Saint Laurent takes a walk on the wide side

Saint Laurent takes a walk on the wide side

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Text: Andrea Sim

The Parisian house refreshes its trusty classic with exotic skin

Ask any Saint Laurent fanatic what their everyday bag is, and chances are, they'll respond with a unanimous chorus naming the Sac De Jour. Translating to 'day bag', the document-sized iteration from the Parisian house has found its place on the crook of the arm of every edgy urbanite — lending itself to business meetings and tea with the girls alike. For cruise 2017, Saint Laurent goes wild with its seasonal renditions; on top of releasing two special edition designs.

Available in the nano, baby and small sizes, the top handles, hang tag and compression strap tabs of the bag have been swathed in python skin, infusing its grained calfskin body — that come in options of ivory, navy or black — with a shot of texture. Also new to the shelves are a release of timeless neutrals in taupe, mahogony, or grey, bouyed by contrasting stitching along the bag's architectural lines. For those on the hunt for collectors' items, keep an eagle eye out for the metallic patchwork versions that are true blue Saint Laurent gems — one for keeps and likely to headline on the Instagram fan account, @clubsaintlaurentparis .

The cruise 2017 Sac De Jour range will available in Saint Laurent boutiques from end November.