Walk into any Dior boutique nowadays and you’ll be greeted with a huge selection of bags and SLGs, which was what happened when I walked into the store recently. Feeling slightly overwhelmed at first (and I mean this in a good way), very soon I was floating like a butterfly from display case to display case. There were bags galore, and even more SLGs, from wallets to small wristlets and everything else in-between.
One of the bags that I missed out on is this, which I’ll be definitely checking out this week. From Dior’s Fall 2016 collection, it’s the Diorama Satchel, a more casual take on the elegant Diorama that we are all now familiar with. Measuring 27.5 cm by 20 cm, it features gusseted sides with two main compartments in the interior, which are separated with a zip pocket that runs across the middle. Functional? Yes.
But more than function, it’s the detailing of the Diorama Satchel in this particular colour that most excites me. Firstly, it comes in grained calfskin, which is a leather that many of you know I have an extreme fondness for. Then it’s the tone-on-tone stitching, the tiniest of CDs engraved on the metal top handle and what makes this a satchel, the additional of a canvas shoulder sling that’s finished with leather on both ends.
Yes, it’s basically the Diorama meets schoolboy satchel, and this colour (is it Camel? Sand? Maybe even Wheat) is just stunning. Yes. Stunning. Wear the bag with or without the canvas sling, which also means you carry it one of 3 ways, across the body, over the shoulder or just via its slightly shorter metal top handle.
Priced at SGD5500, you’ll find this sporty-luxe beauty at Dior boutiques at ION Orchard, Marina Bay Sands and of course, Ngee Ann City. If this colour doesn’t work for you (oh, the travesty of it all), it also comes in Black, Grey and a deep greenish-blue they call Agave.
If the bags in full leather ain’t your thing, you’ll also find half-exotics like this one in lizard, and something called Dior Print fabric that’s a throwback to its monogram days. Love that too, but more on that in another post. Soon. I promise.