As the go-to for the young, wild and free, fashion house Saint Laurent has established itself in recent seasons as a place where extravagant high fashion and rocker appeal come together with spectacular results. At its helm is Anthony Vaccarello, the Belgian creative director who’s courageously steered the brand to embody a truly modern woman. Neither pretentious nor precious, the Saint Laurent woman instead embodies an easily understood ideal of glamour — an aspiration that the brand infuses into each and every product.

Uptown Cabas large in black smooth leather (HK$ 22,500)

Saint Laurent’s latest bag offerings include this vintage-inspired, sophisticated Uptown Cabas. Its 3-in-1 design makes it one of the brand’s most versatile creation of the season, offering the perfect choice for those who craves functionality just as much as aesthetics and style. At the front of the bag is a removable pouch that can be slide right into the dedicated pocket, leaving the flap visible to display the iconic Saint Laurent monogram. When removed, you’ll see that the bag also contains a Saint Laurent Paris embossed signature for a minimal but luxurious finish.

Small Nolita Chain Bag in Vintage White Leather (HK$17,900)

Another standout is the Nolita, named after a New York City neighbourhood in downtown Manhattan. With an iconic rounded rectangular shape and supple leather frame, the bag is capacious enough for the many demands of a working day. It also features a tactile chevron quilting texture and aged double chain strap for sturdy support. The iconic YSL logo is covered in black or white leather, depending on the colour of the bag, making it both invisible but also visually distinct to the discerning eye.

Medium Reversible Kate in Black Suede (HK$16,500)
Charlize Theron is seen wearing the Reversible Kate.

For the white t-shirt and jeans kind of gal, the effortless Reversible Kate is a veritable go-to option. Just see Charlize Theron, who’s recently been seen sporting this enviable number. Made with a soft and supple exterior for the first time since its debut in 2013, this bag celebrates a contemporary belief that casual comfort and luxury need not be mutually exclusive. Moreover, with one side made in leather and the other in suede, this bag empowers its wearer to dress up or down depending on their mood and occasion.

Medium Niki in Brown Vintage (HK$25,500)
Lindsay Lohan saunters around New York City sporting the Niki bag in white leather.

An equally stunning companion is the Niki. A favourite of Lindsay Lohan, it’s an easy and practical accessory for laid-back looks. The bag is constructed with several compartments for effortless organisation — essential for a bag designed to be used on a daily basis. Featuring aged silver hardware, the bag uses wrinkled vintage leather that has been drum dried for three days to give a deconstructed appearance. This model comes in an array of variations, including classic white, star studded rustic brown, and black leather.

Saint Laurent’s newest bag line is now available online and at Saint Laurent store boutiques. 

Saint Laurent, Shop G3, Alexandra House, 20 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2868 0092

Daniel Kong
Contributing Writer