The Best Genuine Leather Dior Saddle Bag Dupes

Like it or hate it, giddy-up, the Dior Saddle Bag is back! Nearly two decades since launching, Dior’s kidney-shaped must-have bag has made the long way back to the arms of the ‘it-girls’. At her Autumn/Winter 2018 show, Maria Grazia Chiuri sent a handful of models down the runway, clutching a not-so-different version of the late 90s/early 00s classic Saddle bag. Since then, I’ve seen it on the arms on literally every single Instagram influencer. However, a vintage Dior Saddle bag can set you back by anything between $3,000 and $7,000! Thus, doing yet some more research to find the best dupes of this kidney-shaped Dior must-have item was a no-brainer!

Not only did I find the best look-alike pieces out there, but they are also comparable in quality to the real deal! Ahead, the best genuine leather Dior Saddle bag dupes!

Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Chiara Ferragni & Bella Hadid with Dior Saddle Bags

The Best Genuine Leather Dior Saddle Bag Dupes

 

 

Black Dior Saddle Bag and Dior Saddle Bag Dupes

Black Dior Saddle Bag HERE ($4,718) | Dior Saddle Bag Dupes HERE (UK) & HERE (US)

Brown Dior Saddle Bag and Genuine Leather Dior Saddle Bag Dupes

Brown Dior Saddle Bag HERE ($4,718) | Dior Saddle Bag Dupes HERE (UK) & HERE (US)

Burgundy Dior Saddle Bag and Dior Saddle Bag Dupes

Burgundy Pierced Dior Saddle Bag HERE ($4,718) | Dior Saddle Bag Dupes HERE (UK) & HERE (US)

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Pink Dior Saddle Bag and Dior Saddle Bag Dupes

Pink Pierced Dior Saddle Bag HERE ($6,298) | Dusty Pink Dior Saddle Bag Dupe (UK)

Vintage Dior Saddle Bag and Dior Saddle Bag Dupe

Oblique Dior Saddle Bag HERE ($3,929) | Dior Saddle Bag Dupe (UK)

Genuine Leather Dior Saddle Bag Dupe

Beige Dior Saddle Bag Dupe | Green Dior Saddle Bag Dupe

Genuine Leather Dior Saddle Bag Dupes

Dior Saddle Bag Duper without ‘D’ letter HERE

The History Behind The Dior Saddle Bag

First conceived in 1999 by former artistic director John Galliano, Dior’s recognisable Saddle bag debuted in the Spring/Summer 2000 collection. The rest, as they say, is history. The bag quickly became the most talked about accessory. As a matter of fact, Dior’s Saddle bag might have been one of the first pieces to really fit the description “ugly-chic”! The bag was meant to be worn short-strapped and tight against the armpit. In an instant, the Saddle bag gave rise to a whole new trend! It was seen on the arms of every ‘it-girl’, models and celebrities. Elle Macpherson and Paris Hilton to name a few! It was, of course, perhaps most notably, also carried by Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City on a number of occasions. This is probably the ultimate honour for any ’90s accessory.

But what idea stirred John Galliano’s creative mind to design such an accessory?

Well, the true inspiration for Dior’s equestrian ‘It bag’ lies somewhere between fact and fiction. It is said that the Saddle bag was inspired by Helmut Newton’s Saddle I photograph, featuring a model on a bed, wearing a saddle and riding boots. Although it was never confirmed by the designer himself, Newton’s photo perfectly encapsulates Galliano’s aesthetic. Namely, simultaneously dramatic, romantic and sexualised.

Sadly, after a few years at the top of the It-bag food chain, the Saddle eventually ceased production. The kidney-shaped bag was kept alive by an almost cult-like throng of street-style stars, who were purchasing the bags from eBay. However, it was Beyoncé who brought the Saddle bag back to fame, when she was spotted with one in 2014.

What’s Different About The New Dior Saddle Bag?

Fast forward to 2018, Marai Grazia Chiuri‘s Fall/Winter collection marked the return of the Dior Saddle Bag! But what’s different about the Saddle 2.0? Today, artisanal techniques bring a precious new feel to its iconic silhouette. A 1970s-inspired patchwork design bears the inscriptions “peace and love”. Dior presented the bag in a number of different styles, including in the signature monogrammed oblique canvas, hand-embellished with nine pieces of finely beaded embroidery. I managed to find only one Saddle bag dupe with the Dior logo print. Suffice to say, it is not the real deal but the reasonably close to it. The simple black Dior Saddle bag dupe is probably my favourite!

The new Saddle bag, of course, isn’t a complete reproduction. Trying to fit into the day of the modern fashionista, the new kidney-shaped bags are slightly larger than the originals. They are likely to accommodate your phone and all the other stuff we tend to carry these days. Other than that, little has changed. The bags still remain the same shape, all featuring the iconic gold ‘D’ charm hanging off them.

