Over the decades, Prada has launched thousands of products for men and women, from bags to shoes to ready-to-wear clothes to accessories. Prada also has a collection of perfumes for men and women.
Some products were only available for a certain period, like seasonal items, while some products have been around for more than a decade.
Here are 7 products that Prada is most known for:
1. Prada Galleria Bag
Nothing says classy and sophisticated like the Prada Galleria bag, which was named by New York Times as Prada’s most iconic bag. Since its release in 2007, this bag has been a staple in every fashionista’s closet.
Because of its popularity, this bag has been recreated every season using different materials. Most recreations are made from leather, but this bag has limited editions.
The bag got its name from the first ever Prada boutique that Mario Prada opened. This boutique was the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, which opened in 1913.
The design features the brand’s iconic triangular logo at the center. The logo is made of leather and embossed hardware.
It comes in three different sizes – small, medium, and large. The current models available in Prada stores and on the website are made from Saffiano leather, one of the most durable types of leather out there.
The Prada Galleria Bag is one of the most popular Prada bags out there. Women love its wearability and sleek yet simple silhouette, making it a timeless piece that never goes out of style.
2. Prada Mini Bag
Another closet staple, especially for models, celebrities, and fashion icons, is the Prada Mini Bag. First released in 2000, this bag may be called “mini,” but you’d be surprised at how much it can fit.
Even though it looks small, it can carry your daily essentials, such as your phone, wallet, keys, and even a tiny make-up pouch.
This bag is originally made of nylon, but the current editions are made of Re-Nylon, a sustainable take on this durable material. Re-Nylon is derived from plastic waste that has been collected from the ocean.
When this bag was first released, it only came in 3 colors – black, khaki green, and beige. The current edition now comes in other colors like pink, yellow, red, white, and gray, to name a few.
The Prada Mini Bag features the triangle logo at the center. It has a chain strap and a removable nylon strap so that you can wear it either as a handbag or as a crossbody bag.
This bag is also great for day or night, making it a versatile piece.
3. Prada Amber
The Prada Amber is a classic. Even though Prada released this perfume 15 years ago, no Prada perfume was as popular as this one, even with the release of newer scents. The Prada Amber was a best-seller.
This perfume was launched in 2004. It had a woody amber scent, which is not typical for women’s perfume. Because no other brands were using amber in their fragrances, this perfume was popular when it hit the shelves.
On the first whiff, you would immediately think of patchouli. Unlike men’s perfume, the scent of patchouli in Prada Amber is rounded out beautifully by vanilla and other woodsy scents.
It dries down to a rich and beautiful amber scent that can last all day long.
4. Prada America’s Cup
Even though this brand is primarily known for its leather bags, it manufactures sneakers that look great and are of excellent quality.
One of the most iconic Prada sneakers ever created was America’s Cup, officially known as the Prada Sneaker.
These sneakers were designed for Luna Rossa – Prada’s sailing team. It was meant to be a performance shoe, designed for the team’s first-ever America’s Cup race in 1997 – thus, its name.
The sneakers were made from mesh fabric with leather overlays and a rubber sole. It features the Prada lettering logo in the center.
From their release, these sneakers became iconic even for non-enthusiasts of sailing. It was consistently sold out whenever it was re-released. These shoes ultimately kickstarted Prada’s reputation for creating luxury sneakers.
5. Prada Leather Loafers
These leather loafers are another iconic pair of Prada shoes. These Prada Loafers are so popular that you’d see them on almost everyone in the fashion industry, including models, influencers, celebrities, and even Vogue editors.
These shoes feature the signature Prada logo on the front and center, with a rounded toe with rubber soles. What makes them so unique are the chunky soles that add a bit of oomph to your height while making your legs look longer.
These Prada Leather Loafers are so stylish and versatile that you can wear them with any ensemble. They’d look cute with a dress paired with a warm knit cardigan or a preppy buttoned-down shirt and jeans. Socks or no socks – these shoes would look good either way.
While many other brands have started selling chunky loafers, everyone knows that Prada has created the most iconic chunky leather loafers.
6. Prada Sidonie Bag
With its one-of-a-kind silhouette, the Prada Sidonie Bag is enough to make a statement on its own. The clean lines and the curved bottom of this bag make it a beautiful eye-catching piece.
Since this bag first hit Prada stores, you’d seen it everywhere on celebrities and fashion icons. It was such a big hit that, at one point, Prada even sold it out.
Made from calf leather, the Prada Sidonie Bag features the triangle logo in metal at the center. It has a detachable handle made of leather, and it also comes with a detachable so that it can be worn as a shoulder bag, crossbody bag, or clutch bag.
It comes in different colors, so there are many options to choose from. Also, don’t let its size fool you, as it can still carry many items like your everyday essentials.
7. Prada Vela Backpack
Even though Prada has released hundreds of different styles of bags, nothing is as historic as the first ever Prada bag designed by Miuccia Prada herself, which is the Vela.
The Vela is a nylon backpack that Prada released in 1984. This bag was not something you’d expect to be a hit from Prada since the brand is known for luxury leather goods, but the Vela has become so popular that it was re-created and re-released.
When the Vela was first released, it was available in two colors: black and brown. Prada also made it from a type of nylon called “Pocone.” This fabric was used for army tents and is known to be very durable and water resistant. Now, it is made from Re-Nylon.
This backpack also comes in different colors and sizes. You can get it in mini, small, or medium. Depending on the size, this bag has multiple compartments to put your things in.
You can wear this bag daily as part of your casual look or use it as a travel bag for your items.
What’s great about the Prada Vela Backpack is that it is very functional, yet it still gives off that classy and sophisticated Prada vibe.