Stylish new Italian Saddle Bag, the Palio, in gorgeous soft tumbled leather
An iconic shape of the ‘noughties’, Dior’s equestrian winner the Saddle bag has now proved its credentials as a classic, being reinvented in all manner of sizes and patterns. Yet still the original plain leather seems so much more classically perfect—at least that’s what the Italians think—and here is their beautiful new Saddle bag, the Palio, in a gorgeous soft tumbled leather.
Dior’s Saddle bag, designed by John Galliano, was a sensation in the late ’90s and early ‘00s. Now brought back into the Dior range, it is set to remain in style for decades to come.
Italy’s Palio is the perfect accessory for daily life—small enough to fit snugly under your arm on its short shoulder strap, large enough to accommodate your everyday needs, it’s so comfortable you almost forget it’s there. If you want to wear it as a crossbody, out comes a long shoulder strap to accommodate this in style. Remove, and it’s a fashionably large, easy-to-carry clutch.
Well made in thick tumbled leather, the Palio is super soft and tactile, with double leather top flap and magnetic closures as well as a zipped inner for security. The lining is a practical wipe-dry.
The Italians make it in an array of wonderful colours: classic saddle tan (pictured), navy, black, grey, olive and cream, as well as eye-popping fuchsia, baby pink, orange and a smart shade of red. Dimensions are 25cm long by 20cm high and 5cm wide.
Non Members £175. CCUK £79. Free UK mainland delivery.