Reimagining the Silhouette of the Dior Saddle Bag

Since its first appearance in 1999, the Dior Saddle bag has become one of the most recognizable bags. Thanks to its strong silhouette and constant usage by celebrities, the Saddle Bag has stayed culturally relevant, especially due to the recent uptick in Y2K style. While the Saddle Bag is iconic, many brands are using similar silhouettes to create their own bags that cannot help but draw comparisons to the original.

Dior Saddle Bag

Available in many colors and prints, the original Dior Saddle Bag in still in style, and why stray away from a classic? If you want a bag that’s instantly recognizable and harkens back to the fashion of the early 2000s, it’s worth taking a look at what new patterns Dior has to offer.

Burberry Leather Knight Bag

Drawing on the asymmetry of the Dior Saddle Bag, the new Burberry Knight Bag is the perfect option if you want a slightly understated but still recognizable silhouette. Available in small and medium sizes as well as a number of colors, the Knight Bag is the perfect addition to an outfit that may not need the statement of a Saddle Bag, but still needs a bag that pops.

Understated with an Edge

If the slouchiness of the Burberry Knight Bag isn’t your style, you’re in luck! Many other brands are also using asymmetry, hardware, and other approaches to create their own take on the Dior Saddle Bag. If the original Saddle Bag is too on the nose for your own personal style but you’ve fallen in love with the imagery of the original bag, these are some picks that are far from plain and will provide the elevation you want without being as extravagant. Pick up a Gucci Horsebit Bag if you want to stay close to the equine inspiration, or a Cult Gaia Kazia Crossbody Bag if you want the saddle flap in a more understated way.

Just the Silhouette, Please

Perhaps what you’ve fallen in love with is not the flashiness of the Saddle Bag, but instead the sleek silhouette? These perfectly balanced bags have removed all of the excess and are left with just the form of the Saddle Bag, perfect for if you want a slight callback to the original. With all sorts of brands creating their own versions of the Saddle Bag, it is easier than ever to find pieces with the features you like from the original that may be more in line with your personal style.