Dior Saddle Bag

Jaq's Take: Dior Saddle Bag Review 2023

→ What is the hype around the Dior Saddle Bag?

When we dive into the world of iconic logo bags, it’s impossible to ignore the one that took the fashion scene by storm – originally crafted by John Galliano for the spring/summer show of 2000 (1999). This timeless masterpiece has graced the arms of celebrities, adorned the glossy pages of magazines, and strutted down countless runways since its peak in popularity back in 2003. However, what’s truly fascinating is how the enduring allure of the saddle bag has experienced a remarkable resurgence in 2023, with Forbes reporting an astounding 89% increase in its consignment value. So, if you happen to have one tucked away in the depths of your mom’s closet, it might just be the perfect moment to dust it off! 

As a 21-year-old college student deeply passionate about fashion and clothing, I’m excited to offer you my candid perspective on this coveted accessory!

Paris Hilton / 2002

Bella Hadid / 2019

Sarah Jessica Parker / 2000

Rhianna / 2019

What materials, colors, patterns, and sizes does the Dior Saddle Bag come in?

When you buy from Dior, you truly get the experience of a fashionista’s dream. If you search for Saddle Bag on the Dior website, you are blessed with 83 different purses to choose from. I know that large of a variety can be a little overwhelming, so I am here to break it down for you! First, we will discuss leathers in black, so you can truly see the difference in material. Secondly, I will show you colors and patterns to select from. Lastly, lets talk sizing.


Black Oblique Embossed Calfskin

Black Ultramatte Calfskin

Black Grained Calfskin

Blue Oblique Jacquard

Black Goatskin

Black Smooth Calfskin

Lighter-Toned Colors:

Latte Grained Calfskin

Dust Ivory Smooth Calfskin

Powder Beige Grained Calfskin

Caramel Beige Grained Calfskin

Sand Pink Grained Calfskin

Blush Grained Calfskin

Antique Pink Smooth Calfskin

Ethereal Green Grained Calfskin

Deeper-Toned Colors

Gray Grained Calfskin

Medium Tan Grained Calfskin

Golden Grained Calfskin

Warm Taupe Grained Calfskin

Chocolate Brown Smooth Calfskin

Indigo Blue Grained Calfskin

Cedar Green Grained Calfskin

Bright and Playful Colors:

Placid Blue Smooth Calfskin

Rani Pink Smooth Calfskin

Purple Smooth Calfskin

Pine Green Grained Calfskin

Deep Fuschia Grained Calfskin


Blue Oblique Jacquard

Blue Oblique Embroidery

Blue Toile de Jouy Embroidery

Gray Oblique Embroidery 

Denim Blue Albero Della Vita Embroidery

Beige Multicolor Toile de Jouy Voyage Embroidery

White Multicolor Petites Fleurs Embroidery

Blue Multicolor Toile De Jouy Voyage Embroidery

Black Crinkle-Effect Lambskin with White Resin Pearls

Oblique Canvas with Raffia Effect and Embroidered Dior Tears Signature Patch


  1. The Micro Christian Dior Saddle Bag measures approximately 5.25″ x 4.75″ x 1.5″ 
  2. The Mini Christian Dior Saddle Bag measures approximately 7.25″ x 6″ x 2″ 
  3. The Classic Christian Dior Saddle Bag measures approximately 9.5″ x 8″ x 2.5″

→ What Dior Saddle Bag would I recommend?

Get the bag that matches your wardrobe the best.

If you have a personal style, pick the Dior bag that matches that. Here are some criteria to consider when choosing your Dior Saddle Bag.

  • Which color(s) you wear the most of
  • Staple colors like white and black
  • If you wear lots of jewelry/patterns you may want to consider an embellished bag like the Dior Tears Saddle Bag or the Black Crinkle-Effect Lambskin with White Resin Pearls
  • Which color best matches the undertones in your skin tone
  • If you adore Dior, get the embroidered or oblique logo monogram saddle bag.
  • Which size bag best matches your lifestyle (micro, mini, classic)
  • Quality over quantity when it comes to accessories. It’s important to have great pieces that are versatile and you can rework into any outfit. 

→ What Dior Saddle Bag do I have?

The Ultramatte Black Calfskin

I chose ultramatte black because I thought it was the most practical option. I wear lots of black and white with small pops of color in pieces here and there. However, I like my basics and neutrals. Therefore, I decided the black would match everything.

→ Pros and Cons: Dior Saddle Bag ss2023


  • “CD” and “D” gorgeous hardware on sides and hanging down in front 
  • Extremely high quality calfskin leather and construction
  • Versatility with shorter strap and longer strap
  • Gorgeous ultramatte black color goes with everything
  • Seamless magnetic clasp makes it easy to close


  • Difficult to fit all my belongings in due to shape and size (I got the classic and my keys don’t fit in it). Although, I do have my makeup bag, wallet, and a puff ball on my keychain. 

→ My overall opinion: the Dior Saddle Bag ss2023

4.8/5 star review

The luxury of owning one of these bags comes with quite a hefty cost without actually fitting my keys inside. However, its timeless design makes it's resale value fantastic, and the quality and construction is made to last forever. I adore Dior.

→ What is a more affordable option for the Dior Saddle Bag in 2023?

Dior Saddle Bag Dupes Under $30 on Amazon

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