Yves Saint Laurent Designer Handbags
YSL designer handbags are crafted by none other than Yves Saint Laurent, who is considered amongst the top ten designers in the world.He was born Yves Henri Mathieu-Saint-Laurent in 1936. At the age of 17 he was hired as courtier to Christian Dior. During the 1960’s, Yves Saint Laurent invented the hippie look and safari pants for men and women and was considered one of the “jet set”. It was Yves Saint Laurent who brought ready to wear designs to the fashion world. He and his partner, Pierre Bergé, founded the company known as YSL. Yves Saint Laurent, sadly, died in 2008. Today the chief designer of YSL designer handbags is Stefano Pilati and the current logo was designed in 1963 by A.M. Cassandre.
YSL was sold to a drug company called Sanofi for $600,000,000 who then sold it to Gucci in 1999. But YSL handbags have become an integral part of the designer’s line. YSL was also the first designer to employ ethnic models in his runway shows. Suffering from depression, drug abuse, declining health and criticisms of YSL designs, Laurent closed down the YSL couture house. The brand lives on through Gucci.
When you look to buy a YSL designer handbag online, you have to be careful not to buy a fake. First locate a site that sells YSL handbags. Then choose which one you want. Next, go to the actual YSL site and compare the two handbags. The devil is in the details and that’s where you actually see the differences in a fake YSL handbag and the real one. The intersecting letters of the logo (YSL) may be different shades or they may not intersect correctly on the fake. YSL designer handbags come in certain colors which can be found on their site.
Next, check the price. This is usually an obvious sign of a fake bag. Check out the price of the actual YSL designer handbag at a retail store. These usually run in the area of $1,000 to $2,000. Sometimes the designs from last season are cheaper but it still won’t be less than $700. The only way you can buy one of these bags for less is to visit a clearance house.
Check the manufacturer’s tag which should be stitched to the inside of the bag. This is how the manufacturer tracks sales. Check to see if it has the same number of digits or pattern. If they are there, then the bag is real. A fake bag won’t have the tag.
Check the construction of the bag. Yves Saint Laurent bags are made only from the highest quality materials. The stitching should be neat and straight. If the sewing is sloppy or the materials look cheap then it is a fake. Also check the bag lining and the hardware, both of which should have the YSL logo across them. On the hardware, this should be easy to read. YSL designer bags are made with pride. If you do run across a site that sells fake bags, report them to the Better Business Bureau.