“Get Your Dior Saddle Now — Before Prices Go Up”
With the rise of reissued archival pieces and the crashing wave of logomania flooding the fashion industry, it was rumored that Dior’s creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, would eventually re-release the house’s much-loved Saddle Bag. Well, it’s official: the Dior Saddle is back.
Even though it was popularized in the late 1990s and discontinued nearly 18 years ago in 2000, most die-hard Fashionphiles remember the Saddle clearly. The equestrian shape, the dangling logo charm, the short shoulder strap, and the repeated stamp of “Dior” were nothing short of iconic. The look was loved by everyone from (fictional) Carrie Bradshaw to (IRL) Paris Hilton.
Chiuri’s updated take on the quintessential Saddle has already been spotted on the arms of Beyoncé, Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and, oh, every fashion influencer you follow on Instagram; and chances are, you’re ready to add a Saddle to your personal collection, as well. Our advice? Shop resale (after all, why should you save up for the reissue when you can score an original for a fraction of the price?) and act fast.
Since Dior’s re-release of the Saddle (which retails brand-new for $2,350 to $8,500, depending on size and material), the average resale price of a Dior Saddle bag has increased by 89%—and that number is only going to go up. Right now on Fashionphile, you can grab an adorable pink-and-white version of the bag for just $535, and a classic logoed style in green fabric with tan leather trim for $1595 (among others).
Trust us, this is a style you don’t want to wait on. And hey, if you’re worried that the Saddle’s renewed trendiness will be short-lived, you can always fall back on our BuyBacks policy: items purchased from Fashionphile may be sold back to us for 70% of the item’s purchase price within 180 days of purchase.
All that being said, it’s time to get back in the Saddle.