Saint Laurent, also known as YSL, is responsible for creating some of the most iconic styles of the 1960s and 1970s and continues to be a powerhouse in the fashion industry. Founded by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, the French fashion house defined its luxurious brand with edgy signature looks, such as the safari jacket, tight jeans with thigh-high boots, and the beatnik aesthetic. The brand also reinvented classic tuxedo suits by creating the Le Smoking suit for women.
Saint Laurent was a pioneer on the forefront of adapting high-end fashion into a ready-to-wear line, believing in the democratization of fashion. The brand has expanded to include menswear, handbags, leather goods, shoes, fragrances, and cosmetics. As a designer, Yves Saint Laurent liked to claim that “Chanel freed women” and he “empowered them.” YSL designs can be seen on Hollywood’s red carpet on the likes of Emma Watson, Scarlett Johansson, Lady Gaga, Rachel McAdams, and Angelina Jolie.
While Saint Laurent is known for their women’s clothing designs, their handbags are also a popular item. Specifically, the YSL clutch is a timeless accessory that compliments any outfit. One popular YSL clutch is the Quilted Monogram Bag Pouch, which features a traditional design with silver-tone hardware and a single zip closure. The clutch is available in burgundy, pink, and black. Another bestselling YSL clutch is the Monogram Kate Clutch. With its sleek leather design, the Kate Clutch adds polish to any look. The clutch features gold-tone hardware and a magnetic snap closure.
Yves Saint Laurent continues to set the standard in the fashion industry through their trendy looks with a rebellious edge. In 2015, the brand relaunched their haute couture line and now has boutiques worldwide in cities, such as New York City, Barcelona, Rome, Dubai, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.