Like so many women my age, I was first introduced to Prada as a teen, when some of my peers started carrying anything and everything from Prada’s nylon collection. I’m pretty sure I badgered my mother every single day of eighth grade for the Prada Nylon Backpack. I needed it like I needed food and water. Sadly, she never fulfilled my wish, and I think I’m still a little bitter that I felt like the only girl in school without one. (I’ll admit I wasn’t actually the only one, but those years are hard, you know?) Needless to say, while I currently do not have a Prada bag in my rotation, I’m still wildly obsessed with the brand’s leather goods. They are consistent both in quality and style, and I’m truly perplexed as to why my current bag collection is void of a pretty little Prada! Lately, I am head-over-heels in love with The Prada Cahier Bag.
I first discovered the Cahier Bag last winter when Prada debuted it on its Fall 2016 runway, and I thought it was adorable. It’s structured yet easy to wear–the perfect mix of classic and contemporary. When Prada sent us the Cahier Notebook Bag in an embroidered version, my heart seriously skipped a beat. In white or tan with contrasting black stitching, it is the perfect way to spruce up any outfit without being too in-your-face. While the interior is a bit on the smaller side, I was still able to comfortably carry my must-haves for a day or night out. This, to me, is the perfect brunch bag! Overall dimensions are 8″ x 5.5″ x 3.5″. $3,210 via Neiman Marcus.