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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.

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Pre-Fall 2015 shows seem like an extremely distant memory, but now that the bags are available in stores, its time to revisit them. Dior had never staged a pre-fall show in the past, but for its first one, the brand went all-out, flying the collection to Tokyo to court Japanese consumers and press attention alike.

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Dior bags get better and better with every season, and after announcing Rihanna as the face of its most recent accessories campaign, the brand’s bag profile is even higher.

One thing I love about Dior is they have eight major bag designs that they stick to and offer lots of options for each style.

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The perks of mega-celebrity are too numerous to list; you can get into any restaurant you want without a reservation, boxes of free stuff arrive at your door every day, you’ve got enough money that you could quit on the spot and never work again.

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Right now, there’s a little film festival going on in Cannes that you might have heard of, but before that started up for another year, Christian Dior used the picturesque French Riviera city as the backdrop for its Cruise 2016 runway show.

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Raf Simons’ tenure at Dior has been a godsend for the brand’s accessories department. The designer’s handbag team churns out interesting pieces left and right, both new shapes and inventive takes on old favorites. The Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag is probably the oldest of these favorites, and it has a relatively new, modern competitor: the Christian Dior Diorissimo Bag.

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A few months ago, Dior announced that Rihanna would be the brand’s newest face, and the brand’s first black campaign star of all time. Yesterday, the first images from the pop superstar’s campaign hit the Internet, and they’re gorgeous.

Rihanna’s campaign is for the new Christian Dior Diorama Bag, and the images, shot by Steven Klein, are centered around a secret garden theme.

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A lot of great things have happened to Dior’s accessories line under the leadership of Raf Simons and his creative team, and now there’s one more that bag shoppers can add to the list: the Christian Dior Diorama Bag, which officially launched in boutiques in mid-March as part of its debut with the Spring 2015 collection.

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Dior has an advantage that only a tiny handful of other fashion houses enjoy. Because the brand resides at the very top tier of fashion houses and because it has a history so rich and storied that it’d make a marketer weep, Dior can not only make handbags out of the world’s rarest, finest exotics and expect to sell all of them, but the brand can make interesting, challenging bags that retail for $30,000 and expect to sell those, too.

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The accessory market is always shifting; slowly, one designer moves up the ranks while another movies down and trends ebb and flow. Céline had a major moment, for quite a few seasons, and then the Chanel Boy Bag followed. Of course there are others, but over the past couple of seasons, it’s been those two who have had the most people talking and shopping.

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