fashion fads, but she simply cannot resist reading about them and ends up coveting more than just a few items. However, her goldfish memory helps to ensure that she quickly forgets these fleeting shopping impulses.