So, as you probably have noticed in my last post, I was rocking my new YSL purse. It’s the Monogram Saint Laurent chain wallet in black grain matelassé leather. I love this bag for its versatility. Not only is it classy, but it’s also has an edgy look to it.
Paris the Fashion Capital
What do you do when you are in Paris? Okay, besides food and sight seeing…of course shopping. There’s no secret that Paris is the fashion capital and all the biggest fashion brands are simply French! When I walked into the Saint Laurent store, I had no idea what I was looking for. The only thing I knew was a bag that should be timeless, classy and easy to wear. Something that you can wear both day and night. And not too heavy.
The sales associate was so kind to show me various bags. Thank you Lissa! This is when the Chain wallet grabbed my attention. I chose it in black with the silver chain, since I don’t own anything in black and silver in my bag collection. I do find that the silver chain provides a younger and fresher look than the gold chain.
YSL Chain Wallet
The dimensions for this particular bag is 22.5 x 14.0 x 4.0 cm. I think the size of this bag is perfect. It’s not too large nor too small. The length of the chain is excellent for girls any height- even for petite girls.I’m 5 ft 4 or 164 cm, which is pretty average height and the chain doesn’t fall below my hips.
One of the many criteria when looking for a bag – is that it should be functional and sustainable somehow. I have to admit, I can be very clumsy especially with my things. So, that’s why it’s important to me that the material of the bag cannot be easily scratched. This bag is made out of leather with a matelassé look, which is is a weaving or stitching technique yielding a pattern that appears quilted or padded.
In terms of functionality, I can wear this bag both ways as a crossbody or a clutch. The chain can be easily removed to transform the bag into a small clutch. There are also 20 card slots and a zipper inside the bag, which is ideal for anyone who has one too many cards :). I was actually surprised how many things I can fit into my purse. This bag is definitely every penny worth!
I wish you a beautiful day!