We may be in 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 the '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: Prada's track record.
"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.
It's not often that you associate nylon with luxury, but that's certainly the case when it comes to Prada. Modeled in everything from backpacks to bum bags, our must-have would be a shoulder bag, much like Monikh's above.
Prada's Belle bag is easily one of our favorites. 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.
Boasting the iconic Prada logo, a chic luggage tag, and a 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.
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 organizing 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.
Often the bag that first comes to mind at the mere mention of Prada, the Galleria tote is known for its clean design and roomy interior, making it incredibly popular as a day-to-day handbag.