The Dior Bobby Bag — A Modern-day Classic

At first glance, the Dior Bobby bag will beckon you to take a closer look and that’s when it will reel you in so deep that you won’t be able to peel your eyes away. With a simplicity that captures attention and an unassuming air that most shoulder bags fail to adopt, the Dior Bobby bag is a part of the current bag hits from the label.

A Tale of Two Inspirations 

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Monsieur Christian Dior was of a superstitious nature and also had immense camaraderie with his four-legged friends, especially one hound called Bobby! So much so that every collection of his famous skirt-suits from the 50s had one that was called by the name of his favorite canine. This ‘Bobby Suit’ was immensely successful. Thus began a tradition that marks the brand’s archives with a personal and humorous touch. Toying with the idea of a bag being an extension of someone’s home, almost like a constant companion, Maria Grazia Chiuri — the designer extraordinaire who sits at the helm of the Maison — was reminded of the relationship shared between the label’s founder and his pet. When the two designers’ inspiration came to merge, the bag in question                                                                             today — the Dior Bobby bag — was conceived.

Rise in Popularity

When the inspiration is right, everything does fall into place. This certainly seems to be the case when it comes to the Dior Bobby. Marking the launch of the label’s 2020 Fall collection, the now-famous bag was immediately earmarked for success. 

Whether it was the heartwarming history the bag’s name is steeped in or its considered design, the Dior Bobby bag is almost a year old now and enjoys a status of being a must-have piece in your wardrobe. 

Design Ethos

The bag in essence is a hobo bag that combines functional structure with stylish curves. Doing away with the slouchy aesthetic of a traditional hobo, the Dior Bobby bag uses a crescent-shaped silhouette to enforce the subtle nod towards a saddle-influenced exterior. 

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Photo credit: Papin Lab / Shutterstock.com

The rather vintage-looking bag is adorned with modern-day signature cues to add a layer of complexity. The CD logo on the front and the bold use of the iconic address ‘30 Montaigne’ at the back make it as contemporary as it is classic. 

Created for all women and designed to be versatile, the bag presents itself in luxe materials like box calfskin and Oblique canvas that translate the distinct know-how of the Dior craftspeople. Further playing on the idea of versatility, the bag can be carried in three ways: on the shoulder, crossbody, and as a clutch.

Our Pick 

Dior Bobby Bag

The hue of a stormy sky paints this Dior Bobby bag. Slightly dazzling, the box calfskin exterior has a sheen that catches the eye while the bag’s rounded silhouette is constructed to form a medium-sized body. The front flap is secured with a magnetic closure subtly hidden behind the buckle detail. The unmistakable initials of the brand appear in antique gold, as do the other hardware details that include a military-inspired buckle on the adjustable & removable strap and the small D-rings on either side. 

Dior Bobby Bag

The elegant bag has a large opening that is cut off from the sides to offer security and a saddle-like appeal. The interior itself is lined with evenly-toned suede and carries a logo slip pocket. While the entirety of the bag is rooted in a classical style, the use of a bold font to emboss the address of the brand’s first store in Paris at the back firmly pulls it back to present-day design sensibilities. Finished with a convenient rear slip pocket, the Dior Bobby bag is ready to be paired with a host of ensembles  — from casual denims & T-shirts to flirty dresses. 

Shop the Dior Bobby bag and other coveted styles from Dior here.

Saanchi Singh

Fashion Content Writer

Saanchi is an old soul and thinks herself to be a heroine straight out of a British drama. Equipped with dry humor, she is passionate about the finer things of life and is always busy adding to her shoe collection. Food, music, scuba diving, reading and telling stories is what she is all about.

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