The Diorever is the French luxury house’s answer to the structured work tote with a pair of short top handles, and as much as you would like to think otherwise, it looks nothing like the Birkin.
Yes, the shape is the same, you can even argue that the handles are the same height, but that’s about it really. For one thing, a million other bags sport these exact two features, but Raf has taken it one step further, what with the way it is styled, the way the bag can be used, and even its fine details are nothing you’ll find on the former.
Available in 3 sizes for Spring-Summer 2016, each Dior Diorever can be worn 2 ways, handheld via its top handles or across the body by way of its detachable leather sling. Then there’s that front flap, which allows you to keep the bag ‘covered’ when you flip it to the front, or ‘open’ when it is flipped backwards. And when it is reversed, there are actually magnets embedded within the flap that ‘snap’ together ever so nicely that results in that ‘open’ look.
The most adorable of the trio is of course the Mini that measures 21 cm by 17 cm by 17 cm, which is also my favourite. On the inside, you’ll find a general compartment, various patch pockets within said compartment, as well as a slot pocket that runs the width of the dior bag sale, which also counts as a second compartment really. Besides grained bull calf leather, it comes in smooth calfskin, suede, metallic crinkled lambskin and of course, exotics like crocodile.
Size wise, it goes up to 30 cm by 23 cm for the regular, and 34 cm by 26 cm for the ones in Large.