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Prada Orange Saffiano Lux Leather Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, this is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in orange is crafted from Saffiano Lux leathe...
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  • Prada Orange Saffiano Lux Leather Tote
  • Prada Orange Saffiano Lux Leather Tote
  • Prada Orange Saffiano Lux Leather Tote
  • Prada Orange Saffiano Lux Leather Tote
H 8.27 in. W 5.91 in. L 13.39 in.
Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Crafted from the modern woman, the Prada tote is ideal for a city girl who commutes daily, loves shopping, and travels often. Made from Saffiano Lux leather, the creation is highligh...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Tote
  • Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Tote
  • Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Tote
  • Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Tote
H 6.3 in. W 11.82 in. L 12.6 in.
Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Feminine in shape and grand in design, this tote by Prada will be a loved addition to your closet. It has been crafted using Saffiano Lux leather and styled minimally with gold-tone ...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Tote
  • Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Tote
  • Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Tote
  • Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Tote
H 11.82 in. W 6.3 in. L 12.6 in.
Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Feminine in shape and grand on design, this tote by Prada will be a loved addition to your closet. It has been crafted from Saffiano Lux leather and styled minimally with gold-tone h...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Tote
  • Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Tote
  • Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Tote
  • Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Tote
H 8.27 in. W 3.55 in. L 10.24 in.
Prada Caramel Saffiano Lux Leather Parabole Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Meticulously created, this Parabole tote by Prada is a style statement in itself. Designed from Saffiano Lux leather into a sturdy shape, it exudes style and class in equal measures....
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Prada Caramel Saffiano Lux Leather Parabole Tote
  • Prada Caramel Saffiano Lux Leather Parabole Tote
  • Prada Caramel Saffiano Lux Leather Parabole Tote
  • Prada Caramel Saffiano Lux Leather Parabole Tote
H 9.85 in. W 5.71 in. L 13.39 in.
Prada Purple Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Prada's finest range of totes includes this beauty here. It is crafted in a signature structured silhouette using Saffiano Lux leather and held by two top handles and a detachable sh...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Prada Purple Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Tote
  • Prada Purple Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Tote
  • Prada Purple Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Tote
  • Prada Purple Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Tote
H 9.06 in. W 5.52 in. L 13 in.
Prada Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in dusty pink is crafted from Saffiano Lu...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Prada  Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Galleria Tote
  • Prada  Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Galleria Tote
  • Prada  Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Galleria Tote
  • Prada  Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Galleria Tote
H 9.06 in. W 5.91 in. L 13.39 in.
Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Small Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Sophisticated and timeless, this practical tote by Prada was made for daily use. Crafted from Saffiano leather in a beautiful shade of black, the exterior features a Prada logo emble...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Small Tote
  • Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Small Tote
  • Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Small Tote
  • Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Small Tote
H 9.06 in. W 5.52 in. L 13 in.
Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Parabole Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Masterfully created, this Prada tote is a style icon. Designed in a leather body, it exudes style, class and dignity in equal measures. This delightful blue piece is held by two top ...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Parabole Tote
  • Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Parabole Tote
  • Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Parabole Tote
  • Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Parabole Tote
H 10.24 in. W 5.91 in. L 13.59 in.
Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Large Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Bringing a mix of timeless fashion and fine craftsmanship is this large tote from Prada. The bag comes crafted from Saffiano Lux leather and designed with two handles, gold-tone hard...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Large Tote
  • Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Large Tote
  • Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Large Tote
  • Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Large Tote
H 10.24 in. W 6.89 in. L 14.97 in.
Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Parabole Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This leather bag is nothing but an example of pure elegance. Lined with a nylon interior, the Parabole tote includes a centre zip pocket which divides the space into separate compart...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Parabole Tote
  • Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Parabole Tote
  • Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Parabole Tote
  • Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Parabole Tote
H 10.24 in. W 5.91 in. L 13.59 in.
Prada Beige Saffiano Lux Leather Large Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, the Galleria is one of the most popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in beige is crafted from Saffiano Lux leather an...
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Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Small Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in black is crafted from Saffiano Lux lea...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Burgundy Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in burgundy is crafted from Saffiano Lux ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, the Galleria tote is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in blue is crafted from Saffiano...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Large Gardener's Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Gardener's tote by Prada is a wonderful creation. This here is crafted from Saffiano Lux leather and shaped to exude a look of luxury. The bag comes with two handles and a spacio...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Burgundy Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in burgundy is crafted from Saffiano leat...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Red Saffiano Lux Leather Small Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in red is crafted from Saffiano Lux leath...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Large Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in black is crafted from Saffiano Lux lea...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Grey Saffiano Lux Leather Small Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beige beauty is crafted from Saffiano Lux leathe...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Executive Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Galleria tote is one of the most iconic bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in blue is crafted from Saffiano leather and is equipped with two top handles, the brand logo a...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in black is crafted from Saffiano Lux lea...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Large Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in black is crafted from Saffiano leather...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Large Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in black is crafted from Saffiano Lux lea...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Red Saffiano Lux Leather Large Gardener's Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Gardener's tote by Prada is a wonderful creation. This here is crafted from Saffiano Lux leather and shaped to exude a look of luxury. The bag comes with two handles and a spacio...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Cream Saffiano Lux Leather Large Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in cream is crafted from Saffiano leather...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Executive Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in blue is crafted from Saffiano Lux leat...