Simple with an elevated twist, Prada’s concept bags are cool-girl chic.
Like Megs and Amanda, I was first introduced to the world of Prada by the brand’s ever-popular nylon bags. That was way back in middle school for me, but since then, I’ve almost always had one Prada bag or another on my wish list at any given time. Besides the amazing quality and craftsmanship that goes into every Prada bag, I love that they’re always on trend without being over the top. Recently, I took bags from Prada’s newest collection out for a spin in NYC, and I’m excited to introduce you all to The Prada Concept Collection.
Prada’s Concept Collection features classic shapes in soft Prada calf leather. Some of the bags, including the two we shot, are adorned with exaggerated studded leather straps in contrasting colors. My favorite of the collection is the Prada Concept Shoulder Bag.
This bag speaks to me the most and has my name written all over it. For starters, we all know my obsession with black, but I absolutely adore that this is more than just a black shoulder bag. The oversized shoulder strap in contrasting white and red is adorned with big silver studs, and I love how the silver shines really brightly. The logo is done in Prada’s iconic blue, and I really like that this bag is a mix of classic and trendy. It’s the perfect shape and size for me as well—sightly larger than other bags that I usually carry, but not too large. These days, I’ve got what I carry down to the nitty gritty, and often I don’t fill my larger bags anymore.
The shoulder strap is both adjustable and completely removable, though I’m not sure I would use this bag sans strap. The bag has both a zip closure as well as a flap closure with a hidden snap. Inside, there is a zippered pocket on the back of the bag, as well as a flap pocket. The bag is lined in Prada’s classic logo lining, and the overall dimensions of The Prada Concept Shoulder Bag are 6.8″ H x 10.2″ W x 4.2″ D. Available via Prada for $2,250.
Next in line, we got a good look at The Prada Concept Top Handle Shoulder Bag, which is the ultimate cool-girl day bag. If you’re looking for a great bag that you can carry both off-duty and on, then this is it. It’s the perfect shape and size to take you to the office, but it’s also got that downtown cool vibe, so you can carry it on the weekends too. Nothing beats a bag that does double duty, and that’s what I love about this one.
This bag is a great size, and with both an interior space as well as two separate zippered compartments, this bag will not only fit everything you need for the day, but it will keep you super organized as well. I liked that I could toss some of my things in the middle, like my sunglasses and cosmetic case, while my more precious items like my cell phones and my wallet were kept secure in the zippered compartments.
This bag can be carried strictly as a top handle tote, or you can use it as a shoulder bag by keeping the removable strap in place. The strap is not adjustable and functions as a true shoulder strap, so this bag wouldn’t really work to be worn-cross body, which can be a deterrent for some. In addition to the bag’s two zippered compartments, inside there is an interior slit pocket, which fits a phone nicely for easy access.
This bag also features Prada’s iconic blue logo, as well as the classic Prada lining. Overall dimensions of The Prada Concept Top Handle Shoulder Bag are 8.2″ H x 11.2″ W x 5.0″ D. Available via MyTheresa for $2,470 or you can shop the entire collection via Prada for $2,250.