Dior vs YSL

This Friday is going to be the day of designer vs designer of similar looking bags. There are only so many things you can do with a handbag and for this very reason many designers have models that are eerily similar to another brand. Sometimes it is on purpose, sometimes not, and sometimes it is a downright copy. So for today, we are going to have a little fun with it!

First we are going to discuss the Dior Medium Dior 61 Tote versus the Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Medium Flat Tote. This YSL bag has caught our attention before with a really chic gold crackled leather finish. In fact, that exact design still has my heart. Dior has not been on the Purse Blog raider much because, well, let’s face it, some of their designs suck! Dior bags have not met my fancy much at all, until I ran into this one.

The Dior Medium Dior 61 Tote is designed with printed violent patent croc with a flat shape and long body. This is a great throw on your arm bag and stunning for work. The color is beyond divine, beyond drool worthy, beyond oh-so-my-style! There are double handles and this bag is on pre-oder at Saks for $1850.

Then we have the recognizable Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Medium Flat Tote. Again, this tote I love and most of us know the design well. It has been done in patent leather, cracked leather, and also croc-embossed leather. This flat tote is quite similar to the Dior tote, showing off a long body with a slight diameter. Perfect for papers but not big enough for the kitchen sink. Buy through Saks for $1395.

So now we have two bags from two very different designers that share a close resemblance. But which do you prefer? The Dior or the YSL?

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  • I want a combo of the two – color of the Dior, shape of the YSL!

    • Wilma

      2nd that! Exactly what I think, and with the price of YSL as well.

  • OMG! I love them both! I usually am partial to YSL, but I kinda like Dior’s best.

  • The color and croc embossing on the Dior is my obsession for the day!!!

  • Amiee

    Definitely the YSL. I own the red patent leather tribute bag, and it is perfect, also one of my favorite bags. YSL bags are also reasonably priced. While I love the color or this Dior bag, I hate the handels, they would be murder on your shoulders.

  • Olivia

    I love the YSL bag. But I do like the Dior bags color. But how would you carry the Dior? On your shoulder that would not be very comforable considering its like metal or something.

  • melodysaw

    I love the YSL bag – the design and price.

  • anne

    The Dior is lovely. But the YSL has my heart.

  • jeaniep

    I love the YSL…..

  • Jen

    I think the YSL was first, wasn’t it? Anyways, the Dior handles look uncomfortable. I love that Dior uses silver hardware (which I prefer) and I also like the color of the Dior better. But both bags could do without the big metal letter.

  • mette

    My daughter has the YSL one and she said that it is tremendously comfortable to carry. Although the Dior bag has a wonderful color-just the right purple for my taste-my heart belongs to YSL.

  • ZAT

    the Dior one is the copy of YSL Tribute it came a year after the success of the YSL Tribute,,, so I’ll go for the original YSL.

  • YSL Tribute is favored by many celebs and I’ m much into it.

  • juju

    Hands down—the YSL. I don’t really like the metal handle on the Dior. It makes it look cheap.

  • Julie