Prada Fairy Bag
Back in Spring 2008 when the Prada Fairy Bags came out, I was still a college student on the cusp of graduating from the University of Georgia with a journalism degree. I had yet to start writing freelance posts for PurseBlog at the time, but I would in the coming months. Commensurate with my preppy collegiate surroundings, my wardrobe included a lot of sundresses and polo shirts, a look with which these bags wouldn’t quite fit. Besides, the Fairy were so highly sought-after at the time, that even if I had convinced myself to buy one of them, they would have been sold out by the time I pulled together my meager college-student wages from my job at Best Buy. Instead, I merely admired everyone else’s bags, decked out in prints by artist James Jean, over at the PurseForum.
It’s been six full years since the Fairy Bags debuted on the Milan runway and my personal style has shifted by leaps and bounds in the interim. For how I dress today (and for how thoroughly and totally I’ve come to love Prada), these bags would be totally perfect. Even though there were some highly publicized issues with ink bleeding on these bags, I still find myself perusing eBay every now and then, hoping to come across that rare bag in perfect condition. It hasn’t happened yet, but six years later, hope springs eternal.