20 Best YSL Bags That Will Stand The Test Of Time

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Interested in purchasing a new Saint Laurent bag for your collection? If so, here are the top 20 best and most popular YSL bags to choose from!

It’s every fashionista’s dream to own at least one Yves Saint Laurent handbag—in a perfect world, we would have about six sitting pretty in our closet. The designer brand, otherwise known as YSL or simply as Saint Laurent, is incredibly popular in the fashion realm for it’s timeless sense of style and ability to predict upcoming trends. 

If you’re considering purchasing a new YSL handbag, we can assure you that superb quality and intricate craftsmanship comes along with the slightly intimidating price tag. You won’t have to worry about the bag bursting at the seams or the leather fading after using the handbag for only one season.

But before you pull the trigger and order the YSL handbag that brings you the most joy, be sure to choose a color that fits with your wardrobe. Yes, we also love a pink or bright red handbag but sometimes it’s hard to get your money’s worth out of it. That’s why we suggest starting your YSL collection with a black or neutral-colored handbag.

While all YSL bags are truly a work of art, we’ve rounded up the 20 best YSL bags that will stand the ever so important test of time.


The Best YSL Bags In 2022

1. Toy Loulou Matelassé Leather Crossbody Bag

YSL black Toy Loulou bag

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Small but mighty, this crossbody bag can also be used as a clutch when you don’t want it to interfere with your outfit. The Toy Loulou Matelasse Leather Crossbody Bag is covered in quilted leather and features gold-toned hardware, a magnetic snap closure, two interior pockets, and a removable crossbody strap.

It’s fashion-forward, dainty, and will get you a million compliments from other ladies who love fashion and handbags. This petite handbag, made in Italy with 100 percent calfskin leather, comes in four neutral colors and can be added to your collection for $1,590.00.


2. Lou Matelassé Leather Camera Bag

Beige Lou Matelassé Leather Camera Bag

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If you’re not a fan of big bulky bags, this handbag is a wonderful option as it is on the smaller side. Camera-sized crossbody bags are ideal for traveling, hitting the town for a night out, or long shopping trips at the mall with your friends.

This handbag is made with quilted calfskin leather and features a gold-toned YSL on the very front. The leather tassel hanging off the left side of the bag is an adorable added detail. When it comes to the strap, it’s adjustable so that the bag can be worn as a shorter or longer version. The Lou Matelasse Leather Camera Bag has a zip closure, comes in seven eye-catching colors, and costs $1,490.00.


3. Sunset Bag in Medium


YSL black Sunset Bag in Smooth Leather (Medium)

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This crossbody bag can be dressed up or dressed down, perfect for any outing or occasion. The Sunset Medium in Smooth Leather comes in four neutral shades and features a front flap with the YSL gold-toned hardware on the very front. It has fancy side gussets, a leather key ring, and a strap that’s made with gold chain and leather to ensure comfort.

Because the chain strap is adjustable, this bag can be worn across the body or the chain can be shortened to create a shoulder bag. It’s made with 100 percent calfskin leather and has a soft suede lining.

This beautiful bag also comes with crocodile embossed shiny leather, featuring either silver or gold hardware. This version of the bag is perfect for anyone looking to make a subtle statement. The smooth leather version of the crossbody bag can be purchased for $2,390.00, while the croc-effect bag fetches a slightly higher price of $2,490.


4. Envelope Calfskin Shoulder Bag


YSL white Medium Envelope Calfskin Shoulder Bag

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Shoulder bags are having a serious moment this season as they are trendy, timeless, and a super-easy way to elevate any look. The Medium Envelope Calfskin Shoulder Bag features elegant stitching detail on the calfskin leather, an adjustable gold chain pull-through strap, and the brand’s signature YSL gold-toned hardware on the front.

The chain strap also has leather along the top, ensuring that it’s comfortable to wear when you’re out and about. It has a slip pocket on the interior, a magnetic snap closure, and a lining that’s made with cotton and leather. This shoulder bag was made in Italy, like all of YSL’s handbags, and retails for $2,490.00.


5. Classic Sac De Jour in Smooth Leather (Small)


Black YSL Classic Sac De Jour Small in Smooth Leather

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If you’re looking for the perfect office bag, you’ve found it. The Classic Sac De Jour Small in Smooth Leather ($2,990.00) is one of YSL’s signature styles and features tubular handles, accordion-like sides, and a longer additional strap so that it can be carried by hand or worn across your body or by the shoulder.

It adorns the designer’s signature YSL logo and a small gold locket for added detail. For those who strictly like to carry their bags by hand, the longer strap can be easily removed. If you consider your personal style to be elegant and sophisticated, this handbag, made in Italy with 100 percent calfskin leather with a leather lining, will fit in perfectly with your current wardrobe. 


6. College Quilted Leather Tote


White YSL College Medium Quilted Leather Tote

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If you really want to make a statement, this YSL handbag will do the trick. The College Medium Quilted Leather Tote has an envelope shape with a flap that folds over and fastens with a magnetic snap. It’s made with quilted leather in a chevron shape and has the signature gold-toned YSL on the front flap.

