10 classic Dior bags that will stand the test of time

A Dior handbag is never only a Dior handbag. A Dior bag is rather a centuries-old heritage; for craftsmanship that stands the test of time.

Dior is one of those names synonymous with classics. Bags and accessories, notably from the Lady Dior and Dior Book Tote families, have been revered by top notch starlets for generations.

The very first couture house of the legendary Christian Dior opened its doors on Avenue Tony Montaigne in Paris in October 1946 with the aim of helping women discover their personal style through timeless creations. By 1949 the brand had gained a cult following and had become one of France’s top fashion exports, desired by the world.

Many of today’s Dior designs are reiterations of the original bags that were sensationalized by the likes of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1995 and Sarah Jessica Parker and Paris Hilton in the early 2000s. beyond statement and now stands for empowerment and authentic self-expression. From the Micro Lady Dior bag, worn by BLACKPINK’s Jisoo, to the Dior Saddle bag worn by Kourtney Kardashian and Bella Hadid, as well as Jessica Alba’s must-have bag at the airport, the Dior Book Tote, Dior’s iconic handbags do not not miss.

Let’s take a look at ten of the most coveted Dior bags:

Lady Dior bag

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One of the brand’s oldest and most legendary handbags, the Lady Dior bag is named after Diana, Princess of Wales. Princess Diana has been seen sporting the Chouchou bag, as it was previously called, on various occasions after which it was aptly renamed.

The embodiment of femininity, elegance and sophistication, Lady Dior was gifted to Diana by France’s first lady Bernadette Chirac in 1995. Subsequently, the princess became an instant fan and incorporated the cult accessory into her wardrobe.

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All the creative heads who succeeded Monsieur Christian Dior, including Marc Bohan and John Galliano and the current artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri, have retained the silhouettes, shapes, textures and classic forms of the latest Dior bag collections.

Lady Dior Bag can be seen with BLACKPINK member and Global Dior Ambassador Jisoo, who posted a photo showing off the adorable bag on her Instagram page.

From its inception, the Lady Dior was, and remains to this day, a beloved accessory of casual and avid handbag connoisseurs, as it gracefully ties together any style or aesthetic. From feminine flowing dresses to rompers and blue denim, it perfectly complements any type of outfit in any season.

saddle bag

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An instant collector’s item, the retro equestrian-inspired Dior Saddle bag and its many beautiful versions, is an all-time favorite of celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian, Bella Hadid, Rita Ora and Chiara Ferragni among others.

As part of Dior’s spring 2000 ready-to-wear collection, John Galliano piloted the Saddle Bag in 1999 to symbolize the “ride” into a whole new millennium.

The style of the bag has been etched in history by sex and the citywhen Carrie Bradshaw wore the show’s handbag and spawned the “Y2K” style as we know it today.

After this fashion moment, there was no looking back for this flap bag, as it further cemented its cult status by being a wardrobe staple of 2000s celebrities like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. .

Various newer versions of the saddle bag adorn the shoulders of famous celebrities and social media influencers. Thrifty fashion is also witnessing this vintage influence and bringing back styles from the late 90s and early 2000s.

tote book

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Countless celebrities can be seen sporting this cult tote bag, given its perfect size and comfort. It is an essential airport and travel destination for many, including Jessica Alba, Victoria Beckham, Rihanna, Karlie Kloss and Diane Kruger.

Conceptualized from a sketch made by Marc Bohan from 1967, the Book Tote quickly became popular among the rich and famous, due to its simple shape, sturdy size and practicality. The bag is made in attractive and colorful embroidered textiles.

Showcasing the Dior logo and even a personal monogram engraved on it upon request, the Dior Book Tote comes in various sizes ranging from mini to large. The brand also offers the option between a horizontal and vertical shaped tote depending on your needs.

Lady D-Lite Bag

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A more informal counterpart to the classic Lady Dior handbag, the first showcase of the Lady D-Lite bag took place during the luxury giant’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection shows. The playful handbag is made of embroidered and colorful textiles like canvas and velvet, as well as solid colors like black and gray.

