Nothing is more classically feminine than the Lady Dior line by Christian Dior. And while the Lady Dior bags may not stand on fashion’s cutting edge, they do have a hundred years of couture tradition behind their conservative good looks.
The Cannage bag takes its name from the quilted pattern in the patent leather, called “cannage stitching”, a Dior trademark. The Dior logo charms are an eye-catching, but classy, alternative to a prominent logo. The rolled leather handles have a 4.25″ drop, comfortable for carrying by hand, but probably too short for most of us to fit over a shoulder. But, apparently, Christian Dior thought of that, too, and included a long, removable shoulder strap.
The Cannage comes in several sizes, including an adorable mini-version favored by Hollywood burlesque starlet Dita Von Teese. And, Blair Waldorf, the preppy Upper East Side teen socialite on Gossip Girl, has been spotted toting this 9.8″ x 4.3″ x 8.3″ version on some of the most recent winter episodes. All said, you really can’t do better than a bag that the “Queen B” and the “Queen of Burlesque” can agree on.