Prada is just one of those names that is synonymous with quality, high -ashion and classic style. If you are just entering the world of high-end handbags or are a well-established fashionista with a significant collection, the wonderful designs produced for this season is reason enough to take a look!
There’s a sense of outdoor attitude in several major houses’ designs this season. Chanel started it off with a fashion show featuring a farm motif, complete with hay strewn on the floor and earthy albeit uber-high clogs! With the Prada Cervo Shine Bowler, I get a bit of that same vibe. I’m struck with the casual feel this bowler has from the lustrous camel leather. The curvy design of polished deerskin reminds me of a well-loved and maintained saddle. The exposed top stitching exucdes that artisanal craftsman detail continues that motif. This is definitely a bag to carry everyday. A real “workhorse” handbag for your wardrobe.
There is still a sense of sophistication to this bag with the double handled bowler shape that gives you the luxury – literally – of carrying it with more than denim and boots or clogs! It simply gives me the impression you’ll be able to tote this around for many years to come!
I love that Prada has included a detachable shoulder strap with a 13”-17” drop so that you are not limited to hand-carrying this bag. The bowler features a soft flap closure. A soft suede lining with one inside zip and two inside open pockets give you ample room in this 16 ½”W x 12 ½”H x 7”D handbag.. Little metal feet protect the bottom from soiling.
Made in Italy by the finest craftsmen, this bag retails for $2,100 and is also available in Black for a more polished look at: Prada Boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue
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