Known for its edgy, rock n' roll vibes, Saint Laurent is brand at the top the fashion hierarchy. Effortlessly chic while maintaining a "low-key goth" aesthetic, Saint Laurent is designed for cool girls, but not your every day cool girl. For confident young women with attitudes and who aren't afraid to be themselves, the brand is innovative, original and modern. Saint Laurent seems to always be ahead of the game - from their infamous Chelsea boots, leather jackets, black skinny jeans and overall heroine fuelled, rockstar chic aesthetic. It's no wonder Saint Laurent remains one of the leading brands in fashion history.
Under the creative direction of Hedi Slimane, SLP debuted their iconic Sac de Jour bag in their Fall / Winter 2013-2014 collection. The Sac de Jour is a signature piece for the brand and remains one of the most in-demand bags to this day. Contemporary and avant-garde, but familiar at the same time, the Sac de Jour evokes nostalgia with it's simple silhouette and understated appearance. With accordion-like sides, snap-button side tags, and leather tag with padlock feature, the SDJ is a tasteful, understated handbag with a neo-punk vibe.
Available in four different sizes, the Nano, Baby, Small and Medium, and fifteen different colours, there is a Sac de Jour for everyone. Simple, sleek and sophisticated, the Sac de Jour is not only the ideal every day bag, but it can also carry you through the evening. No matter the time, place, or occasion, the SDJ is always an appropriate accessory.
The smallest of the four sizes, the Nano measures 8.5' x 7', making it the cutest and most suitable bag for women that don't have much to carry. Mini and glamorous, the Nano allows for cross-body usage when one wants to be handsfree. Measuring 10' x 8', the Baby is the next size up. Slightly bigger than the Nano, the Baby still makes an excellent cross-body piece, but given its size results in the ideal every day bag. It's spacious enough to carry all your essentials throughout the day while remaining small enough to carry through to the evening. The Small SDJ measures 12.5' x 10' and is the ideal every day bag. With more than enough room to carry everything you may need throughout your day, including a small laptop or iPad, the Small is the perfect accessory for busy women on the go. It's suitable for professional, work environments as well as casual outings. Finally, measuring 12' x 10.5', the Medium is the largest of the four sizes. Carry your entire world with you everywhere you go inside the extremely roomy interior. Also suitable when travelling, the Medium is capable of holding all those extra items you couldn't squeeze into your suitcase or carry-on. Sleek and professional, the Medium SDJ is also the most work-appropriate bag from the four sizes.
The Sac de Jour is offered in a wide range of leather and materials, each with a unique finish. The textured leather is grained and pebbled, which is almost entirely scratch resistant. The smooth leather soft and buttery, but delicate when it comes to scratches or stains. Available in suede with smooth leather lining and top handles, the suede is fragile. One must take precaution when using a suede SDJ as an every day bag as it is prone to scratches and water damage. The alligator leather is perhaps the most delicate of them all. With large scales in a smooth finish, the alligator is beautiful but prone to water damage. Available in both crocodile and python embossed leathers, the crocodile has smaller scales than the alligator and is finished with a smooth, matte-like appearance. The python embossed leather has tiny, textured scales and is much more delicate in comparison to the croc.
Given how popular the Sac de Jour is, it's been seen on the arms of countless celebrities including Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Nicole Ritchie and Reese Witherspoon. Clearly a favourite bag amongst celebrities, fashion lovers and influencers around the world, the SDJ is beloved for good reason. A timeless piece that offers everything one could ask for in a handbag, it's no wonder it's so acclaimed. Edgy, stylish, contemporary and effortlessly cool - no luxury handbag collection is truly complete without a Sac de Jour.
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By: Isabel de Carteret