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1970s Yves Saint Laurent Multicolored Leather Velvet Tassel Bag


Notably involved in several art scenes internationally, at times, these influences from different movements can be seen in Saint Laurent work. In this 1970s multi-color crossbody, the color combination is in line with the rich hues of pop art style. Panels of violet, turquoise, yellow, red-orange, white and black velvet form this bag. Black leather piping accents the edges ending at the leather top which is laced with a braided coral cord to form the drawstring closure.

If the colors did not evoke a playful enough mood, tassels are also repeated with this bag to add another degree of levity. Done in leather of similar colors to the velvet panels, the tassels circle the bag hanging free to swing as the wearer moves. Fun and carefree, this bag adds a colorful relief to an otherwise buttoned-up outfit and can be work as a crossbody or as a regular shoulder bag.


Length: 8 inches

Height: 8 inches

Strap drop: up to 17 inches, can be made shorter by knotting the ropes.

The interior is lined with a black satin that bears the YSL logo in gold foil at the bottom with minimal wear. The exterior is in very-good condition with signs of wear on the velvet panels with some discoloration on the yellow and white ones. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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