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What Is the Dior Book Tote and Why Do Celebrities Love It?

This designer carryall will be your new go-to bag!
What Is the Dior Book Tote and Why Do Celebrities Love It?
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This designer carryall will be your new go-to bag!

Dior is best known for many bags that are definitely worth the splurge. But amongst their popular arm candies, the Dior Book Tote sits as one of the most worth it totes.  Now, what about this bag that makes it everyone's must-have arm candy? Here's everything you need to know about the Dior Book Tote.

What is a Dior Book Tote?

Not all bags quickly rise to fame. But when Maria Grazi Chiuri introduced the Dior Book Tote in 2018, it surely did. The Book Tote was originally taken from a drawing by French fashion designer Marc Bohan in 1967 in Dior’s archives. It may look like a simple tote, but the craftsmanship put into it is nothing less than we expect from the fashion house.

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After the Book Tote was released, it was immediately spotted on the arms of influencers, celebrities, and handbag collectors. And it's not difficult to see why everyone just fell in love with it. The Book Tote is the embodiment of casual elegance, and it is as functional as it is iconic. There is an array of materials, colors, and even limited versions that will make your head spin if you’re planning on purchasing this tote. 

How can I customize a Dior Book Tote?

1. Size

 Currently, Dior has released five sizes of the Book Tote: Original (41.5 x 35 x 18 cm), small (36.5 x 28 x 17.5 cm), mini (8 x 24 x .5 cm), Catherine (40 x 31 x 19 cm), and vertical (20 x 26 x 10 cm). The two latter being a little less common!

Original

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Small

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Mini

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Catherine

 

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Vertical

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2. Materials

 As of writing, Dior has around 27 materials for you to choose from. They have a wide array of materials from the iconic Oblique canvas to Calfskin!

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3. Colors

Another important factor to consider when buying any bag is the color. It has to be versatile yet unique, of course! Luckily, Dior has around 37 different hues that you can choose from.

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4. Personalization

Did you know you can also have your name embroidered on one side of your Book Tote? It's such a nice touch and of course, it's super Instagrammable, too!

How is it made?

 Like any of Dior’s pieces, they are made with the utmost craftsmanship and highest quality materials. The bag is handmade by the house's skilled artisans which makes the bag all the more special!

How much is it?

 The price of each Book Tote varies depending on the size and material of your choice. Similar to other luxury brands, Dior has annual price increases for their classic silhouettes, and the Book Tote falls under that category! 

As of writing these are the current prices according to Dior’s official site:

The mini Book Tote starts at $2300 (approximately P110,762) and can go up to $2550 (approximately P122,8013). 

On the other hand, the small Book Tote starts at $2750 (approximately P132,433) and goes up to $3250 (approximately P156,511). 

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The original Book Tote’s price ranges from $2900 (approximately P139,656.75) to $7200 (approximately P346,734). 

The Catherine Tote Bag is $3600 (approximately P173,367) to $3900 (approximately P187,814).

Lastly, the vertical variant is $2750 (approximately P132,433).

Celebrities who were spotted with the Dior Book Tote

Dr. Aivee Teo and Bea Alonzo

Traveling will always be a breeze if you're carrying a Dior Book Tote. This arm candy will stow all your essentials and keep them at an arm's reach whenever you're exploring a new city.

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Jinkee Pacquiao

Jinkee Pacquiao loves this bag so much she bought them in the house's iconic Oblique print! We can't decide whether we like the burgundy or the classic blue hue more.

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Bae Suzy

Trust Dior girl Bae Suzy to don the cutest version of this bag! We're swooning over her leather version with embossed logos and print!

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Pia Wurtzbach

Whether you've got a minimalist aesthetic or a sporty vibe just like Pia's, the Dior Book Tote will never fail you! It will look great with whatever 'fit you sport.

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Rei Germar

According to Rei, your pups can also fit inside!

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Julia Barretto

Any all-white OOTD will get a stylish makeover once this bag is slung over your arms.

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