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Monday, May 25, 2009

YSL Lizard-Embossed Downtown Tote

How can designer labels improve one of their signature styles without "jumping the shark", so to speak? Just ask handbag darling YSL which manages to do this with stylish simplicity. The 'Downtown' tote became an instant hit for YSL and rightly so. This modern design fit for the discerning urban dweller possessed all the requirements you'd expect from a chic designer tote - large size, practical design with plenty of storage options and unique design twists propelling it to "it" bag status. The 'Downtown' has seen many incarnations from basic to patent leather to croc-embossed. We've seen many sizes as well from enormous to medium sized to dainty little handbag. Once you've seen as much of a bag as we've seen of the 'Downtown', it's easy to become jaded. Yet, YSL has managed to make the 'Downtown' a "must-have" once again with this sophisticated smog grey, lizard-embossed suede version. Grey and suede are big trends for the fall (not to mention lavender but I'll get to that trend a little later). The bottom line is that the YSL Lizard-Embossed Downtown Tote is a fabulous example of how to re-do a handbag style the right way.

Pre-order the YSL Lizard-Embossed Downtown Tote in smog grey for $1395 via Neiman Marcus


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