Raf Simons’ tenure at Christian Dior has helped push the brand back into the fashion limelight, and Dior’s handbags have benefited from that quite a bit. The line has expanded a lot recently, but the Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag, one of the brand’s most classic styles still has a lot to offer for handbag customers.

The bag comes in several sizes and an every-changing rainbow of colors and embellishments. Most casual shoppers will recognize the distinctive quilting on many of the plain leather bags; it’s called Cannage, and it was inspired by the cane chairs in the Dior atelier. The bag goes far beyond the iconic pattern, though, and we’ve done some research to simplify your shopping experience.

Check out our guide to the bag below; because these bags aren’t sold online, information can be scarce or inaccurate. If you see something that was can expand, update or make more accurate, please let us know in the comments.

The Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag

Year Created: 1995
Sizes Currently Available: Micro, Mini/Small (Used Interchangeably), Regular/Medium, Large
Most Recent Price Increase: Spring 2015
Availability: Available only at Christian Dior boutiques

Sizes and Prices

Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag – Micro

Prices Start at $2,950 in Quilted Leather
6″ W x 5″ H x 2.6″ D


Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag – Mini/Small

Prices Start at $3,100 in Quilted Leather
6.7″ W x 5.9″ H x 2.8″ D


Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag – Medium/Regular

Prices Start at $4,100 in Quilted Leather
9″ W x 8″H x 4″D


Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag – Large

Prices Start at $4,600 in Quilted Leather
12.5″ W x 10″ H x 4″ D


Size Comparison


Commonly Available Materials






Permanent Colors


Permanent Hardware Options




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  • FH

    Is that leather lining on the inside of the bag?

    • In all the photos I’ve seen, it’s textile. That might be different on exotic bags.

    • Mooshooshoo

      The grained calfskin lady diors are leather lined as well as the exotics.

  • anon

    Wonderful post! The bag options on this bag turns out to be more simple than I thoughtX) This is definitely on my want list (darn you purseblog!). I’d love to see an ultimate bag guide post on the Balenciaga Moto bags! (If you’re looking for a suggestion:))

    • Glad you like it! We’re always hoping these guides will help simplify how you guys look at your options and shop for bags, so that’s the best thing we could hear about this one. I think the Lady Dior bags are kind of mysterious because they’re sold so few places and so little information is provided online. On top of that, the huge range of seasonal options can be a little intimidating and make it seem like there’s more going on than there is.

      We’re always looking for suggestions, and a Balenciaga guide is 100% on our list :)

  • Love this post!! This remains my favorite bag – iconic, lady like, understated. There’s a pearl finish leather option that you missed out and some of the history behind this icon would’ve been nice (hint Lady D). Buyer beware, getting in and out of the medium sized patent bag has left me with a few light scratches as it is very stiff. I read on tpf that the lambskin is not as stiff. All around my best bag purchase till date! I’m eyeing a medium lambskin for Christmas!

    • I’ll see if I can track down a pic of the pearlized leather and add in some more concrete historical info–thanks for the tip!

  • Candace

    Wow…I didn’t realize these bags were so expensive.

    • dela

      I remember the time when they weren’t as expensive, and I am not even that old. I guess same can be said about other brands.

  • Joana Richard

    The Lady Dior Bag its so more chick that any Chanel… Im sorry for the Chanel Lovers, But its my opinion :)

  • dela

    I have always loved this bag even though it can be painful to get your stuff out of it. I especially love the cannage pattern and the handles. I am glad I can find these two design elements in other Dior bag now.

    Dior website give a brief history of the bag. It was created in 1994 and renamed in 1996 after Princess Diana fell in love with it.

  • Yoshi1296

    You guys forgot to mention how the opening for the micro and mini sizes are different. And also forgot to mention their grained deerskin. And most importantly, the history of the bag!! That is the best part!!

    • I didn’t see any mention or photos of a grained deerskin in our Dior forum–any chance you could point me to a photo?

      • Yoshi1296

        The one that I have is a Lady Dior from Pre-Fall 2014 (it is the one with the rose print on it). My SA told me that it was grained deerskin.

  • Velmamith

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  • tim de rosen

    Is there a strap or chain option with the medium size?

    • The medium comes with a leather shoulder strap–you can see it in the “Interior” shot above, which is of the medium.

  • bir

    also may i mention that certain leathers and combinations are available with all leather interior something i perosnally like much more tan the silk option.

  • Maria Chamourlidou

    I’ve got pink medium Lady Dior, it’s fantastic!! ;)

  • Sparkletastic

    I love this bag!!!! It’s at the top of my “to buy” list.

    I finally got to see them (with the intent to purchase the now sold out ???????????? silver perforated) on vacation in Las Vegas.

    I had heard – but was still surprised – at how cumbersome it was to get my hand in the smaller bags even though my hands are small boned. Getting a wallet or sunglasses case in and out of the smaller bags would be a pain. So, I think the only option for me will be the large even though the crossbody smaller sizes are TDF!!!

    That being said, these are crazy beautiful bags!! I think every woman should own at least one.

  • Valerieuff

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  • Aleesha Harris

    Love Lady Dior bags. They are definitely on my handbag bucket list.

    And, wow, these bag guides are amazing! Can’t wait to see what else you guys review.

  • cteody

    Very nice review! I’ve been meaning to add this bag to my collection but not so sure about the size. And I diverted to Chanel. I’ve called the Dior number on the site, and they take phone orders! And tax free on states that they don’t have a brick and mortar store!

  • Wow what a great post! I really love this bag in the large size in grey lambskin and silver h/w …. on my wish list now! Gemma xx http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  • Giselle

    Lady Dior is on my list! Thanks for guide.

  • josepince

    Lady Dior Bas at http://www.benluxmall.com discount price from france benlux mall , very nice store

  • tasneem s

    I love the medium size with black patent leather and silver hardware. WOW, so beautiful.

  • Bag hoarder

    The medium Be Dior is the perfect size and is versatile..cross body ,shoulder strap, or use handle. Perfectly balanced.

  • pinkloverme

    There is something with the Lady Dior that I really love. It’s very feminine and is such a classic. The medium size looks perfect for daily use.

  • A good combination of feminine, classic and function with uniqueness is what i found on this site –
    I am referring to the latest collection.