Sunday, 29 June 2008
My Bag Collection #33
YSL Odeon Jeans Fabric and Suede Tote (SOLD)
On Friday night while I was purchasing my YSL bracelets, a bag caught my eye because of the nonchalant, effortless chic that is so Yves Saint Laurent and french. Based on the runway looks for cruise 2009 and spring summer 2009, the collections presented by Stefano Pilati was that of clothes that is non contrived and looks like they were favourite pieces that has been worn and loved by the wearer time and time again. I was very attracted by this thought of style.
At first, when I laid eyes on this YSL Odeon Tote, I was not impressed as it lacked shelf appeal and looked a bit messed up. But while I was waiting to be served for the bracelets, I took every bag on the shelf and have a try. Trying is free anyways.:-) This is what makes shopping fun eh? (Perhaps, 'fun' really does have a price. One that will mean depleting my bank account further. So maybe not too much 'fun' next time. Hahaha.)
To my pleasant surprise, this Odeon Tote bag suddenly becomes very attractive when carried. The grey hues and the mix of jeans material with suede juxtapose with matt brass hardware makes for a understated and yet stunning combination. This bag is perfect representation of effortless chic. It's like your favourite bag that accompanies you for many years, a bag that earned more character thru each year you used it. The simple and subtle YSL branding is also not overbearing and looks just right to not look like a last minute deisgn thought. Everything was very well thought of. Although I did not buy the bag immediately, secretly in my mind, I have already made up the decision to buy it. Nonetheless, I want to sleep over it to avoid impulse buying and by the next morning, I was very sure that I really liked it.
At 50% discount (I paid SGD $520), I happily brought the bag home. This will be one bag I can use for travel, throwing around daily while looking very french chic along the way.:-P
Retail price: SGD $1040. Where to buy: YSL Boutique at Paragon