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Green Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in green is crafted from Saffiano Lux lea...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Tan Saffiano Lux Leather Large Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in tan is crafted from Saffiano Lux Leath...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Pink Saffiano Lux Leather Small Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in pink is crafted from Saffiano Lux leat...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in black is crafted from Saffiano Lux lea...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Red Saffiano Lux Leather Large Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, the Galleria is one of the most popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in red is crafted from Saffiano Lux leather and ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Green Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in green is crafted from Saffiano Lux lea...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Cameo Saffiano Lux Leather Large Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in beige is crafted from leather and is e...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Large Gardener's Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Gardener's tote by Prada is a wonderful creation. This here is crafted from Saffiano Lux leather and shaped to exude a look of luxury. The bag comes with two handles and a spacio...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Dark Beige Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Prada's finest range of totes includes this beauty here. It is crafted in a signature structured silhouette using dark beige Saffiano Lux leather and held by two top handles and a de...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Dark Beige/White Saffiano Lux Leather Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This tote by Prada will be a loved addition to your closet. It is crafted from Saffiano Lux leather and styled minimally with gold-tone hardware. It comes with two top handles, a sho...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Red Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Open Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in red is crafted from Saffiano Lux leath...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Open Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Masterfully crafted using blue Saffiano Lux leather, this bag will make a loved addition. The Prada bag is held by two handles, equipped with metal feet and a nylon interior, and fin...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Open Tote
  • Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Open Tote
  • Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Open Tote
  • Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Open Tote
H 9.45 in. W 5.91 in. L 13.39 in.
Prada Red Saffiano Lux Leather Small Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in red is crafted from Saffiano Lux leath...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Beige Saffiano Lux Leather Large Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in beige is crafted from Saffiano Lux lea...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Grey Saffiano Lux Leather Small Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in grey is crafted from Saffiano Lux leat...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Pink Saffiano Lux Leather Mini Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in pink is crafted from Saffiano leather ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Large Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in blue is crafted from Saffiano Lux leat...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Grey Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in grey is crafted from Saffiano Lux leat...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Small Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in black is crafted from Saffiano leather...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Large Gardener's Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
High on appeal and style, this Gardener's tote is another illustration of Prada's impeccable craftsmanship. It has been crafted from Saffiano leather and shaped to exude class and lu...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Pink Saffiano Lux Leather Large Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Feminine in shape and design, this Galleria tote by Prada will be a loved addition to your closet. It has been crafted using Saffiano leather and styled minimally with gold-tone hard...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Beige Saffiano Lux Leather Small Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beige beauty is crafted from Saffiano leather an...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Large Gardener's Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
High in appeal and style, this tote is a Prada creation. It has been crafted from leather and shaped to exude class and luxury. The bag comes with two handles and a spacious nylon in...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Grand in design, this Galleria tote by Prada will be a loved addition to your closet. It has been crafted from Saffiano Lux leather and styled minimally with gold-tone hardware. It c...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Beige Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Open Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Masterfully crafted using beige Saffiano Lux leather, this bag will make a loved addition. The Prada bag is held by two handles, equipped with metal feet and a nylon interior, and fi...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Prada Beige Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Open Tote
  • Prada Beige Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Open Tote
  • Prada Beige Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Open Tote
  • Prada Beige Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Open Tote
H 9.45 in. W 5.91 in. L 13.39 in.
Prada Blue Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Galleria Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Loved for its classic appeal and functional design, Galleria is one of the most iconic and popular bags from the house of Prada. This beauty in blue is crafted from leather and is eq...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Tan Saffiano Lux Leather Large Gardener's Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
High in appeal and style, this Gardener's tote is a Prada creation. It has been crafted from Saffiano Lux leather and shaped to exude class and luxury. The bag comes with two handles...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Large Gardener's Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
High in appeal and style, this tote is a Prada creation. It has been crafted from leather and shaped to exude class and luxury. The bag comes with two handles and a spacious nylon in...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Parabole Shopping Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Prada tote is luxurious and crafted from the finest Saffiano lux leather in black. This bag has a roomy interior with a pocket and top zipped closure, perfect for everyday essen...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Red Saffiano Lux Leather Large Gardener's Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
High in appeal and style, this Gardener's tote is a Prada creation. It has been crafted from Saffiano Lux leather and shaped to exude class and luxury. The red bag comes with two han...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Black Saffiano Lux and Soft Calf Leather Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Masterfully stitched in Saffiano lux and soft calf leather, this bag can effortlessly hold further than just essentials. Heighten your look with this bag with an incredible interior ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Orange/Yellow Bi Color Saffiano Lux Leather Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
High in appeal and style, this Gardener's tote is a Prada creation. It has been crafted from Saffiano Lux leather and shaped to exude class and luxury. The orange & yellow bag comes ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Red Saffiano Lux Leather Large Double Zip Tote
By Prada
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Feminine in shape and grand on design, this Double Zip tote by Prada will be a loved addition to your closet. It has been crafted from leather and styled minimally with gold-tone har...
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Prada Saffiano Lux Tote For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary prada saffiano lux tote for your needs in our varied inventory. Many people prefer Black, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Brown, Gray and more options on these pages. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Prada Saffiano Lux Tote?

