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Saint Laurent’s New Purses Are Your Answer to Nailing “Errand-Core”

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Anthony Vaccarello’s newly-released Saint Laurent bags are built for practicality, functionality, and adding a tinge of style even while doing mundane tasks

In retrospect, 2023 was a mixed bag of fashion trends that range from whimsy to minimalism. From the playful allure of Barbiecore to the coquettish charm of delicate aesthetics and the understated elegance of quiet luxury, the previous year has taken us on a thrilling ride through a diverse lens of self-expression through dressing—including your quick grocery run outfit.

A romanticization of mundane activities intertwined with the aughts’ nostalgia, “errand-core” is a trend that emerged from the latter half of the previous year and is now gaining momentum. Often centered around everyday activities like grocery shopping, going to facial appointments, and even walking your dog, stepping out for routine tasks has now become fashionable.

To fully embrace “errand-core,” no ensemble is complete without a vital piece of accessory—a large tote or shoulder bag. Making a case for this trend is Saint Laurent’s Bea bag. Released for the fall-winter 2023 season, the Bea bag embodies the trademark style of its creative director Anthony Vaccarello while infusing house codes of Yves Saint Laurent. Its design features clean lines, meticulous metalwork, and a contemporary vibe making it practical for carrying your essentials for lunch meetings or mailing packages. 

Hailey Bieber, for instance, has been photographed in Los Angeles with a black Bea bag. The 27-year-old model effortlessly paired it with black stirrup leggings, kitten heel pumps, a black mock-neck top, and an oversized camel blazer, creating that balance of low-key but sharp dressing.

Zoe Kravitz carrying the Saint Laurent Bea bag
Photo courtesy of Saint Laurent

On the other hand, Saint Laurent brand ambassador Zoe Kravitz went full casual with the Bea in a light musk shade. The actress bundled herself in a black wool coat, straight-cut jeans, and black boots.

The Bea bag is an update on the classic cabas design, exuding a soft touch and modern structure. Its reversed bonded construction creates a supple silhouette with the Cassandre signature. Inside, you’ll find a main compartment with an internal zipped pocket and two internal lace-up strings that let you fold in the sides of the bag.

A contrast to the 19-inch Vaccarello-designed oversized tote is the Calypso bag, a smaller purse with an adjustable chain strap you can sling around your body. Crafted from high-quality lambskin leather, the Calypso is also lightly padded for additional structure which can protect your valuables. The gold-tone chain strap complements the interlocking ‘YSL’ plaque, infusing the timeless elegance of classic Parisian glamour to your ensemble while strolling through the city streets or spending a morning at the farmer’s market.

A model slinging the Saint Laurent Calypso bag on her neck
Photo courtesy of Saint Laurent

The true beauty of the Calypso and Bea bags lies in their ability to effortlessly align with the “errand-core” trend. These Saint Laurent carryalls are not only practical and versatile but also effortlessly transition from day to night, allowing for easy styling with a variety of ensembles.

In the Philippines, Saint Laurent is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Solaire Resort and Shangri-La Plaza Mall East Wing. Visit www.ssilife.com.ph or follow them on Instagram for more information.

The SSI Group is the Philippines’ largest specialty retailer, with an established brand portfolio that holds some of the world’s most recognized brands. Its brand portfolio covers a wide range of specialty and lifestyle concepts, spanning the luxury, fashion, beauty, footwear, and restaurant categories.

For more information, contact their official social media pages on Facebook and Instagram respectively.

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