Prada’s design aesthetic is very particular, in fact many of us could pick the Prada bags out of a handbag line-up in a jiffy. This Prada Cervo Satchel is no different. The reason I needed to share it with you is because its simplicity is striking. Sometimes that speaks volumes for a bag. There is a bit of urban meets sophisticated meets casual, which works entirely well for this bag.

Prada keeps slipping below our radar. Their bags easily become predictable, which doesn’t always work well when we expect new and enthralling. Does this bag get the job done?


I think so. The deerskin leather is sturdy and makes me want to touch it. I absolutely adore the contrasting belt buckle detail and vintage leather finish the bag seems to have. Not everyone utilizes optional shoulder straps, but I for one welcome them to my handbag collection – they make it easy to be productive and hands free.

Saks recently added user reviews, which I am a big fan of reading. On every site I shop I read reviews left by others who have bought the item. Unfortunately for this pretty to look at Prada bag, it seems the two reviewers were not happy. One felt the color was more grey than brown and the other said the leather started to flake. The only reason I have any reservations from putting a full on stamp of approval is these two ratings. Buy via Saks for $1,695.

Do you rely on others reviews?

  • Vitta

    Very good looking! Generally, I’m not a fan of bulky hardware, but in this combination it looks awesome, in my opinion. I agree with Megs that the satchel is unexpectedly simple and streamline. I also love this rich yet subtle color. A hit!

  • shirley

    Great bag, I like it. why not visit here http://www.etsy.com/shop/handmadezone to find a handpainted unique bag?

  • Stylista

    Oh wow! This bag is something I would not expect from Prada. I like the use of deerskin, and the colour is just gorgeous. As for reviews, they are helpful, but everyone has different styles and opinions, so sometimes you just need to see for yourself.

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

  • Miss.Cherie

    ah, I presume it is named after Porto Cervo in Sardinia? Love it.

  • edoardo

    Nice but it hasn’t anything new…It’s a good model but I wants omehting more from Prada…

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

    @MIss Cherie :
    I think, because I’m italian, that cervo is referred to the type of leather…Cervo is the italian word for deer

  • Mochababe73

    Beautiful bag, but I mostly like to see a bag in person before I buy it. I won’t even purchase on eBay unless I am certain what it looks like.
    As far as reviews go, I like to see at least five. Unfortunately, it looks as though this bag isn’t doing too well.

  • JenG

    I like the bag, even though I would take in account the reviews. If a review says that the leather is flaking I would not purchase it. To pay 1695 for a bag that flakes, that a big no for me.

  • Stacy

    I like reading the reviews also, but I take them with a grain of salt. As Stylista said, you need to see for yourself if something’s going to work. And as everyone knows, sometimes there is one rotten egg in a batch but you don’t throw the whole carton away you just try another egg. That’s why department stores have a return policy, among other reasons, of course.

    When I handled this bag in the store, I thought it was very nice. (it was the first one I picked up) It was very soft, and the color was a light brown and yes it does have grey undertones. I would have walked out with it but it was jusst too small for me. It didn’t hold all my stuff and the zipper didn’t open wide enough to remove items out of it comfortably. I did love the strap/handle option.

  • EvaKnox

    I doubt the part where the reviewer claims the deerskin to be flaking…

  • Lorie

    Love the bag. Does deerskin actually flake? I don’t think I’ve heard that before.

  • Staci

    I always take reviews into consideration when buying a product. It’s hard to tell whether a bag will actually hold up, so it’s nice to know what someone else experienced firsthand. Aside from the negative reviews, Prada really delivered a spectacular bag!

  • somethingbags

    nice and classy but would likely end up being copied in china millions of times

  • Demi

    I love the bag and the colour combination!!!

  • ChanelAngel

    Very chic & sophisticated look, but in a way, it doesn’t scream ‘look at me!’

  • PradaLover

    I simply adore this bag!! It’s so elegant, classy and chic! Miuccia is a genius once again!!
    I actually have a slightly different version of this bag, it’s in black and in soft calf leather with gold hardware pieces on the front and back underneath the buckle area and the interior is suede leather instead. Oh gosh when I got it, I couldn’t help but stare at it for the longest time! The leather was exquisite and I feel this is one of the better Prada bags in a while. It’s a “look at me” type of bag. I own another Prada deerskin bag, and it doesn’t flake, in fact it’s quite long lasting and durable, so not sure why there was a comment on flaking.

  • CJ

    Hi ladies, I’m wondering if anyone can tell me the product ID for this item as my wife loves it very much and its not found in Prada official website. Really appreciate if anyone could help as I been searching this for over a month and was originally hoping to get this as a X’mas present but I think more like a Valentine’s if there’s stocks. Many thanks in advance.

  • ninjaninja

    Love the color (ipad)

  • nini

    I’d love to have a deer skin bag. (ipad)

  • Limey

    I agree (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    Love it! It’s perfect (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    hmm… actually i’m always reading reviews before buying a bag as i feel that it’s an investment and as pathetic as it may sound, i really do cherish and baby my bags…
    from the look of this prada, the front buckles look irrelevant.. although i am a sucker for multiple functions – hand-held plus shoulder styles..
    but i think this time, i’ll pass.. next! (ipad)

  • S.J.

    simple (ipad)

  • S.J.

    very cute (ipad)

  • Sherry

    i agree (ipad)

  • Sherry

    love the color (ipad)

  • Jen

    Too perfect! (ipad)

  • helen

    I like to read reviews before buying. For bags, I like to see them in person too. (ipad)

  • nini

    deer skin! (ipad)

  • Tahnee

    Not really a fan of Prada…but I like this style right here (ipad)