With Hedi Slimane at the helm of the company, Saint Laurent continues to bring its rich fashion heritage to season after season of lauded contemporary collections. Known for its groundbreaking Parisian chic and androgynous, rock and roll themes, the label channels its roots while giving a directional twist to classic fashion. For the most glamorous addition to an eveningwear ensemble, look to the latest from Saint Laurent clutches. Supple leathers, gold-toned YSL logos and vibrant, rich colours are the hallmarks, while luxe embellishments and texture give a unique, cutting-edge feel.
The Saint Laurent Clutch Bags Buying Guide
Yves Saint Laurent established his label in 1961 with partner Pierre Bergé. The Parisian fashion house went on to become one of the most celebrated of the 20th century thanks to iconic designs such as the ‘le smoking’ tuxedo and the Mondrian shift dress. Today, creative director Anthony Vaccarello brings the label, now known as Saint Laurent, into a new era via his high-octane aesthetic. This collection of Saint Laurent clutches stays true to the house’s glamorous and timeless Parisian chic with gold-toned YSL logos and sleek silhouettes providing the sophisticated hallmarks to your evening ensembles.
The Most Wanted Saint Laurent Clutches
Saint Laurent Uptown Leather Clutch
Saint Laurent’s Uptown clutch is perfectly sized for the essentials, including everything you'd need for an evening in the city at a gallery opening or skyline bar. Crafted in Italy, it comes in a variety of hues, including black, khaki-green, and beige and is realised in patent, grained, smooth or croc-embossed leather, decorated on the front with a signature 'YSL monogram logo. It’s an essential addition to finish your evening looks with a sophisticated feel.
Saint Laurent Monogramme Leather Clutch
Saint Laurent's Monogramme pouch is a classic design that will never date. Crafted in Italy, styles include black, red and blue leather, this quilted silhouette has six card slots and two patch pockets to keep your cards and receipts neatly organized. Remove the optional wristlet strap to carry it as a clutch.
Saint Laurent Monogram Cœur Clutch
This Saint Laurent Monogram Coeur Clutch will enliven your evening edits with an unexpected twist. Crafted in Italy, it’s neatly shaped into a heart and comes in black, red or gold leather. It features a signature YSL monogram, zip fastening on the top and tassel ties on the side. A lighthearted style to bring an unexpected twist to tailoring, carry yours to evening events.
The Saint Laurent Clutches Sizing Guide
The Saint Laurent Uptown leather clutch has one of the most generous proportions. Measuring at 7.8’’x 5.8’’x 0.6’’, this size allows you to comfortably fit all your essentials inside like cards, lipstick and keys. The Saint Laurent Monogramme clutch measures 6.29’’ x 9.44’’ x 0.5’’ so it’s also a good option. The Saint Laurent Coeur Clutch is the most diminutive at 8.2’’x 2.5’’x 2.1’’ - although it’s taller, it’s the most slender in silhouette.
How to Care for Your Saint Laurent Clutch
Keep your Saint Laurent clutch in high-quality condition by storing and cleaning it properly. Take a look at the steps below:
Step 1: Store your Saint Laurent clutch in its original cloth bag and avoid storing it in a plastic bag.
Step 2: If you want to retain the original shape of the clutch, stuff it with soft materials like stuffing papers and old clothes.
• Cleaning Saint Laurent Clutches
Step 1: Treat the handles and leather with a leather care conditioner. This will condition the leather, stop it from cracking and prevent water and dirt stains.
Step 2: Clean the metal and brass hardware – seen on the monogram logo and zip fastenings with specialist anti-tarnish polish – taking extra care on the zips by using a toothbrush, or fine wire brush.
- Is a Saint Laurent Clutch worth the investment?
If you’re searching for a timeless and elegant piece that will be treasured for years to come then a Saint Laurent clutch is a worthwhile investment. Each style is made in Italy from high quality materials, such as leather, suede and canvas; so they really are built to last. In addition, the classic style ensures they will equally complement day and night ensembles.
- How can I spot a fake Saint Laurent clutch?
If you are suspicious of a counterfeit Saint Laurent clutch the main areas to look out for is the quality of workmanship. Saint Laurent has a strict policy regarding counterfeit goods and has put rigorous measures in place to reduce the possibility of authenticity issues. All authentic Saint Laurent clutches are crafted from high quality materials. So for this reason, a fake product would be identified by low quality and poor craftsmanship.
- How much do Saint Laurent clutches cost?
The brand’s clutches range from £255 for the Monogramme Quilted style, to £3112 for the ostrich Cassandra clutch.