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Yves St Laurent Handbags

Yves Saint Laurent Beige Leather St. Tropez Horn Hobo
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Stylish handbags never fail to make a fashionable impression. Make this designer hobo yours by
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2010s Italian Hobo Bags

Vintage Yves St Laurent Monogram Garment Carrier Bag, Hanging Cabin Case
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Vintage Yves St Laurent Monogram Garment Carrier Bag, Hanging Cabin Case Very rare dating from the
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1990s French Garment Bags

Yves Saint Laurent Beige Leather Small St Tropez Hobo
By Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This hobo by Yves Saint Laurent has been perfectly designed to accompany you on all days. It has
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2010s Italian Hobo Bags

Yves Saint Laurent Light Beige Suede Small St. Tropez Double Horn Hobo
By Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This hobo is tailored to exude finesse and functionality while completing your ensemble with style. It features a well-crafted exterior adorned in a lovely hue and a spacious interio...
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2010s Italian Hobo Bags

Vintage F/W 2004 Black St Tropez Ruffled Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
tone, inner zip pocket. In excellent vintage condition. Brand: Yves Saint Laurent Color: Black Year
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Early 2000s French Shoulder Bags

Vintage F/W 2004 Camel St Tropez Ruffled Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
tone, inner zip pocket. In excellent vintage condition. Brand: Yves Saint Laurent Color: Camel Year
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Early 2000s French Shoulder Bags

Vintage F/W 2004 Chocolate Brown St Tropez Ruffled Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
shiny gold tone, inner zip pocket. In excellent vintage condition. Brand: Yves Saint Laurent Color
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Early 2000s French Shoulder Bags

Vintage F/W 2004 Caramel Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
condition. Brand: Yves Saint Laurent Color: Brown Year / Season: Spring/Summer 2004 St Tropez Bag Fabric
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Early 2000s French Shoulder Bags

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Vintage Yves Saint Laurent "In Love Again" Black Red Heart Handle Bag YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Passementerie Lucite Handle Bag. The heart handles are a glossy red lucite, and the body of the bag is black and beautifully woven mix of three different t...
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1980s French Top Handle Bags

LOUIS VUITTON Denim, Chinchilla Fur, Lizard & Python Leather Trim Demi Lune MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
LOUIS VUITTON Black Denim, Chinchilla Fur, Lizard & Python Leather Trim Demi Lune MM Serial Number: AS 0095 Age (Circa): 2005 Accompanied By: Louis Vuitton Dust Bag, Receipt, Care B...
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Early 2000s French Top Handle Bags

Yves Saint Laurent Gold Bronze Sequin Mombasa Bag YSL
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
From the Tom Ford era at YSL, the Mombasa was the coveted iconic it bag of the early 2000s. Advertised as the must-have spring accessory in the New York Times, the Mombasa sold out ...
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Early 2000s French Shoulder Bags

Yves St Laurent Jumpsuit A/W 2010
By Yves Saint Laurent, Stefano Pilati
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous black wool jumpsuit from the Yves St Laurent YSL A/W 2010 collection. It is sleeveless with a plunging neckline and a stand up collar. The jumpsuit is semi fitted with wid...
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2010s French Jumpsuits

Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Black Leather YSL Logo Clutch Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Rome, Rome
Yves Saint Laurent vintage clutch bag, crafted in black leather. It features a flap with magnetic button closure on the front. YSL logo on the front. 1 rear open pocket. Black fabric...
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1980s French Clutches

Gucci Black Leather Weekender Suitcase with Classic Green and Red Stripe
By Gucci
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gucci Black Leather Weekender Suitcase with classic green and red webbing stripe. Gucci suitcase in a good vintage condition. Few wear scuffs on outside (see photos for reference) Cl...
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Early 2000s Italian Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Worn in Sex and The City 2, Iconic John Galliano Christian Dior Newsprint Dress
By John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Being offered is the Iconic John Galliano for Christian Dior Autumn/Winter 2000-2001 Newsprint Dress WORN by Sarah Jessica Parker and lent by Vintage Luxury N.Y. for Sex and the Cit...
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Early 2000s French Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Gucci Red & Green Webb Monogram Vinyl Canvas Carry On Suit Case
By Gucci
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Gucci monogram vinyl canvas, carry on suit case. Double red & green web handles in red & green, tan leather trim hold close with gold snap. The bag is perfect for carry on. U...
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20th Century Italian Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

