First seen at the Fall/Winter 2022 Prada womenswear show by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons, the Prada Supernova bag quickly caught the eye of the fashion crowd. Everything about this bag, from curved lines to modern finishes, is purely Prada. And not just Prada of the now, but Prada of the past, and only in a way that the brand can do, seamlessly and effortlessly.

Upon first glance, the bag’s shape ties back to historical designs seen decades before, but with a new contemporary twist. As Prada has been known for its artisanal expertise in leather and accessories since its beginning, this bag aligns with an alluring trapezoidal design and hand-sprayed finishes.

In fact, this is a bag that needs to be studied up close. The ease at which the shape comes together while still giving you the attitude of a modern must-have remains true as ever, and we have a deeper look at the new Prada Supernova Bag.

New and Clean

Upon first glance, you’ll notice the sheen the leather has on these bags, thanks to the ultra-luxe and polished Spazzolato leather. This leather is sturdy and allows the bag to hold its shape quite well while offering a bit of leeway to allow the bag to take a new shape on the sides, too, if you wish. The trapezoidal shape ties back to the timeless lineage of past Prada accessories, and the curved top handles allow for easy wear.

There’s a moodiness to this bag that evokes a feeling of attitude and bounces between strong and feminine. The double-top zippers show freely, which is part of the overall feel and leads the way to the interior. On the inside of the bag, you’ll be met with Nappa leather and find a removable and adjustable thin leather shoulder strap.

Let’s go back to the exterior because there are far more details to discover. While there are solid leather versions, some have an elegant shadow-like finish applied by hand to give an airbrush effect and add to the dimensionality and geometric nature of the design. You’ll find the enameled metal triangle logo on either end of the zipper pull.

Supernova Sizes and Dimensions

There are two different sizes of the Prada Supernova Bag, small and medium. The medium gives an East-West effect, while the small is more square-like. The medium size is 16cm H x 13.5cm L x 31cm W. The small is 18cm H, x 13.5cm L x 25.5cm W. These bags are both large enough for daily carry, and because of the glossy leather, they dress up nicely too.

Prada Supernova Abstract BW

Finishing Touches: Prada’s RTW

And with a bag as cool as this, the outfit must match the energy equally. These new skirts from Prada are on my wishlist, as is the super wearable tank top. If you want a statement leather jacket, look no further. And these shoes are the finishing touches for the Prada look.

Discover the Prada Supernova now!

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Sporty spice
Sporty spice
1 month ago

It is no surprise seeing everyone mentioning Antigona when seeing this design.

They both have the same sporty look to them, a kind of ”gym bag” or ”bowling bag” aesthetic. I have been contemplating buying the Antigona to wear with my more sporty outfits, as most of my bags clashes with sportswear, aesthetically. However this was quite pretty too, but I prefer the less eye catching design and finish of the grained leather Antigona for that purpose. 🙂

CMS
CMS
1 month ago
Reply to  Sporty spice

Also, in general, other than the Prada Saffiano Galleria tote & their nylon bags (notably with their Re-Editions) & and maybe their Cahier bag, I am cautious about Prada’s new lines – they never seem to stick or remain popular 1-2 years after their release.

Any thoughts on that?

Tara L.
Tara L.
1 month ago
Reply to  CMS

true; i had a nylon and the material literally did not last.

Candee C.
Candee C.
1 month ago
Reply to  CMS

That can also be said about Hermes and Dior bags. The exceptions are the classics, Lady Dior, Hermes Birkin and Kelly.

Tara L.
Tara L.
1 month ago
Reply to  Candee C.

Lady Dior on hit! but have to kinda watch for buying patent leather items; my Chanel handbag is acting up. I say all leather on all brands. .

CMS
CMS
1 month ago
Reply to  Candee C.

Yes, I would agree. Dior brought back the Saddle bag & Prada brought back the re-editions

Tara L.
Tara L.
1 month ago
Reply to  CMS

yes see how Dior brought back the saddle bag; had purchased 2 several several seasons ago; Back in again.

CMS
CMS
1 month ago
Reply to  Sporty spice

I agree. I like the classic, original Antigona. This Prada kind of reminds me of a blend of the Givenchy Antigona Soft & Givenchy Antigona Sport…

I do wonder why Givenchy didn’t rename one of the above (Givenchy Antigona Soft & Givenchy Antigona Sport) to a new name/ line.

Aspen
Aspen
1 month ago
Reply to  CMS

Because it’s better to keep things simple especially with a successful line. It’s mire recognizable than a new name.

Sandy
Sandy
1 month ago
Reply to  CMS

I like this bag but it is so very similar to the Antigona and I have always loved the Antigona! The Antigona is better and cheaper IMO.

Simbadog8
Simbadog8
1 month ago

all i want is for Balenciaga to bring back the old motorcycle bags in all of those wonderful colors.

Tara L.
Tara L.
1 month ago
Reply to  Simbadog8

Me too

CMS
CMS
1 month ago

they look great but Givenchy really have them beat with that trapezoidal shape with the Antigona going strong 10+ yr now

Passerine
Passerine
1 month ago

Mehh. Agree with the others about the Antigona and I don’t find those hanging tongues on the sides appealing at all.

Luna
Luna
1 month ago
Reply to  Passerine

Agreed. The ombré colors are pretty but my bag doesn’t need ears.

Cher
Cher
1 month ago
Reply to  Passerine

That long zipper is going to be hard to open and close (that’s what much cheaper bag makers do, just leave it long to save craftsmanship costs). When the cursor ends up on the far end, you’d probably have to set the bag down somewhere and adjust it with both hands…

Candee C.
Candee C.
1 month ago

These are beautiful! Sleek and elegant!

Tara L.
Tara L.
1 month ago
Reply to  Candee C.

very much so……. im going to try and purchase 1. to go with my Prade mules and rock my Prad hair clip to the side.

Zoe
Zoe
1 month ago

Striking?!?!?!?!?! I am not to able to see the striking factor no matter how hard i look.

Yazi
Yazi
1 month ago

I saw it in RL last weekend. It looks very normal and not nearly as nice as these photos. The price is also ridiculous.

Tara L.
Tara L.
1 month ago
Reply to  Yazi

wow really? I’m going to Prada tomorrow evening and check things out.

Seejayluvsbags
Seejayluvsbags
1 month ago

I bought this in black, large size. The large is bigger than expected and probably should have purchased size medium. Otherwise, I love this bag. It maintains its shape, looks and feels sleek and I fell for it the moment I saw it on Prada’s website. It’s a nice classic black bag that’s lightweight and is supple.

Ek910
Ek910
1 month ago

Love my Prada bags not sure I’m feeling this style … it does mimic the Antigona bag too stiff looking….

psny15
psny15
1 month ago

I like this bag especially if they make a mini size! Does it have a crossbody option megs?

Last edited 1 month ago by psny15