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.

These two bags are so strikingly similar in some ways that for a little while, I assumed the Diorissimo was just a new, modernized Lady Dior. That’s not the case; Lady Diors are more structured and square, generally, and they lack a gusset that folds in. Also, they smooth leather Lady Diors are adorned with the brand’s signature Cannage quilting. Diorissimos are a little more rectangular, with softer leather and gussets that bend inward. They have similar handles and hardware, but the Diorissimo skews a little more casual; the Lady Dior, a little more ladylike.

The two bags’ prices are similar, although the Lady Dior is a little less expensive–its most basic leather version starts at $2,800, while the Diorissimo’s starts at $3,100.

For my personal style, the more casual Diorissimo is the winner here–I’d love to have a little one to carry as a crossbody. If your style is more feminine or formal, though, the Lady Dior may be the bag for you. Which do you prefer?

Christian Dior Diorissimo Bag

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Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag

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shanna
shanna
7 years ago

I think dior bags are art pieces. I just love them!! the only reason i don’t have one is because I feel like they don’t hold their value. so I invest in chanel.

Newyorking
Newyorking
7 years ago

I don’t like Raf Simons. The bags are not that innovative, they are quite plain and just have the DIOR charms and multi-colors to stand out. Other than that, nothing different or unique. Everyone is copying someone, there is very little innovation. And don’t get me started on Dior clothes, they are AWFUL, and good spokesmodels can do nothing for mediocre clothes.

laura
laura
7 years ago

the design of either one doesn’t justify the price. they’re too simple to be $3000+

anon
anon
7 years ago

I love both and wavered a bit when I first shopped for a Dior, but I’m biased on the Lady Dior because that’s what I had on my mind and ended up getting. I think I just really like their quilted pattern.

missarewa
7 years ago

I am mostly more of a dress-up person so it’s no surprise that I prefer the Lady Dior. The structured look, the detailing on the quilts, the security of the top zipper all came to together to make this a favorite of mine. I like that the bag can fall over and the contents remain secure, but mostly I love the history of the bag with Princess Diana. It’s truly fit for a princess. I have one in nude patent but i’m planning on a lambskin one in a bright purple.

Michelle
Michelle
7 years ago

Visually, I like the lady Dior bag. I’m drawn to the quilting and the classic status of the bag. However, if I was actually purchasing one for my day to day life, I’d have to go with the Diorissimo bag. It just seems a little more casual and appropriate for day to day Mommy duties.

shopper
shopper
7 years ago

I vote Diorissimo.
From my observation I find the quilting on the Lady Dior a bit overwhelming for the shape and size (I don’t own one).

Iram Imtiaz
7 years ago

I love them both to be honest and wouldn’t mind having either in my collection! The Diorissimo is a younger bag and I feel like the Lady Dior, if not carefully styled can make someone look older.

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
7 years ago

While I really like both bags, two things keep me from saving my hard earned money on one. 1) I have heard and read on several occasions that it’s a nightmare to in and out of. 2) The handles are not my favorite.

Debs
Debs
7 years ago

So now that it’s the second Wed that I haven’t seen it – is Purseblog no longer having the Wed ebay round-up, or the friday sales round-up? I loved those features!

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