YSL Y Ligne Black Textured Leather Clutch w/Dust Bag
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Port Hope, ON
Typical YSL bag, simple lines and muted sophistication. This YSL Y Ligne clutch was designed by Tom Ford and is made of textured leather. This clutch has a front magnetic flap, featu...
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Early 2000s Italian Clutches

Yves Saint Laurent Silk Caplet Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent, Stefano Pilati
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous red silk dress from Yves St Laurent, YSL 2011 Resort Collection. It has a bateau neckline with a yoke from which a fabulous caplet falls around the arms and at the back. ...
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2010s French Day Dresses

Goyard Universal Companion Portfolio / Briefcase Black / Brown New
By Goyard
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Goyard Universal Companion featured in Black canvas with Tan leather trim. This portfolio is light and sleek, and borrows practicality and reliability from the b...
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2010s French Briefcases and Attachés

F/W 2004 Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford Mink Trimmed Croc Muff Clutch Bag
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting an incredible crocodile-embossed Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche muff/bag, designed by Tom Ford. From 2004, this versatile bag features a removable handle so it can be used...
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Early 2000s Italian Structured Shoulder Bags

Saint Laurent 86A Set FR40 Jacket Skirt Gold Brocade
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in PARIS, FR
Saint Laurent Rive Gauche ensemble, probably from the Fall Winter 1986 collection, short, fitted jacket, notched collar closed by (a press stud hidden under) a button in front, 2 fla...
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1980s French Skirt Suits

Louis Vuitton Blue Zippy Coin Purse Denim Epi Compact 872715 Wallet
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
Width (inch) : 3.34 inch(approx) Width (cm) : 8.5 cm(approx) Height (inch) : 4.33 inch(approx) Height (cm) : 11 cm(approx) Depth (inch) : 0.78 inch(approx) Depth (cm) : 2 cm(app...
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20th Century Wallets

LOUIS VUITTON VIntage Alize brown monogram leather 2 compartment bag garment bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Hong Kong, NT
LOUIS VUITTON VIntage Alize brown monogram leather 2 compartment bag garment bag Reference: AEMA/A00079 Brand: Louis Vuitton Model: Alize Material: Canvas Color: Brown Pattern:...
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2010s French Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Gucci Coral Red Leather Large New Jackie Hobo
By Gucci
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Gucci has always offered a bevy of cult-favorite bags, just like this New Jackie hobo created as a homage to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. It is crafted from leather and flaunts a cora...
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2010s Italian Hobo Bags

Gucci Coral Red Leather Large New Jackie Hobo
Gucci Coral Red Leather Large New Jackie Hobo
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Yves Saint Laurent St.Tropez Fur Runway Bag
By Tom Ford, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Make a statement in this extremely rare Yves Saint Laurent St.Tropez bag! Ideal for the Tom Ford
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Shoulder Bags

1990s Paloma Picasso 3 X's Shoulder Bag
By Paloma Picasso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Yves St Laurent to design pieces for his collection. She has worked for Tiffany's since 1980. AST 5
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1990s Italian Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Yves St. Laurent Purple Suede Clutch
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
YSl purple suede clutch bag with zipper closure and fringed tassel pull. Front of bag has a "Y" made of gold toned studs.
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1980s French Clutches

Yves St. Laurent blue + gold leather envelope clutch
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
YSl dark navy "envelope" clutch bag with detachable shoulder strap and gold leather whip stitch detail.
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1980s French Clutches

Yves Saint Laurent Beige Leather St. Tropez Hobo
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The St. Tropez hobo by Yves Saint Laurent is a unique creation that will instantly charm you. It is
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2010s Italian Hobo Bags

Yves Saint Laurent Beige Leather St. Tropez Hobo
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This hobo by Yves Saint Laurent has been perfectly designed to accompany you on all days. It has
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2010s Italian Hobo Bags

Yves Saint Laurent Beige Leather St. Tropez Hobo
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This hobo by Yves Saint Laurent has been perfectly designed to accompany you on all days. It has
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2010s Italian Hobo Bags

Yves Saint Laurent Black Leather St. Tropez Horn Hobo
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Coming from Yves Saint Laurent is this unique hobo that is a true example of high fashion and
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2010s Italian Hobo Bags

Yves Saint Laurent Black Leather St. Tropez Horn Hobo
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Coming from Yves Saint Laurent is this unique hobo that is a true example of high fashion and
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2010s Italian Hobo Bags

