Sep 22, 2009

Prada Saffiano Tote

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?

30 comments:

  1. Nice, but my problem with it i the businesswoman vibe it gives off... Prada has done better, but I do agree regarding the general development: so much better as a whole compared to a few years ago.

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  2. Nylon? Not my cup of tea... Check out the Chloe Victoria tote, for around the same price...

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  3. I think it's a gorgeous, timeless bag. But I'm drawn to the rich colors more than the actual design.

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  4. I like it but agree that it is over priced - but aren't most bags these days.

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  5. oooo, how pretty! But yes, a bit pricey.

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  6. Love the burgundy color!

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  7. I love the bag but I don't think it'll match my needs. It's very structured and it'll not fit my personality and my lifestyle. My bags are more of the slouchy style.

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  8. It does look a little too briefcase-y for me.

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  9. Gorgeous! I love the color. It is so classy and professional. I could see myself using this for work. :)

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  10. I love that tote- it's so fabulous and versatile!

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  11. cute bag! but yeah priced a little high.

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  12. i am not a major prada fan but i do love the bag and i agree with issa... the price is a lil high...

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  13. Love the maroon...like the vintage Cartier leather! oops it's Prada!! xo*

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  14. The bag is really chic and modern, you are so right! This is amazing!!!!

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  15. Meh...I am not too crazy about this particular bag. Most prada designs are way to plain and simple for me...
    xoxo
    Mimi

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  16. I like the bigger bag but since I'm petite I doubt it'd work. And plus, like you said the price seems a tad high. We are so lucky to have you going to the store and giving us your honest opinions. Thank you for that! :)

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  17. They can do no wrong at Prada as far as I'm concerned !

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  18. It's not my fav from Prada, but, that said, I wouldn't say no! ha ha!

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  19. I quite like the fact that it looks like a vintage satchel...although probably because I could imagine myself carrying a similar oversized one lol. But that colour is gorgeous! Hope you're having a beautiful day :)

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  20. it is such a gorgeous bag! totally timeless!

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  21. It's a nice, understated bag. Even the smaller size is too large for me, alas. I looked at it and struck it from the list of possibles on those grounds. I need something 12" wide or smaller, or I'll fill it up and it'll weigh a ton.

    You have superb taste as always, Savvy!

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  22. I love the beautiful color! But it is pretty simple for the price. If I ever spend that kind of money on a bag (which I doubt, unless I strike it really rich someday!) I would want it to be something extra-special.

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  23. I love the color. I'm more drawn to the larger one.

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  24. Gorgeous bag and color. But I can't justify spending more than my rent on any one item. And thanks by the way for the birthday wishes!

    Love Grace.

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  25. I agree with you about Prada - I think once knock offs were so, so prevalent it was hard to look at the real thing with quiteee as much awe, but Miuccia Prada is doing a gorgeous job - these bags are elegant and timeless (though they are simple). The price tag is a bit steep, though I think this could be an investment piece =)

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  26. I like the shape but it looks a little too structured for me.

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  27. Hi there-I agree with the others, its a lovely colour and style but just too structured overall.

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  28. Hmm...almost briefcase-ish....but could be a fabulous investment piece. Sucks that all the knock offs have kind of hurt the image!!

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