Introducing Prada Ribbon Bags

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In collaboration with Prada.

Lately, I’ve been fully immersed in the world of Prada. I owe you all a post on the bag I’ve been carrying since having Millie (it’s Prada nylon and not technically a diaper bag, more on that to come soon), and recently I fell for the Prada Plex Ribbon Bag. I just really love a good Prada bag, and I’m excited to expand on my recent coverage of one of these bags to give you more of a look into the newest collection from the brand, Prada Ribbon Bags. Including jewels, metal and a bowling bag, here is a look at the newest range of handbags from Prada.

PRADA METAL + JEWELS RIBBON BAGS

prada metal ribbon bag in white + black + marble gray $2,280

Everything about the Prada Ribbon line is oh-so-Prada, with a strong, modern, eye-catching touches with reminders of Prada’s penchant for Deco-inspired graphic prints. Miuccia Prada said that for her Spring 2017 collection, she wanted to simplify and declutter, which can be seen in the clean lines of the bags. There’s something so satisfying about a tightly designed new bag that offers an intriguing element, and that is precisely what the Ribbon bags do.

prada jewels ribbon bag in black + jade green $2,840 – prada metal ribbon in marble gray + jade green + black $2,280

When Vlad and I saw first saw these bags, I spent time playing with the long leather loop, sometimes tucking it in so it wasn’t as bold and other times leaving it to hang long like the attention-getting runway styling. Tucking the loop under only works on the Plex Ribbon bag, as you can slide the loop into the plex closure, while on other versions, the mechanism to open and close the bag is a bit different.

prada jewels ribbon bag in black + begonia pink $2,840

There are several different design options when it comes to the shoulder bag, including an ornate, jeweled metal turnlock closure and a modern floral print, as well as clean pairings of color and simple hardware. Each shoulder bag offers an optional shoulder strap–some leather, others chain–which allows each bag also to be carried as a clutch. I love this version of the bag; it’s just the right size and it stands out as a fashion accessory that easily stands differentiates itself from others on the market. I already sung my praises for this bag, and after seeing additional renditions, I find myself really loving the simple metal clasp with the beautiful begonia pink and black print.

prada metal ribbon bags in mango + black, begonia + black $2,400

The interior of these bags provides plenty of space, with two inside pockets, one with a zipper closure. I find most Prada bags to make a lot of sense when it comes to interior storage, and while these bags aren’t huge, how owners will use the compartments and carry the bags was clearly taken into account. Dimensions of the leather versions with the metal clasp are 11″ x 6.2″ x 2.3″, which means the bag is long but sits close to your body if you’re using the shoulder strap (or under your arm, if you’re carrying it as a clutch). The jeweled version is a bit smaller and obviously a tad heavier because of the embellishments. Prices range from $2,160 to $3,450 at Prada.com.

PRADA BOWLING RIBBON BAG

prada bowling ribbon bag in fire engine red + garnet + sunny yellow
$2,160 via prada.com

The next style in the Ribbon line is the Prada Bowling Ribbon Bag, and I was pretty excited to see this one in person after seeing it on the runway. While I love Prada’s signature textured Saffiano, the brand’s smooth calf leather is some of the most supple and durable out there. In fact, I constantly hear people asking me to feature other Prada leathers aside from Saffiano, so here it is. I’ve held this bag, I’ve played with it, I’ve noted the size and usability–it’s just right. The leather smells so good–it’s that reminder you get when you open up a new bag and let the smell consume you. This bag has that.

prada bowling ribbon bag in fire engine red + garnet + sunny yellow
$2,160 via prada.com

The top handles are one way you can carry the Bowling Ribbon Bag, or you can use an optional leather shoulder strap as well. While there’s an all-black option, I’m drawn to the colorblocking options more. The red, maroon and yellow combo is quite lovely, as is the geometric floral print, if you want to make more of an impact. The interior has just enough space for everything you need, and because the shape is east/west, you don’t have to worry as much about losing everything inside of the bag. Two inside pockets, including one with a zipper closure, and overall dimensions are 11.4″ x 7.6″ x 6.6″. The Ribbon detailing you’ll find on this bag hangs from either side, showcasing a different look on an otherwise simple, clean design. Prices are $2,160 for leather and colorblocked leather and $2,400 for floral print.

prada metal ribbon bags in begonia + black
$2,400

Prada Ribbon is precisely what I love about handbags: it’s wearable while offering a trendy touch. I, like many of you, own plenty of straightforward everyday bags, but sometimes all I want–and what my collection needs–is a standout seasonal piece that I can still go back to for years to come. The Prada Ribbon line offers it in an eye-catching clutch/shoulder bag combination or luxurious everyday satchel.

prada metal ribbon bags in mango + black, begonia + black $2,400


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Gucci Gets Heavily into the Brand’s Signature Bamboo for Its Fall 2017 Bags

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CELINE VELVET BAGS

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Take a closer look at this season’s goodies, the Celine Velvet Bags are back and they are more obsessive than ever. Introducing the Velvet on the Luggage Bag as well as the Belt Bag, but we know there more styles available including the iconic’s.

Now, let’s talk about Velvet. First it makes us happy because Celine bags in Velvet are generally cheaper than leather. And Velvet gives us a fuzzy experience, which can be nice, especially in the winter. But overall, it’s the color – Velvet makes the color bright and shiny, very notable and attractive.

