Lady Dior Cannage is a bag with a rich history. Its beginnings are connected to one of the most modern and loved princesses: Lady Diana. In 1995, Lady D received as gift one of the latest Cannage bags. At that time, the purse was unreleased and the publicity it received thanks to Princess Diana determined Christian Dior to name it “Lady Dior”. This changed everything. It soon became a symbol of royalty and grace. Every woman on earth wanted to own one and even now, after decades, this beautiful model is loved and desired by millions of fashionistas.
The Cristian Dior Lady Cannage Bag is an elegant tote bag made from smooth patent leather and its surface is adorned with geometric quilted motifs. It is one of my favorite bags of all time and even though it comes in various sizes, like mini, medium, large and Xlarge, the one I prefer most is the medium size version. For me, the medium size Lady Dior in black is the most practical and functional one. It is the perfect purse for business, shopping, special events or casual meetings.
The most important characteristic of the Lady Dior Cannage bag is the smoothness of the leather. The outside of the bag is made from the most delicate patent leather with a resolutely refined glow, featuring the iconic cannage pattern. For those who are not familiar with cannage fabrics, let me explain: this is a special type of flat quilting. It is very preferred by luxury purse brands as it gives an extra touch of originality and elegance to the overall look of the bags. This beautiful cannage geometrical motif can be found on all sorts of colored bags made from numerous different materials such as denim, suede, patent leather, satin, lamb skin, ostrich, calfskin and crocodile.
For me, out of the many quilted bags made by all luxury designers, the Lady Dior Cannage All Black in Medium Size is the best one ever. It has a unique distinction that reminds me of the grace and elegance of Princess D. It is a symbol of perennial style.
I have recently bought a replica of the Lady Dior Medium Black bag and I am going to tell you everything there is to know about this imitation purse. The first thing you need to know about it is that buying a replica can be very tricky. You order something online only based on some beautiful professional photos. Obviously, in those photos all replicas look perfect, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that what you get will be the same. Sadly, in my case I discovered with great disappointment that my replica had a huge scratch on the top side, where the zipper closes. This wasn’t a minor defect that no one can see or a small flaw that you can hide. It was an ugly and large grayish scratch on my brand new white Lady Dior bag.
The Lady Dior Cannage replica is made from patent leather and is adorned with the famous cannage pattern. The bag is squared shaped and it can stand tall and firm by its own, thanks to the robustness of the leather used for making it. Just as on the original purse, the double handles are manufactured from rolled leather and stitched on the outer part to define their arched shape. The handles are connected to the bag by two large silver rings. The holes where they go in are reinforced by the same silvery metal stamped with the initials CD. Another distinctive Christian Dior sign are the 4 letters charm. The charm features the letters “D”, “I”, “O” and “R” made from a sturdy silver metal and attached to one of the handles by another ring. The “O” is the largest and more obvious letter.
Also, this Christian Dior Lady Cannage replica Bag came with a detachable shoulder strap and it has a silver zip closure, which is available for all medium and large size Lady Dior bags. Only the small size Lady Dior versions have a top flap closure.
Christian Dior Cannage bags have signature jacquard lining, including the models with the Christian Dior logo pattern and the cannage quilted ones. Furthermore, for all cannage purses the logo is woven into the material. In most cases, the lining is in a color similar to the outside of the Lady Dior bag. This Dior Medium Lady Cannage Black replica bag has a red jacquard lining at the inside, that isn’t very shiny or outlined, exactly how a genuine one should look like.
For the past 9 years, Christian Dior has made all of its Lady Dior Cannage bags with the interior leather tag in the same color and fabric as the outside of the purse. The leather tab must be rectangular and 1 inch wide. This authenticity mark is placed right under the interior zip pocket and all the outside margins are stitched, but only the top is attached to the lining- allowing you to lift the leather tag and read the code embossed on its back side. Just like on the authentic Lady Dior bag, the tag says “Christian Dior”, “PARIS” and “Boutique” on three rows.
All Lady Dior bags have the entire hardware in gold or silver color, except for some limited editions that have the charms made from bamboo, crystal or faux tortoise shell. My Christian Dior replica has high quality silver color hardware, very nicely crafted and every single piece is stamped with the CD logo. To offer and extra robustness to the bag, the wide rectangular base has four metallic feet studs.
The Christian Dior Lady Cannage is one of the most popular bags in the world and it has been manufactured numerous times in countless versions. Because of the many design variations and special edition models, there are many different color and fabric combinations for it. Still, the replica that I have received looks very authentic and definitely feels genuine, except for the big and very visible scratch next to the top zipper. It could have been a perfect replica if it wasn’t for this very unaesthetic flaw.