Saint Laurent handbags are a timeless and luxurious addition to any fashion-forward individual’s collection.
As the premier online destination for 100% authentic pre-owned ultra-luxury goods, FASHIONPHILE has a keen eye for highly-coveted handbags. Among the most popular brands, Saint Laurent consistently ranks favorably amongst our shoppers, with three styles that stand out from the rest. The Saint Laurent Lou Camera Bag, the Saint Laurent Loulou Chain Satchel, and the Saint Laurent Chain Wallet.
These three styles have become highly sought-after accessories for their timeless designs and unparalleled quality. They earned their icon status by exhibiting all the characteristics quintessentially Saint Laurent but also presenting their unique differences. This post dives into what sets each of these handbags apart and what makes them stand out in the saturated world of luxury accessories (and why you should add one of these to your cart, stat)!
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The Saint Laurent Lou Camera Bag
It doesn’t get more classic than the Saint Laurent Lou Camera Bag. The Saint Laurent Lou Camera Bag is a timeless, versatile accessory with a simple, sleek design, characterized by its soft-bodied silhouette featuring a quilted chevron pattern and the iconic YSL logo embellishment at the front. However, aside from the signature chevron pattern, a number of Saint Laurent Lou Camera Bags can come in other patterns, such as matelasse, or can be simply stunning on their own in smooth leather.
Speaking of leather, the Lou Camera Bag comes in many different materials, predominantly calfskin, grained lambskin, suede, tweed, canvas, and raffia. You can shop the Lou Camera Bag in three sizes, the regular size, the Mini size, and the Baby size.
Unique Features of the Lou Camera Bag
All Lou Camera Bags are instantly recognized for having a tassel charm. The charm is removable on the regular Lou Camera Bag but not removable on the Mini Lou Camera Bags or the Baby Lou Camera Bags. The Lou Camera Bag comes with an adjustable leather strap, whereas the Mini Lou and Baby Lou Camera Bags come with a chain strap that is not adjustable. There is a back exterior pocket only on the Mini Lou Camera Bags. Looking at the inside, the Saint Laurent Lou Camera Bag and Baby feature a fabric interior. Regular Lou Camera Bags come with a small interior patch pocket, whereas the Mini Saint Laurent Lou Camera Bag features a leather interior with card slots.
Another top Saint Laurent style is the Loulou Chain Satchel.
The Saint Laurent Loulou Chain Satchel
The Saint Laurent Loulou Chain Satchel is an undeniably popular bag and remains high on the list of cult faves. More than just your everyday bag, the Saint Laurent Loulou is distinguished by many iconic features, including the YSL monogram embellishment at the front and its quilted Y pattern. If you are a fan of this style, learn how to authenticate the Saint Laurent Loulou Satchel in this post.
You can also find the Saint Laurent Loulou Chain Satchel in a Puffer version which features lambskin crafted in gorgeous diamond quilts. The Loulou Chain Satchel comes in many materials, traditionally in calfskin, but you can also find it in suede, patent leather, denim, boucle tweed, sequins, canvas, and merino shearling. The Saint Laurent Loulou comes in four sizes, and they are Toy, Small, Medium, and Large. Watch these YouTube videos to learn more about the different Saint Laurent Loulou sizes and what fits inside each Saint Laurent Loulou size.
Unique Features of the Saint Laurent Loulou Chain Satchel
The Saint Laurent Loulou is a luxurious puffy pillow-like bag that you can’t help but admire. Out of all the Loulou bags, the Saint Laurent Toy Loulou has a removable adjustable leather strap. In contrast, the rest of the Loulou bags feature an adjustable chain strap that isn’t removable, but you can double up the straps to be worn as a shoulder bag, or extend them and wear them as a shoulder bag or crossbody.
Aside from iconic styles such as the Saint Laurent Lou Camera Bag and the Saint Laurent Loulou, one other Saint Laurent bag comes to mind: the Monogram Chain Wallet.
The Saint Laurent Monogram Chain Wallet
The Saint Laurent Monogram Chain Wallet has surely captured the hearts of many fashion enthusiasts for its practical and versatile design. The wallet boasts a compact size, making it perfect for everyday use or as a chic evening clutch. The iconic YSL logo is prominently displayed on the front flap, adding a touch of luxury to the design. If you love this style, be sure to check out this round up of WOC styles from other top brands!
You may notice that the Saint Laurent Monogram Chain Wallet has a few different looks. You can shop the Monogram Chain Wallet in the iconic matellase chevron pattern that features a slim envelope-like design. You can also find the Monogram Chain Wallet with more structured corners and a slightly different gusset. There is also the Saint Laurent Monogram Chain Wallet in plain-grained calfskin with a rectangular shape possessing the look of a traditional wallet, known as the Kate Wallet on Chain.
Other similar Saint Laurent WOC styles include the Triquilt Monogram Chain Wallet, the Uptown Chain Wallet, Niki Chain Wallet, and the Sunset Chain Wallet.
The Saint Laurent Monogram Chain Wallet comes in one size and is traditionally dressed in the iconic Grain De Poudre leather. Read this post on the differences between YSL Grain De Poudre and Chanel Caviar leather. Still, you can also shop the style in velvet, crinkled calfskin, patent calfskin, and crocodile embossed.
Unique Features of the Saint Laurent Monogram Chain Wallet
What instantly comes to mind when thinking about the Saint Laurent Monogram Chain Wallet is arguably partitioned interior compartments that come with card slots, a patch pocket, and a zippered compartment. The chain strap is removable, allowing you to wear the Saint Laurent Monogram Chain Wallet as a clutch, or you can simply tuck the straps inside. This style is a must-have for anyone looking for a practical and stylish accessory that is perfect all year round. When you’re out and about, whether at the airport or toting around town, the WOC can also be extremely useful and fit inside your everyday tote bag.
Whichever style you prefer, Saint Laurent handbag styles offer a range of options that showcase the brand’s commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and timeless elegance.