Of all the purse reviews I’ve done over the years, the Saint Laurent posts have been some of the most popular ones on here! No surprise, as my YSL bags made it to my most used handbags list for being durable, timeless, and very versatile thanks to convertible strap features.
In addition to the styles I own, I wanted to share a few more classic options below that I’ve tried on and have been seriously considering over the years.
Where I Buy Preowned Designer Bags
For those looking to go the pre-owned route, I also wanted to share two websites that I have personally purchased authentic designer bags from and have had a good customer experience: Rebag (based in NY) and Fashionphile (based in CA). Between the two, I will say Rebag is processing orders and shipping faster in my experience and replies to my customer questions quickly. Also when buying pre-owned, be sure to double check the true retail price of an item as sometimes sites will price very popular items above retail.
1. Sunset Chain Wallet
Pictured on me in small. Also available in medium and large.
This style has been near the top of my list – I love the more “everyday” vibe when worn crossbody and the mini top handle for dressier looks. The chain strap is removable and you can easily criss-cross it inside to make the length more petite friendly. The interior is a little roomier than my Chanel WOC and it has card slot inserts and a zippered pocket.
Measurements: 7.5 x 5.5 x 2 in
Handle drop : 1.5 in
Shoulder strap drop: 21 in
2. Cassandra Top Handle Bag
Pictured on me in mini. Also available in medium.
This is a gorgeous choice for a more structured, elegant bag that can also be worn crossbody. The shape is reminiscent of a mini Kelly (smaller than a Kelly 25) and the overall bag felt very nicely made. Like with many Saint Laurent bags, I like that it has a convenient back slot pocket and removable, adjustable strap.
Measurements of mini: 7.8 x 6.2 x 3 inches.
Shoulder strap drop: 20 inches
3. Lou Camera Bag
Pictured on me in mini. Also available in standard size.
The Lou camera bag is their version of my much-used Gucci Soho with some more elevated design features, such as their signature metal logo and a chevron patterned leather which I really like.
The Mini is smaller than the Soho and has a non removable chain strap (with small leather piece at the top), while the Standard is a tad bigger than the Soho and has an adjustable leather strap and removable tassel. If you’re petite and prefer the size of the Mini, a good cobbler can remove a few links from the chain strap if needed.
Measurements of mini: 7.4 x 4.3 x 1.9 inches.
Shoulder strap drop: 22.4 inches
If you’ve missed my past Saint Laurent posts, here is my review of their wallet on chain options comparing the different sizes & strap lengths!