It’s almost unfair to sit here in the doldrums of November and be forced to look at Prada Resort 2011 handbags, and days like today make it all the more clear that fashion’s season cycle is set up to make consumers (and bloggers) continually want what we can’t quite have or use. Even if Prada’s python- and crocodile-accented linen bags were available today, I wouldn’t have anything to do with them. They’d just sit next to me on the couch while I complain about the weather on Twitter. Under lots of blankets, of course.

But one day, the sun shall shine again and I shall leave the house without a coat, I know it, and for those days, one of these little bags would be a fun thing to have. I don’t think I could ever justify spending Prada amounts of money on linen or straw, but if money were no object, I’d love to have all three of these bags for the imaginary midwinter cruise that I’m going to be taking in my head. Wait, never mind, not an imaginary cruise. I don’t want to get stuck at sea and have to eat my imaginary Prada bag to stay alive. It’ll be an imaginary flight to the Bahamas instead.

Larger photos and purchasing information, after the jump.

Prada Paglia Twist Straw Shoulder Bag, $1950 via Saks.

Prada Lino Twist Frame Shoulder Bag, $1895 via Saks.

Prada Lino Twist Frame Linen Bag, $2250 via Saks.

  • edoardo

    I lvoe these bags…Miuccia ever surprised me. My favourite is the last one and I believe that the first one is just right for the beach, not anything more!

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  • EvaKnox

    by the time summer gets here and these will be appropiate for wearing, I`ll get my hands on one, but who knows how many other gorgeous purses will be on the waiting list… :)

  • Graciella

    These are way overprised. They’re nice, but not worth anything near that price mark IMO.

  • Vitta

    Cute! Especially the one with the blue accents. Agree with Graciella that the price might be an issue.

  • mrsjones

    “..and i shall leave the house without a coat..” – your writing makes me thankful for the amount of sun i perpetually get from where i live :-)

  • Stylista

    Ehh…don’t really like these. All these good elements are mixed together to create something that does not quite work.

    http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

  • Chelsea

    I only really like the green one. I agree they’re overpriced, I’ve gotten nicer bags from there for much much cheaper. They’re not even all leather! I think they would be good for summer events though.

    http://www.chelseabeasley.wordpress.com

  • ninjaninja

    Sometimes I feel that resort wear means eccentric grannies on vacation somewhere hot (ipad)

  • cl

    oh no thank you! (ipad)

  • Veronica_Sawyer

    I can’t believe the price!! (ipad)

  • nini

    not a fan of straw or rings. (ipad)

  • Lola

    They look cheap :( I really wish Prada would step it up with their bags, their clothes are amazing! (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    Never liked straw bags :/ (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    oh no!
    what on earth just happened here?
    seriously, this is fugly to me..
    something amiss..
    it’s like somebody was at lost while designing these bags.. (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    NOT REALLY INTO STRAW BAGS (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    WONDER WHAT WILL BE NEXT FOR PRADA (ipad)

  • Jen

    Not that interested in these… (ipad)

  • Gina

    I saw a Prada handbag in the Nordstrom catalog in December. It was a Prada calfskin denim handbag, and it was sold out everywhere. I got put on a waiting list, but does anyone know how I could find one.

  • Gina

    It is actually called the Vitello Shine flap shoulder bag with Vachetta lock, calfskin in color avio, which is denim blue!!

  • helen

    If only I had a resort to take these with me. (ipad)

  • Bibi

    Well, have seen similar design bags when I was in Thailand in 2009.
    So for me, it’s not new and really over price!!