“Everything old is new again” seems to be especially true for fashion. Trends come and go, and come back again for another round several years later. But this one hits pretty close to home, because the first time Dior’s iconic Saddle Bag became highly covetable thanks in no small part to Carrie Bradshaw, I was a woman obsessed. I absolutely adored the “nothing like I’ve ever owned before” look of the bag and I was especially into the one style with the word “Christian” embroidered on the back, with a little heart stitched on next to it. You see, that was the name of my crush at the time, and I needed to have his name on my bag. And so I did. That arguably tacky denim Dior purse was not the only saddle bag I owned. A couple of years later, after the initial saddle hysteria died down, I found a more classic black saddle bag with silver hardware at the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Dior boutique, and quickly scooped it up. And while the denim bag with the name and the heart is long gone, the simple black bag is still hanging around at the back of my closet.
Now that the bag has been relaunched by Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri for the brand’s Fall 2018 collection, and is apparently priced starting at USD 2,350 for a small version, I am left a little unsure about whether to start wearing it more, or capitalize on this price and popularity increase and sell it to the highest bidder. This bag definitely holds sentimental value…reminding me of happy college times, of puppy love crushes, and of those glorious days when Sex and the City was a groundbreaking show and my fave source of style inspo…way before instagram and street style. I couldn’t help but wonder, should I hold on to this fashion relic, embracing its renaissance, or should I follow that rule about being old enough to wear the trend the first time around?
Let me know your thoughts on this trend’s revival and on my personal dilemma after the jump!
More photos of the Dior Saddle Bag 2018 after the jump!