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Most of the time, the content curated here is decided by the team at Bagaholicboy, but ever so often, the tables get turned and you end up telling us what you think. Case in point? The quick IGS poll that simply asked, what bag would you recommend a lady in her mid-20s that was affordable, black and classic? Over 90% of you suggested Saint Laurent, and it is not hard to see why. They do have many bags around the 3K mark, they do have many classic pieces in black, and many of you have added that you have used yours for many years and more importantly, are still relevant to you.
Your top 3 picks? First up, there’s the College Medium (SGD3200) that is one of the quintessential designs at the French luxury house, and having already achieved classic status means that is a shelf staple season after season. It’s got all the right elements, from the metallic YSL initials to the chevron-quilted overstitching front and back. The bag is also finished with brushed silver-tone hardware for that cool, androgynous look, and it helps that the lambskin leather gives it a buttery soft texture that works as a weekend companion as well.
Next, the Kate Chain Bag (SGD2290) is another crowd favourite that looks chic enough without being overly formal. You can call it Saint Laurent’s version of the WOC, fully equipped with the brand’s signature curb chain in oxidised metallic hardware and the perfect bag size adapted to fit your mobile device amongst other essentials. The shoulder strap has a drop length of 56 cm, so go ahead and sling this beauty across the body, taking you from work to play in no time at all.
Lastly, the Kaia Medium Satchel (SGD2690) takes the crown for being that perfect designer bag to carry for casual Fridays. It comes in a minimal-looking design finished with a simple YSL knocker that opens to reveal a spacious compartment for all your daily needs. The best part? The strap is completely detachable, so you can convert the Kaia into a hand-held clutch if you like, giving it extra points in terms of style and versatility.
All 3 bags come in black, which also means that you’re getting a safe colour option that will weather through the test of time. Black is less prone to revealing scratches and wear, and it matches with almost every outfit you can possibly think of. In other words, this trio is the perfect mix of classic for work and play.
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