5 Reasons to Invest in a Sac de Jour

Tips & Advice

- written by LIF Team

Among the iconic luxury handbags that have been around for decades (Chanel Classic Flap bag, Hermes Birkin etc.), a new “classic” has emerged in recent years – Saint Laurent’s Sac de Jour. First launched in 2013 by Saint Laurent mastermind Hedi Slimane, the Sac de Jour has become the pièce de résistance of Saint Laurent’s handbag collection since.

Sac de Jour Colours

Literally translating to “bag of the day”, the Sac de Jour can be more aptly described as the bag of the last few years. Like all “it” bags, the Sac de Jour has amassed a huge celebrity following, with Gigi Hadid, Rachel Zoe and Nicole Ritchie often seen touting various versions of the Sac de Jour.

So where does the appeal lie? We’ve compiled the 5 top reasons to invest in a Sac de Jour (as if you really need them!):


Few handbags have that ultra-classic feel without being boring, and that’s just what the Sac de Jour manages to do. Considered a modernised version of the iconic Hermes Birkin, the Sac de Jour maintains a classic silhouette while jazzing it up with it signature side pleats and horizontal strap detail. Simply put, the Sac de Jour is incredibly distinct but yet timeless at the same time.


There are commonly 9 available materials to choose from, including textured leather, smooth leather, suede alligator, embossed crocodile, embossed python, calf hair, shiny studs and matte studs (phew). If that’s not enough variety for you, there are also over 15 colours to choose from.

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Eeny, meeny, miney, moe… The Sac de Jour is available in four different sizes, yes four!. Which size is best? It all comes down to whether you are one of those people that likes a petite and ultra-light bag to carry only the essentials, or if you like to carry your essentials, your back-up essentials and your laptop as well (ahem, like us). For the former group, the nano or the baby Sac de Jour makes a pretty cute option. For the latter group like us, the medium or even the large is the preferred option.


The Sac de Jour has been compared to the Godmother of Class, the Birkin, and for many has come up trumps. The Sac de Jour is much easier to get in and out of than the Birkin and is generally considered to be more practical and useable. Not to mention that it’s price tag is about $10k less than the Birkin…


When compared to luxury handbags of a similar size, the Sac de Jour is quite reasonably priced comparatively speaking. For example, a Celine Luggage Tote Nano is approximately $2,800 brand new whereas the Sac de Jour Nano is around $2,200. Or even less pre-owned…

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