Dior Gaucho Double Saddle Bag, Handbag of the Day
The Dior Gaucho Double Saddle Bag is definitely an eye-catcher. Not only is the bag a hot item this season due to its charming vintage western look, but to its flashy antiqued silver hardware and accessories. Each bag has two pairs of "1947" Christian Dior medallions and large old-fashioned keys dangling from both the front buckle and the strap. 1947 is a significant year for the designer because it marks the debut of the very first Dior collection, a collection which introduced the "New Look" of tight waists and long, fitted skirts. Getting back to the Gaucho, the flaps of the bag lift up to reveal interior compartments on either side of the purse, including a pocket just the right size for a cell phone, and seal with magnetic clasps. The bag is available in both dark red and in white, which has more noticeable contrast stitching on the soft, washed calfskin leather. Price: $1,995.