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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 In 1996, there were dresses and skirts in clashing patterns and muted earth tones that seemed flat and outdated, all worn with chunky high wedge sandals.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.

Average Sold Price
$736
1999 PRADA red polished leather platform loafers - 36.5
By Miuccia Prada, Prada
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Red, polished-leather, platform loafers with split soles from Prada dating to spring of 1999. Labeled a size 36.5. Slide on. Made in Italy. Very good condition.
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1990s Prada

Prada Re-edition 2005 Black Tessuto x Saffiano Small Chain Hobo 1221p13
By Prada
Located in Dix hills, NY
Prada Re-edition 2005 Black Tessuto x Saffiano Small Chain Hobo 1221p13 Date Code/Serial Number: 42 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 8.5" Width: 2.2" Height: 6.5" Shoulder Ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Prada

Prada black leather wallet
By Prada
Located in Capri, IT
Prada black leather wallet still with box gold tone hardware totally made in italy measurements: 19 * 9 cm
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1990s Prada

Prada Holliday & Brown Men’s F/W 2003 Runway Limited Edition Silk Fedora Hat
By Prada, Miuccia Prada
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare limited edition men’s PRADA / HOLLIDAY & BROWN navy blue and yellow silk fedora hat ! Prada paired with Holliday & Brown in the early 2000s, and used some of their iconic prints...
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Early 2000s Prada

Prada Blue & Multicolor Hand-Painted Tote by Juliana Lazzaro For Safe Horizon
By Prada
Located in New York, NY
Product Details: Blue & Multicolor Prada Hand-Painted Tote by Juliana Lazzaro For Safe Horizon. This handbag features a fabric body, gold-tone hardware, dual flat handles, abstract m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Prada

Prada Re-Edition 2005 Nylon Bag Pink
By Prada
Located in Flushing, NY
Prada Re-Edition 2005 Nylon Bag Pink Certified Authentic Condition: Brand New
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21st Century and Contemporary Prada

new PRADA 2019 Runway silver crystal rhinestone encrusted high heel sandal EU38
By Prada
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new PRADA 2019 Runway silver crystal rhinestone encrusted high heel sandal EU38 Reference: TGAS/B01297 Brand: Prada Designer: Miuccia Prada Model: Crystal high heel silver Collection...
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2010s Prada

Prada Classic Spiral SPR27N Shades 1PT1213
By Prada
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: SPR27N 55 22 2AU-6S1 135 3N Made In: Italy OVERALL GOOD+ CONDITION ( 7.5/10 or B+ ) Comes with care tag and case. Signs of Wear: Light scratches are s...
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20th Century Prada

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Prada fashion for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Prada fashion. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of blue, red, pink and other tones. Customers interested in this designer might also find the work of Christian Louboutin, Balenciaga and Valentino appealing. 1stDibs offers haute couture, vintage and designer Prada fashion from top boutiques around the world. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $30 and tops out at $34,000, while the average work can sell for $663.

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