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Yves Saint Laurent Handbags

Updated on August 2, 2017

Authentic YSL Bags - Sophisticated Style from Yves Saint Laurent

Founded in 1962, Yves Saint Laurent is a fashion brand started by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge. The brand is known for its sophisticated, French style in handbags, shoes, jackets, and fragrance. Yves Saint Laurent handbags are amongst the most desirable in the fashion industry. In 2004, Stefano Pilati took over as the fashion house designer. 

YSL Majorelle Bags

  • Unique, eye catching designer bags from YSL
  • The Majorelle bags feature a YSL hangtag, triangular shape, and trendy appearance perfect for many outfits
  • Interior zippered pockets 
  • Antique ringed hardware and accents

How to Find Authentic YSL Handbags

Yves Saint Laurent isn't the most copied handbag of the top designers, but it does have some counterfeiters out there willing to take a crack at copying one of the most detailed and high end of all bags. One thing counterfeiters have going against them is the amount of detail and high quality materials. It's really hard to fake the high quality of YSL, so many don't even attempt to. Instead, they'll opt to copy some of the easier leather companies that will have a higher turnaround like Coach or Prada.

Five Signs Your YSL Bag is a Fake:

  • The leather is flaky or low in quality. YSL only uses high quality leather, so if you're doubting the authenticity based on this, return it immediately.
  • Handles wrapped in plastic or other materials that aren't usually included. These bags rarely have extra packaging included, so if you see something that doesn't seem right, move along to the next bag.
  • As with many bags, counterfeits have a weird smell, possibly because of the type of leather they use.
  • Glue can be seen along the seams. Sloppy manufacturing is the biggest sign of any fake bag, especially with YSL.
  • The item is being sold in huge numbers on Ebay, at a rapidly declining price. This indicates that the bag has been mass produced. These bags are hard to get, so if they're being sold in droves on Ebay of one particular style, then it's likely that something is fishy.

However, keep in mind Yves Saint Laurent isn't the top choice of counterfeiters, so it's less likely you'll find a fake than some of the other high end brands.

Clutch Bags

Clutch bags are the ideal handbag for a night out on the town. These classic bags are meant to be carried by hand, and have a certain style and sophistication that sets them apart from other styles of handbags.

  • Sophisticated look that pairs well with dressier night attire
  • An essential part of any fancy outfit, clutch bags complete the look

Croc Leather Bags

The unique patterns and shapes on the Croc leather bags are out of this world. The smooth, distinct texture and rippled look make these YSL bags really stand out from the sea of other designer handbags. While other companies might skimp on details and mass produce, these bags are handcrafted one by one, with the utmost care for quality and workmanship. 

YSL Shoulder Bags

Shoulder bags are a great way to carry all of your essentials in one large bag. They also look very fashionable hanging on your shoulder while shopping.

  • Classic style from Yves Saint Laurent
  • Long shoulder strap for easy carrying
  • Easy open top zipper compartments 

Yves Saint Laurent Muse Bags

One of the bulkier and more noticeable bags from the YSL collection are the Muse Bags. These are a signature part of their collection.

  • Beautiful piping, detailed stitching, and an oversized look that will fit everything you could possibly need
  • Can also be used as a designer diaper bag
  • Available in many colors, the Muse bag is an instant classic!

YSL Suede Bags

No one does suede like YSL does! This soft, luxurious suede is clamored for by customers the world over. Supple, decadent, and rich, YSL suede bags are durable and magnificent. 

  • Popular colors are grays, golds, and yellows 
  • Durable, luxurious suede that will last for years and years to come
  • The perfect addition to your fall, winter, and spring handbag collections

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Which YSL Handbag Do You Own, Or Would Like to?

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Nice handbags.

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      Gotta love fine handbags. I'm always on the look out for the next great bag. Thanks for the great collection!