Yves Saint Laurent Black Leather St. Tropez Mombasa Hobo
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This hobo by Yves Saint Laurent has been perfectly designed to accompany you to all your
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2010s Italian Hobo Bags

Yves Saint Laurent Red Leather St.Tropez Mombasa Hobo
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This hobo by Yves Saint Laurent has been perfectly designed to accompany you to all your
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2010s Unknown Hobo Bags

Yves Saint Laurent Red Leather St.Tropez Mombasa Hobo
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This hobo by Yves Saint Laurent has been perfectly designed to accompany you to all your
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2010s Italian Hobo Bags

Yves Saint Laurent Ivory Leather St. Tropez Double Horn Hobo
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
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2010s Italian Hobo Bags

Yves Saint Laurent Off White Ruffle Leather St Tropez Horn Hobo
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Show your elegant fashion sense by carrying this Yves Saint Laurent St. Tropez hobo bag. Crafted in
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2010s Italian Hobo Bags

Yves Saint Laurent Black Leather and Calfhair Small St Tropez Hobo
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
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Yves Saint Laurent Tricolor Ruffled Leather Suede St Tropez Hobo Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Rome, Rome
Yves Saint Laurent 'St Tropez' ruffle bag, crafted in military green and brown suede and black
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2010s French Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Yves Saint Laurent Cream Suede/Leather and Patent Leather St. Tropez Hobo
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Express your fashion sense by carrying this Saint Laurent Paris ‘St. Tropez’ hobo. Crafted of cream
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2010s Italian Hobo Bags

Yves Saint Laurent Brown/Black Calf Hair and Leather Trim St.Tropez Hobo
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This hobo by Yves Saint Laurent has been perfectly designed to accompany you to all your
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2010s Italian Hobo Bags

Yves Saint Laurent Beige Leather Small St Tropez Hobo
By Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This hobo by Yves Saint Laurent has been perfectly designed to accompany you on all days. It has
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2010s Italian Hobo Bags

YVES SAINT LAURENT by TOM FORD Cream Leather ST. Tropez Double Horn Shoulder Bag
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Francisco, CA
Rare and fabulous YVES SAINT LAURENT "Mombasa" bag by TOM FORD. This ultra chic style comes in
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Shoulder Bags

Vintage F/W 2004 Beige St Tropez Ruffled Bag
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
YSL by Tom Ford beige St Tropez ruffled bag from the Fall/Winter 2004 Rive Gauche. Features double
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Early 2000s French Shoulder Bags

Vintage F/W 2004 Scarlett Red St Tropez Ruffled Bag
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
YSL by Tom Ford red St Tropez ruffled bag from the Fall/Winter 2004 Rive Gauche. Features double
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Early 2000s French Shoulder Bags

Yves Saint Laurent Ruffled St. Tropez Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Port Hope, ON
This lovely Yves St. Laurent bag is in new condition and constructed of buttery soft ruffled
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Handbags and Purses

Yves St Laurent RIve Gauche black Chinoiserie evening handbag
By Tom Ford, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Yves St Laurent RIve gauche black Chinoiserie evening handbag...Black suede bag has a patent
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21st Century and Contemporary French Evening Bags and Minaudières

Yves Saint Laurent Beige Ruffled Suede Small St Tropez Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Rome, Rome
Beautiful YVES SAINT LAURENT small 'ST TROPEZ' ruffle bag in ivory color. Soft layer of ruffled
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Structured Shoulder Bags

YSL Yves St Laurent black canvas & leather tote bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
YSL large black canvas tote bag, YSL initals in black velvet appliqued at the front, black leather and black canvas handles (adjustable), silver hardware with black leather drawstrin...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Tote Bags

YVES SAINT LAURENT Ivory Leather St TROPEZ BAG Ruffle Hobo SHOULDER BAG
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Rome, Rome
comments: Beautiful YVES SAINT LAURENT 'St. TROPEZ' ruffle bag in ivory color. Soft layer of ruffled
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Tote Bags

Yves Saint Laurent Orange Ruffled Leather St Tropez Hobo Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Rome, Rome
Yves Saint Laurent 'St Tropez' ruffle bag, crafted in orange leather. Silver metal hardware
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2010s French Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

