I fell in love with Yves Saint Laurent's YMail collection during my summer in Paris. One rainy day we made an excursion to the grand magasins to see the magnificence of the Paris shopping experience. The bottom floor of Le Printemps includes the high end designers such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and YSL. As I was walking around gazing at all of the lovely items, I came across this glass enclosed case with the new YSL YMail collection.
I was immediately in love. The case housed necklaces, wallets and clutches all emblazoned with the YMail address. Instead of a big logo or design there was this rather small Parisian address embroidered or imprinted onto all the items. I thought it was such a clever idea to include the address of where the fashion house first began. Although I loved the collection I knew there was no way I was going to be able to afford anything so I left the glass case still dreaming about the YMail items.
That love for the collection never left me, so when my boyfriend asked me what I wanted for my graduation gift in addition to my fabulous Louis Vuitton I knew something from the YMail collection would be perfect. I started browsing the YSL e-boutique and as soon as I saw the black patent coin purse I knew that was what I wanted.
Whenever it arrived in the mail I seriously was like a mad women getting the box open. Once I finally got it out of the box, I was totally transported back to Le Printemps when I first fell in love with the collection.
I love every little detail. Although it's called a coin purse its actually quite big, I could easily fit my blackberry or digital camera inside it. Even the back is cute. It actually makes it look like an envelope.
It's seriously lovely. Whenever I reach into my purse and see it, I get a smile on my face thinking about the history behind it.