It seems that all it takes to create the latest ‘It’ bag is to design it for an A-list celeb, promise to name it after said A-list celeb and get it on the arms of several other A-list celebs. Then voila – it’s an ‘It’ bag!
The Saint Laurent Duffle is the newest bag seen on the arms of celebs including Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce, Lily Allen and Kate Moss. The bag was the first one created by Hedi Slimane when he took the role as creative director at Saint Laurent (formerly Yves Saint Laurent) and originally was supposed to be named for Gwyneth. Though the name was changed to the Saint Laurent Duffle instead, she was the first celeb to debut the bag when she was spotted in the airport last summer with a grey version on her arm.
The bag is really simple and classic in design, so in my book it doesn’t qualify as an ‘It’ bag. But it’s still a nice, logo-less, bells-and-whistles-less bag if that’s what you’re looking for. Made of smooth, lustrous Calfskin leather, this structured satchel has a two-way top zip closure, double rolled handles and a removable, adjustable shoulder strap. There’s also an exterior slip pocket with magnetic closure, an interior zip pocket and protective metal feet on the bottom. It comes in multiple sizes: small (6″), medium (12″) and large (24″) and is available in red (rouge), blue (Bleu de France), black at NORDSTROM.com, blue at Neiman Marcus, in grey at Farfetch.com US, two-tone white & black and beige & black at LUISAVIAROMA and fuschia-pink at Matches.
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