An Intimate Look at the Prada Galleria Bag, Double Bag and New Shoulder Straps

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When it comes to the most iconic bag brands, Prada is easily one of the most recognizable and most widely loved. Prada launched me into my love of designer bags; I lusted after a one of the brand’s iconic Tessuto nylon messenger bags during much of high school, and I received it was a gift when I began college. I remember feeling so enamored of my Prada bag, and even at that young age, I could tell how much higher quality it was from other brands in my collection at the time. Prada is distinguished by meticulous attention to craftsmanship and detail, and that’s still very much the case today.

Though Prada has evolved over time by embracing new techniques and ideas, the brand stays committed to the enduring quality of its pieces. Like many long-standing brands, the methods Prada employs have been passed down by craftsmen over the course of years, and they’re so vital and specific to the brand that they could easily be called trade secrets. Just like those crucial rules of craftsmanship, some of the brand’s designs are equally long-standing; two of the most highly sought-after Prada pieces remain the Prada Galleria and Prada Double Bags.

Prada Double Bag

PRADA DOUBLE BAG – $2,980

The Galleria and Double are classic Prada styles, and they’re very well-loved by the brand’s fans and shoppers. I certainly count myself among that group; if I had it my way, I’d own a rainbow of these bags in every size offered.

Below, we have an intimate look at two of the most iconic bags of Prada’s lineup. In addition to that, I have the pleasure of being among the first to tell you all about the new Prada shoulder straps!

Prada Galleria Bag

Prada Galleria and Galleria Mini

PRADA GALLERIA BAG – $2,230, PRADA MINI GALLERIA – $1,920

Founded in 1913 by Mario Prada (Miuccia Prada’s grandfather) in Milan, Prada opened its first store in the prestigious Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. The Prada Galleria Bag was named after the store that started it all, and the bag holds a similarly foundational spot in the brand’s handbag array.

Prada Galleria Bag

PRADA GALLERIA BAG – $2,230, PRADA WHITE STRAP, PINK/WHITE FLOWERS – $925

Prada Galleria Bag Interior

PRADA GALLERIA BAG – $2,230

This bag is immediately recognizable as Prada, and although some people confuse it with the Prada Double Bag, it has been around far longer. The Galleria shape is clean and sleek, typically using Saffiano leather, which is hot pressed to achieve the crosshatch texture you see and feel. Because of the longevity of Saffiano leather, Prada has used this water-repellant, scratch-resistant material for decades, and the finish style is often associated with Prada because the brand’s artisans perfected it. While the bags we photographed (as well as many of the Galleria bags on the market) are made of Saffiano leather, there is also City Calfversion, which is luscious and slightly softer, which gives this bag a more laid-back vibe.

Prada Mini Galleria Bag

PRADA MINI GALLERIA – $1,920

Prada Mini Galleria

PRADA MINI GALLERIA – $1,920

The Galleria bag holds its shape nicely and is ideal daily use, including in the office. The shape quickly turned into a brand essential for Prada, and many flock to it because of its highly functional interior structure: one large opening, flanked by two zipper-closed pockets at the front and back, all of which run the full length of the bag. The main interior compartment features three inside pockets, one with a zipper, and the body of the bag can be snapped on either side to pinch the top of the bag together to further secure the interior.

Prada Mini Galleria

PRADA MINI GALLERIA – $1,920, PRADA BLUE SAFFIANO STRAP WITH CRYSTAL FLOWERS – $1170

Every season, Prada reintroduces this bag in a variety of colors and styles based on that season’s theme. This allows countless options and reinterpretations, which makes this bag a classic, iconic wardrobe staple.

Prada Double Bag

Prada Double Bags

PRADA DOUBLE BAGS – $2,980

Introduced in 2013, the Prada Double Bag quickly became a favorite. Much like the Galleria Bag, the Double is reinterpreted every season in colors and fabrications based on the style of the season.

