New Dior Diorama Bag (1)

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.

Dior-Pre-Fall-2015-Handbags-1

Somehow, it’s almost February, and that means it’s almost time for New York Fashion Week and the debut of the first Fall 2015 collections. Pre-Fall 2015 presentations have barely wrapped up, and when we went back to survey the pre-season in advance of the NY shows, we noticed one that we skipped in all of late December’s holiday tumult–Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2015, which was shown in Tokyo.

Dior SoHo Store-1

Last week Soho, got a little more fashionable with the addition of the new Dior Soho boutique, a store that differs greatly from the brand’s 57th Street flagship. The new store’s aesthetic is more contemporary, with a loft-like feel and open layout that showcases the products wonderfully.

Beyonce Christian Dior Saddle Bag

Here’s Beyonce, carrying a Christian Dior Saddle Bag while running Beyonce errands in NYC. This design had its heyday in the early 2000s and appeared in several episodes of Sex and the City, meaning this bag is a relic from Bey’s Destiny’s Child days.

Dior Be Dior

Amanda and I share an adoration for Christian Dior bags; the only problem is there isn’t exactly a plethora of information on the brand’s bags for curious Internet shoppers. Yes, the brand’s website is has been updated with more information, behind the scenes details and campaign images than it used to have, but it doesn’t offer bags for sale or pricing information, and neither does any other online retailer.

Sarah Hyland Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag

Here’s Modern Family‘s Sarah Hyland, exiting the Good Morning America studios looking like a fashion editor emerging from a show during New York Fashion Week. Sarah’s bag is a quilted Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag. Lady Diors of every variety have shown up on an ever-increasing number of celeb arms lately.

Jaime King Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag

Hart of Dixie star Jaime King was recently spotted out and about in the East Village, looking perfectly casual and carrying an extremely wee Christian Dior Lady Dior Mini Bag. Our powers of purse premonition are telling us that Dior is about to have a huge handbag moment, and celebrity fandom is, of course, always an integral part of making that happen.

Christian Dior Spring 2015 Handbags 15

In Raf Simons’ relatively short time at the helm of Christian Dior, the brand’s handbags have been resurgent; where Simons’ predecessor, John Galliano, was happy to adorn and re-adorn Dior’s classic shapes toward the end of his tenure, Simons has gone about reinventing them with new details, introducing a handful of completely new lines in the process.

The Making of A Christian Dior Handbag 8

Brand blogs can be a little dry and sales-y, but some designers and retailers do a much better job than others of offering insight, news and behind-the-scenes peeks into the fashion world. Bergdorf Goodman’s blog, 5th/58th, has long been one of the industry’s best and one of our personal favorites, but even we were blown away by the beautiful photo series that BG recently published, which details the intricate process of assembling a Christian Dior bag.

Rihanna Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag Christian Dior Addict Tote

Here’s Rihanna, leaving lunch at Da Silvano in NYC (a restaurant she seems particularly fond of), carrying both a pastel blue Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag and a pink Christian Dior Addict Tote. Apparently she carried both, exactly like that, throughout the entire day.

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