Baubles, baubles, and more baubles! The more the merrier, right? Saint Laurent seems to think so! Well, at least with this particular piece. In fact, the Saint Laurent Betty Borsa Mini Embellished Bag is quite out of the ordinary for this normally refined designer. Hmm, I think Hedi Slimane’s rock-n-roll vibe is starting to shine through. Don’t you think?
When I first laid eyes on this piece, I almost had a hard time believing it was Saint Laurent. Handbags from this designer are typically simple and sophisticated. Not that this piece isn’t sophisticated, it is just a bit more flashy. This mini bag has a “wig” of chains raining down from the top. Entangled in these chains are tons and tons of little bauble-like items. If you look closely, you will see buttons and beads. Almost as if you opened one of those tins your grandmother kept all her sewing odds and ends in. If you keep looking, you will find charms like crosses and a four leaf clover. They are very cute and a nice surprise! This stunning little piece is sure to catch the eyes of those passing by. Saint Laurent isn’t known for drawing attention, at least not like this. But perhaps this is the beginning of something new for this designer. Perhaps there is more to come.
The price tag: $7500