While the Galleria Bag offers a bit more structure, especially because of the full body pockets on the front and back of the bag, the Double is more minimal and lightweight. The Saffiano leather on the exterior is paired with smooth Nappa leather inside, and Prada has made the potential color combinations one of the most fun aspects of the design. While many Double Bags do offer tone-on-tone leathers on the exterior and interior, there are plenty of contrasting combinations that blend the inside and out in an unexpected way. It’s one of my favorite aspects of this bag, and I love seeing what Prada comes up with to make each design stand out a bit more than the last.

Prada Double Bag

PRADA DOUBLE BAG – $2,980, PRADA BLACK STRAP WITH PINK PLEX FLOWERS – $1095

The Double Bag offers an internal divider with a flap pocket, which allows for easier organization and helps separate the bag into two main interior compartments. I love this design; the divider peeks out when you’re carrying the bag, and if you have a contrasting interior color, you can see it pop.

Prada Double Bag

PRADA DOUBLE BAG – $2,980

While the Galleria and Double Bags have their similarities that make them both unmistakably Prada, there are differences that could easily make one or the other better for your life. If you’re trying to decide between the two, I’m happy to help point you in the right direction in the comments below!

Prada Shoulder Straps

Prada Black Strap with pink plex flowers

PRADA BLACK STRAP WITH PINK PLEX FLOWERS – $1095

Prada Blue Saffiano Strap with crystal flowers

PRADA BLUE & BLACK SAFFIANO STRAP WITH CRYSTAL FLOWERS – $1170

I’m really excited we get to be among the first to break the news of the new Prada Shoulder Straps. Though both of the above bags offer optional shoulder straps in matching Saffiano leather, the brand now offers a way to customize your bag and show your personality with a shoulder strap that speaks to you and stands apart from the rest of the bag.

Prada Black Strap, white/yellow flowers - $800 | Prada White Strap, pink/white flowers - $925

PRADA BLACK STRAP, WHITE/YELLOW FLOWERS – $800 | PRADA WHITE STRAP, PINK/WHITE FLOWERS – $925

I’ve seen many add-on shoulder straps over the past few years and I can tell you that these Prada straps are some of the most beautiful in appearance and quality I’ve seen. I loved dressing up each bag differently with a strap, and each one transformed the bag. While a strap with oversized leather floral appliqués feels playful, the strap with Swarovski crystal embellishments makes an eye-catching statement. The new collection of shoulder straps allows you to instantly add a personal touch to your bag.

The straps are sold separately and come in Calfskin, Saffiano, and Nastro leather with all featuring floral patterns with a 3D effect designed from crystals, plexiglass, resin or leather. The straps are now exclusively available at the Prada Broadway and Prada 5th Avenue boutiques in New York and will be available online by the end of the month.

For further inquires, don’t hesitate to email Prada client service at client.service.usa@prada.com. Visit the Prada e-Boutique to shop for all Prada bags online.

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Prada Saffiano Mini Galleria Bag

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In the world fashion, there is a fixed rule – everything that’s once large, must go small. And everything that’s small must go mini. This is like a law, there’s no other way around it.

So when Louis Vuitton first launched the Capucines Tote Bag, you could have predicted that the Capucines BB tote is coming. It was just a matter of time.

And so when DIOR launched the Be Dior Flap Bag, it was just a matter of time that they would introduce the mini Be Dior Bag.

And now back to Prada, can you remember the Galleria Bag, released in November 2013 – a gorgeous tote bag with a front flap and extra large closure. Well, here’s the mini version of it.

The Prada Mini Galleria Bag is different than the large version – it’s a beautiful, boxy tote in a cute size. Crafted from patent saffiano leather, it’s a lovely bag if you’re looking for durability with style.

It comes in different sweet colors like Celeste Blue, Red and even in Black if you love to go safe. Made with golden hardware and rolled tote handles, the brand’s triangle logo is crafted on the bag’s front.