In terms of strap, this handbag features either a silver or a gold chain which can be worn across your body or by the shoulder. It comes in 6 different colors, including cream, which is a particularly nice shade for use in the spring and summer.

The College Medium Quilted Leather Tote retails for $2,490.00.


7. Noe Rive Gauche Logo Canvas Tote


Black YSL Noe Rive Gauche Logo Canvas Tote

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When it comes to different styles of handbags, we think that tote bags are ridiculously functional and versatile. They can be used to transport your things to and from work or school, as a beach bag when on vacation, or as an overnight bag when you sleep at your friend’s house after girl’s night.

The Noe Rive Gauche Logo Canvas Tote has “RIVE GAUCHE SAINT LAURENT” printed across the front with rolled leather handles and a snap closure at the top. In addition to a spacious interior, the tote bag also has a zip pocket on the inside. This incredibly chic tote bag is available in black and white canvas, and retails for $1,490.00 and $1,290 respectively.


8. Hobo Bag in Smooth Leather 


Black YSL Hobo bag

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Some days you might prefer carrying your personal belongings in a shoulder bag rather than a small crossbody bag, which makes this handbag a superb option. Shoulder bags are perfect for shopping, going out for dinner, or just going over to your friend’s place for fancy drinks. Plus, they’re oh-so-fashionable right now, thanks to the popularity of Prada’s Re-Edition bag!

The hobo-style shoulder bag has one adjustable strap at the top, bronze-toned hardware, and a hook closure at the very top. It has a rather spacious interior that can fit your phone, cards, face powder, lipstick, and car keys without any trouble. The LE 5 A 7 Hobo Bag is made with 100 percent calfskin leather and even has a leather interior. It costs $1,990.00.


9. Loulou Shoulder Bag (Small/Medium)


White YSL Loulou Matelassé Leather Shoulder Bag in Medium

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The small and medium versions of the Loulou bag are in our opinion significantly different from the Toy version of the bag, which is why we had to list them separately.

There are several reasons why this bag should be your next YSL purchase: it’s sophisticated but doesn’t lack details, is large enough to carry your essential items, and the chain straps can be adjusted so you can wear it at whatever length you prefer.

What makes this handbag unique is its Matelasse quilted calfskin leather that adds flare to its design. This handbag features the signature YSL gold-toned hardware on the front, a chain strap that can be pulled through, a magnetic closure, and dual compartments to keep your items organized on the inside.

It comes in five different neutral shades, including cream, taupe, and soil brown. The Loulou Matelasse Leather Shoulder Bag retails for $2,290 in small, and $2,490.00 in Medium.


10. Kate Chain Bag


Beige Kate bag from YSL

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What sets this bag apart from other YSL styles is that it’s made with chrome- and metal-free leather and has an organic cotton lining. This handbag is meant to be a crossbody bag but has an adjustable strap so you can tailor where it sits on your body.

However, there isn’t any leather on the strap, which makes this bag better for fancier occasions where you won’t have to wear it for the entire day. It’s smaller in size but can fit an iPhone 7, along with lipsticks, your credit cards, and anything else you require when you leave the house.

The Kate Small Chain Bag in Grain De Poudre Embossed Leather bag, made in Italy with calfskin leather, can be yours for $1,750.00. The bag is also available in croc-effect leather, as well as smooth velvet.

Note: The bag also comes in a beautiful tassel detailed version, perfect for parties! (Available in smooth leather, croc-effect and velvet).


11. Classic Sac De Jour IN Nano


Black YSL Classic Sac De Jour Nano in Smooth Leather 

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This is a smaller version of the Classic Sac De Jour, ideal for those who love the classic handbag design but prefer to tow their essential items around lighter bags. In other words, this bag is great for ladies with shoulder and back problems!

This handbag can be carried around by its two top handles but it also features a removable and adjustable strap so that it can also be worn as a crossbody bag. It features an adorable gold-toned padlock and hardware, dainty gold feet, a leather exterior, and a leather interior.

The Classic Sac De Jour Nano in Smooth Leather is available in four colors and retails for $2,290.00.


12. Toy Loulou Puffer Quilted Leather Bag


YSL Toy Loulou Puffer Quilted Leather Crossbody Bag

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While this handbag looks quite similar to the other Toy LouLou Crossbody Bag from YSL, it is made with a more puffy leather on the exterior. This bag was inspired by the classic puffer jacket and features luxurious padding made with chevron-printed leather, a chain strap with leather at the top for comfort, and the signature YSL gold-toned hardware on the front.

It has a fold-over flap with a magnetic snap closure, plus an interior pocket with card slots that will keep all of your items accessible and well organized. The chunky chain strap is not adjustable so be prepared to wear this bag across your body at all times. The Toy Puffer Loulou retails for $1,850.00 and comes in black, dark beige, burgundy, deep green and cream.


13. Joe Monogram Matelassé Lambskin Backpack


Black YSL Joe Monogram Matelassé Leather Backpack


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In addition to a trusty tote bag, crossbody bag, and shoulder bag, every fashionista should own a chic designer backpack. The Joe Monogram Matelasse Lambskin Backpack is made from a mixture of soft and quilted lambskin leather and features a gold-toned YSL hardware on the front, and a chain closure at the top.

