Let the celebrations start early this year with the Saint Laurent Christmas capsule collection, featuring the Kate chain bag and tuxedo box.

Since the 1960s, Saint Laurent has dominated luxury prêt-à-porter or ready-to-wear collections.

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And their unfettered, forward-thinking design philosophy extends to stylish, wearable accessories.

The YSL monogram Kate chain bag has become a must-have piece for women-on-the-go with its single compartment and fold-over top with a seamless snap closure making it the perfect bag of no-fuss and all-style.

The Christmas capsule collection offers the Kate chain bag in patent shiny Italian leather, tinted red (US$1,820) or cobalt blue (US$1,700).

Even as it shines with vivacious colour and black glitter sequins, the Kate chain bag still manages to accomplish understated cool.

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It reminds us a little of eighties grunge glamour, with its own particular punk rock sophistication.

For a little more gold and a little less glitter, the Christmas capsule collection also offers the Kate chain bag in black suede and gold tassels (US$2,875).

The shoulder bag is made of studded goatskin suede with grosgrain lining.

It also comprises of a chain link shoulder strap which differs from the wider curb chain of the Kate collection.

The design choice is cohesive with the small gold-chain detailing on the bag’s fold over top, while tassel accents add flair on either side.

The Kate chain bag in black velvet (US$1,980) is an accessory made for the winter wardrobe.

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The luxurious black velvet and patent leather highlights the bag’s boxy form.

The gold-toned hardware is similarly absolute, with the stand-out YSL monogram plaque and festive tassel detailing.

The interlocking YSL monogram that graces all Kate chain bags was designed in the 1960s.

Anthony Vaccarello took the helm of Saint Laurent in 2016 and draws from YSL’s devil-may-care attitude towards tradition.

The Saint Laurent tuxedo box is similarly revolutionary in its design philosophy.

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Made from Plexiglas and metal, the tuxedo box is a formidable geometric structure that embodies androgynous confidence and sophistication.

The tuxedo box in black suede and gold chain (US$5,750) adds a touch of festivity to its austere structure, making it an ideal accessory for an exclusive New Year’s Gala.

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