In the interior you can find a zip and open pocket to store all your essentials. There is also a zip compartments in the frame front and back. It’s simple yet sophisticated, measuring 4.75’ x 6.5’ x 3.25’ (H x W x D) inches.

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THE NEW PRADA GALLERIA BAG IN CITY CALF

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PRADA MINI GAUFRE GALLERIA BAG

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Prada Mini Gaufre Galleria Bag
Size: 18.0 x 12.5 x 8.5 cm (Lx H x W)
Price: $1690 USD, €1500 euro

Looking for a to-die for Prada bag that is way too classy, stylish and elegant at the same time? Look no further as the Mini Gaufre Galleria Bag is nothing short of sophistication and pure luxury. And you do wonder why you need gazillion of bags?

Well dear let me use a quote from the movie The Devil Wears Prada which is but appropriate: “Fashion is not about utility. An accessory is merely a piece of iconography used to express individual identity.” No need to feel guilty if you’re on another bag purchase this month since we’re not here to judge you especially if you prefer this one since the Galleria bag is our community’s most favorite bag next to the Saffiano Lux Tote Bag.

Now let’s get down to business…

The Prada Galleria mini bag is made up of gaufre nappa leather, has a double metal chain handle for uber chic effect, detachable shoulder strap, brass hardware, two outside pockets with zipper closure, one inside pocket, and also features Prada’s iconic enamel triangle logo. Perfect for casual Thursday nights, Friday party nights and even for a romantic Saturday night, this bag is multifunctional that you can use it anytime, anywhere. It has the following dimensions: 18.0 x 12.5 x 8.5 cm (Lx H x W). It comes with a price tag of $1690 USD or €1500 euro.

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Prada Gaufre Nappa Leather Mini Bag
Style code: A92734
Size: 18 x 12.5 x 7.0 (L x H x W) in cm
Price: $1580 USD, €1400 euro

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Covet That Classic: Prada Galleria

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How did Prada make the Galleria bag its best-seller? Released in mouthwatering colours, the Prada Saffiano Lux Galleria bags in its beloved Saffiano leather fly off the shelves in record time. For avid collectors and fashionistas alike, a piece of Milan’s finest is definitely a fine addition to your collection.

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What makes a Galleria bag valuable is its saffiano leather–calfskin with a synthetic heat-stamped grain. Not only does this lend further durability to the beloved bag, it also enhances the resistance to prolonged physical wear. The Galleria is hands-down one of the easiest Prada bags to maintain in my collection, and we all know how much effort is needed to keep a bag in pristine condition. I’ve previously shared some tips and tricks to make your luxury purchase last a little longer here.[blog] image 03 6-11

Complete your collection with a Prada Galleria today. Covet it here. Here’s how I would pair my Galleria with my outfit. Have fun with this versatile classic!

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THE POSTMAN DREAMS – PRADA GALLERIA BAG

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The humble postman is still dreaming, he wants to cuddle the Prada Galleria Bag instead of a boring-squared package.

But we can understand that – holding the Galleria Bag gives you a good night sleep. We should get some at Prada boutique.

Four of the five videos are starred with the Galleria Bag and that is for a reason. It stands next to the iconic Saffiano Lux Tote Bag as one of the most stylish and durable everyday accessory.

Crafted in saffiano leather, it comes with detachable and adjustable leather shoulder strap. Designed with snap closures on side and two exterior pockets with zipper. It features three inside pockets, one with zipper closure.

The Prada Galleria Bag was first introduced in 2007 and it’s now an evolving icon. This bag is available in different leathers like saffiano lux leather, or for more luxury, in crocodile and ostrich.

The name ‘Galleria’ is inspired by the brand’s first historic store in Milan. It’s recognized as an icon and loved by like a trusted companion, it’s an heirloom, an institution and timeless obsession.

The Prada Galleria Bag is measured 33 x 23.5 x 14.5 (L x H x W) cm, the style number is BN2274 and is priced at $2350 USD or 1650 euro via Prada boutique or e-store.

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