In Praise of the Saint Laurent Sac de Jour

When the Saint Laurent Sac de Jour first came out, Amanda shared that it wasnt for her. I took a liking to it and my feelings toward the bag have only grown over time. Saint Laurent hit it big with this bag, and its proven to be accepted into the handbag world and given a permanent slot in the must-have bag category. Celebs love the Sac de Jour in varying shapes and sizes and we delved into the bag more with our Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Ultimate Bag Guide.

Though I found a few versions of this bag that I love, I havent purchased one yet. I got my hands on one of these in the new light blue color, and I can share a closer look at the bag that Ive fallen for.

First things first, this bag is more lovely in person than in stock images online. Sometimes I run into a bag that looks great on a website but in person its underwhelming but that isnt the case with the Sac de Jour. In person this bag was able to give me a good look at the quality which proved to be very high. Each stitch was in place, the leather was thick and supple, and the bag smelled delicious.

There are four sizes of this bag, and only the Small and Large offer an interior center zip compartment that separates the bag into two areas. For me thats a must, and the small size resembles more of a medium size. Its not overly large but its not too tiny to fit my wallet or get too tight as I add my items inside.

Blue has always been my favorite color and in this case, its one of the most beautiful hues Ive ever seen. Saint Laurent calls it Bleu Clair and its a lovely powder blue that isnt too light but has just the right amount of pastel to make it dreamy.

The leather is a little on the heavier side, but its not a bag that Id label as heavy (it weighs 2.6lbs). The optional shoulder strap is plenty long, 19.25″. There are other color options, but this color has my heart. Take a look at our pictures to get a better idea of the bag and let me know what you think in the comments below! Buy via Nordstrom for $2,890.

$2,890 via Nordstrom