Oh my, this has been an amazing few days of great bags here at Bag Snob! Thanks to the fantastic PR team at YSL, we have exclusive photos of the latest from the House of Fabulous (aka YSL)! Muse addicts can now satiate their obsession with the Muse Two from YSL. The edgy and hip sibling to the uber popular bag- the Muse, Muse Two is available in multiple sizes and leathers that we predict will make a major splash with bag snobs worldwide. The large is 38cm x 17cm x 28cm (15″x 6.6″ x 11″) with 7″ straps at $1,895 and the medium is 31cm x 15cm x 24cm (12″x 5.9″ x 9.5″) with 6″ straps at $1,645 for the leather and the mock croc versions ($5,995 for the ostrich). There is also a multicolor patchwork version and it is seriously the best patchwork bag EVER.
I love this entire collection, it is the definition of effortless chic and in sync with Stefano Pilati’s minimalist aesthetics. Easy to open hook closure on flap and two front straps are the only hardware details on the soft leather bags. I am partial to the blue ostrich trimmed in cream canvas and blue leather(and have it on order), it is just the ultra fabulous bag I need for the season! I love the soft structure and the shape- it’s like a casual and young birkin! Perfect for young bag snobs who have been coveting a birkin, this is destined to be a classic you will never regret. Can you tell that I am excited!?!?! The Muse Two is the kind of bag you build a wardrobe around! Get on the wait list now- call Fatima at YSL 310-271-4110 to order! YSL & Handbags also available at Saks.
Jan 24-UPDATED REVIEW: We were so excited about this bag, we both immediately reserved ours – giddy with delirium, we exchanged multiple phone calls about color, size, material, even quantity of what we are getting. Then I go in to see this in person. The boutiques have a preview sample and I could not wait to get my hands on it. Wading through rain, traffic and time limitations, I forged my way to get my first glimpse. And this is why you always need to see a bag in person before making any decisions. They call this a “patchwork” bag, which confused me but I will clarify. They describe this bag as lined in canvas, which is kind of deceptive. It is actually just a canvas bag, the entire structure inside and out is canvas. Leather piece are then sewn to the front, back and sides, thus “patchwork”. There are no leather seams. No wonder this bag is so well priced!!! The flap is entirely leather but that leads to the other issue I have with the bag. The handle is on top of the flap so unless you close the bag, holding on to the handle will pull the whole thing open. The closure is this really cool stud that inserts into a lock, but this is really difficult to do on a floppy bag that you cannot push against to get the lock to close. I rarely, if at all, ever close my bags so this is a huge issue for me even if I can get over the fact that this is a canvas bag with leather patched attached. But if you can overlook these quirks, it is a great looking bag that is amazingly chic. I still love it and still have mine on reserve but this will not be a regular bag I use. I have lots of bags so that’s ok, but if you need something practical for daily use, this might not be the one.