It may come as a surprise that Anthony Vaccarello’s latest design for Saint Laurent does not come with the YSL interlocking hardware, one that you will easily spot on silhouettes like the Kate, Niki, or even the evergreen Sunset so loved by many. Instead, you will find a square clip fastening that’s subtly engraved with the words Saint Laurent Paris, making it perfect for lovers of a sleek-looking bag that emphasises form and function, rather than oversized logos or statement-making monograms.
Saint Laurent calls it the Carre Satchel (carre is French for square) and it’s currently available in a single size that measures 23 cm by 17.5 cm. Unlatching the magnetic buckle will lead you to a roomy interior that’s perfect for a day’s worth of essentials. In other words, it’s the perfect everyday handbag, one that can take you effortlessly from day to night.
Carrying the bag is easy, via the adjustable shoulder strap which has a drop length of approximately 50 cm that’s great for slinging across the body for a chic and casual look. While Saint Laurent is currently carrying the smooth leather versions in Brick and Olive, head to NET-A-PORTER if you’re looking for something in black that’s priced at USD2160. And if you are shopping with NAP for the very first time, apply code ‘FIRST15‘ for 15% off.