Tuesday, 24 March 2009

The Material Boy #255

Prada Cervo Zip Tote

It's been ages since I did a mention on Prada bags. Seems less and less outstanding designs are coming out of the brand. Nothing worthy of mention until now.

I spotted this lovely classic Prada Cervo Zip Tote on Neiman Marcus's website. I don't think I have seen this bag in Singapore's store. I love the vintage effect on the leather. The uneven brown dyeing treatment creates a vintage feel and imbues the bag with personality.

The simple design makes it a real classic as well. With buckled handles and ring brass hardware, the bag also comes with a hanging luggage tag and lock. It is indeed very old world charm that is worthy of any modern day dandy. I see this classic overnight bag transcending trends and will remain a worthy piece in your collection for many years to come.

Retail price: US $1950. Where to buy: www.neimanmarcus.com


LuxuryObsessed said...

Very nice. Thanks. I'm looking forward to checking it out in person. I do agree with you on Prada, they have not been dedicating enough attention to the men's bag department!

Allan said...

looks nice.

are you getting one, Kev?

by the way, I saw a Loewe Amazonia weekender here, boy it's really big. I had my Longchamp weekender with me and even that looked small compared to that bag.

the sad thing is that the next size is the size of a handbag.

oh well. money saved is money earned. :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Kevin,

I spotted the cervo messenger in Paragon Prada. I think its the same as the one featured in Neiman Marcus as well.


Kevin and myMANybags said...

Hey Roland, thanks for the info! Will check out the bag this weekend.

and Allan, not buying the bag..it is fun to window shop as well:-) Hehe

The amazona is either weekender size or handbag size. And Loewe bags are heavy! Especially the full leather ones. But it's a classic!

Anonymous said...

I like the burnt look of this bag. Ssssshizzzle.

Jacky said...

Very nice man bag, but i think the brown YSL Leather Messenger Bag is better. i think im getting one myself

UKbagboy said...

I like the cervo zip from the front, but less from the side. It kinda looks like a bowling bag that my grandfather would have used back in the day.

I got a few Pradas over the course of the last 12 months, but agree, their range has definitely deteriorated recently. They went from "off the wall" to "bland" pretty quickly. And not "bland" in a classic way the same you can get from Dunhill.

Oh Miuccia, drag it out the gutter!

Anonymous said...

i've yet to see a Prada bag that i could really love. this one is pretty close.

Kevin and myMANybags said...

Hey guys, yes, Prada has been churning out bland bags lately...but this one stands out as one of the better ones due to it's classic shape and vintage look:-)

Been out of action the last 2 days...sick:-( sob sob!

Anonymous said...

Hope you're feeling better Kev! Happy weekend!

Kevin and myMANybags said...

Thanks Freshmess!:-P