Prada’s Spring 2008 Handbags caught worldwide attention when the Prada Fairy Bag was placed in the spotlight. The Fairy bag was whimsical, a departure from the norm, and highly coveted. In fact it was one of the first Prada bags in the past few years that garnered so much attention people were putting themselves on waitlists to try to get it. Since the Fairy Bag, Prada has not released another bag that created even a tenth of the buzz the Fairy bag did.
When I saw the new Prada Print Roll Bags it was evident that Prada is trying to find another hit. The question is do these print roll bags evoke the same response the Fairy Bag did?
The answer for me is no. First off, I am not a huge fan of the roll bag shape. The shape has a sporty vibe, but I can’t help but look at it and feel like it is best suited for a 12 year old. The prints on the bags I like, moreso the Saffiano print, which is an allover tulip print. The color scheme for this bag is very whimsical, light, and airy. Then there is the Foulard-Print, a more colorful blue, red, and yellow print.
I am yearning for a different shape. Not this Roll Bag shape, rather how about a bowler style similar to that of the Fairy bag? I truly think that would be a more sophisticated design that would have me giving this bag a different look. Prada may be trying to come up with a sequel to the Fairy Bag, but they are not there yet. Buy the Prada Saffiano Print Roll Bag for $1,550 and the Prada Foulard Print Roll Bag for $1,195 via Saks.