WATCH MY BAG

What makes an It bag: an in­stantly recog­nis­able de­sign, ar­ti­sanal make, and uni­ver­sal lust­wor­thi­ness (ev­ery­body cov­ets it). To­gether with Dior, Fe­male spot­lights the la­bel’s lat­est that bring a youth­ful ef­fort­less­ness to the term.

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Lady Dior

A long-stand­ing It bag, well loved for its struc­tured box shape, wo­ven Can­nage tex­ture and all-round el­e­gance. (No won­der the orig­i­nal ver­sion’s named Iconic.) True to her fem­i­nine-yet-cool spirit, cre­ative direc­tor Maria Grazia Chi­uri’s also in­tro­duced the Soft ren­di­tion, which slouches slightly, thanks to a new stitch­ing.

Dior Ad­dict

De­buted in Fall ’17, its most strik­ing fea­ture is its metal clasp in­spired by that on vin­tage trunks, and a small ver­sion of the brassy logo hard­ware seen on the Dio(r)evo­lu­tion. The equally hip shapes: a flap bag, brief­case-like top han­dle, and a pe­tite box dubbed a shoul­der case, with the medium flap bag boast­ing a Navajo-es­que strap that can be used with other styles.

Dior Ad­dict calf­skin shoul­der case (top), and medium lambskin flap bag with Bo­hemian cot­ton jac­quard strap and metal em­bel­lish­ments

Dio(r)evo­lu­tion

Its bold, street-in­flu­enced metal logo made ev­ery­one sit up when it was in­tro­duced as part of Grazia Chi­uri’s S/S ’17 de­but. A re­fresh­ingly cool take on a clas­sic la­dy­like hand­bag, it now also comes in glossy crin­kled calf­skin – the re­sult of tum­ble dry­ing the leather – that ups the edge.

C’est Dior

An­other Fall ’17 de­but, this en­ve­lope-style shoul­der hand­bag boasts a play­ful turn­lock clasp from the ar­chives that spells “CD” (for Chris­tian Dior) in 3-D when closed – and plenty of ’70s so­phis­ti­ca­tion.

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