The price for a prada saffiano lux tote starts at $430 and tops out at $2,575, and on average, selling for $976.

prada Biography and Important Works

The House of Savoy coat of arms and knotted rope on Prada’s seal herald that the iconic Italian luxury fashion house was named Official Supplier to the Italian Royal Household in 1919. Started in 1913 by Mario Prada, the brand’s original shop in Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II still has the mahogany shelves that displayed its early wares such as travel items and handbags. Today, these fine leather goods are joined by the clothing, wallets and other various accessories that keep the brand on the cutting edge of fashion.

When Mario Prada’s granddaughter, Miuccia Prada (b. 1949), inherited the business from her mother in the late 1970s, Prada was recognized for its quality craftsmanship, yet it was still a modest-sized company. Miuccia, an enthusiast of unconventional Italian filmmakers who’d earned a Ph.D. in political science, introduced the concept of using pocone — a military-grade water-resistant nylon that feels like silk.

Nylon revolutionized the fashion house’s business, with the first Prada nylon backpack released to universal acclaim in 1984. Soon the durable, water-resistant material was incorporated into Prada’s ready-to-wear collections for both men and women. No one had previously considered nylon a part of luxury fashion, and it wasn’t long before the family-owned company best known for its luggage was leading modern style that emphasized function as much as form.

Characterized by clean lines and a refined elegance that signaled the new direction of the legacy brand, Miuccia Prada debuted her first ready-to-wear collection for women in Fall/Winter 1988. More inventive fashion would follow in the ensuing years, such as the 1993 launch of the more affordable, more playful Miu Miu line, which was aimed at a younger audience, and the introduction of Prada Sport in 1997 — a collection now widely seen as prescient for its embrace of athleisure.

Prada has regularly gone against the grain to elevate styles that have long been out of fashion. In 1996, there were dresses and skirts in clashing patterns and muted earth tones that seemed flat and outdated, all worn with chunky high wedge sandals. Fanny packs followed three years later, and elaborate lace in 2008. Each season continues to bring new eye-catching innovations for the historic brand, including enhanced attention to sustainability with Prada Re-Nylon, a new line of bags created from recycled ocean plastic.

Today, find a wide variety of vintage Prada evening dresses, bags and other items on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Tote Bags for You

Although part of a modern look, tote bags have been used as handbags since at least 1944, with the launch of L.L.Bean’s “ice bag.” The Maine retailer, then largely known for rugged field coats and hunting shoes, had introduced a big, durable canvas bag that was initially intended to carry firewood or ice. In those days, to keep produce and other foods cool in refrigerators, consumers had to regularly replace the blocks of ice that were doing all the work in their bulky appliances. There was no better bag to help haul big blocks of ice from the trunk of your car to your front door and, subsequently, to your kitchen.

Years later, during the 1960s, L.L.Bean’s Boat and Tote was introduced as an overhauled structured canvas version of the ice bag. Tested to lug up to 500 pounds, the Boat and Tote became a best seller. Also during the 1960s, American designer Bonnie Cashin created the Cashin Carry for Coach. Cashin was Coach’s first lead designer, and she liked leather, large pockets and earth tones. Her modern interpretation of the tote bag introduced a touch of elegance to this increasingly ubiquitous accessory.

In the subsequent decades, more brands debuted their own iterations of the tote bag, from Tory Burch’s Perry leather tote bag to Louis Vuitton’s Neverfull.

Pay tribute to this long and interesting history by browsing the vintage and modern tote bags at 1stDibs. From classic medium-sized Louis Vuitton leather tote bags to authentic Desa 1972 structured shoulder bags, our large selection offers something for special occasions as well as everyday needs.