Don’t ask me how all this started.

I’m a longtime camo-hater and have admitted as much when writing about the enormous fall trend for the print a couple of times in the recent past. A talented designer interpreting even something I hate is enough to make me take a second look, though, and for fall, tons of talented designers took on camo. My opinion softened under the weight of all those camouflage options, and then when I spotted the Prada Camo-Print Soft Saffiano Tote, it caved entirely. I’m in love.

I included this tote in my camo round-up in July, and ever since then, I’ve made a weekly visit to its product page at Neiman Marcus. Every time, I imagine all the different things I could pair it with, and by “different things,” I mean all the black stuff in my closet that is basically the same but that I pretend is a diverse wardrobe. It is objectively not, but all of it would look splendid with this bag, and that’s really all I care about at present.

With that in mind, I can’t imagine myself being quite so smitten if this bag were a traditional brown-tan-olive camouflage. It would still be a well-done play on a camo bag, but it wouldn’t be something I’m desperately trying to budget into my fall lifestyle. (By “fall lifestyle,” I mean leggings-clad jaunts to the grocery store and the same drunk brunches I have year-round. This bag would be PERFECT FOR THAT STUFF.) As it is, I have mentally paired this greyscale version with everyone I own, and I have deemed all the possible combinations absolutely perfect. The only un-perfect part is this bag’s absence from my closet. Holler if you hear me.

If you’re so inclined, pick up this bag from Neiman Marcus for $2,350. Just don’t buy them all up – leave one for me!

Prada Camo Print Soft Saffiano Tote

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