Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Logo-A-Gogo

I know a special piece is meant to be mine when circumstances conspire to have such an item in my possession. I blogged about this apparently elusive Yves Saint Laurent tote that I had seen on Jak and Jil months ago as a shoot-for-the-moon option in my search for the perfect summer tote. I’ve since scoured boutiques and outlets in the Northeast USA and beyond, and all my resources online, and it was nowhere to be bought. Fast forward to a few weeks later, sitting pretty at the window of the YSL boutique in Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong, the bag I wanted was available---a special personal order not picked up by a terribly misguided customer.

Yves Saint Laurent Sac Vavin tote in black leather

I’d typically be apprehensive of toting a bag with a logo larger than my head stuck on it, but I thought the idea of the handles and buckles morphing into a network of leather-roads winding and going up and over each other---much like the twisting flying roads leading to an airport terminal---forming the iconic YSL emblem was clever and subtly done.

close-up of the thick textured leather emblem detail

The large open-tote style is infinitely functional. I’ve used it as a weekender on a trip to Boston, as a blanket bag for an afternoon of laying around in Central park, and as a picnic basket to a little dinner party last night.


In a city where the young, beautiful creatures all wear things so homogenously obscure and nondescript, where laurels are won when people ask and then find themselves unfamiliar with who makes another’s clothes, I think it would be, for once, refreshing for people to know exactly who makes my bag, even from across the block.

16 comments:

Alexander L said...

I love and I want this bag!

Mat said...

you must be raking it in at the mo matey, glad you found it in the end

Label Deficiency said...

Lucky guy... I've been searching high and low for that damn tote. congrats!

Amy said...

What a beautiful bag! Very nice! I congratulate you in my envy.

Michele said...

So gorgeous!!

Lucinda said...

I agree that the buckles are an unexpected but lovely touch. Seems like fate meant for you to have this bag.

Dominic said...

Oh my God. I am SO jealous! I've been looking for this tote forever. Anyone know how much this runs?

camie said...

Izzy, I love your last paragraph. :)

Giancinephile said...

And it's not very bad for a logo bag because of that bit of humour coming along with it!

Iz Andrew said...

OMG ....I love this bag

Izzy said...

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. My bag will be very pleased as I read all of this to him tonight.

Austin said...

SO NICE...BIG LOGOZ...

Brandon said...

I admire that you stick to your guns izz, you know how I feel about the bag but my response is. Why do you want people to know who made your bag?

PS: who's feet happen to be in the last photograph?

Brandon said...

PS: you more then make up with it by your witty repartee.

Izzy said...

b: It's not so much that I want people to know who makes my bag, but that I think it would be cool this time around if they don't not know who makes it.

Big Hug Studio said...

I'm not into logos but this bag is amazing; it's so classy and chic.

And I just love YSL...I wish I could buy this myself.

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