Saint Laurent Moujik Tote
Let’s say that I am a fashion designer and I love putting together with the use of different leathers, and colors, an inspiration bag that I WANT the public to love. If I design a bag, then it’s a bag. Just that, a plain bag that flew out of my fantasy.
But if I decide to design a bag that is based on something, which has a long and rich history, then we’ve got a bag worth bragging about. It has a fairytale story.
The Saint Laurent Moujik Tote looks very much like the Muse 2 Tote. I mean, they are ‘very’ similar, like siblings – brother and sister.
The main difference is the round-shaped closure on the center, Moujik doesn’t have that, it’s just streamlined.
Let’s first get back to my original story. You see, the name Moujik didn’t just fall from the sky. It has a meaning, a story – ripped from the history book.
The French president Jacques Chirac awarded Saint Laurent the rank of ‘Commander of the Légion d’Honneur’ in 2001. And in 2002, Saint Laurent decided to retire, but somehow he became reclusive – avoiding other people and he was becoming a bit isolated.
He was living in his homes in Normandy and Morocco, together with his French bulldog named Moujik. Now you know the little story behind the name of this tote.
But anyways, while the Saint Laurent Muse was a more kind-of slouchy bag, very flexible, the Moujik tote is much harder, but it holds much better shape.
The designer removed a lot of complex component, making it timeless, classic and simple. Of course, you will only find out the sophistication in the craftsmanship and the details, but I do like the new lock that has been embellished and the padlock. This is the Muse 2 modernized.
Signature has been crafted in the front flap, it comes with a removable shoulder strap. Made from calfskin and the padlock can be removed if you think it’s annoying. Measuring 31 x 24 x 14 cm, pre-order at Saint Laurent e-store or at their boutique.