The Mini Bag continues to be a phenomenon in the bag world that surpasses just a trend. And why should it remain only a moment? Our love for bags extends from the fashionable to the functional and the eye-catching to the fun. Mini bags hold a secure place in the bag world, intended for statement making, size saving, and bringing the bag shapes that we know and love in an undersized version.
The Prada Cleo was released in November of 2020 as part of Prada’s ‘Multiple Views’ show but was a take on a famed 1990s silhouette from the house. The instant fondness many felt when seeing the Cleo quickly turned this sleek bag into a must-have and now Prada is releasing a mini version of the bag: The Prada Mini Cleo.
The Prada Mini Cleo is designed with the same framework as its bigger sister counterpart, sleek and streamlined with an ease and elegance that feels quite natural. There is a melding of classicism and futurism in this bag, and the design and creation of the bag pay homage to the craftsmanship of all Prada goods. The Prada Cleo (in all of its sizes and renditions) is formed over custom lasts to help keeps its shape which is a methodology that dates back to the origins of the brand and showcases its expertise in leather goods. The finished product shows a graceful, feminine bag that still feels very modern, and that balance is expertly met and perfected.
The Prada Mini Cleo is accentuated by its curved lines that draw attention to the sloping construction on the bottom and the sides. In fact, this bag feels like an architectural masterpiece, in that it’s entirely simple in theory but the lines are still alluring. The top of the bag features a flap closure with a Prada enameled metal triangle logo which closes with a magnetic snap. On the interior you’ll find a logo-printed nylon lining with card slots for your ID and credit cards.
The Prada Mini Cleo comes with a handle that has a leather extension to allow use as a cross-body bag. When it comes to a mini bag, carrying it over the shoulder, by hand, or crossbody allows for entirely different looks and usability. The brushed leather on the bag is iconic to Prada collections and furthers the modern appeal this bag possesses. There’s a good amount of classic Prada staple colors to choose from including black, white, silver, cornflower blue, and alabaster pink.
In true Mini bag form, the dimensions are exactly that, mini: 5.7″ H x 1.2″ L x 6.7″ W. This bag is not intended to carry all of your belongings, you need to edit down what you are carrying. This bag is meant for those who love a mini bag and who desire this archival design in a smaller size, plus it’s ready to be dressed up for a night out or dressed down for a more casual vibe in your wardrobe.
To round out your leather accessories and wardrobe, there’s an assortment of Prada wallets to choose from alongside new shoes and clothing. The Prada Oversized Logo Print Sweatshirt that’s decorated on the front with a contrasting macro-print would get a ton of use in anyone’s wardrobe and these casual, yet cool loafers can be a staple for years to come. These pieces can be worn separately or together, with each adding that cornerstone Prada feel to complete multiple outfits.