Since it’s been seen on the arms of everyone from Rihanna to Mary-Kate Olsen, Yves Saint Laurent’s Roady tote definitely wins the title for the newest and latest “it” bag. And if you’re someone who’s against the notion of “it,” well, turns out you can even get the Roady customized to keep the style all your own (or you can keep things simple and find a deal on ebay).
As beautiful as the Roady tote might be, we certainly won’t hold it against you if you prefer to spring for a lookalike. We’ve even done some sleuthing – our favorites all follow the chic, simple, square look of the Roady. First, we’ve got Michael Kors’ Skorpios tote, then Cole Haan’s practical small saddle tote, Lucky Brand’s medium slouch tote (which probably does the best job imititating the overall YSL look), and finally, Banana Republic’s chain leather tote, which is slightly different in shape but perfectly retains the sophisticated feel.
If just looking at the Roady whets your appetite for all things handbag related, check out more big tote bags, designer handbags, and some great options in handbags under $250 in order to get the right bag for you.