Dior New Panarea Tote Bag


Oh, have you heard about Dior recently?

Yes? No?

They have re-designed the Panarea Tote and released a newer version around February/March. But let’s talk from the start, how was the older version actually?

We have always loved the Panarea Tote Bag because the Canvas was extremely durable. Even after three years of use with care, this bag still looks like new, fresh from the store. Some people compare it to the Louis Vuitton Neverfull coated canvas leather, which is basically also very durable.

If you have felt and seen a Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag, you will instantly notice the extra thin leather. You might also be worried that it breaks, that’s why a good alternative was the Panarea Bag. It has similar spacious but the strap is thicker and thus carrying becomes more comfortable.

Now let’s move on to the newer Panarea Tote:

The upgraded version of the Dior Panarea Tote bag is released for the Spring Summer 2014 Collection. This bag is made from Rosato Canvas and the iconic ‘Cannage’ stitching is entirely different. It’s more flat, modernized and structured compared to the older version. They have even changed the D.I.O.R. charm color, which was in the past in silver and now they are following the color of the bag.

The older Panarea Bag is quilted while the new one is more flat. It also wrinkled when you use it, unlike the newer version.

Old Dior Panarea Tote vs New Dior Panarea Tote


(Old) Dior Panarea Tote before 2014


(New) Dior Panarea Tote after 2014

Now let’s get to the details:
The new Dior Panarea Tote as well as the older version are both available at Dior boutique.

Update as per june 2014: the older Panarea is not longer in the boutique.

Dior Panarea Bag in Medium size: 35 x 29 x 17 in cm
Priced at: $1,200 USD, €850 euro’s or £900 GBP

Dior Panarea Bag in Large size: 40 x 31 x 18 in cm
Priced at: $1,300 USD, €950 euro’s or £1,050 GBP



  • Maria


    Is the new Panarea discontinued too? And if so, which bag is going to replace it?

    November 18, 2015
    • Ly


      Hi Maria, this bag has been pulled out of the website, but we haven;t heard anything about discontinuing yet. Also, we do not think they will be discontinued, but we are def. going to do a check.

      November 22, 2015

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