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Bag Review: The Saint Laurent Monogramme Sunset Bag

We all know and love Saint Laurent. During Hedi Slimane’s tenure as creative director, the brand has taken on an impeccable rock-and-roll feel that exudes a cool and sophisticated charm. In recent years, huge hits like the Sac de Jour and the monogramme bags quickly became must-have pieces for every fashionable girl out there.


Any bag that sports the instantly recognisable, interlocking YSL signature is always a definite yes for us. Among all of the French brand’s iconic bags, the Sunset Bag is a fairly new addition to their monogramme bag range. This timeless design is created to take you from day-to-night with ease. With that, we review the Sunset Bag below.

Exterior

This beautiful crossbody bag absolutely lives up to its name because of it’s versatility. The chain straps can be doubled on the shoulder, while the leather straps are completely detachable, turning it into a clutch that you can bring out when the sun sets.  

The bag has accordion sides, and a front flap with the metal YSL logo sitting proudly in the centre. What makes this slightly different from the other monogramme bags is that it features a front pocket attached to the main body of the bag, as well as a luggage tag.

With regards to the material used to construct the body of the bag, it comes in a variety of colours and textures:

Glitter Coated Fabric
This is definitely our favourite from the line. The glitter on this bag adheres firmly to the fabric, ensuring minimal fallout. Although some fallout is inevitable, the eye-catching and glitzy exterior more than makes up for it.

 

Calfskin
Calfskin is known to be soft yet durable. It can also withstand abrasions very well, making it a very low maintenance bag.

 

 

 

Metallic Calfskin
Get the best of both worlds with this shiny metallic calfskin leather. Its reflective surface makes a statement without any of the drawbacks commonly associated with exotic skins or textured surfaces.

 

 

Python Embossed Calfskin
This exterior is made using calfskin, stamped to mimic real python leather. The biggest upside to this is that you will never have to worry about the possibility of scales falling out – which is often a problem with real python

 

 

Crocodile Embossed Calfskin

Crocodile skin is usually extremely expensive. Here, you get the appearance of realistic croc skin with the embossed leather without having to burn a huge hole in your pocket.

 

 

Interior

The bag opens to a soft, suede-lined interior. The soft material might be luxurious to the touch, but extra precaution may be needed when you’re placing your belongings inside the Sunset bag. You wouldn’t want any lipstick stains on that suede!

Inside, this elegant style features two interior compartments as well as three pockets, perfect for concealing all your essentials.

Hardware

The metal interlocking YSL signature is a classic. Made from oxidised nickel hardware that possess less lustre but is longer lasting, an enviable balance of conspicuity and understatement is achieved. With the Saint Laurent Monogramme Sunset bag, you will be able to access your belongings in a quick and easy snap as it was designed with a magnetic snap closure. Though convenient, magnetic snap closures have the tendency to pop open sporadically so just remain careful on the days when you have more to bring!  

Size

The Saint Laurent Sunset bag is more of a casual commitment so the sizes are petite and limited. For a brief comparison, refer below:

Overall, we rate the Saint Laurent Sunset bag a 4 out of 5. What do you think? Leave us a comment below or start shopping now!

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