There’s been a lot of speculation that Saint Laurent’s Sac de Jour is a rip-off of the Birkin. I’ll admit there are quite a few similarities. To me, it looks like Hedi Slimane took a cue from the unfinished Birkin shown by Hermès a few seasons ago. But in spite of all the criticism, I have to say that I like the way he structured and streamlined the Holy Grail of bags. With accordion-style sides, you can adjust the straps for more space or tighten them up for a sleeker look, making this the perfect work bag. If you carried a Birkin into the office, everyone would know, but with this you could fly under the radar without sacrificing style. What do you think of the controversy, though? Take a look at a Sac de Jour next to a Birkin. Would you buy Saint Laurent’s pared down bag? Available on Luisa via Roma for $2,950.