Today I will be reviewing the Saint Laurent Downtown Cabas bag. This particular bag comes in 4 sizes: Toy, Baby, Small and Medium. The finishes include leather on leather, leather with studs, leather with suede and leather with croc embossed leather. You can have your handbag in classic black, grey, tan, blush pink, navy blue, brown, mouse grey, military khaki, bubblegum pink and red. Hardware can either be silver or gold.
The design of the bag is very similar to Céline’s Phantom big, with a sturdy shape and wings at the side. There is a zip that closes the bag and a clasp with a YSL logo that closes on top of that. The bag is accented with a YSL tag on the handle and there is a strong leather strap one can get out and wear over one’s shoulder.
I personally love the style of the bag and I think it screams rock star chic! It is very nonchalant and its hardware is not too showy or brash. It is a very roomy bag too and can keep all of the things you need in there for the entire day. The shoulder strap is a lovely touch too and it can be draped cross body when you want to more easily carry it or when you have many other things that you need to hold. Plus, it is so classic and goes with everything!
What I did not like about this bag though is the clasp! As pretty as it is, it makes the bag very cumbersome to open and close and sometimes this is not the best for when a girl is in a real hurry! There weren’t that many compartments for storage, either.
Other than that, I highly recommend this bag! It is a handbag you will keep on going back to again and again and all of your friends will want to snatch it up from you!
When I think about how I would rate it, I would give it all in all 4.2 stars out of 5.
If you are dying to have this bag, you can find different links to it on Farfetch, Lyst and Polyvore:
If you want an estimate of price, my medium sized one in black leather with croc embossed leather wings cost $4295 New Zealand from David Jones.
You will want one in every color!