Oct 19, 2009

YSL Roady Tote: Investment Worthy?

When I first started collecting bags, I was quite an indiscriminate shopper. Instead of buying investment pieces, I wasted thousands on latest trends which became dated after a season or two. Of course these bags now belong to my closet of shame. Savvy Sis would giggle every time she look in on them. Now, older and wiser, I will still buy trendy pieces but if I have to hand over lots of gold coins (*Savvy Niece refers to money as gold coins because she gets paid with gold chocolate coins.) then picking something simple is most savvy. When I first looked at the YSL Roady tote, I did not fall head over heel in adoration. However the more I look at the simple tote, the more I am thinking this can potentially be my next bag. I can see myself using this for years because the style is classic and it is appropriate for any age. Even though it is still over $1000+, I am thinking it will be one of those bags that a gal will not grow tire of for years. This, in my eye, is very investment worthy. Roady totes measure approximately 17 x 15 x 6 inches and retail price starts at $1195, depending on the material. I believe that price is as high as about $1500, which is not cheap but almost acceptable (*especially if these ever go on sale).

-The gray bag above is stingray print which is interesting but a gal can become tire of this "uniqueness" quickly. But then, I have gal pals who believe a bag only has a interest life of 3 to 4 months. I don't really agree, I believe if I am going to spend thousands on a bag then I should like it for a while even if I don't use it every day.
Since gray is color du jour for the season, I find myself enamour with this patent leather gray Roady, although black patent and red leather are catching my attention as well. well, I can't buy all three. What do you think of YSL Roady?

image: YSL.com, Saks.com

37 comments:

  1. You know what, when I first saw the picture, I thought to myself the bag was anonymous and boring. But after I read your reasoning behind possibly investing in it, I have to agree. This is the tote you will never get tired of - it's timeless and versatile! That said, the red one would be my personal choice.

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  2. What do I think... if the gorgie bag should ever wanna move under my roof, I'd be all smiles. Seriously, I like the bag and the shade of gray. I'm all into grays these days. Here I am sitting and typing away... in gray. I'll post about the outfit du jour soon;)

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  3. I like the grey but my favourite YSL bag is Le Sixieme.

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  4. Oh, I love all of them! The gray would be the most versatile, though, speaking in terms of what colors of outfits it could be paired with the most.

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  5. Of course it is. You buy an YSL handbag and it lasts dozens of years, while if you buy a Zara handbag it lasts for weeks. ^^

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  6. I really like all of them! The gray is definitely my favorite though as it will be perfect for fall!

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  7. I love all of them, especially the gray one...I neeeeed a gray purse for the winter!

    Have a fresh week, Darling!
    XoXo

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  8. I LOVE the leather of that grey one. If you think you will use it a lot, I think it's worth the investment, no matter the cost.

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  9. Def an investment but the gray patent is lovely and very long standing- not trendy!

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  10. I think you're right about this bag. The shape and finish are simple enough to stand the test of time.

    I have a couple of bags in my closet that I'm no longer in love with, too. I bet everyone does. You live and you learn.

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  11. I'm not in a pay bracket where such purses are in my reality. I tend to bounce from one cheap, trendy, colorful bag to the next every few months. If I was investing, however, this seems like a pretty and smart choice. I like color personally, but gray you pictured there is beautiful.

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  12. I agree that the most simple bags are most likely going to end up being the most timeless ones. The only exception would be if you were a die-hard fan of a certain look (i.e. you've been wearing studs for the last 10 years and will most likely wear them for the following 10). I actually find most YSL bags to be pretty timeless because they don't go OTT on embellishments. This one is perfect and very versatile. I love the gray color as well.

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  13. I'm LOL at "gold coins."

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  14. thumbs up. it is a classic piece. just make sure the strap is comfortable on the shoulder.

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  15. I am on a mission to get a gray bag this season.

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  16. I think it is lovely and will go with so many different outfits! Perfect bag. :)

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  17. Hi there-it is a timeless classic bag, my personal favourite is the blue one!

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  18. I love the patent leather gray Roady. I think that it is such a versatile color.

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  19. i like the bag a lot. especially that gray color.

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  20. I agree... if you spend on an investment piece, you will never get tired of using it. And I love your color choice.

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  21. Ohmygoodness!! I want that bag- it is just lovely!!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. I love your blog... so great!

    Xoxo
    Amy
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  22. that grey is a beautiful color!

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  23. They're so classic! I prefer black and brown in bags though! xoxoxoxo

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  24. i love the grey bag, but not the price! wah!

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  25. This one is a classic.

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  26. I like it, but I don't think a bag is worth more than what some people earn in one month.. not anymore!

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  27. Savvy I wanna see your closet of handbag mistakes! I bet it's FABULOUS! :)

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  28. I like it a lot. Very beautiful and classy. Hope you had a great start to your week. Cheers!

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  29. It's definitely an investment piece that will last forever! Wish I had that kind of cash to splurge right now! Go with the grey..it's the new black!

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  30. It's cute! I love dark bags!

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  31. I'm with Liz. Can we see a pic at those fabulous bags of yours? Sigh.

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  32. I really liked these bags as soon as I saw the pic. The grey is my fav but that blue one is really fun! ;-)

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  33. so simple, even they are simple the prize are crazy. when i can buy it.......

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  34. I have an authentic red YSL roady new with tags for sale; I won it during NY fashion week and I could really use the cash...even though it is absolutely gorgeous (though simple).

    It sells for $1395 in stores; asking $1195 or best offer.

    http://www.ysl.com/us/en/onlineBoutique/Women/Fall%202009%20Arrivals/P-Roady%20Handbag%20in%20Blue%20or%20Red%20Textured%20Leather.aspx

    RachelKoz@gmail.com

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  35. nice to stumble across your blog..it helped me decide to get a roady instead of an alexa....now I'm torn between a black or azure patent o ne...choices choices, if i could just get both:-P

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