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Dior Medium Vibe Bowling Bag Review – Do you need it?
Dior Bowling Description
Remember the name “Vibe” in relation to Dior, because the Vibe line seem to be the new handbag craze. Created by Maria Grazia Chiuri and first seen in the Dior Cruise 2022 show in Athens Greece, Dior Vibe line includes a two different handbags, a hobo bag in two sizes (medium and small) and a bowling bag in two sizes (again medium and large).
We’ve dedicated an entire blog post to the 2022 trend of bowling bags, also comparing the Dior Vibe Bowling bag to other designer bowler bags such as Chanel & Prada.
The Dior Bowler bags are not understated and minimalist, they are bold, loud & extravagant. Combining the loud metallic colors, the big “Christian Dior” written on the front of the bag as well as the size of these pieces means that you’ll definitely make a statement wearing this style. If you’re over the mini bags and need to fit a lot, this style might be for you.
We love: The space! Finally, a trendy bag that seems to fit a lot, including a 15″ laptop. We also like that it comes with a comfortable and adjustable shoulder strap as well as two top handles, so you have multiple ways of wearing this bag. The cheapest Medium Bowler costs $4500, which is of course a lot, but for the size and compared to other, much smaller Dior handbags, it almost seems like a good deal. We also like that the bag closes with a zipper, which means that it is super secure and you don’t have to worry about pick pocketing or things falling out your bag. Another pro of this bag is the rubber bottom – we love that Dior has thought of this because it physically hurts to put your delicate lambskin bags on the floor.
We don’t love : This might be an unpopular opinion, but we think that Dior should have made this bag ever so slightly less brand heavy. It features a big “CHRISTIAN DIOR PARIS” on the front of the bag and if you choose the most expensive Medium Bowler, it is also embroidered with the CD logo, which might be a bit too much. The good news is that you can just wear the bag on the other side for a logo-less look. Another concern that we have is how the smooth calfskin is going to wear, especially in the white color – if you know that you’re not one to baby your bags, we recommend that you choose a darker color instead.
As much as we love the Dior Vibe Bowling bag and think that it’s going to be a major trend bag for 2022, we don’t see this bag ageing too well. One major plus of the Dior Bowling bag is the fact that is roomy enough and can fit a 15″ laptop, however, this style is very much “athleisure” – which means it can be hard to match with more dressy, office outfits. If that’s not something that concerns you, then go ahead and buy and use this bag. If you only want pieces in your wardrobe that can wear for years and years to come without feeling dated, then maybe give this one a miss.
Sizes of the Dior Bowling Bag
Size inches: 13.5 x 7 x 6
Size centimeters: 35 x 18 x 15 cm
What fits inside the Dior Medium Vibe Bowling Bag
- 15″ laptop
- Notebook / Book
- Water Bottle
- Full size wallet
- Keys with a key pouch
- Sunglasses with hard case
- Makeup pouch
* Description, size and images from dior.com
Our Review of the Dior Medium Vibe Bowling Bag
- pretty trendy, as bowling bags seem to ne very “in” in 2022
- very roomy, fits a lot for daily wear
- fits a laptop
- adjustable strap + top handle – very versatile
- thick shoulder strap that is very comfortable
- rubber bottom means that you can easily clean it
- will probably date in a few years as the shape and logo are not very classic
- the big “Christian Dior” on the front of the bag might be too much for some people
- the sporty look can be a con if you’re planning to use this bag as an office bag
The final score for the Dior Bowler bag is 7.4 – we think the Price-Quality Ratio is good as well as the practicality. However, due to its distinctive design, we believe that it won’t have staying power. If you are a trend lover and you don’t mind the lack of staying power, we think that the Dior Vibe Bowler can be a great carry-all handbag.
OUR FAVORITE FINDS