Images via Vogue.com

I have a few favorite days of the year: Christmas, Halloween, the first day of college football and New Prada Day. Luckily, New Prada Day comes twice a year (or four times, if you count Resort and Pre-Fall, which I do if I’m feeling desperate), and one of those days was yesterday! Naturally, Miuccia didn’t disappoint – Prada Spring 2012 was playful, feminine and incredibly smart.

Prada’s bags tend to ground her more fanciful and esoteric collections, and although this was an relatively accessible line that didn’t need as much grounding as past seasons, the bags were still classic Miuccia. Glossy, structured satchels on a ladylike scale were given counterpart in crocodile clutches with elaborate midcentury hardware reminiscent of chrome automotive fixture from the era. If you’d rather go the extremely literal route, there are also a couple of clutches with leather cars stitched onto them. Check out the full gallery after the jump.

  • harveydent

    I loved this colledtion. It’s very nice to see Prada do something that is easy for everyone to wear. The bags were the perfect compliment to the beautiful show. I loved almost all of them. I think that the bags with the cars are just slightly kitchy, if you know what I mean. I do love the satchels however. Very chic.

  • Clare

    I do like the pink one with studs. The metallic closures are also very striking – they set off the shape of the bags. Looking forward to seeing these in the stores in Rome next year.

  • divinePrada

    Ooooh! I’m in love with the yellow one with the car print!

    I so love Prada! Miuccia really knows how to balance sophistication and playfulness impeccably!=)

  • Sandra Rowley

    Love the bright colored satchels….I could never see me carrying anything with a car stitched on it, even if it was free.

  • soleil

    It’s only the logo that makes it pretty, otherwise, generic.

  • alice23

    I love Prada. Miuccia knows how to be new remaining in the line of her style. wonderful.

  • edoardo

    They are nice but I believe that prada could do something more…come on!

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  • MizzJ

    Except for the car ones, I am in utter LOVE with this collection! So retro, so simple and so lovely. I am drooling over that green satchel in all its colors.

    http://highmaintenancewoman.blogspot.com

  • DorianGray

    I’d like to read you review about yesterday’s Versace show too :-)

  • Bebang

    I love no. 8

    The color itself is great! I love the neutrality of the color…

  • Pamela Rowley

    I would like to purchase the blush studded purse. Can you please send me the website.

  • Barbie26

    Check out the new 2012 Prada collection at http://www.bagaholicsonline.com 
    My red tote is gorgeous!
    They have an absolutely fabulous collection.