It has adjustable chain and leather straps that ensure comfortable wear for hours on end. There’s a magnetic flap pocket on the outside and a zip pocket on the interior. It’s really a must-have item for people who love to explore, go on weekend getaways, or travel in their spare time. The designer backpack costs $2,490.00.


14. Cassandra Mini Top Handle Bag


YSL black Cassandra Mini Top Handle Bag

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This handbag is as sophisticated as it gets, ideal for outings where you need to look classy and fashion-forward. This bag was named after Adolphe Mouron Cassandre, the man who designed Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic logo that’s still used today.

The bag has a handle on the top and the interlocking gold hardware on the front functions as a twist-lock, which opens to reveal two compartments on the inside. The Cassandra Mini Top Handle Bag has dainty gold feet to protect the bottom of your bag and is made with textured calfskin leather.

You can add this one-of-a-kind bag to your collection for $2,550.00.


15. Manhattan Shoulder Bag


Beige Manhattan bag from YSL

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If you love the look of the Hermès Kelly bag, you’ll love YSL’s Manhattan bag as it has a very similar silhouette to the cult-classic Kelly. The Manhattan Shoulder Bag is anything but a normal shoulder bag as it has several fashionable details like a buckle on the front. It has an adjustable shoulder strap so that you can wear the bag close to your shoulder or closer toward your hip.

The shoulder bag features bronze-toned metal hardware and a buckle instead of the interlocking YSL logo. It can be closed by the magnetic clip buckle and on the inside, you’ll find one flat pocket in the main compartment. The compression tabs on the side allow the bag to expand and compress, depending on how many items you’re carrying at once. It’s made with 100 percent calfskin leather and can be added to your collection for $2,690.00.


16. Solferino Leather Shoulder BaG


Beige Solferino bag from YSL

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The Small Solferino Leather Shoulder Bag is one of Saint Laurent’s newest additions to their bag collection, and it has become an instant favorite online. The bag features an adjustable leather shoulder strap, which is incredibly comfortable and has a turn-lock flap closure, ensuring that none of your items spill out of the bag if turned upside down.

The bag has a timeless messenger bag silhouette and is well structured, which is why we believe it will stand the test of time compared to flimsier, cheaper bags purchased at stores like Target or Marshalls. It has an exterior pocket under the flap, an interior pocket for your phone, and a card slot. This bag retails for $2,650.00 and comes in natural tan, black, a deep red shade, and cream. 


17. NIKI BAG in Crinkled Leather


Burgundy YSL Niki bag in crinkled leather

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We are swooning over the NIKI Vintage Leather crossbody and shoulder hybrid as it comes with a signature YLS logo that blends into the leather. This combination really screams “edgy”, and it also comes in six other colors.

The handbag features a front flap with a snap closure, a convertible shoulder strap that can be adjusted to crossbody or shoulder-length, interior compartments, and a pocket under the flap. It’s made with calfskin leather that has a crinkled and aged look to it, which makes this handbag perfect for ladies with vintage or boho-inspired wardrobes.

The NIKI Bag in Crinkled Vintage Leather retails for $2,290-$2,750, depending on the size.


18. KAIA SatcheL


Beige Kaia bag from YSL

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If you prefer a leather strap on your crossbody bags instead of a chain strap, then you must buy this bag as soon as humanly possible.

The KAIA Small Satchel in Smooth Leather features the signature bronze-toned YSL on the front, along with bronze-toned hardware, a magnetic snap closure, and flap that folds over the top to secure your belongings.

Because this crossbody doesn’t have a chain strap, it’s geared more toward casual outings and daytime looks, however, it’s versatile so it can still be worn with a little black dress and strappy sandals. This handbag, made in Italy with calfskin leather, retails for $1,690.00 and comes in cream, black  and rose gold.


19. Uptown Calfskin Leather Envelope Clutch

Black YSL Uptown Calfskin Leather Envelope Clutch

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Clutches are great for carrying your essential items to school galas, cocktail parties, and every other event where you don’t want your handbag interfering with your outfit. The YSL Uptown Calfskin Leather Envelope Clutch features the signature gold-toned interlock logo on the front flap and is crafted from 100 percent leather.

It comes in black, cream, and dark beige, and opens to reveal a spacious compartment. Because the clutch is simple and isn’t covered in hardware, it’s incredibly lightweight so that your hand or wrist won’t tire easily. This classy little clutch can be yours for only $595, making it the most affordable bag on this list.


20. Shopping Leather Tote


Black YSL Shopping Leather Tote

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If you’re seeking a tote bag that doesn’t have any monograms or wording printed on the outside, the shopping leather tote will surely bring a smile to your face. We understand that the Rive Gauche tote bag isn’t for everyone.

This simple leather tote comes with a tethered zip pouch for your money and features over-the-shoulder straps and an interior that can fit your recent purchases or essential items. It makes a great carry-on bag for traveling! The Shopping Leather Tote bag is constructed with 100 percent calfskin leather and retails for $1,150.  



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