When you see a petite quilted flap bag with a chain strap that is intertwined with the same material as the bag itself, it’s difficult not to think only of Chanel. The Prada Printed Chain Shoulder Bag didn’t immediately cause that association in my head, though. Rather, my first thought was, “Ooh, nice print.”

Whether or not you like this bag probably hinges largely on whether or not you like Prada’s famous patterns, which are always sharp and interesting, as opposed to girly or traditionally pretty. I love them, no matter how difficult they may make it to fit a bag like this into a wardrobe. During warmer months, I think I could make it happen, though.

Pattern appreciation varies quite widely based on personal taste, so it’s just as likely that you’ll disagree with me on the relative merits of what we see above. And that’s fine, because the more people don’t like it, the larger the chance that it will go on sale eventually, and I need it to go on sale so that I can buy it. Enjoy this bag as I might, I’m not paying almost a thousand dollars for something that isn’t leather, no matter how much it might spruce up my spring whites. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $980.

  • Shana

    I love the clasp and the chain and the idea of this bag, but almost $1k?! Wow. (iPad)

  • Kelly

    Very beach appropriate. I can totally imagine a white summer dress with this bag….pretty! (iPad)

  • kmroboto

    I love the print but the pushlock looks kind of cheap, imo. (ipad)

  • edoardo

    I lvoe the print but I agree with “kmroboto”: the bag (maybe for the shape) looks really cheap. I would liek thta Miuccia uses this print for some bags more “sofisticated”….

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  • ninjaninja

    This print is so cute for spring (ipad)

  • Leah

    Gotta have this one! Prada definitely made a winner :) (iPad)

  • Marianna

    I agree with the feeling that the print is nice but the pushlock looks cheap. (ipad)

  • Cate

    not feeling the print (ipad)

  • Joyce

    Loving the print and design, not so much the price/value (ipad)

  • Tonya

    This would be 2 cute for the summer… (ipad)

  • Jeanine

    Not really a fan. :( (ipad)

  • Christina

    not loving it (ipad)

  • cl

    i actually love this print also and would see it as a great addition to spring/summer!

  • Mochababe73

    To be honest, it looks like a mish mash of different bags.
    The pushlock closure is reminiscent of Marc Jacobs and Coach.
    The shape and chain strap reminds me of Chanel.
    Not feeling the handbag period. And that’s an astronomical amount of money for a nonleather handbag.
    (iPad)

  • annabelle

    i wish there was a different print (ipad)

  • JJ

    while the bag is cute, it’s far from original. The pattern and colors remind me of Pucci (that’s the designer that first came to mind when I saw it) and the pushlock looks like a cheap, imitation of a MJ pushlock. I like the idea of the woven chain strap, but wouldn’t pay $1k for it. (ipad)

  • coachwife6

    Too wild of a print for me, but it could liven up a solid black dress. Still a fan of Prada.

  • coachwife6

    Oops. Forgot (ipad)

  • Limey

    it’s cute and fresh… perfect for spring! (ipad)

  • nick

    A bit too busy. (ipad)

  • windy

    very chanel-ish but print is cool..(ipad)

  • nini

    I’m not sure what it would go with…but it is cute! (ipad)

  • Jen

    I don’t like the print or the design of the bag… Hate hate hate that clasp. (ipad)

  • wendy

    Not for me. The pattern might work on something else, but I don’t like it for a bag. (ipad)

  • Pam

    It looks like something you could get at Wal-Mart. (ipad)

  • Miriam

    Too little for too much money(ipad)

  • Kelly

    Gorgeous :D (iPad)

  • Marion

    I think it’s adorable. It’d be so easy to throw it on in the summer months or in the winter to brighten your day. (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    whaaaatttt??
    this, is prada? (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    it looks more chanel-ish to me.. (ipad)

  • Lianne

    It looks perfect for summer and the beach. Well, other than the pricetag. (ipad)

  • LDJ

    The print screams “Groovy”…that era is over. Nope! Next!!1! (ipad)

  • Sherry

    funky print (ipad)

  • Sherry

    very diff for Prada (ipad)

  • Alicia

    I agree, $1000+ is too much for non-leather (ipad)

  • Alicia

    Even though it’s expensive, I still want it! Love prada (ipad)

  • Elsa

    The pattern is surprisingly attractive to me..but I definitely agree that 1000$ is too much for non-leather…(ipad)

  • Maggie

    Very cute! But, I agree the price is a little too high for something that isn’t leather… (ipad)

  • Caroline

    It’s cute, but it doesn’t look like a Prada, and it doesn’t look like a $1000 bag. (ipad)

  • tony

    dont like the print, looks funny (ipad)

  • tony

    looks like a bag that you would take to hawaii and stayed in hawaii (ipad)

  • Nikita

    On the fence about this one… (iPad)

  • chloehandbags

    I really like this pattern and I’m not usually a big fan of white, so that says quite a lot!

