YSL CHYC HANDBAG
As I passed along YSL at Ion Orchard today, scoping out merchandise already on sale, I spotted this fashion doppelganger – the YSL Chyc Handbag. What drew my attention to it is the fact that it seems like a subtler twin of the already understated and elegant Céline Classic Box bag [let’s leave my lusting for this for another post]. The size, shape and feel of the bags are so similar that I couldn’t help but do a double take when I saw it. Sporting the classic YSL Y logo on the flap, it comes in myriads of colors [and apparently sizes as well] that can satisfy the fashionable palette of any woman. It is made out of luxuriously soft calf leather and has 3 internal pockets - 2 slim ones that can fit in a phone, small notebook, pen, cards and 1 big pocket that can carry your wallet and possibly a small vanity pouch.
One disadvantage - the shoulder strap. Though it can be extended, it only goes up to a certain length. And with this, I think that Céline’s box has the upper hand. The strap is not detachable which I think is a waste since the design can easily pass off as an elegant and sophisticated clutch when needed. On the bright side, you can try folding it inside the inner pockets to pass it off as a clutch.
Checking it out online, I am liking and recommending this nice shiny black stunner – pieced with a gold Y logo.
But personally, I prefer the piece in beige with a turtle shell Y logo. The look is very classy and will transcend seasons – instantly making it a keeper in my book. For those in Singapore, check it out at YSL Ion where this specific piece is retailing for SGD 2,710.00. Or for those outside of Singapore, head on to your nearest YSL boutique and check it out [U.S. residents, check out the YSL shops in your area as the End of Season sale has already begun today!].
So for those thinking of investing in a nice classic shoulder bag cum clutch, without spending too much as say purchasing a Céline or a Chanel, then YSL’s Chyc handbag may just be the answer for you!