Ironically, Mario’s son had no interest in the business, so it was his daughter Luisia Prada who took the helm of Prada as his successor, and ran it for almost twenty years. Her own daughter, Miuccia Prada, joined the company in 1970, eventually taking over from her mother in 1978.
Miuccia released her first set of backpacks and totes in 1979. They were made out of a tough military spec black nylon that her grandfather had used as coverings for steamer trunks. The next year, Prada released its nylon tote. That same year, the house of Prada began expansion across continental Europe by opening locations in prominent shopping districts within Florence, Paris, Madrid, and New York City.
In the 1990’s Prada’s originality made it one of the most influential fashion houses, and the brand became a premium status symbol in the 1990s. The signature Prada look encompassed luxurious fabrics in mostly black, browns, greys, greens, and creams to create simple, yet provocative styles.
I personally have a soft spot for Prada Handbags and Bags because the ranges are so extensive, the colour choices are fantastic and Prada have a bag for all occasions to suit most customers needs and price ranges.
Range of Bag Choices
Now in 2010 Prada’s extensive range of handbags and bags to choose from include Prada Handbags, Prada Wallets, Prada Tote Bags, Back Packs, Prada Messenger Bags, Duffel, Lap Top/Computer Bags, Sports Bags, Camera Bags, Waist Pouches, Cosmetic, Hand Luggage and even Diapher Bags just to name a few.
Bag Materials and Colour Choices
The impressive Bag ranges with choices such as Shopping, Pleated Leather, Messenger, Leather, Nylon, Jacquard, Quilted and Tessuto. Also choices of colours are nothing short of stunning from brown, creams, greens, pink, reds, turquoise, peach, bruciato, light green, granato and of course black. With these amazing colour choices and style choices you will certainly find a bag to compliment any new season outfit.
Ladies will enjoy browsing and choosing a handbag style from Clutch Purses, Shoulder, Bow, Boston, Bowling, Moon, Doctor, Hobo, De Grade, Pouchette, Bauletto, Vernice and Chevron. With such an extensive range of styles you may start to feel a little overwhelmed with your choices. A good rule of thumb is to decide whether you would like a new look trendy bag or feel more comfortable sticking with a traditional Prada style. Remember you are the master of your handbag and bag domain. Enjoying your accessorizing experience can be fun and rewarding.
I was personally very excited and impressed when I saw the Prada Clutch Purse in the new eggplant colour. I love the change of seasons and the enjoyment of accessorizing with new clothes finds and the good old stables already in my wardrobe. This unique eggplant colour was exactly what I had been looking for, for my new outfit. This clutch purse was just perfect for my current style choice.
Celebrities with Prada Handbags
To name just a few celebrities seen around town with their Prada Handbags include Victoria Beckham, Eva Mendes, Sandra Bullock, Gisele Bundchen, Ashley Tisdale, Brigette Lin and Carina Lau. If you would like a new look or want to know what is in a great idea is to buy a fashion magazine and you will more than likely view pictures of lots of different celebrities with the latest designer handbags and tote bags. You can see how the bag looks and if the size or style suits your personal style.
Prada Feature Film
Prada is such a respected and well known designer brand that a feature film was made with the title The Devil Wears Prada. The Devil Wears Prada belongs to Meryl Streep, who turns in an Oscar-worthy strut as the monster editor-in-chief of Runway, an elite fashion magazine full of size-0, impossibly well-dressed plebes.
In conclusion Prada’s originality makes it one of the most influential fashion houses. Prada is a very popular designer brand and is worn not only by well known celebrities but also by discerning men and women. With Prada’s extensive range of styles and colour choices it is a favourite when choosing a new handbag or bag. If you have an occasion Prada usually has a handbag, bag or wallet that will suit. Have fun accessorizing your new season clothes choices or your good old stables in your wardrobe.