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Saturday, January 3, 2015

YSL Monogramme is more than a Monogram

A monogramme is not simply a monogram.  With the letters YSL it is a symbol of luxury and style. 
Cassandre Tassel Clutch Bag, Black

Cassandre Tassel Clutch Bag, Black 

Emblazoned with those iconic initials, the Saint Laurent Cassandre clutch caps a classic design with a fluid fringe tassel.
Monogramme Small Velvet Clutch Bag
Monogramme Small Velvet Clutch Bag, Black
  • Saint Laurent velvet clutch with golden hardware.
  • Tonal topstitching creates chevron pattern.
  • Flap top with YSL logo medallion; snap closure.
  • Inside, leather and faille lining; open pocket.
  • 5 3/4"H x 9 3/4"W x 1 1/2"D.
  • Made in Italy.

Monogramme Leather Crossbody Bag, Black

Adorned with the iconic YSL initials, this exquisitely tailored Saint Laurent crossbody sits conveniently by your side.


Cassandre Small Tassel Crossbody Bag, Black 

Classic and compact in design, the Saint Laurent Cassandre crossbody bag bears a fluid fringe tassel and those iconic initials. The long chain strap tucks inside for added versatility.  

Founded in 1961, Yves Saint Laurent was the first couture house to introduce the concept of luxury pret-a-porter in a 1966 collection called "Rive Gauche," synonymous with youth and freedom. This shift represented a first critical step in the modernization of fashion and revolutionized the socio-cultural landscape. In 1999, the luxury goods division of the PPR Group acquired Yves Saint Laurent and, under the creative direction of Hedi Slimane since March 2012, continues to position the house at the summit of the luxury universe. Today, Saint Laurent collections include women's and men's ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, small leather goods, jewelry, scarves, ties, and eyewear. Parisian by birth and Los Angeleno by choice, Hedi Slimane is lauded not only for his work as a designer and photographer—but also for his past contributions during his tenure as menswear director for the house.

Shop at Neiman Marcus to find the great Saint Laurent monogrammed bags pictured above.

A monogram is a motif made by overlapping or combining two or more letters or other graphemes to form one symbol. Monograms are often made by combining the initials of an individual or a company, used as recognizable symbols or logos

In French, "Un monogramme est un emblème qui réunit plusieurs lettres en un seul dessin, avec ou sans ornements supplémentaires. Comme tout emblème, il représente une personne, une entité ou un groupe. Il peut aussi servir à signer, à marquer un sceau, des meubles ou tout autre objet appartenant au propriétaire ou au titulaire du monogramme."

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The luxury handbags pictured above are only a small portion of the Saint Laurent collection that you can find at Neiman Marcus.  We decided to showcase a few of the black bags but they also have numerous YSL Monogramme bags in fashion colors.

If you generally carry more than a clutch can handle, you may want to check out the monogrammed shoppers bag as well.


Monogramme Matelasse Shopper Bag

Saint Laurent grained calfskin shopper with golden hardware. Tonal topstitching creates chevron pattern.

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