Thursday, May 16, 2019

Dior Launches 30 Montaigne

Angie, friend of THE SAVVY SHOPPER and I are discussing the new Dior 30 Montaigne bag which launched last week. Tuesday I visited a Dior store to examine it. A clean sleek bag of sturdy box calfskin (the leather similar to Hermes' Kelly bag), it has a sculpted gold-tone clasp with the initials "CD." An elegant crossover shoulder strap lets the wearer enjoy the bag hands free. It's a beautiful bag inside and out. The bag has an open/close zipped inside compartment, as well as, a back flap pocket.

The leather bag is available in 5 colors: black, peachy-beige, subdued red, green and white. It is also produced in logo designed fabrics.

On the leather bags, the strap is removable and can be worn as a belt, which is rather cool!

But as I told Ang, for a crossover bag, it's narrow, and you can't fit much in it: a phone, wallet, keys, lipstick, comb and ink pen is about it.

The 30 Montaigne bag is smaller than Chanel's Double Flap jumbo size bag. Perhaps it is about the size of Chanel's Double Flap medium bag. However, the advantage of Chanel's iconic bags are they are dressy in appearance, and customers often buy the smaller versions of them for black-tie occasions and the jumbo size for every day use.

While Dior's 30 Montaigne bag is smart and sophisticated, it isn't designed to look gala fancy like the Chanel Double Flap medium or small bags are. Therefore, you'd likely want it spacier, so you can carry more stuff in it for every day use.
So it's almost functional, yet not quite there. For the high $3,550 ticket price (and durable leather which it is), I'd wait for the Dior 30 Montaigne bag to come out in a larger size. 

That said, it's far cheaper and a winning alternative for shoppers who pine for a lovely designer bag, but won't pay the insane costs charged by Hermes and Chanel. Once Dior brings out a roomier bag, I predict it becomes a classic too.

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  1. Dearest Debbie,
    Yes, it is elegant yet not very flexible for many uses... Only for those that can afford tons of different bags for certain outfits.
    Love the peachy-beige one!

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