I’m kind of shocked, really – a Prada leather bag for less than a thousand dollars? At first I wondered if the price was correct, but it hasn’t changed in the couple of weeks that the bag has been on the Saks website, so it must be correct. I doubt this is the brand’s response to the recession – Prada doesn’t seem like the type of brand that intends to acknowledge it at all – but for whatever reason they chose to produce the reasonably priced Prada Vitello Shine Hobo, and I’m pretty pleased with it.

Prada Vitello Shine Hobo

Odds are that the gorgeous purple color is making me more enthusiastic than I would be otherwise (it reminds me of my favorite Balenciaga color of all time, 2007 violet), but color is such an important part of a bag’s personality that I’m completely okay with that. Prada always uses excellent leathers and high-quality construction, so I don’t doubt that the bag will last for quite a long time indeed. The only thing left to consider is the structure: it’s boring, I’ll admit, but it’s also highly functional, and the beautiful shade of purple makes up for the simple shape. Considering the price of this bag relative to others in Miuccia’s arsenal, I’m pretty pleased. Buy through Saks for $995.

  • Mama M

    Like the bag; really like the color. And zippers — yea!!!!

  • janis

    I am liking Prada more and more. I love this shape of bag!

  • Pandor@

    Now THIS is n-i-c-e!

    This lovely (undoubtedly) bag will appeal to many new potential customers… and will steal Marc Jacobs and D&G fans at least, imo.

  • Mandy

    I can almost never find fault with Prada, but this bag looks like something I could find in a much less expensive brand. I would not pay even this lower Prada price for this one. Sorry, Prada, I still love you!

  • Julie Weekes

    LOVE this bag – on my list for this season. Thanks Prada!!!

  • 19yearslater

    The colour rocks, the bag is ok.

  • Loquita

    Fantastic color and leather…a rather boring shape, however.

  • alouette

    I have this bag and trust me, it’s TDF! The purple color is AWESOME and the leather definitely reminds me of Balenciaga leather. The subtle sheen gives it some edge as well as the gold hardware and perfectly complements the dark rich purple shade. The exterior pockets are wonderful as there are two additional pockets on the back of the bag – one zipper and one snap. They are perfect for whipping out metro cards or another credit card for that impulse Prada purchase. ;)

    I highly recommend this bag to anyone. Simple and classic shape? Yes, but that’s what makes it undeniably Prada.

  • Lisa

    Just ordered this from Neiman Marcus for the same price. I think the color is beautiful – – I’ve been looking for a great purple bag and hopefully I’ve found it – – can’t wait to get it!

  • Lexie2000

    I just ordered it from Saks. Every time I see it it becomes more appealing. I hope the hsine wears well and isn’t as fast wearing as the Cervo Lux bags. The color is gorgeous!

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  • Veronia Allen

    Love this bag ! Love the color!! (fb)