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Classically Cool, a New Batch of Prada Re-Nylon Is Here With the Re-Edition 1978

Pragmatism meets style. In Collaboration with Prada.

Prada Re Edition 1978 Re Nylon Top Handle Bag

Prada is the brand that started it all for me.

I was in high school and had a friend who carried a Prada Nylon messenger bag (not the norm, I know), which changed my life’s trajectory. Sounds cliche, but it’s true.

That was when I started immersing myself in designer bags and going to the high-end mall with my friends to study the wares I so coveted in person. It was also when a Prada Nylon bag made its way onto my high school graduation wishlist, and once I secured the bag, my life was forever altered.

Over twenty years later, Prada Nylon bags continue to speak to my bag-loving heart. The practicality of a bag you can use for all of time and nearly every occasion can’t be denied.

Prada has continued to challenge convention in its use of nylon across accessories and ready-to-wear. Since 2021, production of all Prada virgin nylon has been converted to regenerated nylon, a radical commitment to sustainability by a major luxury house.

Re-Edition 1978

With travel season upon us, a new crop of classic Prada Bags is reinvigorated for fellow Re-Nylon lovers like myself.

Enter this array of Prada Re-Edition 1978 Re-Nylon Bags, each offering the timeless charm of an archival design from 1978, as the name suggests.

Prada Re-Nylon is both about pragmatism and innovation. The regenerated nylon represents a sustainable evolution and is one of the most defining materials of the brand.

As always, the assortment of bags is available in a wide variety of sizes. From a smaller, compact daily carry that holds your everyday items to a more oversized tote to store anything and everything.

Each is available in black Re-Nylon with Saffiano leather trim. The additional distinguishing feature is the enameled metal triangle logo with complimenting gold hardware on each black nylon design.


The Re-Nylon Bags

Prada Re Nylon 4 of 10 2
Prada Re-Edition 1978 Re-Nylon Top Handle Bag

I’m kicking it off with the Prada Re-Edition 1978 Re-Nylon Top Handle Bag. This bag fits many functions, from a travel necessity to a more throw-over-your-shoulder-and-go vibe, and is available in Medium and Large sizes.

The Saffiano leather details accentuate the design well, and the interior offers ample space and two pockets. Included is a removable adjustable strap, allowing for a variety of ways to wear.

If you prefer a more classic tote shape, Prada has you covered.

Prada Re Nylon Tote
Prada Re-Edition 1978 large Re-Nylon and Saffiano leather tote bag, Re-Nylon cropped jacket, shorts, top, chocolate brushed leather loafers

My daily go-to for many years has been from Prada, from a work bag to a baby bag to my travel carry. The Re-Edition 1978 tote also offers an exterior pocket, which is a nice touch.

Arguably, one of the most beloved Prada shapes in the Re-Nylon family is the backpack, and this version is a favorite. Backpacks continue to rule the designer scene; after all, practicality is the main point of a bag.

Prada Re Edition 1978 Re Nylon backpack
Prada Re-Edition 1978 small Re-Nylon backpack, Re-Nylon mini-dress, and headband

The bag is roomy enough; functionality is key here, with interior pockets and the elegant leather key ring with the Prada Re-Edition 1978 emblem. The harness straps are adjustable and there is a woven top handle, along with a drawstring closure and flap and buckle closure.

There’s a Two Handle Bag and a Mini Shoulder bag to close out the offering, both fitting in the Re-Nylon family with their usability, functionality, durability, and easily recognizable branding that remains at the forefront.

Prada Re Edition 1978 Re Nylon and Saffiano leather two handle bag
Prada Re-Edition 1978 large Re-Nylon and Saffiano leather two-handle bag, white Poplin shirt, Pleated Re-Nylon skirt

Another positive aspect of these bags is that they can, in fact, be washed.

Prada recommends not washing too often to keep the product’s shape and finding an ecological dry cleaner to clean the bag. But the point remains: you can wash these bags, which is a significant plus for those of us who really use our bags.

The Clothing

The collection to pair with this is as simplistic yet fashion-forward and classically Prada as it comes.

A Prada Full Re-Nylon Skirt paired with a simple white top is both refined and statement-making. There are other combinations, including Re-Nylon dresses (I own one from years ago, and it still looks brand new), along with elegant pointed-toe heels.

I love the additional options when it comes to accessorizing further within the Re-Nylon family: take this Re-Nylon Headband or this Re-Nylon Bucket Hat.

While timeless black and white is one of the most iconic and statement-making duos, many of these designs are also offered in other colorways.

You can not only elevate your closet with Prada Re-Nylon but also do some good. As of July 2023, Prada has committed 1% of proceeds from the Prada Re-Nylon Collection to SEA BEYOND in a mission to strengthen the partnership between Prada Group and IOC/UNESCO.

Discover the new Prada Re-Edition 1987 Re-Nylon at Prada now!

Shop This Re-Nylon Story

Photographer: Vlad Dusil
Model: Maelyn Parker (NEXT Model)
Styling: Charlie Rincon
Direction: Megs Mahoney Dusil
Hair/Makeup: Harol Prado
Styling Assistant: Marissa Mercado

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Mara5
Mara5
1 month ago

I’ve always loved Prada nylon too! These pics are so good too

Terri
Terri
1 month ago

Prada nylon is really durable. I got a duffel bag almost 20 years ago and still use it for traveling (although the interior ripped a bit).

Sandy
Sandy
1 month ago

I just purchased the backpack and I really like it, durable workhorse bag!

Myra
Myra
1 month ago

So gorgeous. I’d love to see a mini version of that bowler bag.

CMo
CMo
1 month ago

Did something happen to the copy on this page? There are words missing from the sentences (“Enter this array of , each offering…..” “I’m kicking it off with the . This bag fits many functions.”)

The pictures have commas underneath them as though there was supposed to be a list of names under the picture but there is no text. And there is a random exclamation point at the end of the article.

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Vlad Dusil
1 month ago
Reply to  CMo

Your ad blocker is likely removing parts of the article, which is why it appears incomplete.

Gina
Gina
1 month ago

You can’t go wrong with a Prada nylon bag. I’ve had a crossbody for years, have worn it a ton, and it still looks like new. I’m not a backpack girl, but I do like this one. Headed to their website now to revisit the nylon line. Loved this post!

Allan
Allan
1 month ago

I wish there were more colors other than black, navy, and poop brown. Maybe the navy could’ve been lighter or more blue, not too close to black.

Gail
Gail
1 month ago
Reply to  Allan

I have a red nylon shoulder bag from the mid 90s in red. I’m glad I kept it!

Sarah
Sarah
1 month ago

Prada nylon bags are the most reliable and durable bags!

Nyp0022
Nyp0022
1 month ago

I’ve always loved Prada bags including the nylon – while I feel it is a little too casual for my lifestyle so I prefer the saffiano version but these bring a smile to my face especially when young people carry it!!