The bag is the latest offering by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri. It appeared on the runway at Dior’s Fall 2020 show, which was marked by in-your-face feminist slogans and political newspaper flooring. The Dior Bobby is by no means a symbol of protest, but it does go against the grain of the world of handbags with its distinctive silhouette.
Dior calls it a hobo bag, which is fair enough, given its half-moon curves. But the Dior Bobby is a lot more sophisticated than that label suggests. Just take a look at bag’s clasp, adorned with the polished initials of “CD” for the Maison’s founder. And don’t be fooled by its buckle; the bag can be opened with ease by way of the magnetic clasp below it.
Where the Dior Bobby truly departs from the typical hobo bag is its sense of structure, reinforced by its hard, hand-painted edges. That sturdy shape remains the same regardless of the bag’s size — the Dior Bobby is available in small, medium and large sizes — or the materials it’s made of.
For now, the bag is offered in smooth calfskin leather in everyday shades like black, cream and camel, as well as the Maison’s iconic Dior Oblique canvas for a softer touch. They all come with detachable straps to match, which you can use to conveniently transform the Dior Bobby into a crossbody or a shoulder bag.
Dior has a track record for creating bestselling bags — the Saddle bag and the Lady Dior handbag are proof. With its one-of-a-kind features, the Dior Bobby will probably continue the French fashion brand’s winning streak. In fact, its very name, borrowed from Monsieur Christian Dior’s pet dog, suggests that it will. “Each collection contained a suit earmarked for success called Bobby,” once wrote the designer himself.
The Dior Bobby bag is now available in Dior boutiques worldwide. Place an order via call to Dior Singapore at 1800-415-9990.
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