Mini bags have been in the handbag spotlight for almost two years now, and we’re predicting that the handbag spectrum may be starting to sway toward the comeback of colossal bags soon. Just as I was ready to forgo the mini bag trend forever (I’m sure I’m not the only one who thought they were skipping it), Dior may be giving us all a reason to appreciate its beauty.
Dior’s Lady Dior is a brand classic that marries traditionalism and modernity. While I’ve always favored the regular and large versions of this bag, there was something about this particular Mini Lady that struck me. The color was exquisite, and it’s the perfect size to wear for special occasions or a night out, but that wasn’t why I instantly fell for this bag. It was the brand’s addition of the embellished handbag strap that really made me swoon.
Fendi lead the way for embellished bag straps and later Valentino, Gucci and countless others followed, but Dior’s crystal strap is different than any other currently available. For Summer 2016, the last collection overseen by Raf Simons, Dior debuted the most decadent and ladylike handbag strap any of us here at PurseBlog have ever seen. Reading about the collection a few months ago, I was instantly drawn to the floral motif and mesmerizing crystals of the wide shoulder strap. The juxtaposition of the Mini Lady with a wide strap were perfectly complementary–the bag’s small size allowed the visual focus to be on the embellishments.
Our job really comes full circle after we write about a bag we love in photos and then we see it for the first time in person. While carrying this beautiful Lady Bag for the first time, my admiration went from lust to love in a matter of seconds, and I think many will understand why!
This year will be an exciting year for the fashion-obsessed. More iconic handbags are getting a makeover and the designer brands are doing it fabulously.
Sometimes a small adjustment is powerful enough to create a huge impact. Just like this time-tested Lady Dior Bag with the brand-new embroidered shoulder strap. This little doses of add-on are dangerous enough to make your friends jealous.
The Lady Dior itself is already a unique work of art. The wide shoulder strap is beautified with crystals that form multi-coloured floral motifs for a highly contemporary twist.
And especially the crystal colors are impressive – it will boost your style to a whole new level. Now that summer is coming up, let those crystal stones bling as the sun is shining.
For those that dislike multi-coloured crystals for good of reasons, there are more variations. There are single-colors available and with geometric motifs.
For as far as we know, these kind of bags are available in Mini (17 x 15 x 7 cm) and Medium (24 x 20 x 11 cm) sizes. Check out with Dior SA for the prices and more details.
Raf Simons’ tenure at Christian Dior has helped push the brand back into the fashion limelight, and Dior’s handbags have benefited from that quite a bit. The line has expanded a lot recently, but the Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag, one of the brand’s most classic styles still has a lot to offer for handbag customers.
The bag comes in several sizes and an every-changing rainbow of colors and embellishments. Most casual shoppers will recognize the distinctive quilting on many of the plain leather bags; it’s called Cannage, and it was inspired by the cane chairs in the Dior atelier. The bag goes far beyond the iconic pattern, though, and we’ve done some research to simplify your shopping experience.
Check out our guide to the bag below; because these bags aren’t sold online, information can be scarce or inaccurate. If you see something that was can expand, update or make more accurate, please let us know in the comments.
THE CHRISTIAN DIOR LADY DIOR BAG
Year Created: 1995
Sizes Currently Available: Micro, Mini/Small (Used Interchangeably), Regular/Medium, Large
Most Recent Price Increase: Spring 2015
Availability: Available only at Christian Dior boutiques
SIZES AND PRICES
Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag – Micro
Prices Start at $2,950 in Quilted Leather
6″ W x 5″ H x 2.6″ D
Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag – Mini/Small
Prices Start at $3,100 in Quilted Leather
6.7″ W x 5.9″ H x 2.8″ D
Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag – Medium/Regular
Prices Start at $4,100 in Quilted Leather
9″ W x 8″H x 4″D
Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag – Large
Prices Start at $4,600 in Quilted Leather
12.5″ W x 10″ H x 4″ D
COMMONLY AVAILABLE MATERIALS
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