One of the most sought after leather and hardware combinations in the handbag world is matte black. Whenever a design house releases bags with this all black everything treatment, they are instantly scooped up, and rightfully so. Black will always be the most timeless and if it’s offered on an already iconic bag, it gives a modern twist that can’t be denied.

The minute I heard Dior was introducing its line of Dior Ultra-Matte Handbags, I knew they’d be incredible staple pieces. When I saw them in person, that only solidified my feelings. This season a selection of House icons have been refinished in Ultra-Matte black hardware along with a matte treatment on the leather.

Seen as a very desirable hardware finish, matte black pairs perfectly on the House’s staples including the Saddle, Diorama, and Lady Dior. Every aspect of the bag has been given the Ultra-Matte treatment, including stitching, leather, interior and hardware. The broad matte black application results in an incredibly timeless and classic, but still modern twist.

The Ultra-Matte treatment is also available in white on a range of bags and accessories, and while I’d love to be able to pull that off, a white bag isn’t feasible with my lifestyle let alone a white bag with white hardware. However, the Ultra-Matte White bags are incredibly chic and there is the right person for them out there, and if they read this, they should scoop one of those bags up. Each bag offered in this new treatment is already timeless, and now it stands out even more. You can learn more about the new DIOR Ultra-Matte at

Ultra Matte Hardware

P.S. Please consider supporting our small, bag-loving team by clicking our links before shopping or checking out at your favorite online retailers like Amazon, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, or any of the listed partners on our shop page. We truly appreciate your support!


Featured Articles

Gift Guides
The Ultimate Last-Minute Guide to Hermès Gifts for the Holidays
You’ll Want to Add These GG Flora Ophidia Bags to Your Holiday Wishlist
Kim Jones Took Over Miami to Present Dior Men’s Fall 2020

Join The List.

Get the latest on designer handbags by signing up for our newsletter.