Chic *And* Practical: Meet The Bag Every It Girl Owns In 2023

It’s big, branded and steeped in attitude.

Rosé from Blackpink has one. So does Euphoria bombshell Sydney Sweeney along with Catwoman herself, Zoë Kravitz and supermodel Hailey Bieber.

Saint Laurent’s Icare tote was only unveiled in April, but has already been handle-to-shoulder with the coolest tastemakers.

Saint Laurent Icare Maxi shopping bag, $5400,

There’s a big hit of biker chic underlying this plus-sized beauty. And from the black lambskin leather to the overstitched lozenge quilting and the blown-up scale, it’s super-fit for life in the fast lane.

The tote gets its name and luxurious upswing from the sculpted gold YSL monogram that glistens in the centre – creative director Anthony Vaccarello’s team say the letters “shine like the sun that burnt the wings of Icarus”.

Rosé from Blackpink completes her airport outfit with the YSL icare tote

Available in matte and gloss, it’s the last piece to drop from Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2022 collection, marked by power dressing, jewel colours and the spirit of Paloma Picasso.

As it stands, it’s also the perfect entry point to Vaccarello’s darker vision for autumn/winter 2022, inspired by the leather-clad 1920s activist Nancy Cunard.

With extra points for roominess, Icare is our pick as a cult collectable in the making. Shop it here.

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