This Golden Saint Laurent Handbag Feels Like a Disco-Era Throwback (in the Best Way Possible)

If you're looking for an accessory that brings the party, this is it.

This Saint Laurent Opium bag’s shimmer, shine and swagger channels a distinct brand of disco-era swank. Its look recalls the brand’s splashy U.S. launch of its Opium fragrance in 1978 concluded with a now-legendary party at Studio 54. Much like that famous bash, this bag leaves a lasting impression.

“It is like carrying a piece of jewelry, adding instant glamour to an outfit,” says Nicola Bradford-Morton, of London-based Nikki Bradford, an all-female family-run business founded in 2004. “It’s a dramatic piece, with opulent shades of gold in mixed media.” Composed of a shiny metal frame with a metal chain strap and a golden tassel on each side, the bag features black suede and metallic stripes, along with a gilded YSL logo. “The diagonal striping,” notes Bradford-Morton, “adds a fresh aesthetic to a classic and sophisticated stripe.”

It’s the kind of accessory that can be paired with an all-black ensemble to up the glitz or with lamé and sequins for bold, more-is-more disco vibes. “This piece would be attractive to any buyer with a special event in mind, large enough to carry all those night-out necessities but petite enough to retain sophistication,” Bradford says. “Timeless yet modern, it is a great investment piece that can be infinitely reworked.”

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