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Who gets the gold medal? Prada or Valentino?

Is it a coincidence or something that both Prada and Valentino have such a similar idea and design? Why these bags look so alike? The bags are from Fall Collection and the one on the left is the Prada Dome Bowler and the top handle bag on the right is from Valentino. The purses are made of lace with double handles and a ID tag. Let me see…Finally I found one huge difference between these bags. The price! The Prada bag is selling for $1995 while Valentino costs $3395! Usually I will pick Prada bags as my favorite but this time, the gold medal goes to the Valentino top handle bag!

Prada Nappa S Shoulder Bag

The Prada Nappa S Shoulder Bag is one of the bags that I don’t like in the Fall Collection. Why? Let’s look at the bag and you will know. I am sorry but I have to say that. The “elephant ears” attached to the side of the bag and the plex made chain strap just dont match with the bag itself. I think the purse alone looks fine, but the other details make it look strange! The chain strap really downgrades the bag. Please tell me how you feel about the bag when it’s open! Please…Retails for $1695 at Saks. What a big disappointment from Prada!

Prada Nappa A Hobo

I know…I know…I said I would find some bargain handbags for you, but this gorgeous Prada Nappa A Hobo really caught my eye and I couldn’t help featuring it. Sorry! This Prada Hobo is beautifully made of soft leather with ruched accents. It is finished off with a 9″ drop shoulder strap and a top zip closure. The interior is lined in signature jacquard with a zip pocket. The dimensions of this spacious bag are approx. 15″W x 10.5″H x 6″D, which allow you to carry all your personal items. Available at Saks for $2120.

Do you think this lovely Prada Hobo will be a hit this fall?

Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is coming up soon. Any gift idea for your mom?! This year, I plan to buy my mom some flowers (a MUST) and a wallet/clutch from LV boutique. (My mother loves Louis Vuitton as much as she loves me! LOL) If you are thinking of a great gift idea for your mom, here are some of my suggestions.

This Prada Gauffre Flap Wallet is made with light gold nappa leather. It has a front flap with snap closure and a gold-tone Prada logo on front. Interior is lined with zip center compartment. This Prada wallet is 4 1/4″H x 7 1/2″W x 3/4″D. Available at Neiman Marcus for $460. If your mother is a Prada’s fan, she must love it!

The Fendi Medium Patent Baguette is a classic bag! It is made in black patent leather with gold-tone logo on front. There are two adjustable shoulder straps which are interchangeable; one with 6″ drop and the other with 25″ drop. Size: 11″W x 6.5″H x 2″D. Retails at Saks for $940.

I pick this Coach Soho Signature Cotton hobo because my mother loves denim bag. So, I think she would definitely like this bag. This denim hobo trimmed with lightweight leather has zip top closure and inside pocket. It is $158 selling at Coach.

The Dooney & Bourke Medium Logo Lock Satchel is simple but gorgeous! This white color is great for summer, too! The logo lock satchel is made is white leather and finished with contrast topstitching. This D&B bag measuring 14″W x 8″H x 7″D is big enough to hold your necessities. Available at Nordstrom for $395.

I know there are a lot more great gift ideas for the Mother’s Day. So please leave your comments if you’d like to share your ideas with us!

Prada Large Soft Calf Bowler

Today’s bag of the day is the White Prada Large Soft Calf Bowler! At first, I would like to write about a Marc Jacobs’s bag, but when i saw this bag on Bergdorfgoodman, I was completely attracted by it and forgot about the Marc Jacobs’s bag…Dont get me wrong. I do not mean that Marc Jacob’s bag is not good enough, but this Prada bag is just too appealing and practical. With the dimensions of 11″H x 6″W x 15″L, you can carry a lot of things with it. The soft calf leather bowler has top handles, top zip closure, pleat detail, one inside zip pocket and one open pocket. I know…I know…it is a white bag and it will get stained easily! But if you love Prada, that won’t be the reason to stay away from this beautiful bag. It costs $1595 at Bergdorfgoodman.

Prada Degrade Patent Clutch

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If you are a big fan of Prada, you probably would not have missed the Prada Degrade Patent Clutch. Even if you are not a Prada lover, this bag should have caught your attention. Three reasons to love this clutch: bright gradient color, big clutch and patent. There is also magnetic button closure and cream topstitching. As I said, this clutch is little big with a size of 5.3″L x 12.6″W x 1.4″D. Whether the price of $950 is reasonable? You be the judge! Various colors are available and pre-order at Neiman Marcus.

prada gradient patent clutch red

This Prada clutch has a similar version for the Fall collection with its fancy name “Vernice Sfumata Clutch“. The pattern leather, size and price remain the same but Rosso-Argento will be the new gradient color. Check it out at Saks.

Prada: New Spring/ Summer 2008 collection

Prada Nappa Stripes Multicolor Hobo

I really love the color and the design of this new Prada collection. They all can be used as causal bags and I bet they will match with whatever color of your clothes. The bright color is hot for this summer, too!

(Left & Right): Prada Nappa Stripes Multicolor Small Hobo. It is multicolor with nappa leather, detachable shoulder strap and top handle. Shoulder strap can be adjusted in length. Gathered at top and the size is 6″L x 11″W x 5″D. $1,675.00, available at Saks. (Middle): Prada Nappa Stripes Multicolor Mini Hobo. It is also multicolor with nappa leather, detachable top handle and shoulder strap, magnetic snap closure and its size is 9¾”W X 6″H X 1″D. $1,150.00, available at Saks.

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