Dior made more than a bit of a statement with its Spring 2011 accessories collection, and if you’re itching to get your hands on a piece of the brand’s lighter, younger handbag aesthetic, Bergdorf Goodman would like to let you start that process now.

The Dior Cannage Tote was first introduced as a Resort 2011 piece, but with Bergdorf’s pre-orders expected to arrive in April, that seems to indicate that it will be part of the Spring 2011 non-runway collection as well. (Or maybe instead? Has anyone seen earlier-arriving orders for this bag?)

Whichever collection this bag may technically reside within doesn’t actually make a lick of difference in its wearability or functionality, both of which this bag has in spades. But it also has something else which has been missing from Dior over the past few seasons – easiness, suppleness, and the ability to be used as an everyday bag by women spanning a wide range of ages and life experiences. Perhaps only Dior’s Granville tote has similar achievements in those areas in the recent past, and that bag became so popular with celebrities that I got quite tired of writing about it over at BagThatStyle. Here’s hoping that Dior has the same success with this tote. Buy through Bergdorf Goodman for $2600.

  • Mochababe73

    I think that I like the Granville more than this one. However, it’s still nice. I know that someone may respond to this, but I always felt that Christian Dior had some nice handbags. I don’t know why they don’t put out more collections.

  • Vitta

    This piece looks a bit awkward. Too much is going on…

  • whit

    i’m not sure i’d use the chain longer strap part but its definitely a nice addition in case needed! this has a miumiu/prada feel to it although the shape is not the same..its definitely not the usual for dior and i’m glad they’re mixing it up a bit. never really like the horse saddle bag style…..

  • Stylista

    Hm…does anyone else see a bit of Prada in this? But it’s still very Dior. Nice; not bad.

    http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

    • Merve

      I see a lot of Miu Miu

      • Jelita78

        ditto!
        so miu-miu-ish.. but twice busy as it not only has gathered leather but diamond quilted sewn too.. too much pattern to swallow at once.. so, next! (ipad)

    • Ping

      I AGREE with Stylista!! Prada was what popped into my mine…only the strap is a little different!

      • Ping

        oops meant to type mind, not mine:)

  • ninjaninja

    I want to stretch it out to let it breath. (ipad)

  • Alicia

    I have a dior cannage similar to this one and I love it! (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    Ehh awkward (ipad)

  • Mel

    I can just swim in that thing! (ipad)

  • helen

    lol finger itchy (ipad)

  • Jen

    I don’t love this… But I don’t hate it… (ipad)

  • Sherry

    A BIT DIFF THEN USUAL (ipad)

  • Sherry

    I LIKE (ipad)

  • Sherry

    VERY BASIC (ipad)

  • Sherry

    :) (ipad)

  • Sherry

    LOVE IT (ipad)

  • Sherry

    ITS ALMOST TIME (ipad)

  • Sherry

    ITS ALMOST TIME :) (ipad)

  • Tina

    my male friend just got me this its lovely and soft

  • bentos

    just heard the news that john galliano was fired from being the creative director of Dior. what would happen to dior now? but i think his way of being anti-semite needs to be rectified, i agree that he should be fired.

  • mary

    i just went to the Dior Boutique in Bloomingdales 59th st lexington ave and they had the whole spring collection available. Their costumer service was outstanding