My Christmas gift to myself: YSL card holder <3

dsl card holder

 

ysl card holder

ysl card holder

As I mentioned in my December travel recap (if you haven’t read it and love Europe, go check it out 😉 ), I bought myself my first ever YSL item while I was in Paris a few weeks ago. And here it is, this gorgeous card holder <3
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I’ve had my eyes on it for a few months but I waited for my vacations in France for 2 main reasons:
– I didn’t want to risk paying the customs duties if I ordered it from the US (it is already expensive enough like that)
– It is SO MUCH cheaper if you buy it in Euros instead of USD/CAD. I am talking 30% off here! Go check out the YSL website and change the countries… You’ll see for yourself! Of course you have to be in Europe to be able to do that but as I knew I was going back for the holidays, it was a no brainer that I was going to wait a few weeks to get it.
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So here it is. It came in this beautiful black box that I will never be able to throw away (I am sure that some of you understand…) and a tiny dust bag.
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ysl card holder

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I knew that I wanted it black and in pebbled leather to limit the risks of scratches and stains. I dreamt of the black hardware but knew that it was out of stock everywhere so I was okay with gold as long as the leather was black. It was a GREAT surprise when I saw this one in the store with black hardware. It was their last one and I didn’t hesitate for a second! Obviously the YSL logo is pretty big so you can’t miss it but the black hardware on the black leather makes the card holder a little less show off and a bit more discreet. I LOVE IT!
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So yeah, I’ve been using it ever since I bought it and I am very pleased with it. You get 2 slots on the front, 2 on the back and 1 at the top. It’s enough for my needs. If you have dozens of store loyalty cards, obviously this is not for you but I guess you would prefer a bigger wallet instead of a card holder anyway ;).
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I am not gonna lie, the leather is a bit stiff at first. But that was no surprise to me as all the reviews I looked online said it. It will loosen up a bit with time but apparently not too much, which is great as it means it will keep its shape for years. And that’s obviously what you want when you invest in luxury pieces like this beauty!
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