Presentation of my new Dior Oblique embroidered canvas bag

The return of Dior’s iconic Saddle bag took the fashion world by storm and people everywhere were shopping their own closets to bring out their vintage Saddle bags from years gone by. If I have to name the top bag trends right now, one islogosand the second isthe old is new again. Maria Grazia Chiuri continues to bring new updates to the iconic Saddle bag and this version not only combines the fabric of the of-the-moment logo, but also the Christian Dior name on the front of the bag to give it a modern attitude. The best part: it’s mine.

My friends at Dior sent thisDior Oblique Embroidered Canvas Bagbeauty as a holiday gift and when I say she was delighted, that’s an understatement. Dior is known for their Christmas packaging and I find the aspect of unboxing a beautiful piece to be part of the experience. When shopping in the realm of designer luxury, you want a high-end experience from start to finish, and Dior delivers (seriously, check out the detailed pattern on the box and bag). Every year Dior introduces a new Christmas pattern, and each year dwarfs the one before.

As for the bag, well, she’s just lovely. While a leather Saddle Bag would be the way to go if you needed a traditional look in your wardrobe, the Dior Oblique embroidered canvas with the Christian Dior logo fits everything my bag-loving heart desires right now. Blue and beige canvas goes with just about any outfit you can have, from blacks to browns and everything in between. Brushed aged gold metal hardware flows beautifully with embroidered blue canvas and the iconic D-shaped stirrup magnetic closure sits at the front of the bag, while distinctive CD side handles flank each end of the bag.

The main compartment of the bag does not offer any pockets, however in such a compact bag I find the interior pockets more detrimental to overall usability. The back offers an open pocket that almost fits an iPhone Xs Max, with just a bit of the top of the phone sticking out if you slide it horizontally. I haven’t carried a Saddle bag in a while, so I’m excited to bring this bag into my repertoire on vacation and beyond (more detailed review below).

If you want to check out some of my favorite Dior gifts: These bracelets would make the perfect luxe stocking filler, this version of the Book Tote is stunning, and these nail polishes are some of my beauty must-haves.

This bag is available at Dior.com for $3700 and there’s still time for free overnight shipping on Dior.com gifts.