Saint Laurent Clous Medium Betty

saint_laurent_clous-medium-betty-blackAesthetically-speaking, it’s not hideous or horrid in any way, but with few mutters online as far as the new Saint Laurent bags are concerned, one could attribute it to the covert, low-key manner the Slimane-helmed French house is handling it.

But enough about the politics of fashion and on to the new season Saint Laurent Clous Medium Betty, which, as I just mentioned earlier, isn’t hideous, or horrid. What it is, however, is a structured calfskin leather bag that features the original Riva Gauche detailing in the form of folded corners, and in this case, adorned with brass clous studs. Sporting a front flap that closes via the help of magnets, it also comes with a slinky rolled gold-tone hardware chain that be extended slightly in case you wanted to wear it across the body.

Available in two sizes, the one in medium measures 11 cm across by 7 cm and is priced at GBP1250. If, however, you’re more a black-on-silver kind of girl, Net-A-Porter has another variation in black calf that’s lined in suede and sans studs that also retails for GBP1250.

What do you think?

Image: Saint Laurent

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  • Halim Amin says:

    Not to mention dissing the YSL Cassandra logo. Slimane you are toast. This look like 80’s Lancel and even that is a backhanded compliment. I want to see Tom Ford at the helm again. I think Ford’s vision was strongest even though the late maestro was dismissive of him.

  • Addy says:

    I agree. The aesthetic looks like something you can grab from Topshop or River Island, maybe even H&M.

  • Spin Doctor says:

    If this bag was by Zara it might be exciting and a darn sight cheaper, by (Yves) Saint Laurent… not so. Hedi won’t be at the helm for long as everything he has done thus far is underwhelming and high street. As mentioned before, Pliati may not have being doing well financially, but creatively he was more exciting.

  • looplogic says:

    Maybe I’m just feeling nostalgic… Like you’ve said BB, this new Saint Laurent phase needs some getting used to… But for what it’s worth, this piece does have its obvious merits in the way of Hedi’s aesthetics.

  • looplogic says:

    Unsure of its appeal, especially when the bulk of us are used to the (I daresay) original aesthetics of Pilati’s YSL.

    • Bagaholicboy says:

      Give it time. Céline and Givenchy were crumbling until Philo and Tisci took over. And from what I’ve heard, Pilati’s YSL wasn’t doing so well either especially in the last few years.

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