New year, new potential favourite ‘It’ bag. This time my eyes are on the Dior Vibe Hobo bag. Since unveiled at the Dior 2022 Cruise show in Athens, I have been waiting for its release. Available since last week, it has already gone viral on social media, becoming the first ‘It’ bag of 2022.
The Dior Vibe bag goes one step further in the pursuit of a comfy and modern style. A transformation that started with other house models, like the Caro, and culminated in Maria Grazia Chiuri sporty-theme Cruise collection.
The hobo shape, the Christian Dior Paris signature adorning the bottom of the bag, and the additional shoulder strap are the house new take on the ‘New Look’, defined by comfort and functionality. Yet the Cannage print in lambskin, a staple of Dior, and its golden details, especially the buckle punctuated with the initials CD, bring elegance and distinction to the piece.
The exquisite quality of the bag and its perfect fusion of sportswear and luxury have given Dior another spot in my collection.
In this post, I will go through the bag features, my first impressions, and why it’s my go- to bag right now!
Dior’s latest release has not strayed from convention! I’ve been lucky enough to acquire the Dior Vibe bag that I also like to call a croissant bag.
In this post, I’m going to take you through all the detailed features of the bag, my first impressions and why this latest treasure from Dior belongs in my collection (and whether it should belong in yours too)!
ABOUT THE DIOR VIBE BAGS
Dior Cannage print:
‘CHRISTIAN DIOR PARIS’ signature on the underside Golden zip
Chain Leather handle
Removable and adjustable leather shoulder strap ‘CD’ military-inspired buckle
Suede calfskin interior
Interior flat pocket
Small – 20 cm width 15 cm height 7 cm depth
Medium – 29 cm width 20 cm height 9 cm depth
Colour options – White and gold-tone, black and white Material options – soft lambskin leather
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Dior Vibe Hobo
As you can probably tell, I am a Dior fan, especially when it comes to bags, and I must say the Vibe has made quite an impression, as the influence of sportswear is more prominent than ever. The bag is reminiscent of other house icons, like the rounded shape of the Saddle and the big lettering of the Book Tote, but it goes one step further in the “streetwearization” of Dior ready-to-wear. Its compact design and shoulder strap, in line with the craze for baguettes, almost make it an elegant adaptation of a bumbag and the perfect everyday accessory to carry your things around.
Its design and neutral tones make it one of the most wearable bags of Dior so far, at least for the fans of sportswear influence on luxury and for those whose style has become comfier during the pandemic. As its name indicates, the Vibe bag embodies a new lifestyle and energy.
As she did with the Caro, Maria Grazia Chiuri new ‘It’ bag fills a gap in the market by providing a functional and modern take on the house heritage. The Vibe stands out for its originality yet wants to be instantly recognised as a Dior.
And it doesn’t come alone. Besides the hobo design, the Vibe bag is also available in bowling format in symphony with the collection functionality. In this case, the Christian Dior signature in contrasting colours adorns the front, and the base, made with rubber, like sneaker soles, is decorated with stars, the designer lucky charm. The bowling bag is available in medium and large sizes and with or without an external zip pocket. For this model, there is a wider variety of colours and prints, like the Dior Etoile, featuring quilted stars, and Dior Athlete, in collaboration with the Italian artist Pietro Ruffo.
Any Dior connoisseur knows the power of the Cannage print.
A hobo bag is characterized by its half-moon shape, a soft and flexible structure and a strap to wear it hanging from the shoulder. This bag style is called hobo since it resembles the shape of the sacks on a stick that hobos (term used in America for vagabonds in the 19th century) have been portrayed to carry over their shoulders in popular culture. Although the term seems a bit outdated and even offensive, it is still used to describe the utilitarian design of this type of bag, made to carry all your belongings. Like many other significant trends of the early 2000s, the hobo bags are back, succeeding the much-loved baguettes, and Dior has got on board.
Since 2003, with its Street Chic Hobo Bag, Dior hadn’t released any ‘It’ bag of this style, but the Vibe is likely to become their new hobo staple. This time, instead of the Diorissimo canvas on denim or smooth leather and the logo on the front hardware, Dior’s hobo bag features the iconic Cannage lambskin style of the house. However, it does so with a modern and sporty twist by adding the Christian Dior signature at the bottom of the bag, imitating sneaker codes.
At £2,350 for the small and £2,600.00 for the larger size, the Vibe is at a similar price point to the Book Tote.
At £2,800 for the small and £3,350 for the larger size, the style is at a similar price point to the 30 Montaigne bag.
I’ve been pairing my white Vibe bag with a relaxed-fit suit in off-white and gold jewellery to create a casual but elegant look, perfect for a Sunday around London. The bag fits everything you need in a compact model, and the medium size, which is the one I’m wearing, is perfect for carrying by hand, on the shoulder or crossbody for a sportier look. My favourite thing about it is its practicality, and that matches and elevates with a touch of Dior any outfit.
Although in the beginning, I was not the biggest fan of fashion shift towards a more laid- back style, I must admit that I am beginning to like mixing casual and fine items to create stylish but cosy looks.
Who knows if next, you will see me with the bowling model of the Vibe, which, in my opinion, is the culmination of the sportswear influence in this collection.