We have spotted this bag in grey, but there are other options as well like orange. The downside of Velvet is the maintenance – it’s just harder to maintain than leather. But if you are careful enough, this bag can be used for a very long time.

Now ladies, what do you think?

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Gucci’s Spring 2017 Runway Bags

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This Is the Most Expensive Louis Vuitton Handbag You'll Ever Lay Eyes On

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Louis Vuitton rolled out its  Cruise collection, and with it, plenty of City Steamer bags to lust over. The smart silhouette features an easy-to-tote structure and sophisticated details like a small gold padlock and optional monogram. But the luxe style you're looking at right now? That's the beige crocodile version, and it retails for $55,500, making it the most expensive LV handbag ever.

Don't get us wrong — we'd be hard-pressed to find something wrong with the impeccably crafted accessory. In fact, its neutral color and patent finish make it the perfect wear-every-day bag. But would you shell out the cash for this City Steamer? Or, better yet, add it to your holiday wish list? Read on to see Michelle Williams model the design in more standard colorways, then admire LV's priciest offering once more, and let us know if it's worth the splurge in the comments section!
Top 5 Investment Bags
Have you ever fallen in love with a bag, only to see it slip through your fingers? First you decided that it was too expensive and that you needed time to decide if you really must have it, then the next thing you know, it’s sold out! I pride myself on always finding the bags I love, no matter how high or low I have to search for them, and one of my newest solutions is eBay. Not only can you find limited edition pieces, you can often find them at better prices than they were originally, turning the high cost of investment bags from bank-breaking to bearable. Kelly and I personally curated this selection of must-haves, along with more than 20 other Snobby collections that cover everything from fashion to home dècor – follow them here! #FOLLOWITFINDIT
Celinè Python Mini Luggage Tote ($5,999): The Luggage tote is an “it” bag that we see everywhere, so to up the stakes, get it in python! Even though this is a neutral, it’ll never fail to excite.
Hermès Kelly ($19,888): This won’t be the last Hermès on the list. When it comes to investing in a lifetime love, the French icon is hard to beat. Indulge in Grace Kelly glam this winter with a decadent, rich red.
Chanel Classic Flap Fantasy Bag ($5,499): For the Snob who already has a basic flap bag, this Evening Garden version will be just what the name implies – a Fantasy. Turn fantasy into reality by picking up the ultra-embellished tweed for your collection!
Hermès Black Birkin ($19,995): This is the investment bag of all investment bags with a price tag to match, yet at a sizable 40 cm, you’ll get more than enough use out of it!

Louis Vuitton Black and White Graffiti Alma Bag ($1,725): This LV logo graffitied tote may not be a prim and proper investment, but it is most certainly one of the wisest. Artist Stephen Sprouse’s collab with the brand is truly iconic and its statement-making pieces are hard to find!

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Just In Time for the Holidays, Kendra Scott Beauty Bags

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One of my favorite things is finding new designers. Kendra Scott is far from new; in fact, Scott has made quite a name for herself with her highly covetable jewelry, but her foray into leather goods is new to me. I was recently introduced to Kendra Scott Beauty Bags and instantly fell in love.

Beauty bags are just as important as our everyday bags, but they don’t get nearly the same amount of attention. When we do cover them, we usually find premier designers who offer small bags at high price points. That’s why I’m so enamored with Kendra Scott’s beauty bags, and I found the best ones to share with you just in time for the holiday gifting season.

Kendra Scott Carry All Train Case, $125 via Kendra Scott

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First off, I have to talk about the style. I’ve noticed that designers often don’t put much importance on designing a great beauty or travel bag, instead they make a pouch that you can throw everything inside of. Kendra Scott takes every detail into consideration.

I instantly found myself loving the faux python skin. Many times faux python doesn’t look or feel nice, but I’m beyond impressed with the quality and feel of the faux python Kendra Scott uses. The finish feels smooth and luxurious.

Kendra Scott Carry All Train Case, $125 via Kendra Scott

KENDRA SCOTT CARRY ALL TRAIN CASE, 

The two items I can’t get enough of are the beauty bag and train case. The Kendra Scott Beauty Bag is your ideal case to carry cosmetics, brushes and anything else. There are separate zip compartments and the top has slots for makeup brushes, but I like the idea of putting necklaces and bracelets through them to keep them from tangling. Also, there’s a zipped pocket in the top compartment as well, which works well for rings, earrings and bracelets.

The bottom section of the beauty bag has a zipper pocket and sizable compartment as well. From makeup to jewels to other necessities, the separate zip compartments provide the perfect amount of organization. The best part, though, is the price:The best part, though, is the price: the black faux python option is via Kendra Scott, while the red faux leather is also via Kendra Scott.

Kendra Scott Beauty Bag, $95 via Kendra Scott

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The larger train case works to hold more product, which works for long trips or times when you simply can’t get enough of your beauty products; the train case has enough space for just about anything. The single outer zipper that opens to unveil the large interior, with a clear zipped pocket and slots for everything from lotion to shampoo to hairspray.

The inside has ample space and the outside packs quite a bit of style, again at a great price. I loved the white faux python train case, which retails for  via Kendra Scott.

Kendra Scott Carry All Train Case, $125 via Kendra Scott

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I couldn’t leave out Kendra Scott jewelry; I really dig the Starstruck collection, which you can shop now via Kendra Scott.

Kendra Scott Beauty Bag, $95 via Kendra Scott

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