  • Joanna

    I love the print (iPad)

  • Britney Anderson

    Looks like a great bag for Summer. Love the colors! (ipad)

  • 19yearslater

    This is definitely a summer purse. Its not bad but for the material and one maybe two season use limitations it is also overpriced. (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    The pattern actually appeals to me! (ipad)

  • mrsjones

    prada is a pain in my wallet (ipad)

  • Andrea

    I thought it would be cheaper (ipad)

  • raffa

    nice but I would rather go for another Prada item (ipad)

  • Justine

    Why does this reminds me of Chanel? (ipad)

  • Sue E

    I so agree with @Justine reminds me of Chanel also..and it looks lame (iPad)

  • Graciella

    I don’t like the Chanel look either (it is just too similar), but I do love Prada prints

  • nadia maria

    wohooo shoot..
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  • Lydia

    That is So cute! (ipad)

  • Bettye

    I don’t like that handbag. If I want a handbag like that I can go to the mall and pick on up for $20.00. (ipad)

  • Elizabeth

    personally i “see” Chanel right away. The print is pretty, but I don’t like the bag. I’m helping you find it on sale, lol! (ipad)

  • Jennifer

    cute, but I its too Vera Bradley-esque for me

  • Cindy

    Cute colors, but not a bag I’d want in my collection. (ipad)

  • Ken Vien

    Why does this reminds me of Chanel? (ipad)

  • SS

    @Jennifer: My first thought was Vera Bradley too. This bag is just meh. (iPad)

  • Ellen

    I agree with a previous commenter that it looks like Vera Bradley too much. It looks very inexpensive to me from this picture. (ipad)

  • Stacy

    ok, I am actually liking this bag. it’s interesting to look at and I like the silver hardware it has going on. Amanda, you called it, alot of people don’t like it so hopefully it will go on sale soon and it can be ours. :)

  • quimerula

    Interesting… (ipad).

  • FashionIsMyHobby

    If I lived in Florida or Hawaii…. (ipad)

  • Dilettante

    Very pretty, though it reminds me of Chinese lacquered trinkets, in a not too good way (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    If you look from it far away, it kinda looks like the water color Chanels (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    not loving this bag…a bit too busy for me (ipad)

  • handbagged

    I like the bag and the print, but don’t care for the chain. (ipad)

  • ariancita

    Yes, please. :) (ipad)

  • window of happiness

    Love this one. ( ipad )

  • Chells

    Whoa – that is a lot for something that’s not leather. (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Love how bold the print is (ipad)

  • Lynda

    I wouldn’t pay that much for non leather either. (ipad)

  • Alison J.

    Not really a fan of that pattern for a handbag. (ipad)

  • jillybean307

    Very fun bag! (ipad)

  • HandbagAngel

    What is Prada thinking? This one will be seasoned and hit the sale table quickly.

  • HandbagAngel

    What is Prada thinking? This one will be seasoned and hit the sale table quickly. (iPad)

  • felicia

    ewww…pass(ipad)

  • helen

    I like this bag. It’s happy and cheerful. Not too many colors. Just enough. (ipad)

  • kneehighz

    this is the most unprada bad ive seen.. haha not my thing. dont think id wear it if it was free! (ipad)

  • j

    looks cheap. and kinda tacky

  • Kim

    I like the shape, but not the pattern. (Ipad)

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  • Christine

    its kinda cute (ipad)

  • KY

    I don’t like it very much. (ipad)

  • ladyjessica42

    I actually really like this bag. Not sure i’d spend a thousand dollars for it, but it would be a fun wardrobe addition. (ipad)

  • beanyce126

    not really feeling all the graphic on this item. (ipad)

  • Deborah Curran

    Love the style but it’s too busy – ipad

  • Desaria

    it look likes its for an old lady

  • swati

    Like the print. Agreed, it looks a bit like chanel but the print is fun. I can see it look spectacular with a simple black dress (ipad)

  • Heidi

    It’s just ugly. (ipad)