Combining classic Dior elegance with modernity, the Lady D-lite bag is available in several sizes, prints and patterns. The meticulously crafted bag features a wide reversible and detachable embroidered shoulder strap, allowing wearers to easily carry it by hand, throw it over the shoulder, or wear it across the body for added comfort.

It also features large zipped pockets and thick “DIOR” charms in pale gold-finish metal, as well as the signature logo.

DiorDouble bag

DiorDouble bag

The modern flap bag, dubbed DiorDouble Bag, is smartly designed to meet the different needs of the user. The sleek jacquard design showcases its day-to-night versatility with its magnetic flap, detachable chain strap that can be worn over the shoulder, worn as a clutch, or used as a crossbody bag.

The bag features the characteristic Dior logo and an antique gold-finish “CD” signature, as well as a patch and zipped pocket for added convenience. It complements any type of outfit and can easily transition from a casual daytime look to a more formal, put-together nighttime look. The DoubleDior bag is available in several colors and sizes.

Caro bag

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Adored by notable celebrities like singer Jisoo and actresses Angelababy, Bae Suzy, Lucy Ramos, Maria Bakalova, Yuko Araki and Cynthia Samuel, the classic Caro bag was reinvented during the Spring-Summer 2021 ready-to-wear fashion show.

With the delicate gold chains holding the gracefully quilted silhouette in cannage leather and the oversized gold finished ‘CD’ signature on the clasp, the Caro bag never fails to impress. Available in various solid colors like black, white and grey, the bag is a timeless and distinctive creation adding a bold yet subtle touch to your wardrobe.

St Honoré shopping bag

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Another fashion staple from Dior’s iconic 30 Montaigne line, the St Honoré tote is a luxurious leather bag named after the Dior boutique on rue Saint-Honoré located in the heart of the legendary fashion district of Paris.

The versatile tote bag features a timeless design, two large interior compartments with their signature ‘CD’ clasp to tie the look together. Crafted from calfskin and lambskin, the tote comes in a variety of sizes, neutral solid colors, and a few funky designs and patterns as well.

The bag also has an embossed ’30 MONTAIGNE’ signature on the back with removable and adjustable shoulder straps for added functionality.

Bobby bag

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Olivia Culpo with Dior Bobby Bag

An ode to bohemian styles and named after Christian Dior’s beloved dog, the crescent-shaped Bobby bag is a gorgeous handbag with adjustable and removable straps. The sophisticated piece comes in different sizes, materials like jacquard and calfskin and fun solid colors and prints.

It is adorned with the signature gold-finish metal logo and a wide blue Dior Oblique embroidered shoulder strap. An array of celebrities from Jisoo to Olivia Culpo, Davikah, Suzy Bae, Jane Chuck and Juwei Teoh are seen showing off these beauties when on the go.

Bag 30 Montaigne

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Natalia Vodianova with Dior 30 Montaigne bag

Dubbed 30 Montaigne in homage to Dior’s address in the French capital, the designs debuted in the Pre-Fall 2019 collection. A must-have for celebrities and non-celebrities alike, bags from this line have drawn admirers because of their subtle and classic design.

The new line is tactfully designed by the current artistic director of Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri. The work bag is adorned with a distinctive gold “CD” closure and a hand-carved logo. The bags are available in stylish sizes and colors and materials like calf leather, canvas and jacquard. It can be worn in several ways thanks to its adjustable shoulder strap.

Vibe Bag Dior

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Chiara Ferragni with the Dior Vibe bag

The all-new Dior Vibe bag line debuted at the Dior 2022 Cruise Show in Athens, adding a sporty yet elegant element to the luxury house’s bag repertoire. The bags are crafted with bold lines and innovative materials and are adorned with the Dior Étoile and Dior Oblique motifs, perfect for people with active, on-the-go lifestyles.

Combining an athletic and youthful ‘vibe’, the bags come in casual hobo and bowling formats, showcasing a look that’s both casual and sophisticated. Combining the world of sportswear with the brand’s heritage, the Dior Vibe collection caused a sensation during the spring-summer 2022 ready-to-wear fashion show.

Available in different versions, colors, sizes and materials such as smooth calfskin and lambskin, the Dior Vibe bag is definitely a must-have if you want to go on vacation or even train at the gym without compromising. on styling.

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