Yves Saint Laurent Canvas Mombasa Deerhorn Hobo Bag

Condition: Pristine
Price: € 449

Tom Ford's take on the hobo handbag. First seen on the Paris runway for Spring 2002, Tom Ford's Mombasa Deerhorn Bag had fashionistas grappling to get a grip on the trend. By the time word spread to the rest of us, waiting lists were as close as we could get to the $795 accessory.

  • Authenticity code: 135202-002122
  • Tom Ford era
  • Open top with magnetic snap closure
  • Tan canvas with metallic gold leather trim and gold-tone hardware
  • Hobo-shape handbag that hits off right under the shoulder.
  • Carved horn handle
  • Handle drop: 15cm, hand and shoulder carry
  • Logo appliqué at front
  • Black satin lining
  • One interior zip pocket and one open pocket
  • Comes with dust bag
  • Condition: excellent condition with minor signs of use.  Exterior canvas and lining in excellent clean condition. Hardware on handle has minor hairline scratches.
  • This item has been authenticated by our in-house trained professionals. Yves Saint Laurent does not endorse or participate in the La Doyenne Vintage's authentication process. 
  • Yves Saint Laurent is a registered trademark of Saint Laurent. La Doyenne Vintage is neither partnered nor affiliated with Saint Laurent. 
  • Photos are of the actual item in our possession.
Yves Saint Laurent
€ 449
Made in Italy
25.5 x 38 x 2.5 cm

Yves Saint Laurent

Algerian-born Yves Saint Laurent and business partner/ex-lover Pierre Bergé started the brand in 1962, after Saint Laurent was laid off from his top rank at Dior following his stint in the French Army. Going solo, it turned out, galvanized YSL’s creative output and career. The designer is credited with a great many things: the women’s tuxedo (and Le Smoking), the trench coat and peacoat as high fashion, safari-chic, the shirt dress, the iconic Mondrian dress (and the subsequent graphic print craze), “ethnic-inspired” and beatnik gear, and numerous other sartorial coups that have penetrated our collective style-unconscious. Saint Laurent was also was the first couturier to market and cultivate his prêt-a-porter line Rive Gauche, and he was among the first to feature black models.

In 1993, the house was sold to pharmaceuticals company Sanofi for over $600 million before the Gucci Group acquired the brand. Yves stayed aboard, designing the couture collection until his retirement in 2002, which marked the shuttering of that arm of the business. Rive Gauche was designed by Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz for three seasons starting in 1998, and then by Creative Director Tom Ford, who brought the brand back into the spotlight with heightened sex appeal and provocative marketing, somewhat to the dismay of Saint Laurent, who was not particularly fond of Ford’s aesthetic. After Tom Ford’s departure in 2004, Stefano Pilati, whose style was more in line with that of the late Monsieur Saint Laurent, was named creative director. In February 2012 it was announced that Hedi Slimane would replace Pilati. After his appoitment Slimane made the decision to rebrand Yes Saint Laurent, renaming the ready-to-wear line to Saint Laurent Paris.