Dior Saddle Bag

I’m drawn to bags like a moth to a flame. My infatuation with handbags goes way back when I used to raid my mom’s closet to pose with her baguette purses. While I did grow out of raiding her closet, I never grew out of my love for bags.

Dior has always been among my most-loved designer brands for bags and today I’m talking about its iconic saddle bag. Dior Saddle Bag was designed in 1999 and debuted in the spring/summer 2000 collection. After making an appearance on the runway, the saddle bag was everywhere including under the arm of then style icon Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City). 

In 2018, after many, many years, Dior Saddle Bag made a raging comeback with pieces flying right off the shelves. The bag was made available in two sizes (although the smaller size may feel ridiculously small to some) and a number of different iterations. You can find the reinvented saddle in different colors with leather, oblique canvas, and embroidery. 

While I do love it in classic leather, I feel the embroidered oblique jacquard has more character and dimension to it. And so I went with the Blue Dior Oblique Jacquard Saddle Bag and styled it with a simple outfit. Because that’s the beauty of the saddle bag – you don’t have to overthink or complicate your outfit, the saddle does the talking. It’s a statement piece that works like a charm on a simple canvas.

The new version of Dior Saddle Bag did make a couple of updates to its original one. For one, it now has a magnetic snap closure which I prefer much more over the old velcro. Secondly, Dior has also come up with a long embroidered canvas strap (sold separately) to make the bag more functional and versatile. 

The flap features a ‘D’ stirrup clasp. A ‘CD’ signature sits on each side of the handle. This antique gold-finish metal hardware looks stunning against the dark jacquard and lends the bag its bling. The flap opens up to an inside pocket that has enough room for your wallet, phone, keys, and maybe even some makeup. You can either carry it in your hand or over your shoulder. At first glance, you might think it won’t fit under your arm but it’s actually shockingly comfortable over the shoulder unless you’re wearing a bulky jacket or coat.

I do love other colors but I went with a neutral one so I can style it with many of my other outfits as well. It’s a timeless and investment piece that’s definitely worth it. So if you’re looking for something that won’t go out of style for years to come, this is it. I mean, we’re still going gaga over the saddle even after 20 years. Perhaps it’d still be here after another 20.

Dior Saddle Bag

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