We may be entering the '20s once again, but if you were to travel forward in time from the past to the present day (not unlike a famous film franchise), you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd plotted the wrong year into your car radio (still with us?) and instead wound up in the '90s. This is because so many '90s trends are proving even more popular today than they were back then, one of which is Prada bags.
Easily the most aspirational arm candy of the throwback decade, Prada's bags—specifically its nylon iterations—were the stuff fashion dreams were made of. Everyone wanted one. The most memorable lines from '90s flick 10 Things I Hate About You is all about them. Indeed, they're of cultural significance.
That said, recent years have bestowed us with many more Prada bags to covet. Arguably more grown-up than their nylon counterparts, their appeal, however, remains utterly equal. But which Prada bags are worth spending your money on? We have a few suggestions.
From pre-loved to dust bag–new, totes to chain straps, we've handpicked the best Prada bags that you can buy right now that will stand the test of time. The proof being Prada's track record.
Prada's latest arm-candy offering, the Belle, is easily one of our favourites. Sure, it doesn't come with the obvious Prada logo evident on much of its arm candy, but its gold metal hardware, chic chain strap and intricate seaming ensure it looks luxe regardless.
"Cahier" means "notebook" in French, and that's precisely the inspiration behind Prada's Cahier—antique diaries. With a rectangular shape, a buckled-strap closure, and a mixture of gold and leather detailing, it certainly has je ne sais quoi.
Boasting the iconic Prada logo, a chic luggage tag and double-pocket silhouette, this is arm candy that's guaranteed to be noticed. Modern and elegant all at once, this is the sort of bag we'll all be coveting secondhand in a few years' time after it inevitably becomes scarce.
It's not often that you associate nylon wit luxury, but that's certainly the case when it comes to Prada. Modelled in everything from backpacks to bum bags, our must-have would be a shoulder bag, much like Monikh's above.
As seen on the A/W 19 runway, Prada's Ingrid bag is as versatile as Prada bags come. Made with the brand’s trademark Italian leather, its boxy shape makes for a directional take on the chuck-everything-in hold-all. We’re particularly partial to the three internal compartments that make organising the roomy interior a doddle.
Seen on the arms of the likes of Kaia Gerber and Bella Hadid, Prada's Sidonie is becoming a modern-day classic. It may appear small, but its interior actually allows for much of your essentials. Plus, it makes the sensible crossbody feel incredibly glamorous.