Last week we shared an unfortunate message – ‘Ladies the Panarea tote Bag is no more’. We had received news from the SA that they were going to discontinue the Panarea Bag and the ones that were still in stock were the last pieces.
But what the heck! The updated version of the Panarea Bag was not even loved by everyone; most of the Dior fans loved the previous-style. The previous style was thicker, quilted and softer. The new style was flat.
So Dior decided to stop the production of the Panarea Bag, maybe because it was not a success. Maybe…maybe… but we have an existing story to share with you. The fashion house has just released a new bag and it’s the Dior UltraDior Bag (Yes, the Ultra and Dior are stitched together).
Let’s be fair, when you look at the UltraDior, what do you see? What is the first thing that comes to your mind? Well, it looks quite a lot like the Panarea Bag, doesn’t?.
Here’s what Dior is telling: ‘it’s combined with elegance and practicality, the perfect shopper with practical lining all along the zip fastening. Super comfort especially when you carry it on your shoulder. It features topstitched Cannage motif which is both supple and resistant, crafted from calfskin, refined with Dior charms, it’s an everyday essential’.
Measuring 33 x 28 x 13.5 cm, priced at £1450 GBP and €1800 euro.
The differences between Dior Panarea Bag and the UltraDior bag…
So what are the differences? The UltraDior is squared, it features long chain handles for carrying on your shoulder. The DIOR charm on the Panarea Bag matches to the color of the bag, the DIOR charm of the UltraDior is different. Both bags are designed with the new-modern Cannage top stitching motif. This kind of design is well known for its durability.
The Dior Panarea Bag has two sizes: medium and large. The medium is sized at 35 x 29 x 17 in cm while the large size is measured 40 x 31 x 18 in cm. The medium was priced at €850 euro and large size is €950 euro.
So what’s the conclusion? The Dior Ultra Bag is made more luxurious and therefore more expensive. The price is €1800 euro versus €850 euro for the large size of the Panarea Bag.
So what do you think?
UPDATE 28 March 2016: The UltraDior Bag is currently not available in the United States.