Jun 3, 2009

YSL St Tropez vs. Urban Outfitter Ruffle Tote

When I think of classic feminine style, Yves Saint Laurent invariably come to mind. The YSL St. Tropez ruffle shoulder bag has always been a favorite for me personally. In the past years, this bag was offered in various materials such as patent leather, crinkle leather and even with mink fur. The basic black is the one for me however for its simple feminine style.
So not every gal has spare $895 to buy a bag, and it is my deep conviction savvy style does not have to cost an arm and a leg. So while browsing Urban Outfitter the other day, thanks to Unbeweavable for bringing this lovely to my attention, I found this ruffle bucket tote that is very similar to the YSL style for only $68. What a deal! Granted it is faux leather, not the soft leather like the YSL St. Tropez, but I adore the silhouette regardless.
What do you think? I wouldn't mind having all 3 for the summer.
image: urban outfitter, YSL

15 comments:

  1. faux leather is better maybe eh? i love the light colors for summer very pretty!

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  2. YSL for sure, but like you said I would mind having all 3 :)

    xo

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  3. I would love the peach colored one. I don't own a purse that color.

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  4. OK, I am so getting that bag. I love it!

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  5. They both look great !

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  6. The Urban Outfitter bag is great but the YSL bag is AMAZING. If you had the YSL bag for 18 years( and it would last that long) it would only cost $50 a year. How many years will the UO bag last?

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  7. I've been seeing that Urban bag everywhere. Maybe someone's trying to tell me something.

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  8. I really like the peach and green bags. So feminine and perfect for summer. The Urban Outfitter bag looks a lot like the YSL bag. Very nice!

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  9. LbR: very savvy thinking, i like.

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  10. SG, I would save the money and buy the YSL too.

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  11. I am LOVING that style!!! Very sassy!

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  12. oh but the YSL one is sooooo fabulous and luxurious. wait for it to go on sale.. it's to die for. ..although I like the peach for summer, they look more youthful. but cute.

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  13. the YSL is a classic stable piece so I have not seen it gone on sale at all, at least for the past 7 to 8 years of my memory.

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  14. AnonymousJune 03, 2009

    This is one of my favorite bags. I have had the St Tropez for about 5 years and still use it all the time.

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