You Won't Believe Which Noughties It Bag Is Back on the Radar

Really, we should have seen this coming. With Manolo Blahnik's era-defining crystal brooch–embellished Hangisi mules and courts finding their way onto a new generation of fashion peacocks, it was only a matter of time until Dior's Saddle bag—no doubt the arm candy counterpart to these shoes during a particularly flashy time in the world of accessories—staged a comeback. At the height of its popularity in the noughties, you could say it was more of the chi-chi party girl's choice—other icons were opting for Chloé's clunky Paddington, but specific going-out pieces were essential to a certain set.


(Image credit: HBO; PICTURED: Carrie Bradshaw with her trusty Dior Saddle Bag and a floral corsage, naturally.)

But the signs have been there for a while. called it out when the influential K-pop star CL proudly flaunted an original on her Instagram feed. It was every bit of the John Galliano–stamped brazen kitsch that we remember so fondly. The Saddle was a small but mighty canvas for the outré designer's myriad take on the house logo, pop-culture references and wild prints. And as if that eye-boggling work wasn't enough, the micro horse-saddle silhouette was then flourished with a gigantic D stirrup and/or buckle.


(Image credit: The Style Stalker; PICTURED: Vintage Dior Saddle Bag)

But it's this fashion week where we've seen the classic canvas Dior saddle bag cropping up more. From street style looks to influencers snapping one on their feeds, there's a bubbling love for the originals. So while we're loving all the affordable cult bags at London Fashion Week, we think we may need to make room for a little vintage one too.


(Image credit: @marianne_theodorsen; PICTURED: Vintage Dior Saddle bag)

Click through the gallery to see the vintage Dior Saddle bags you can shop now.

Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits.

Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.