On the Street: Saint Laurent Classic Medium Kate Chain Bag

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BW: I love your bag! I’ve always wanted to get a Saint Laurent crossbody. What made you pick this one out?

May: Well, I’ve wanted a YSL bag since college but didn’t know which one to get or ask for as a gift. But when I moved to New York last year, I finally got around to picking one out – and I loved this one! I saved up for it and finally pulled the trigger this year.

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BW: What do you usually use it for?

May: Mainly just for going out at night or for fancier date-night dinners. I try not to use it super often since it’s pretty expensive.

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BW: One of the things that always held me back from getting a YSL crossbody was because of how narrow the bags look. I feel like I would only be able to use them if I didn’t need to carry a lot. Do you feel like its versatile enough?

May: I think so! The bag itself definitely holds more than enough – I think it looks deceptive from the outside. The chain also plays a big role. For me, I can wear the chain long and use it as an everyday cross-body, or double up the chain to make it shorter for fancier events.

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BW: Why did you pick this Kate bag versus other designer bags?

May: I already have a large number of black, designer bags but I personally feel like you can never go wrong with another one! I didn’t have any Saint Laurent bags so I wanted to add to my collection.

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BW: Haha, don’t we all? How does it compare to your other bags?

May: Aesthetically, I think it’s much more elegant than the other crossbodies in my collection. I also really like the classic “YSL” gold monogram detail on the front. It’s gorgeous and I absolutely love it!

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BW: So what else do you like and dislike specifically about this bag?

May: I wasn’t sure about the size at first, but I like the size & shape of this bag because it’s actually perfect for my petite body. The rectangular shape of the bag also helps hold a ton of stuff – even oddly shaped things, like my make-up brushes. And I love the black and gold combination – I think it’s especially stunning with the chain.

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However, the chain does get a little heavy on my shoulder when I’m wearing the bag for a long period of time. It’s also a little difficult to open the flap sometimes, so I’m not sure if the magnet is just super strong or if I’m just weak.

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The Saint Laurent Classic Kate bag is available in three sizes and a variety of colors. There is also a tasseled version as well as a wallet-on-chain and a clutch variation to the Kate line.
May’s Medium Kate bag retails for $1,990. You can find pre-loved versions here (black & gold, $1,800), here (black & silver, $1,615). and here (rose clair & gold, $1,195).

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