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The trailblazing Saint Laurent 

Famous for its glamorous, norm-breaking and avant-garde approach to fashion, the French fashion house Saint Laurent is in its own right a trailblazing fashion icon.  

Having served as Design Assistant to Christian Dior and figured as head of the House of Dior, Yves Saint Laurent founded his namesake fashion house in 1961. As head of the brand, Yves came to revolutionize the fashion industry by popularizing and incorporating the structure of menswear, especially pants, into women’s fashion thus challenging traditional gender norms in fashion and apparel. Following the creative direction of Tom Ford in 1999, the first YSL bags were released and the following years icon bags such Saint Laurent Sac de Jour, Loulou, Kate, Shopping, Lou, Envelope, Manhattan, Book, Monogram, Saddle and Nolita ensued. 

Following Yves retirement in 2002, the French fashion house has had a numerous of critically acclaimed and esteemed Creative Directors which have furthered Yves vision. In connection with the appointment of Creative Director Hedi Slimane in 2012, the fashion house have been re-branded under the name of Saint Laurent. 

Find your Saint Laurent bag at A Retro Tale

Browse to your heart’s content in A Retro Tale’s collection of vintage and second-hand Saint Laurent bags. Take delight in the sophistication offered by the Sac De Jour bags, the versatility of the Monogram bags and the functionality of the Shopping bags. Whichever style you choose, Saint Laurent will safeguard your belongings and sense of style.