Handbag Review: YSL Wallet on Chain

I recently purchased a YSL Wallet on Chain crossbody bag in the size medium as a reward for my hard work this past year as a blogger. The thought of buying a luxury designer bag is simply a matter of personal taste; some call it a waste of money, but others describe it as a long-term investment. I see the worth of handbags as “cost-per-wear” and since YSL holds its value and name, I can definitely see myself wearing it for years to come.

I decided to purchase black because 1) it goes with everything and 2) it isn’t a seasonal color so I can wear it all year around. Although I’ve heard mixed reviews about the brand, I haven’t experienced any problems myself. The pebbled leather of my bag is substantial and after a month of wearing it, I haven’t experienced any scuffs. The bag can be worn on the shoulder as well as a crossbody. I am 5’1 and the handbag falls right on my hip when worn as a crossbody.

There are two negative opinion I have about the bag: 1) the closure is a snap on rather than a magnetic closure and at times it can be a pain to close the bag unless I look at where it is aligned and 2) the chain can feel heavy on the shoulder if you wear it long enough. However, these two things are a minor issue and doesn’t change my love for it.

The design of the bag is practical for someone with my lifestyle since I don’t carry around a lot of items. It has two compartments and there are several slots for your cards; I mainly put my phone, ID, credit card, lipstick and very small or thin beauty products since I don’t want the bag to lose its shape even though it’s a sturdy material. In addition, the chain can be stored inside the bag, turning it into a clutch, which is perfect for the evening!

Bag Information:
Name: YSL Monogram Matelasse Wallet-on-a-Chain
Retails: $1,650.00
Size: 5.5″H x 9″W x 1″D; weighs 1.1 lbs.



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5 responses to “Handbag Review: YSL Wallet on Chain”

  1. Nikole says:

    Thank you for being honest about the bag!! Regardless, you definitely sold me. I’m also 5’1 so it’s important that my bags are not only beautiful, but work for my frame also. 🙂

  2. Jennifer Hu says:

    What a lovely bag!! I would carry it around all day! 🙂

  3. Monika says:

    I absolutely love this bag! I think it is such a great classic and it is def on my wishlist too! Looks so beautiful on you! xx

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