While we are all here because of our collective love for designer bags, there’s also a great necessity in this passion we share: we need a bag to carry items when we leave the house. Some items are essential, some make us feel good, some keep the kids distracted, but the inherent need for functionality does not take away from our want for style. And when a bag melds the two seamlessly, it is a winner in my book.
Prada is not new to the idea of multi-pocket functional bags, being one of the best premiere designer brands to offer bags that are very usable while remaining stylish and practical at the same time. The newest bag to join the Prada family is the Prada Pocket Bag, a spin on the utilitarian multi-pocket and pouch bags that have seen a great resurgence. The Prada Pocket Bag brings a sophisticated spin on technical-inspired details combining durable Re-Nylon and brushed leather. Prada Re-Nylon offers a sustainable take on Prada’s signature material, as it’s created from regenerated nylon yarn produced from recycled and purified plastic trash that has been collected in the ocean, fishing nets, and textile fiber waste. The main bag may seem compact, which it is, but usability is key here. The Re-Nylon body pairs well with the tonal leather flap top and you’ll find an open back pocket. When you open the bag via the logo-engraved side-release buckle (or there’s a magnetic snap closure which makes opening and closing more seamless), you’ll find two zippered pockets under the flap. These are small but functional, fitting lipstick, car keys, and small hand sanitizers.
The inside of the bag features Re-Nylon lining and there’s also an interior zippered pocket. The inside is spacious enough for your iPhone and a smaller wallet along with other items as well. The adjustable and removable 95cm logo-print woven Re-Nylon shoulder strap is light and gives this bag a relaxed feel. Along with the other pockets, there’s a removable Re-Nylon pouch that attaches to the shoulder strap. You can take this off and use it as a key pouch and there’s a metal tab to attach it to the body of the bag if you choose to remove the strap and carry the bag under your arm as a clutch. Overall dimensions are 12.5 cm H x 5.5 cm L x 23 cm W.
Like the Prada Pocket Bag, the clothing we photographed featured the same sense that pragmatism and creativity must be balanced. Re-Nylon dresses and Re-Nylon skirts can be paired with an Openwork Viscose Turtleneck Sweater. Shoes with a larger platform, yet deceptively light, work for casual to dressier wear. Each item works on its own, or can complete full looks. Pairing any of the new items with the Prada Pocket Bag allows for an easy wardrobe refresh and the bag is one that will work for seasons and years to come.