I’m always one to sell a bag. I buy a bag directly from a retailer or pre-loved, use it for a couple of months or even a year or two, and then ultimately sell. Why? I hate owning stuff, at least too much of it anyway. It’s a way of life I’ve learned to live by for over ten years now. But now, it has a trendy name attached to it – minimalism.
But after going through so many bags, classics and trendy bags included, I realized not only was I craving for a new bag, but I really wanted something that would prevent me from going through this vicious cycle of buy and selling (I’m trying to be a little more financially smarter, especially since the coronavirus pandemic).
Anyway, as social gatherings made a return, I started my quest for my new, most perfect, minimalistic bag. But as I made some headway, I quickly realized this task would be more arduous than anticipated. Why? I had too many requirements.
First off, the bag needed to be somewhat timeless, but then I realized that if I was going to spend any kind of money on a bag, it had to be a designer piece. So, as designer bags became more prominent in my mind, so did the concept of cost per wear. That said, my next bag had to be a bag I could use for almost any occasion.
My quest for the perfect minimalist bag honestly took a couple of months. But after countless orders and returns, I finally landed on the Saint Laurent Kate Medium Reversible Leather Shoulder Bag, thanks to TikTok creator Allie Breck.
While I didn’t go with the exact bag featured in her post, I was intrigued (in a good way) by the concept of the bag, mainly because of its versatility. The colorway of the bag Allie featured in her TikTok did provide more options than any other traditional bad but it still felt limiting despite having to option to flip the bag inside out, going from suede to leather or leather to suede.
That’s when I decided to see what other options were available in the Saint Laurent Kate Medium Reversible Leather Shoulder Bag. If I could somehow find an option not only went from leather to suede but also offered up two different color offerings while also having the removable chain, I would be completely sold.
After a bit of investigating, I finally landed on Mytheresa, where I found the perfect minimalistic bag of my dreams. Here’s why I fell in love with it:
This one is a no-brainer for sure. The Saint Laurent Kate Medium Reversible Leather Shoulder Bag I ended up purchasing not only features black leather but also offers up a luxurious croc-effect. And then when that bag is reversed, the bag offers a rich, brown suede colorway which is absolutely stunning!
While the bag was advertised as a shoulder bag, it is most definitely a crossbody bag. However, when the chain is doubled wrapped, it can quickly turn into a short and sleek shoulder bag. As a crossbody, the bag is perfect for running errands and day trips. The magnetic closure allows for security but also creates easy access when needed. As a shoulder bag, it is ideal for a date night or even day event.
But there’s more. The bag also works as an oversized clutch that can easily be used for anything clutch-worthy. The best part about the Saint Laurent Kate Medium Reversible Leather Shoulder Bag is that it can be dressed up or down. The bag is definitely a much-needed accessory as it instantly adds texture and glam to any ensemble.
The supple quality of the leather allows the bag to conform to your body, which I oddly love. In fact, it has made me realize that rigid bags are a definite no-no for me. I had my bags to have some kind of give. That said, the overall definition and the structure of the Saint Laurent Kate Medium Reversible Leather Shoulder Bag simply screams richness and class and it’s just something I can’t get enough of.
And when it comes to the wear and tear on the bag, especially when trying to reverse the bag inside out, so far, I haven’t noticed any kind of marking. But even if any wear does occur, I personally feel it add character to the bag, especially on the leather side. However, the suede side will need to be cared for, just like any other suede bag.
As for the chain, it has just the right weight and feel to it. The chain is brass/gold and it looks spectacular against the black leather and Saint Laurent gold plated logo.
Flip the bag over and the suede side is just as tempting and luxurious. It is buttery soft – the kind you want to make love with.
All in all, the Saint Laurent Kate Medium Reversible Leather Shoulder Bag is beautiful and a must-buy.
The Saint Laurent Kate Medium Reversible Leather Shoulder Bag is timeless and a bag that anyone, not just minimalists, should have in their closet. The bag is sophisticated and can elevate any outfit, whether it be a pair of sweats and oversized hoodie or a pencil skirt and blazer.
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