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Fashion Classics: Lady Dior Bag

In 1995, France’s first lady gave Princess Diana one of Christian Dior‘s latest handbags, which would eventually become the legendary Lady Dior bag. The handbag became associated with Princess Diana as she was often photographed carrying it. In fact, the name Lady Dior was in her honor. It features is a geometric quilting pattern on the leather and the letters D, I, O, R hang off the handle as charms. Each bag requires 130 pieces of leather and takes a minimum of eight hours to make. Most recently, the Lady Dior bag was featured in a video call The Lady Noir Affair featuring Marion Cotillard.

The Birkin Bag


Hermès was founded in 1837, but it wasn’t until 1984 that they launched the iconic Birkin bag. It was originally created for Jane Birkin, by the chief executive at the time. She claimed she struggled to find a leather weekend bag that she liked and that would hold all of her belongings. The Birkin bag was based on a design from 1892 but it was reworked to suit her needs. Like all Hermès bags, each is handmade by one master craftsman, using their famous saddle stitch. The bag is available in a variety of colors, hardware and skins, including calf leather, crocodile, and lizard. The bag has a lock and key and can be customized with various metals or precious stones. The company offers a bag spa, where customers can send their worn bags back to Paris to be reconditioned. Even without any noticeable logos, and Birkin bag is still one of the most recognizable luxury handbags in the world.


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