Christian Dior's Lady Dior bag is one of the most recognizable designer handbags in the world. The Dior bag is one that is synonymous with elegance and style. It is the epitome of French design.
We obsessed over the beauty of the Fall 2014 Dior bags, and right now the bag from that crop that has my attention is the Dior Be Dior Bag. The Be Dior currently stars in the brand's ad campaign with my personal girl crush Jennifer Lawrence, and the bag and JLaw fit together perfectly. Both are bold, beautiful, elegant and have their own style.
We see so many bags, but few are as clean and ladylike as the Dior classics; we can't help but be drawn to these simple-yet-stunning designs. Furthermore, there is an urban attitude and versatility to this bag that makes it feel modern.
Be Dior combines the brand's traditions with a fresh, casual touch. The bag is meant to be worn during the day, evening or weekend, and it's easy to see that Be Dior Bags can easily transition into each need. The flap front gives the design a more approachable feel, while the optional crossbody strap provides a new-era cool vibe for Dior. But when you look at the bag, it is just as elegant as you'd expect from the famed French house, and that makes it a bag I simply adore.
The Be Bag in Smooth Calfskin is available in mini, small and medium sizes, which have US retail prices of $3,700, $4,400 and $4,900, respectively.
If you've noticed that you've seen fewer Dior bags in stores in the past few seasons, there's a reason. It wasn't long ago that a variety of the brand's bags could be bought online at third-party retailers such as Neiman Marcus and Saks, but Dior has now largely ended its wholesale accessories business, preferring instead to more tightly control the stream of product in ways similar to brands like Chanel and Hermes. Dior bags aren't sold online at all anymore, and they're much more difficult to find in stores.