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Dior's American Flag Book Tote Is The Summer Version Of This Classic Bag

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Red, white, and blue is a trio you likely reserve for Memorial Day, Labor Day, and most definitely the Fourth of July. But, why limit your patriotic pride to just three days out of the year when you can bring it into your look on a daily basis? While you can, of course, find a multitude of ways to work the color combo into your ensemble, Dior's American Flag Book Tote may just be one of the most chic and practical ways to do it. Not only will this classic bag add an Americana vibe to your everyday outfits, but it'll do it with that luxe Dior design aesthetic.

So, why did the French fashion house release an American flag accessory? Dior's Creative Director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, re-imagined the timeless Book Tote shape to commemorate Christian Dior's first trip to the United States in 1947 to receive the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award in Dallas, Texas, after presenting his first fashion show a few months prior.

And though the embroidered bag is an investment piece at $3,000, it'll be a head turner swinging at your side as well as a standout in the rest of your collection. The canvas tote holds over a million embroidery stitches that represent Christian Dior's ties to the United States and the inspiration he took from his visits to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco.

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The summer-ready design is featured on the Book Tote shape, a style you've likely spotted in scrolls through Instagram. The iconic, versatile silhouette can easily be used as an office carry-all to hold your laptop and other essentials during the week. As for the weekend? Slide the top handles over your arm as you head to the market; the roomy bag will provide ample space for whatever you decide to pick up.

It can also make for the ideal summer getaway tote and will pair up nicely with breezy white dresses and easy slides for jaunts to the beach. On that same note, toss in-flight essentials into the bag for travels abroad.

There is one catch, though: This tote will only be available online for a limited time. So, if you feel the need to bring it into your closet, make sure to shop it ASAP, and continue on to add this special design to your cart now.