Sep 29, 2008

Savvy Find: Yves Saint Laurent Downtown Bag at a Deal

I did not care for YSL Downtown bag until gal pal let me borrow hers for the weekend I was in San Francisco. After that, SG has been lusting after one. So finally after much shopping around, being a savvy gal I finally purchased one from the YLS outlet store. The same exact same one is on sale at Bluefly for $1276. The full retail price is about $1500. I picked the medium in chocolate deer skin with removable key strap and suede lining since I am only 5’4”, the large one dwarfed me. Also I like the medium (measuring 14" tall x 10" x 8" deep) because it appears wider compare to the large one (measuring 17" tall x 11" x 8" deep), which appears longer. The leather is very supple and the tote roomy enough to carry all my stuff which I have lots of them. One bad thing is there is only one small patch pocket inside and I am always fishing for wallet, phone and keys. But, I still really like it regardless. If anyone is interested, I am sure they will ship. The price for medium leather Downtown is $749, large Downtown is $899, and canvas Downtown is about $700. Call the store at (951) 922-8026; I am sure they will be more than happy to provide price and information.I did not like the canvas as much as a gal can only use it during warmer seasons. It is on sale at Bluefly for $1196 but at the outlet for about $700. I don't remember the exact price.

P.S. YSL Downtown has with and without pocket versions on the outside front of the bag. I picked the one without pocket for its cleaner line. The version without pocket in front has a removable key strap instead. This white large is one is from Bluefly for $1436 but at the outlet, price is $899.


image: Bluefly

14 comments:

  1. I want the chocolate one too. Great find!

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  2. Great find, I am mighty jealous.
    Maybe one day I'll be able to afford a little more than just the zipper of a YSL bag =)

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  3. Great finds! But at that price I would only get one! :)

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  4. That's a pretty good price! I love the white leather version.

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  5. Those canvas choices are great. I think I could get away with using canvas all year round where I live: Southern California.

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  6. i looked at the canvas but it is just canvas so i opted for the all leather for about $50 difference. i live in so cal too and i agree with enc about using it all year round but i sort of divide my bags into seasons.... : )

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  7. All are very beautiful but, a little too rich for my blood. You have a great eye for fashion. I just wish I could afford them. Deb

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  8. great deal, I like the second bag the most.

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  9. cool! Thanks for the info! I love the white one.

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  10. Wow, what an amazing price! I've been wanting the medium one in pewter or black...I'll give them a call when I am ready to buy just to see what they might have in stock.

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  11. Hi there-what a fantastic deal, good for you!! I'm loving all the styles, so classicly chic!

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  12. my vote goes to the classic black in this case.

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  13. I hear this bag - for over a year now.. how fabulous that you can find it at an outlet... still a little too pricey for me but a fabulous price for YSL!

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