There might be changes ahead at Yves Saint Laurent, but we hope the label never loses its knack for creating effortlessly sophisticated accessories. The Dandy shoulder bag is another great example of timeless design.
The Dandy is such an elegant number, with a classic flap-over design and lush grained leather. Gentle pleating near the base emphasizes the quality of this superior skin. Its bold poppy red hue helps it stand out, as it should for the money. No one wants their Yves Saint Laurent purse to blend into the background!
I also love the look of the leather and chain strap. The red leather is a gorgeous complement to the antique-looking hardware. It's not as smart as it is stylish though. Yves Saint Laurent's used chain for the center portion that sits against our shoulder. Picking metal rather than the softer leather is a really curious choice. The strap is also pretty skinny, so it'll drag on our shoulder once the Dandy's full.
The Dandy looks petite, but its triple expanding interior allows us to stash more inside than we'd guess. The space is lined with hardy twill, and its zippered pocket is trimmed in leather for extra strength.
Yves Saint Laurent goes the extra mile here, as well it should for the money. If the Dandy came from an average fashion house I'd suggest $1595 was too much to spend, but this is Yves Saint Laurent. I'm willing to pay a premium for its high quality craftsmanship; are you?
More Features of This Yves Saint Laurent Red Leather Shoulder Bag
- Pushlock closure
- A chain and leather strap with a 12 inch drop
- Measures 11 x 7 x 2.5 inches
- Made in Italy
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