SAINT LAURENT Manhattan – YSL’ s Most Classy Bag
Anthony Vaccarello finally broke the mold with SAINT LAURENT’s newest bag. Introducing: the SAINT LAURENT Manhattan Satchel.
As far as we’re concerned, no designer handbag collection is complete without adding a SAINT LAURENT bag. We believe them to be just as classic as CHANEL, HERMÈS, CELINE, and DIOR. We think they deserve as much consideration if you’re fortunate enough to contemplate a new designer-handbag purchase.
Yves Saint Laurent’s primary focus he approached the category with the same utilitarian goal to create quality, practicality, and longevity items.
Founded in 1961, the French fashion house designed pieces that tapped into the utilitarianism that many designers at the time embraced by way of tailoring and heavier fabrications. Although bags were never brand founder Yves Saint Laurent’s primary focus, he approached the category with the same utilitarian goal to create quality, practicality, and longevity items.
When Hedi Slimane left SAINT LAURENT, he left an enormous pair of shoes to fill in his wake. SAINT LAURENTS’ current assortment is one logo flap bag after another. This was the work of Slimane, who came around and changed everything about Yves Saint Laurent. This strategy proved to work well for the brand, which saw massive success, with consumers and celebs alike snatching up logo bag after logo bag. You know how the saying goes if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it, but Anthony Vaccarello finally broke the mold with SAINT LAURENT’s newest bag. Introducing: the SAINT LAURENT Manhattan Satchel.
This new SAINT LAURENT bag has a boxy silhouette which gives it a structured look.
The SAINT LAURENT Manhattan bag is simple in its design but still classy looking. This SAINT LAURENT bag has a boxy silhouette which gives it a structured look, created to keep its shape and presence on the scene for years to come.
The classy YSL Manhattan bag can be worn on various occasions and take you from day to night – when you are shopping, working, or on an evening out with friends.
SAINT LAURENT first designed the Manhattan shoulder bag with only a top handle, but in recent years they have added a detachable strap so it can be worn as a cross-body bag or a shoulder bag. The strap can be adjusted for comfort and boasts an elegant metal hardware buckle which adds a nice classy feel to the bag.
The metal hardware on the YSL Manhattan bag comes in gold tone, bronze-tone, and silver-tone, depending on the material and color of the bag. The bag features compression tabs on the sides of the bag and a leather strap with a metal clip buckle closure over a front flap.
This makes the Manhattan one of the more subtle designs made by the French fashion house and could be the perfect fit for someone looking for an everyday designer bag that is not too in-your-face.
Unlike most other SAINT LAURENT bags, the Manhattan doesn’t feature the interlaced YSL logo anywhere on the bag but instead has a small ‘SAINT LAURENT PARIS’ engraved on the front of the clasp. This makes the Manhattan one of the more subtle designs made by the French fashion house and could be the perfect fit for someone looking for an everyday designer bag that is not too in-your-face.
The interior of the Manhattan bag is either lined with leather or grosgrain material – both of which are very easy to clean. There is a main compartment, one zip pocket, and one flat pocket, which is handy for keeping your cards and some cash separate from your other belongings.
SAINT LAURENT Manhattan Sizes
The SAINT LAURENT Manhattan comes in three sizes – nano, small and the standard original size. The YSL Manhattan Shoulder Bag is a good bag for all-day shopping.
The dimensions of the three sizes are as follows:
|Saint Laurent Manhattan Nano||21 cm x 16 cm x 9 cm||55.5 cm|
|Saint Laurent Manhattan Small||24 cm x 17.5 cm x 6 cm||24 cm|
|Saint Laurent Manhattan||29 cm x 20 cm x 7.5 cm||31 cm|
Materials and Colour-ways
The SAINT LAURENT Manhattan also comes in a range of materials including:
- Smooth leather
- Raffia and smooth leather
- Canvas and leather
- Crocodile-embossed leather
- Ostrich leather
- Cotton canvas and vintage leather
It is also available in various colors, from neutral blacks, browns, and whites to more out-there colors such as green and red.
With the Manhattan bag, you will find the perfect size, color, and material in the safe knowledge that this bag, with its sophisticated style, will stay a part of your designer bag collection for many years.