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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 2015


(New) Dior Panarea Tote after 2016

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 2016: the older Panarea is not longer in the boutique.

Dior Panarea Bag in Medium size: 35 x 29 x 17 in cm

Dior Panarea Bag in Large size: 40 x 31 x 18 in cm



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What is Dior doing?

Where is Dior going?

Last week, we sat down together and talk extensively about the new Dior Panarea Tote Bag and how it changed from the old and what details have been changed, you remember?

Then we asked the community for their opinion, we published two images: the Dior Panarea Tote old version and the Dior Panarea Tote new version. So how did our community respond?

Many fashionista’s preferred the older version and one woman said: ‘The new Panarea Tote looks like the Louis Vuitton Neverfull Bag, and I already got one Neverfull’.

Now I am baffled and thinking by myself: ‘was it a gamble or did they asked their fans whether it’s a good thing to upgrade the Panarea Tote or not?’

But anyways, let’s keep the facts together. I want to share a conversation I had with Azreen, one of our friend and community member:

Message 1: ‘Alex. I was in Paris & Rome few days ago, the old version of panarea is no longer in the boutique’.

Two and a half months ago, we were told that Dior boutique was still selling the old and the newer version of the Panarea Tote. I guessed they made a slow transition and the ultimate goal is to sell the new Panarea and discontinued the older version.


The purpose of this post was to share some life-pictures of the latest and the newest Dior Panarea Tote. Though we shared some juicy model-pictures last week, I belief they are not good enough. What’s better than a real picture with no special effect and no photoshop.

Oh yes, and if you need the prices, please go to Dior Panarea Tote Details.




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Dior Panarea Tote Bag Discontinued

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(New) Dior Panarea Tote after 2014

The wonderful Panarea Tote Bag, which has been on the menu of Dior for a longtime. The fans were loving it because of its timeless cannage stitching and the roomy interior. And we are talking about the original Dior Panarea tote bag of course, if you know what I am saying.

And above all, this bag was generously priced compared to other Dior handbags, you could get your very own for €850 euro or $1200 USD for the medium size. And the large size was only €100 euro or $100 USD more in cash.

Then after 2014, Dior made a stunning move, the updated the Panarea Bag which is totally different than the original one. And well, we were not sure what to say because some ladies were loving it and others want the old-one back.

The biggest different between the original version and the 2014 version is the look. The 2014 version was thinner and while it looked more modern, it was also flat.

But here’s the big news. We noticed something different on Dior’s official website and that is… they removed the Dior Panarea Bag from the handbag list. So we were shocked, they’re not going to discontinue the bag right?

And so we did a little investigation, it turned out that its true. This bag is slowly being phased out of the boutiques. And perhaps, perhaps when you’re still hunting for one or its on your wish list, go ahead and grab one as soon as possible.

Sad story. We adore the Dior Panarea Bag.


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Just in case you didn’t know this – the Dior Panarea Tote Bag is also available in ‘small’ size. This is the new Panarea Bag, we’ve discussed this issue many times. Some fashion ladies still love the previous version and others do prefer the newest version.

READ: Before and After 2014 Panarea Tote Bag

The main difference is the canage stitching – the older version is more alive, the newest is a bit flat but much more modernized. And instead of silver DIOR charm, they have changed into match the color of the bag.

The big change has to do with the functionality – the new Panarea Tote Bag is much more lighter in weight and like I said earlier…more modern. It’s made with Canvas and the latest ‘Small’ size gives you even more choices.

You will love the Small Panarea if you’re a shorty or because you want an extra bag whenever you don’t ‘NEED’ or feel like to carry large bags. I love this tote because it’s a compact bag that can store a lot of essentials.

Also there is an internal zip pocket inside.

Dior Small Panarea Tote Bag
Size: 31 x 25 x 15 cm
Price: €850 euro, £800 GBP




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