YVES SAINT LAURENT Ivory Leather St TROPEZ BAG Ruffle Hobo SHOULDER BAG
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Rome, Rome
GENTLY USED~ Previously used, but no signs of significant soiling, abrasions, stains, scratches, or tears. Leather is supple with minimal creasing. Natural light color leather could ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Hobo Bags

Yves Saint Laurent YSL St. Tropez Mombasa Ruffled Bag w/Horn Handles rt. $1, 495
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
Yves Saint Laurent St. Tropez Mombasa Ruffled Bag w/Horn Handles Made In: Paris Color: Tan
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

YVES SAINT LAURENT S/S 2004 "St Tropez" YSL Burnt Orange Leather Ruffle Hobo Bag
By Tom Ford, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Thiensville, WI
Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2004 "Saint Tropez" burnt orange leather ruffed hobo bag designed
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Early 2000s Italian Hobo Bags

Yves St Laurent Rive Gauche Mombasa horn handle bag in wine leather YSL
By Tom Ford, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Yves St Laurent Rive Gauche Mombasa horn handle bag in wine leather YSL...Deep wine textured
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1990s French Top Handle Bags

Fabulous Vintage Yves Śt. Laurent YSL Clutch Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Teaneck, NJ
Fabulous vintage Yves Śt. Laurent straw and opaque resin framed clutch handbag. Circa 1980
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1980s French Clutches

YSL Yves Saint Laurent Black Suede Ruffle St Tropez Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Tampa, FL
This is an authentic Yves Saint Laurent Black Suede St. Tropez bag. It is done in luxurious black
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21st Century and Contemporary French Contemporary Handbags and Purses

Yves St. Laurent/YSL Black Leather Mombasa Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford
Located in New York, NY
The YSL Mombasa bag was one of Tom Fords most successful bag while designer for Yves St. Laurent
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21st Century and Contemporary French Handbags and Purses

Yves St. Laurent Creme/off White Leather Shoulder Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
This bag is presented in off white leather and features silver tone hardware. It has a large, lined compartment with a separate zipper compartment inside and snap closure. Large sil...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Shoulder Bags

Vintage Yves St Lauren YSL black velvet evening bag handbag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Daylesford, Victoria
Handbag, petite size, in Black, all Silk, by "YVES SAINT LAURENT" (“YSL”), with large silk Velvet
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1980s French Evening Bags and Minaudières

Saint Laurent St. Tropez Shoulder Bag Leather
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in NY, NY
This authentic Saint Laurent St. Tropez Shoulder Bag Leather is the ideal everyday chic style
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Saint Laurent St. Tropez Shoulder Bag Leather
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in NY, NY
This authentic Saint Laurent St. Tropez Shoulder Bag Leather is the ideal everyday chic style
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Saint Laurent St. Tropez Shoulder Bag Leopard Print Pony Hair Large
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in NY, NY
This authentic Saint Laurent St. Tropez Shoulder Bag Leopard Print Pony Hair Large is the ideal
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Striking and Sophisticated Rive Gauche YSL Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Chicago, IL
....Yves St Laurent Rive Gauche
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1980s French Handbags and Purses

Yves St. Laurent St. Tropez Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
YSL St. Topez bag in blush color leather. The leather of soft and supple. Bag opens by a magnetic
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21st Century and Contemporary French Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Yves St. Laurent Limited Edition Mambasa Bag With Horn Handle. Never Used.
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Delray Beach, FL
and horn handle is available for sale. This handbag was never used and in excellent condition. The
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Structured Shoulder Bags

Yves Saint Laurent Burgundy/Grey Toile Cross-Body Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in By Appointment Only, GB
A very smart cross-body or shoulder bag by Yves St. Laurent. The grey flecked toile is finished
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21st Century and Contemporary French Shoulder Bags

YSL Black Leather St. Tropez Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York City & Hamptons, NY
YSL’s Black Tiered Leather St. Tropez Bag designed by Tom Ford is a fantastic find in better than
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Handbags and Purses

YSL Black Leather St. Tropez Bag
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Yves St Laurent Handbags For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are many options to choose from in our collection of yves st laurent handbags. For yves st laurent handbags, Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Brown, Gray, Pink and more in stock now. Making the right choice when shopping for these accessories may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century, all of which have proven very popular over the years. When shopping for these accessories, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men or unisex today than there are for women.

How Much are Yves St Laurent Handbags?

Prices for yves st laurent handbags can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $100 and can go as high as $4,750, while these items, on average, fetch $983.

