Prada is hard at work diversifying its handbag selection season after season, proving there’s much more to the brand than Saffiano bags. (Although, if you ask me, those are still some of the best bags out there for long wear and daily use.) We got our hands on the Prada Woven Madras-Pattern Shoulder Bag last week, and I fell for it immediately.

First things first: the black, red and white woven madras pattern on the lamb leather is eye-catching. It helps the bag immediately stand out and is definitely different from what you typically see, both from Prada and on the luxury market in general. It doesn’t feel like it’s over the top, though, because the majority of the bag is black, which tones down the look and makes it easier to mix into your wardrobe. Also, I’m drawn to the shape of this bag. A shoulder bag with a chain strap works with every wardrobe, but this option will stand out a bit. The shoulder strap is pretty long, and the front lock clasp is easy to use while maintaining a sophisticated look. The bag’s interior has nappa leather lining with one pocket.

Overall, this is a bag that, if you’re going to love it, you likely will as soon as you lay eyes on it. No, it doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but you don’t always need that–sometimes you just want an easy-to-use bag that works well with many outfits. This design provides exactly that, with added touches to make it stand out. You can pick one up for $2,850 via Bergdorf Goodman.

Prada Woven Madras-Pattern Shoulder Bag 3

Prada Woven Madras-Pattern Shoulder Bag 1

Prada Woven Madras-Pattern Shoulder Bag
$2,850 via Bergdorf Goodman

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  • Sandy

    It stands out but not on a sophisticated way. It looks a little boondoggle ish.

  • Et

    I am sorry but that lock looks exactly the same as the diorama’s.

    • ALEXIS Y. Mejia

      The lock actually pre-dates the Diorama lock. Its been featured on numerous Prada bags in the past.

  • chae

    if you decide to buy this bag make sure the bag wasnt made in India. when Prada first introduced this woven technique leather i bought a pair of shoes. what a mistake. the craftmanship wasnt there. since then i have not bought a single Prada leather product.

    • Aurore de La Gorce

      It’s disgusting when the brands lie to the public by selling the craftmanship made in ITALY/Europe and so on and in fact you discover the truth is way different.

    • Mini

      Don’t forget most of PRADA shoes are made in bloody CHINA!!! Just can’t justified with the price.

  • Smithy

    Bottega Veneta called and they said they want their look back. Oh wait, they changed their mind. Forget it.

  • I want to play Tetris all of a sudden…..
    Intersting design but I prefer the looks of Prada’s other bags

  • psny15

    its cute and understated

  • Sarah

    I actually love it, did you get it Megs?

  • SleepyGirl

    Very pretty bag! As I often discover with your posts like this, I am very tempted to indulge in the bag for myself. I would love it if you gave us a peek at what the INSIDE of the bag looks like as well.

    • Betty Sisson

      “my room mate Mary Is getting paid on the internet $98/hr”…..!gd397ur

      two days ago grey McLaren. P1 I bought after earning 18,512 Dollars..it was my previous month’s payout..just a little over.17k c Last month..3-5 hours job a day…with weekly payouts..it’s realy the simplest. job I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months. ago. and now making over hourly. 87 Dollars…Learn. More right Here !gd397u:?:?:.?.?.?.? http://GlobalSuperJobsReportsEmploymentsCompanyGetPay$98Hour…. .????????????????????????????????????????????????????::::::!gd397u….,…….

    • Next time will do, promise!!

      I know some don’t like it, but the bag is really pretty – and it’s different. I think it looks very Prada, it’s hard with a shoulder bag not to have similar features to another brand.

  • Sara

    It’s a bit 60s hippie inspired. Anyone wanna hug a tree? I prefer Diorama or actual Bottega not a combination. Prefer other Prada bags.

  • Saf!

    Very Bottega-ish

  • Stephanie

    First Gucci now Prada.. I see a red and black bag trend.. Now i want one lol

  • My expectations were a bit low seeing as it’s Prada but it’s a pretty bag. I wonder if it stands on its own, the pictures show the bag leaning on something. Pretty bag regardless!

  • Sanket Raj Singh

    Hi guys, no offence to anyone here but just wanted to clarify as far as Prada or any other luxury brands are concerned. They would never change the Made in which means country of origin where the goods are being made. In India or Italy, such brands which are globally presented would never do such a thing. I’m saying this here Coz I’m from this industry and they have strict guideline. You cannot make something in India and ship it to Italy and say it’s made in Italy. It cannot happen, there are rules that every country has before you ship the goods and then there’s customs which takes care of all this. Though I love the look of this bag….

    • Luella Perdue

      “my room mate Mary Is getting paid on the internet $98/hr”…..!gd359ur

      two days ago grey McLaren. P1 I bought after earning 18,512 Dollars..it was my previous month’s payout..just a little over.17k Dollars Last month..3-5 hours job a day…with weekly payouts..it’s realy the simplest. job I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months. ago. and now making over hourly. 87 Dollars…Learn. More right Here !gd359u:?:?:.?.?.?.? http://GlobalSuperJobsReportsEmploymentsHouseGetPay$98Hour…. .????????????????????????????????????????????????????::::::!gd359u….,….

  • Sparkletastic

    Pretty. So not for me. I seem to have been unwillingly thrown off the Prada boat. ??

  • Imgoingbroke

    It’s lovely. What are the dimensions? You said the strap is long, can it be worn cross body?