Brands can only dream of achieving instant icon status with the launch of a new bag, but that’s precisely what happened when Maria Grazia Chiuri introduced the Dior Book Tote as part of the brand’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection. From the moment the Book Tote joined the world of bags, it became a modern it-bag. The original size was the largest size and it quickly became the go-to large carry-on bag, from those who need to carry more every day to the quintessential travel companion.
The love for Dior’s Book Tote makes sense; Our penchant for a tote bag that still epitomizes casual elegance and designer appeal comes together in this bag. The savoir-faire and the various motifs and colors that are launched each season continue to make this bag one of the most loved bags by many.
You can also check out our previous Dior Book Tote Guide for more information on the available leathers and materials.
What size book bag is right for you?
The success of the Book Tote allowed for an expansion of the line, and soon after the immediate success of the original, new sizes followed. More recently, Dior added the petite size, which rounded out the line with four options: mini, small, medium, and large.
You may often wonder which Dior Book Tote is the right size for you (especially between medium and small), and we’re here to help! Each size suits different lifestyles and needs, so we prepare each bag to show you what will fit perfectly inside.
The big book bag
This is the bag that started the craze and quickly became the go-to bag for fashion-conscious travelers around the world. The large Dior Book Tote bag is designed to carry everything you need. You will find it on top of your hand luggage and you will see it during the holidays. Because this bag is so lightweight, you can still add more to-go items without weighing yourself down. Add a pair of shoes, a book, your laptop, and a change of clothes, and you’ll still find ample space to carry what you need.
The dimensions of the large size are 42 x 35 x 18.5 cm or 16.5 x 14 x 7.5 inches.
The Medium Book Bag
Although this bag is designed to hold everything, many people wanted a slightly less cumbersome bag that could still carry a lot of items. Enter the medium Dior Book Tote. This bag can still carry your 16″ laptop, but it’s more manageable in size. I call this bag the ideal bag for mom. You still need her kids’ items and everyday essentials, but you don’t want the bag to weigh you down, and this is a great size for that.
The dimensions of the medium size are 36 x 27.5 x 16.5 cm, 14 x 11 x 5.5 inches.
The small book bag
The most recent size addition is the small, which is what I like to call the perfect size. StillYou can place many items, including work or children’s items, but everything is more compact. This bag can accompany you for brunch and your day in the city. It’s light, roomy, but not too big, and was truly the ideal addition to the Dior Book Tote family.
The dimensions of the small size are 26.5 x 21 x 14 cm, 10.5 x 8.5 x 5.5 inches.
The mini book bag
From the large to the mini, you’ll find each possessing the highly coveted Dior aesthetic. The mini size of the Book Tote is for the person who doesn’t need to carry a lot, is aware of style trends and loves a small bag. The most important thing is that it still fits your phone, which for me is a must in any bag.
The dimensions of the mini size are 22.5 x 15 x 6 cm, 9 x 6 x 2.5 inches.
Prices and Availability
Every season, Dior releases new versions of its now iconic Book Tote line. You can visit a Dior boutique or buy any of these bags online. The Dior Oblique print is the most classic, especially in this embroidered blue colorway. As of July 2022, prices for this embroidered Dior Book tote bag are as follows:
Small: $2,550 | Small: $3,250 | Medium: $3,350 | Large: $3,500
Prices vary slightly depending on the materials and finish of each Book Tote; explore more at Dior.com.