Prada is definitely doing something right this couple of seasons. After writing off Prada as a "has-been", I am really loving what the design team at Prada is offering us savvy shoppers. I am seeing simple yet stylish silhouette with great materials and attention to details again. A gal can't ask for more from the House of Prada.
(celeb images via people.com)
Anyhoo, recently Prada Saffiano tote seems to be the arm candy of choice for many celebs. After seeing fashionistas such as Sienna Miller and Eva Mendes toting this baby around, I ran out to investigate for myself. There are two sizes available. Sienna is carrying the smaller version while Eva Mendes has the larger size. The bag itself is rather well made with zipper detail on both sides which for once I think is cute due to the simplistic design. The materials are leather and nylon which makes the bag weight slightly less. A gal's shoulders will be very thankful. This bag can be a handheld or a shoulder bag with detachable strap which is quite versatile. I love the red burgundy color for fall, although I believe black is also available. For petite gals, smaller version measuring 15" x 11" x 5" is more appropriate. The large size is just overpowering. I am guessing the large one is at least 3 inches wider and taller.
As much I gush about this bag, I think the design is a tad more structured than I care for. It looks almost like a briefcase bag. Regardless, I do like the fact not all bags are made slouchy. Also since it is leather-nylon combo, I don't really care for the $1550 price tag because the design is so simple. To me the price should be somewhere around $1200. What do you think of Prada Saffiano?