It has been a long time since we covered an ostrich skin bag on PurseBlog. I just realized that. We spoke about some ostrich bags seen in Fall/Winter 2010 runway shows, but before that we hadn’t shown one since December. And while many of you do not like the look or idea of ostrich skin, I always had an affinity to certain ostrich skin bags. Maybe not so much anymore? Because as I sit here looking at the Prada Struzzo Executive Tote I am totally underwhelmed. And underwhelmed by both the skin and the design. Actually, Prada in general continues to let me down.

I popped into the Prada boutique last weekend with a couple of friends and made my way around the store quicker than any other store we went into. The collection was part odd part lackluster. And all I kept thinking is what happened? I used to find joy in so many Prada designs and used to look to Prada each season with anticipation.


The design of this exact bag is not a bad design, it is just not a design that gives me much excitement. Right now I am looking to add some different designs in my collection, bags that have more zest, and Prada doesn’t seem to have it. This tote is simple and seemingly there is nothing to complain about. The golden metal hardware gives a sophisticated touch along with the business-like shape with the East/West body and double top handles. The inside has jacquard lining and a zip pocket. Measurements are 9 1/2″H x 14 3/4″W x 6 3/4″D.

You end up paying for the name and the skin in this bag, a whopping $5,995 at Bergdorf Goodman.

  • MAX

    OMG beautiful, but again $6000 i can save up to $8000 and get Hermes

  • mochababe73

    I have seen ostrich boots upwards of $800. Why would this handbag warrant $6000. Since I am not a fan of ostrich skins, I don’t get it. Even if money were no object, I wouldn’t buy this bag. I’d much rather have one of those new blinged out Hermes Kelly bags.

  • gayle

    Tired… that is all I can say… haven’t we seen this look before and before and before???

  • ShoeQueen1961

    Underwhelmed indeed… I couldn’t agree more!!!

  • Bagolicious

    Boring. Beyond boring. Yawn! Snore!

  • 19yearslater

    If this bag was not Prada my grandma would buy it. Definitely underwhelming.

  • hect

    love ostrich but bad experiance with prada quality so a no go for me

  • fangfang123

    huhu

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  • Chi

    I am not too keen on these pradas .. what happened to their beautiful selections!??

    (fb)

  • gingerk8

    beautiful!

  • Gelynn

    Wow $6000? That’s alot!!! I’m sure it’s a beautiful bag but that’s alot of money! (fb)

  • Maria

    underwhelming, but classy. fan. (fb)

  • Elyse

    This is an incredibly expensive bag – but it’s classy and you will have it forever (fb)

  • Latifa

    I love with ostrich BUT not Prada… so a no no for me

  • Latifa

    in*

  • Jocelyn

    Too expensive :O

    Tag for Linea Pelle (fb)

  • Joy

    love prada
    love all their stuff ;D
    (fb)

  • ad

    come on prada, u can do better than this. this one is like ‘been there, done that’. come up with something new and pretty pleaseeeee (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    alittle pricey, don’t you thinK?? who can afford these? That’s a year of house payments!
    (fb)

  • ex Prada fan

    Couldn’t agree with your comments more…for the last fifteen years I have bought a few Prada items every season…in the last two years have not found anything interesting enough to warrant their price tags…where have those amazing, different,quirky but classic styles in beautiful fabrics gone…

    Also, quality seems to be on the wane, finishes not as good as they were…have been disappointed by two black leather Prada bags…one turned a reddish hue especially in the sun and the other turned blue…when Prada shop was consulted I was told all about the dying process to get black and that it WILL do that…they were just not interested…no more Prada bags for me…

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