Can you believe that we’re already about halfway through August? I can’t, but I walked past a store yesterday and saw a fall jacket that I liked so much that I bought it in two colors, realizing only afterward that I’d be able to wear them far sooner than I had originally thought.

This would probably be the place to say something profound about the inescapable march of time, but I’d much rather talk about the Prada Glace Calf Degradé Top Handle, a design for which my feelings are profound in an entirely different way. Carry this bag now, carry it in six months, it’ll look good 365 days per year.

Over the past year or two, I’ve developed a deep appreciation for what Prada does with its accessories. The brand makes the best nondescript everyday bags in the industry, bar none, which isn’t the kind of compliment I’m wont to throw around without merit. Prada’s accessories always provide a signature minimal counterpoint to Miuccia’s often dazzling runway clothes; think of them as an anchor.

In that sense, this bag is par for the Prada course. But with the lovely grey color variation, functional shape and gorgeous leather, I’m not sure how this bag could be par for anything. It’s the kind of purchase you won’t regret because you’ll be too busy not only using the bag, but also accepting compliments from envious friends and strangers alike. Buy through Saks for $2050.

  • gpc

    Beautiful variation and color to the leather, but probably very hard to get in and out of and it is overpriced.

  • Alison

    I LOVE that bag. Totally out of my range. Ugh. It’s beautiful!

  • Chels K

    ITA about the difficulty in getting in and out of it. That’s the guiding factor in my bag choices almost always but this bag? This is a beaut. I don’t care what it costs it is truly, subtly beautiful.

    If I had two grand to spend on a bag, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy this.

  • Cathy Fitz

    Beautiful bag. Love the subtle mix of colors. But not in my price range.

  • yup

    I never have prada bag before but this bag maybe my first one……

    • Chloe

      No!!!

  • lisa

    stunning, timeless, classic…excellent example of a piece that you can wear forever. love…

  • kellyx

    When will those designers ever realise that a single handle attached on a the flap itself is a pain?

  • Chloe

    I have this design in black n its interior is suede…

    ITS A NITEMARE!!!

    The leather bleeds n worse, it seeps into the suede interior n now its a MESS! The clasp (front) also lost its grip! All this happened in my within 1 week from my date of purchase.

    I swear this would b my greatest regret n NEVER buy another Prada. With that amt of money I spent, I shoulda bought a LV Brea!

  • AW

    As always, Prada is expensive but this one is lovely I think. The color and quality of the leather makes this very classic in a Parisian chic type of way and although yes the short handle will be annoying in terms of opening and closing the bag, it’s so elegant.