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Explore our selection of pre-owned Dior handbags and add a touch of Parisian elegance to your accessories collection. Renowned for their classically feminine look, these chic pieces work just as well with modern outfits as they do with vintage designs. The French fashion house has created exquisite bags since 1946 but it was the 1990s that saw the brand's first It bag, the Lady Dior, truly take off. Given to Princess Diana as a gift by the First Lady of France, the quilted style quickly gained popularity and the Princess of Wales became so enamoured that she bought one in every colour. 

The most popular pre-loved Dior bags

From then on people have eagerly awaited the house's accessory launches, which have included the Diorama, the Diorissmo and the Pochette bag. An extremely popular Dior style is the Saddle bag, first released in 1999 under the creative direction of John Galliano. Known for its unique shape, the equestrian-inspired shoulder bag shot to fame when it was worn by Sarah Jessica Parker on Sex And The City. Even though it was re-released in 2018, the original designs are now one of the most sought after pre-owned bags of all time, with the calfskin and oblique print versions proving most popular. 

The expert craftsmanship of Dior bags

Every Dior bag is painstakingly crafted by artisans in either France, Italy or Spain, with only a very few vintage styles bearing the 'Made in Scotland' label. Each piece is cut, stitched and finished by hand and takes many hours to produce. Only the highest quality leather is selected by Dior for its bags, as the brand follows strict guidelines about the kind of hides it will allow. The pieces are then individually cut out and assembled around a wooden frame before being stitched together. 

Tips for buying an authentic Dior bag

All real Dior bags feature a leather label tag inside them, with a logo heat stamp in either gold or silver lettering. The stamp will be perfectly centered and feature the brand logo. Every Dior bag also comes with a grey authenticity card. On the reverse side, authentic cards have two small spaces and one large rectangular space for store details and the date to be stamped. Authentic Dior bags will also feature perfect stitching. Any crooked or irregular detailing is a sure sign of a fake. Dior’s iconic Cannage quilting is made up of small and even stitches in a relatively thin thread and the colour should always be the same shade as the leather.

Pre-owned Dior handbags as investment pieces

Older Dior bags are still sought after as they are timeless icons. Their unique shapes, flattering colourways and instantly recognisable logo hardware mean they still make just as much of an impact today as when they first launched. Vintage styles in the iconic monogram canvas are an easy way to elevate your everyday looks, while rarer limited edition Lady Dior bags made in collaboration with artists are collectors items you can treasure forever.