We’ve already explored the slightly more, uh, tactile elements of Prada Fall 2011, but what about the everyday bags that the brand does so well, year in and year out? Too many pre-orders have sprung up across the Internet for us to feature them all, but here’s a selection of four bags of different styles and leathers that we heartily recommend for purchase in the upcoming months.

Prada Madras Satchel, $2895 via Neiman Marcus

Fall 2011 is all about maximalist texture, and nothing made that case more convincingly than the layers upon layers at the Prada show. The Madaras line didn’t make it to the runway, but the tightly woven bicolor leather is a continuation of that idea that can be carried every day, unlike most runway bags.

Prada Glace Coated Calf East-West Satchel, $1450 via Neiman Marcus

I get a little bit tingly every time Prada uses a degradé leather; Miuccia does them like no one else. Casting an ivory-to-grey transition on a traditional shape makes this design part statement bag, part functional accessory.

Prada Saffiano Righe Satchel, $1495 via Neiman Marcus

I admire the contrast-color stripes on the luggage in the Prada Fifth Avenue window every time I walk by it, and while I’m a bigger fan of the orange and green that you can see there, this subtle crossbody version is a very serviceable neutral translation of the style.

Prada City Calf Framed Tote, $1695 via Neiman Marcus

This is a design that doesn’t require explanation. Prada’s known for its minimalist perfection translated to everyday accessories, and this bag is immaculate in its modernity. It scarcely gets much better than this when it comes to a a simple day bag.

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Share Your Thoughts With Us

  • annika

    i’m so diggin’ that Glace Coated Satchel! :)

  • Sarah

    These bags are awesome! :)

    Sarah @ http://www.benchee.com

  • Lorie

    So beautiful…. *Star Eyes*

  • rose60610

    None stands out for me.

  • Dede

    style and elegance in the semplicity. Prada

  • edoardo

    I lvoe these bags especially the white and the red ones, amazing!


  • Devora

    Love these not so much the fur

  • 19yearslater

    Meh. My grandma would carry most of these, so it’s a no-go.

  • mab

    Prada here you are. nice white tote and madras satchel.

  • ABCD for Michelle

    I need that east-west satchel. And I’m not even the biggest fan of Prada.

  • mia

    Yay! They are back on track! <3

  • Chele

    Love the Calf Framed Tote! Hopefully it comes in other colors besides white.

  • Amy

    I don’t know that I would carry any of these but there are a few bags from fall 2011 that I would definitely consider purchasing. Particularly some of the hobo bags.