The first time that I scrolled past the Prada Tessuto & Ricamo Tote, I was entirely sure that it was Valentino. Partly that’s because of the difficulty of photographing the details of a bag like this, but partly (or maybe mostly), it’s because it really LOOKS like some of the Valentino bags we’ve seen recently. Incredibly intricate, shiny, flower-themed…that’s kind of their thing. And it’s really not Prada‘s thing – their aesthetic is much more streamlined and modern, particularly in the bag department.

Prada Tessuto & Ricamo Tote

And the more I look at it, the clearer it becomes that Miuccia should have left this to her Italian compatriots. The sequins-and-nylon setup they’ve got going on here just isn’t working, not even a little. Valentino does a great job with this gimmick because there is order in the bags’ chaos; the Prada version just looks like someone dumped a bag of black sequins on it. Considering the price tag, I’d look elsewhere if you’re interested in a similar style. Buy through Saks for $3695.

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  • Cadence

    Not sure that I would want a crusty bag. This is just not Prada’s style in my mind. I’m not saying that they shouldn’t vary from what the Prada design dictates occasionally but this is just BAD. There are some core elements that say Prada no matter what they put on their bags and fussy chaos is just not one of those elements.

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  • mjfan

    I love it!!

  • Jane

    Fabulous bag I Love It
    My kinda of look & rare type of bag
    I personally like one side to be nylon and it can be used casual and sequin side you dress up yer outfit.