Although there are plenty of new colours, patterns, fabrics and embellishments of the Dior Saddle bag, the black and Diorissimo-printed ones remain classics. Of course, other versions such as the floral Girly, the Daily Newsprint and tricolour Rasta are also extremely coveted. I’ve managed to find genuine leather blue and green Dior Saddle bag dupes.

Saddles now resale anywhere from $495 to $7,000, depending on size, colour and whether or not they’re limited edition. Gladly, I’ve managed to find genuine leather Dior Saddle bag dupes that will set you back with just under $100!

Are you a fan of this kidney-shaped ‘it bag’?

 

 

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32 Comments
  • Danielle Alexa
    March 2, 2019

    I have a deep love for the the saddle bag, it is such a beautiful item!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

    • Mariya
      March 3, 2019

      I’m glad to hear that! Also, the Dior Saddle bag dupes I found are genuine leather!

  • Jill
    March 2, 2019

    The Dior saddle bag is gorgeous and I love that you found some great dupes!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • Mariya
      March 3, 2019

      Thank you! Some of these Dior dupes are even made from genuine leather!

  • Meilifisayo
    March 4, 2019

    Great dupes as it’s such a big trends at the moment. Thanks for sharing the links for the dupes at least now we know where to go to
    http://www.meilifisayo.com

    • Mariya
      March 4, 2019

      Thank you, I hope I could help with finding a good dupe!

  • Wow! These dupes are almost identical and I love the shape and simplicity of this bag. SO beautiful!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • Mariya
      March 4, 2019

      It is a must-have piece!

  • Jennifer
    March 4, 2019

    Love some of these dupes!!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Mariya
      March 4, 2019

      They are cute, especially the colourful ones!

  • Missy May
    March 4, 2019

    Such cute bags, but damn the prices are HEAVY! Lol!

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

    • Mariya
      March 4, 2019

      I know, right?! Glady, I’ve found some amazing dupes of the Dior Saddle bag!

  • Lisa Autumn
    March 5, 2019

    Ah these are all so cute!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    • Mariya
      March 5, 2019

      I know, especially the lighter and more colourful dupes! As far as I’m aware Dior haven’t actually designed such colours or they are no longer available.

  • Soph
    March 5, 2019

    I’d love a real Dior saddle bag- it’s funny how it’s come back around, I remember my Mum having one when I was little (I think it was Hilfiger not Dior haha – Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

    • Mariya
      March 5, 2019

      Especially nowadays, it seems like all of the ‘old’ trends are coming back!

  • Hannah
    March 5, 2019

    It’s funny how trends always come back around. Great dupes, they look so good!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • Mariya
      March 5, 2019

      I know, right?!It just makes you think why are we still getting rid of our ‘old’ clothes when they might become fashionable again!

  • Jen @ Skirt The Rules
    March 5, 2019

    I’m not crazy about the shape, but the dupes are great!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

    • Mariya
      March 5, 2019

      Thank you!

  • Kelsey
    March 5, 2019

    fun post! cool shaped bags!
    kelseybang.com
    4allthingsdisney.com

    • Mariya
      March 6, 2019

      Thank you! Yes, they are also called the ‘kidney-shaped’ bags!

  • Juliana
    March 5, 2019

    You did a great job at finding so many amazing dupes, some even better than the original dare I say… Haha, awesome post lovely!

    xo
    Juliana | Ohhjuliana

    • Mariya
      March 6, 2019

      Ah, you know what? I think so too! I really the colourful Saddle bag dupes and I don’t think Dior even produces those!

  • Geraldine
    March 5, 2019

    Firstly I’ve never heard of saddle bags before so this is interesting to see, although I’m not sure if I’d wear it myself. I love the black Dior ones!

    • Mariya
      March 6, 2019

      Really?? I’m so surprised! I’m glad I could show you something new interesting!

  • Serene
    March 5, 2019

    These bags have become so trendy!!! <3

    Serene XO

    http://www.surrealserene.com

    • Mariya
      March 6, 2019

      Yes, they are back on the ‘must-have’ lists!

  • Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty
    March 6, 2019

    Great dupes. I really enjoyed the history of the bag.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    • Mariya
      March 6, 2019

      Thank you! I think some of these Dior dupes give a bit more in terms of colour choice!

  • Maria
    March 8, 2019

    Not too sure I love the shape but it is trending! Awesome dupes!

    xo, Maria
    https://www.miamiamine.com/

    • Mariya
      March 8, 2019

      Yes, the Saddle is an odd one! Personally, I can’t see myself wearing it with everything but, yes, it is trending!

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