Brand, Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent’s Muse Two Artisanal is both chic and socially responsible Guide Trusted Dealers

That is something I consider while purchasing a luxury bag since some day I could resell it totes that can be worn regularly without showing a lot of wear can sell for much more money. Because this bag is light pink, it’s prone to color move from dark clothes and will probably show wear along the corner edges. After two weeks of every day wear, it already shows some mild marks across the corners and some of the stitching is starting to get fuzzy. I’ve cleaned off several marks on the corners already. Sigh.If I flipped around right now and attempted to pay my Saint Laurent WOC, I could probably get somewhere between $500-$650 back by selling it through a freelancer like Yoogi’s Closet. This bag is very popular right now and consequently is in high requirement for resale sites.All-in-all, I really love this bag and I am very happy I decided to get the Saint Laurent WOC instead of this Chanel WOC, which I wasn’t entirely in love with.I’ve gotten lots of questions about this Saint Laurent wallet on series in caviar leather, and had been waiting to use it more before doing a formal review. Long story short, I am in love with it and find it to be both beautiful and more importantly, super functional!My Chanel caviar wallet on chain (see my review) is among my top three favourite bags in my entire wardrobe, so I was thrilled to locate a similar practical, convertible handbag in a different colour scheme. For all my excursions this year I have been packing this one together — it functions well as a cross-body for casual wear (previously) and clutch to get more formal occasions (ie. here), all in one.

Yves Saint Laurent Muse Two Artisanal Recycled, $1720 via YSL.

Usually, women only ask two things of their handbags: That they be fabulous and functional. Increasingly, though, some women are making a third request of their clothing and accessories: That it also has a sense of social responsibility. Admittedly not everyone cares about what impact their purchases have on the world or on the people who produced them, but the number of people who do are growing, which makes it fashionable for global brand to debut products like the limited editionYves Saint Laurent Muse Two Artisanal Recycled Bag, which was produced by artisans in Burkina Faso with Fair Trade cotton and recycled plastic bags. For real.

Although I’m betting that most people will balk at paying over $1700 for a cotton handbag even if it is part of a 60-piece handmade run that’s only available online to US and UK customers, the more luxury companies undertake projects like this, the better. Mainstreaming responsible manufacturing processes is a slow process, but this bag makes it hard to argue that the results aren’t every bit as good as their traditional counterparts. Available via for $1720.

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