Yves Saint Laurent for sale on 1stDibs

French designer Yves Saint Laurent pioneered “cross-design” in fashion, taking inspiration from street trends to modernize haute couture.

Saint Laurent was the first to launch a ready-to-wear label, YSL Rive Gauche Prêt-à-Porter. He was the first couturier to open boutiques for both men and women. Using traditional menswear fabrics and designs for women, Saint Laurent also literally cross-dressed, giving men and women alike chic pant suits, elegant tuxedo jackets and urban safari gear.

By blurring gender-specific design, Saint Laurent empowered individual style while creating a scissor-sharp fashion aesthetic of sensual ease and beauty. Many of his designs are today considered timeless classics. Saint Laurent also consistently used Black models, like Mounia, Iman and Naomi Campbell, and he drew endless inspiration from different ethnicities and cultures, in no small part because of his Algerian roots.

Born to French parents in Oran, Algeria, in 1936, Saint Laurent went to Paris at age 17 to study fashion at the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. Just two years later, in 1955, his remarkable sketches were shown to Christian Dior, then the world’s reigning couturier, who hired him immediately.

Surprisingly soon thereafter, Dior publicly chose Saint Laurent as his successor, which sadly proved prescient when the fashion legend died unexpectedly, in 1957. A mere slip of a youth, the 21-year-old Saint Laurent was nevertheless up to the challenge. He shook the traditional couture clientele to its core with youthful silhouettes and styles like the A-line trapeze dress that hung with seeming effortlessness from the shoulders, the antithesis of the pinched waists and molded skirts that had been all the rage after the deprivations of World War II.

After a mandated spell in the torturous French military, Saint Laurent suffered a nervous breakdown and was dismissed by Dior in 1962. Out of the ashes rose the Age of Yves. With Pierre Bergé, his then-lover who became his lifelong business partner and friend, the designer founded Yves Saint Laurent YSL to encompass prêt-à-porter, or ready-to-wear. In 1966, they opened the first YSL Rive Gauche women’s boutique in Paris, followed soon thereafter by YSL Rive Gauche for men. Saint Laurent had given birth to a global brand.

His revolutionary Mondrian mini dress from 1965 is a core element of his fashion biography. It is a prime example of how Saint Laurent, an avid art lover and collector, looked to painters, from Goya to Picasso, Ingres to Matisse, for inspiration.

With its pure lines and hues, Mondrian’s ground-breaking 1935 color-block painting Composition C transmutes beautifully into a dress that is highly valued by collectors of contemporary fashion and widely copied commercially to this day. The design is the epitome of Saint Laurent’s aesthetic, requiring a meticulous hand-piecing of each color block so that, despite the body’s curves, the visual plane is as flat as a canvas when the garment is worn. Mondrian’s purity met its match in Saint Laurent.

“I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style,” Saint Laurent said four years before retiring, in 2002. After a long period of ill health, he died at his home in Paris on June 1, 2008.

Browse an extraordinary collection of vintage Yves Saint Laurent evening dresses, shirts, handbags and other clothing and accessories today on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Handbags and Purses for You

An integral part of fashion, handbags and purses have been indispensable accessories ever since we began to carry around personal items. Level of craftsmanship, style and shape matters — from coin purses in ancient Greece to early 20th-century opera bags and onward, handbags have evolved considerably over the years to meet our needs and desires, whether or not you happen to be prioritizing functionality over a flashy exterior.

Once, a single “It” handbag ruled each fashion season. No more. Today, lovers of vintage handbags are savvier and have a wider range of shopping options. Nevertheless, classics created by the likes of Louis Vuitton, Dior and Balenciaga still rule.

“It is not a fashion bag — it is a statement bag,” says Mightychic's Debra Kent of Hermès's widely beloved accessories. “When you carry an iconic Hermès bagBirkin, Kelly, Constance — no one knows how long you have been into this culture or if you are a newbie. Your status is validated immediately.”

First released in 1997, Fendi's Baguette rose to fame along with Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City character portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Recently, the design has seen such a resurgence in popularity that Fendi has reissued it.

They are part of design history, so owning a handbag has meaning. As New York–based fashion historian Sarah C. Byrd says, “You have made the choice to invest in this piece because you understand the value of it in the past and in the future to come.”

From a 1980s Chanel black leather quilted mini buckle bag to the rare Hermès Birkin 30cm Himalayan with diamond hardware to a range of 19th-century bags, find a rich variety of vintage and designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.