In this era of everything new is old, we weren’t surprised to see Christian Dior’s iconic early 2000s saddle bag come back around again. We have Maria Grazia Chiuri to thank for resurrecting the statement bag on the Fall 2018 runway and it’s already the It bag of celebs — Katie Holmes, Jessica Alba, Kate Bosworth, Olivia Palermo, Jennifer Lawrence — and social media influencers like Chiara Ferragni, Leandra Medine, Susie Bubble and Aimee Song. (Though there’s been some controversy as the simultaneous saddle bag lovefest across Instagram has made some wonder if it’s a guerrilla marketing tactic.)
As expected, the Dior saddle bag comes with a hefty price tag and is only available in the brand’s boutiques. Since most of us don’t have the kind of budget that would allow us to indulge in the must-have bag, we searched high and low for some saddle bag alternatives. While Dior’s shape is pretty unique, you can still find bags in chic shapes for as little as $25 (compare that to the thousands of dollars you’d have to shell out for Dior).
Here are 17 saddle bags just as stylish as Dior’s.