Yves Saint Laurent Downtown Bag

Yves Saint Laurent has been pushing the Downtown bag like it’s the new Muse with what looks like middling results. The Downtown doesn’t speckle the pages of tabloids, and I don’t see it dangling from a fashionably clothed arm every time I venture into Hollywood. I’m actually pretty fond of the shape. It’s interesting, and I totally understand the name. The built-in slouch has a certain bustle-coolly-through-the-crowds attitude. That said, this Downtown leopard print media tote is the first incarnation of the Downtown that has really caught my eye. The leopard print is divine. Leopard has been spotting the entire span of fashion goods for a while now, but I find that a perfect leopard print is hard to come by. I love the way the spots condense in the middle of the bag and spread out towards the sides. I love that no two spots are identical. The very leopard print looks organic, even though I know it’s just printed on calfskin. The white accents are also nice, and I appreciate the understated hardware on this outspoken bag. Will you carry this one Downtown? Pre-order from Neiman Marcus for $2,195.00 for delivery in April.

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