Has the Dior Saddle Bag Become a New Classic?

The revival trend gives hope to the longevity of the It-Bags of yesteryear


Four and a half years ago, Dior shocked the fashion world with the news that one of its most popular bags from the early aughts was coming back. Many in the fashion world collectively rejoiced at the sight of one of the 2000s most iconic bags on the runway once again. The Dior Saddle bag was back.

An Icon, Revived

The Dior Saddle Bag was one of the most popular and sought-after bags of the 2000s, worn by the who’s who in fashion and becoming a significant part of pop culture. When the Saddle returned, fashion fans were eager to see how different it would be; in reality, it wasn’t all that different after all. The revival looked eerily similar to the original, like it had dusted itself off, taken a good shower, and rose from the dead like it hadn’t been over a decade since its relevancy ceased.

It’s no secret that fashion has been obsessed with all things vintage lately, and Dior was arguably at the forefront of this movement with the return of the iconic Saddle Bag, but what does its return really mean for those bags once deemed It, or trendy? Can the trendy bags of the past be considered new classics?

The New Classics

The idea of a classic is changing; truthfully, the line is a little blurred. However, gone are the days of the tried and true bags that have been around for decades being the only shapes to be deemed classic. When discussing fashion classics, the word can be quite objective, but a true classic is one that has a timeless appeal, feeling relevant for years to come.

While an iconic bag may come and go, remaining a big part of a certain time period, a classic bag will remain relevant for decades. Personally, I think what’s deemed classic and what’s not has become more and more of a personal thing, and my opinion is that the Oblique and leather Saddle Bags (not the seasonal iterations) have become mainstays for the brand, becoming tried and true new classics along the way.

What do you think? As It-bags of the past see returns and relevancy once again, what does this mean for their staying power? Can they be considered new classics?

Dior Saddle Bag 1


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  1. Anne Avatar

    Yes. I agree. It’s a classic, and such a visually stunning (and different) bag. Very happy it’s in my collection.

  2. JPG Avatar

    It is a classic. I thought it only go with one look, with tank top and jeans, basically Carrie in 2020’s. But seeing it in the Dior Seville show, it worked with classy suits too.

  3. fabuleux Avatar

    Definitely a classic. I think it’s one of the great bags of the 20th century. It definitely stands out! I also love the men’s versions.

  4. rufiny Avatar

    Saddle is pretty. I like the saddle pouch variations from men’s wear (or they call it unisex at this point).

  5. Dorki Avatar

    Love love love the Saddle and it’s for sure a classic. Bought it this year after all the hype died down to make sure I really wanted it and not purely a trend, and I’m so happy I have it in my collection

  6. Cait Avatar

    With the crossbody strap, this bag takes daily looks over the top. Absolutely love.

  7. Ger Avatar

    Got a blue saddle in pebbled grained leather a few months ago, along with a guitar strap and absolutely adore it! I get the most compliments because of its unique abd whimsical design. I remember when this bag came out in the early 2000s and I am so glad I waited to get the newer rendition. It makes me smile when I see it in my collection and I believe it is here to stay.

  8. Amanda R Avatar
    Amanda R

    Since it’s revival, people have been asking if this is just a trend again, but we’re all loving it. I think it’s here to stay this time. It’s beautiful and I can’t wait to get my hands on one!

  9. mrshoneybunny8 Avatar

    It may be considered a Classic line, but I haven’t considered it as one as it’s more of a trendy bag in my honest opinion. My taste towards the design may eventually convince me later on, but I prefer Lady Dior for the meantime.