After viewing Prada’s Spring 2010 runway show, I couldn’t help but think to myself, maybe the handbags were a joke after all. Maybe they won’t produce them. Perhaps, if we’re lucky, they’ll ship the REAL bags to retail and we’ll all be left with the daffy memory of those silly-looking bags that Prada so irreverently sent down the Milan runway.

Well, my wishful thinking was all for naut – the plasticky, rhinestoned monstrosities have landed. The Prada Spazzolato Tote might be the best of the bunch, and to say that’s faint praise would be the understatement of the season.

I’m not sure why anyone thought that it would be a good idea to take patent leather (yes, at least this one is real leather) and make it look sort of like a cheap pleather imitation of carrera marble, but that appears to be exactly what they’ve done here, and they’d like you to pay upwards of two grand for it. In order to entice you more, they’ve taken a fistful of rhinestones and bunched them indifferently at the bag’s closure, for reasons that aren’t immediately obvious.

To be fair, the shape isn’t terrible and the bag is lined in leather, a detail that more and more designers are choosing to ignore. Also, this bag isn’t see-through like a bunch of the other ones from this particular collection. Those are absolutely the only positive things I have to say about it, though. Buy through Saks for $2395.

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  • ShoeQueen1961

    I saw this in a recent Prada advertisment… When I saw it on the model’s arm–I thought I was head over heals in love with it. Now that I see it on it’s own–I’m not so sure. I understand luxury comes @ a hefty price–but as much as I [still] like this bag–the price is a bit much…

  • Graciella

    I have to disagree on this one – I love it! The spazz leather is TDF (I have one in spazz from F/W05) and the colour is pretty chique (remember Meryl Streep’s Prada in white/grey from The Devil Wears Prada?). The only problem besides the price is the crystal on the clasp, which detracts from the simple, clean lines of the bag.

  • Liz

    The bag is STUNNING! Saks only has 1 left in stock. It flew out of the Prada stores. I understand that the clear one was not a wise choice, but this one is beautiful.

  • PhotoGirl

    I LOVE it!

  • 19yearslater

    Prada has done whimsy really well the past couple of years, but this bag takes it too far. The marbling and random stone configuration with those handles- this looks cheap and childish, not fun in a classy way.

  • Nicholas

    I love this bag. There is another one like this one that is bigger and is white. This one seems slightly short though.

  • Cuckoo_Boo

    I am not a fan of Prada handbags anymore (since 2002). I believe that it’s been a very long time since Prada produced any nice designs and functional bags AND most importantly retain the quality that once had. So, this handbag is a big no for me.

  • Elyse

    eww. It’s just not classy (fb)

  • Veronia Allen

    Beautiful Bag!! (fb)

  • Joy

    LOVE IT!
    its beautiful!
    prada, like marc jacobs, never seems to fail me!
    never disappointed my prada!<3
    (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    nice bag – out of my price range by $2300! (fb)

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