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Friday, February 12, 2010

Prada Saffiano Lux Bowler

Prada Saffiano Lux Bowler

It's been quite some time since I featured a Prada bag on Señora Cartera. It wasn't an intentional omission since I happen to like Prada's classic bags (as do many women in Miami). I suppose with so many other bags flooding the market, Prada took a back seat on my radar. Then I checked out their spring collection and noticed quite a few styles I wouldn't mind getting my hands on.

The Saffinao Lux Bowler immediately caught my eye. The bowler shape is a practical choice for a hand-held bag. It's stylish and roomy and works in any color or finish. Prada's take on this classic style involves giving the design a more severe shape than that of a similar design like the Louis Vuitton Alma. Small details like the dangling key on the front and the obvious lack of Prada's signature inverted triangle logo plaque are what set this bag apart from other similar styles. If the name "Prada" weren't in the title of this post, would you have known this was one of their designs? Probably not. It's worth mentioning that the colors they chose are evidence of how the global recession is affecting the luxury handbag market. It's best to keep classic designs in safe colors, like red and black, so as to attract higher sales numbers. Pricing is also important to keep in mind nowadays, especially with all the credit card changes going into effect later this month. The Prada Saffiano Lux Bowler is $1390 - a great price for a bag you'll use for many years to come. I'll definitely be looking out for Prada bags from now on.

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4 Responses to "Prada Saffiano Lux Bowler"
  1. gail said...
    Friday, February 12, 2010

    I have to say that I have been taking a second look as well. I was in my local Saks recently and took a look at the Vitello Shine Satchel in red. I thought it was great - light, a nice texture and rich color in the calf skin, loved the two exterior zipped pockets, but not so sure about the small snap pocket on the front. Also, eventhough the interior is a faux leather, you really wouldn't know it and it is so much better than a canvas or other fabric-lined interior. Loved the shorter double handles, but there is also a longer shoulder strap option. I was really impressed, and priced at $1395. I seriously thought about adding a red bag to my wardrobe that day...

  2. Michael St. James said...
    Friday, February 12, 2010

    LOVE this bag! Now if it came in the same color options as the LV Alma, there wouldn't be any competition. But the price is really reasonable. Fab find!

  3. Dania Padron said...
    Friday, February 12, 2010

    You took the words right out of my mouth. I thought about how fab this would look in that new midnight blue LV introduced last fall, or the raisin purple amarante color I love so much. Maybe for fall...

  4. LenkaLovee said...
    Saturday, February 13, 2010

    oh how i wish i could afford that now! it's perfect! :D

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