THE SAINT LAURENT NIKI
Yves Saint Laurent established his famous eponymous fashion house in 1961 with co-founder Pierre Bergé. Together, the duo created some of the most influential silhouettes of the 20th century including the truly iconic Le Smoking tuxedo. Rebranded as Saint Laurent in 2012, the celebrated label is instantly recognisable with its sensual silhouettes, sharp tailoring and signature black aesthetic.
Saint Laurent’s Niki bag is one of the brand’s most recognisable, thanks to its signature slouchy aesthetic. The softly structured bag is highlighted with the brand’s monogram on the front, while the chunky chain strap makes it perfect for carrying around all day.
The unique thing about this adjustable flap bag is the monochromatic, leather-covered YSL lettering. If you look close, you’ll notice it, but otherwise, it blends in and allows you to go incognito.
As far as style goes, this bag bridges old and new Saint Laurent. It’s roomie and a little slouchy like the totes from the 2010s, but it has the flap for which YSL bags are now known. It comes in a ton of materials and colours, so you can choose a version of it that’s going to fit your style best.