YSL's Downtown Tote
YSL creates some of the world's most highly covetable bags-like the Muse, Mombasa, and Rive Gauche-which are adored and carried by Hollywood's heavy hitters and fashion freaks with equal fervor. The house's Downtown Tote, as seen here on Jessica Biel, Demi Moore, and Maggie Gyllenhaal, is adored for its roomy shape, discrete gold studs, and its buckle and zipper detailing. It also comes in an impressive range of colors, including dark violet patent leather for this season, to satisfy any whim.
For the real deal, you can purchase a Downtown Tote at Bergdorf's, but you'd be prepared to spend a chunk of change ($1495-1595, bergdorfgoodman.com). If you'd rather devote that money to something else (like, say, rent), About Attitude has another option for you. They have created their own dead-ringer for the YSL tote-their Front Pocket Tote, available in dark brown, ivory, red, or silver-and are selling it at a very attractive price ($49, aboutattitude.com). Concerned parties will be happy to note the About Attitude bag is fashioned from faux leather. Also, unlike the original, this one only has a waiting list of one week-the time it takes to ship to your house.
Pictures of Demi and Jessica, courtesy of www.x17online.com