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Saint Laurent Sac De Jour Size Guide: The Bag Of The Day And The Decade

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Aptly translated as the ‘bag of the day’, the Sac De Jour has been a constant signature in Saint Laurent’s collections for almost a decade, made popular by tastemakers including Kate Moss, Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Angelina Jolie. Introduced by then creative director Hedi Slimane and debuted in the brand’s 2013 pre-fall campaign by supermodel Freja Beha Erichsen, the style has now earned its reputation as a cult classic, becoming one of the Parisian maison’s most popular and successful accessory releases to date. ‘The Sac De Jour’s vast size range and sleek design makes for the perfect timeless bag, encompassing that refined French aesthetic the brand is known for,’ notes Iman Alem, FARFETCH’s fashion market editor. 


Here, we offer the ultimate guide to choosing the right Sac De Jour size and colorway for you — from the perfectly petite nano and baby versions, to the everyday small and practical large sizes — plus other iconic styles that should be on every Saint Laurent fan’s radar.

The Sac De Jour Nano and Baby

 

The first thing to note about the Sac De Jour are the standout signature design details — think round top handles, an adjustable and detachable shoulder strap, a gold stamped logo, a padlock pouch and an expandable compression-side design with a middle zipped pocket. These are carried through into all of the sizes available. 


The smallest size of the range, the deceptive Nano, holds its own against other trending mini bags such as Jacquemus’ Chiquito or Balenciaga’s Neo Classic. Measuring in at 22cm x 18cm, the Nano is big enough to fit a small purse, phone, keys and a couple of makeup items. The Baby meanwhile measures a fairly roomy 26cm x 20.5cm — the same width as Saint Laurent’s medium LouLou bag — making it ‘the perfect bag to carry all of your everyday essentials,’ explains Alem.

 

Size: Nano

Dimensions: 22 x 18 x 10.5cm

Handle drop: 7cm 

Strap drop: 53cm 
 

Size: Baby 

Dimensions: 26 x 20.5 x 12.5cm 

Handle drop: 9cm

Strap drop for shoulder and crossbody carry: 53cm

 

Care: wipe any dirt away using a slightly damp soft cloth and always clean in the same direction as the grain of the leather. Apply a protection spray regularly, avoid getting the bag wet and store inside the supplied dust bag.

The Sac De Jour Small and Large

 

The Sac De Jour’s next available sizes are the Small and Large — the brand has forgone a medium size. The Small, measuring 32cm x 25.5cm, comfortably fits a small laptop — perfect for commuters and meeting-hoppers — and can be carried by the top handles or worn as a shoulder bag. The Large jumps up to 40cm x 31cm in size, making it more of a shopper style. An increase in size range also allows a greater range of materials and colorways available. Key fabrics and finishes of the bag include smooth, grained and embossed leather, suede, calf hair, canvas and stud embellishments. Offered in an array of colors — from classic black and brown, to hot red and leopard print — the widest choice of these can be found on FARFETCH.
 

Size: Small

Dimensions: 32 x 25.5 x 15.5cm 

Handle drop: 9.5cm; strap drop: 48cm

 

Size: Large 

Dimensions: 40 x 31 x 20cm 

Handle drop: 9.5cm

Strap drop: 48cm

 

Care: suede, embossed and textured leather can be prone to scratches and water damage.  Wipe any dirt away using a slightly damp soft cloth and always clean in the same direction as the grain of the leather or direction of fabric. Apply a protection spray regularly and store inside the supplied dust bag.

Other Saint Laurent Fan Favorites: The Hobo, LouLou And More

 

Of course, Saint Laurent’s bag history is far from limited to the Sac De Jour. ‘Saint Laurent is one of the rare houses with multiple It bags,’ explains Alem. ‘Le 5 À 7 Hobo is the newest style but is already reaching the same icon status. It has a more minimal, 1990s-inspired shape to cater to the small shoulder bag trend, but still maintains its very chic aesthetic. And we can't talk about iconic Saint Laurent bags without mentioning the house's best-selling style, LouLou.’ The Loulou — designer Yves Saint Laurent's term of endearment for his friend and muse Loulou de la Falaise — boasts a quilted design with an envelope closure and single shoulder strap. Other popular styles worth noting include the Kate, College, Cassandra and Niki — all available in multiple sizes, materials and colors on FARFETCH.

Care: wipe any dirt away using a slightly damp soft cloth and always clean in the same direction as the grain of the leather. Apply a protection spray regularly, avoid getting the bag wet and store inside the supplied dust bag.

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