Friday, 25 December 2009

My Bag Collection #53


Below: It's Christmas Day...time for Christmas Treat reveal!:-P Happy Prada Christmas to me!


Below: Peek-a-boo Prada!


Below: It's my dream bag for 2009... Prada Executive Tote in Caramel Saffiano Leather!


Below: A structure bag with a sophisticated design...


Below: Clean lines, gold tone hardware...


Below: Gorgeous Saffiano textured leather in caramel colour...


Below: Roomy without being cumbersome...


Below: Gold metal feet to protect the base of the bag...


Below: Double zip pocket for easy organising...


Below: Lots of small details that make the bag worth its pennies... Prada branding marked on gold zipper pulls...


Below: Interesting metal cut out Prada branding on a triangular leather plaque... impeccable workmanship too, stitching is done meticulously well...


Below: Even the gold metal feet is branded with Prada logotype...


Below: Prada embroided lining and an internal zipper pocket... LOVE the bag!


Prada Double Zip Executive Tote In Caramel Saffiano Leather

Hurray! It's Christmas day! Time to dig into the Christmas pressies!:-P And my treat to myself this wonderful festive day is none other than... (of course, what else can it be?!?!) it's A NEW BAG for mymanybags!:-P Yes, it's one bag that I have been eyeing on for the longest time ever since I blog about it here. So I finally used X'mas as a good excuse and put my 'shopping decision making misery' to an end:-)

I finally have my own Prada Double Zip Executive Tote! This is one gorgeous 'tai tai' (means rich man's wife in cantonese) bag which is an absolute classy arm candy:-) Clean lines, structure saffiano leather body, glamourous gold tone hardware make this one ultra sophisticated bag to carry. I also love the double zip compartments with allows for useful organising of your belongings. Suitable for the office as much as weekend shopping adventures:-) It's love at first sight even though the bag was meant for the fairer gender (I did try on the men's soft briefcase which is similar in size, but the design seems too conversative for my taste).

I choose the caramel colour over the burgundy, black or brown version as I feel the gold hardware and this lighter colour is classic without being too conventional. Another important reason was the Prada plaque on the bag was in a unique cutout version (more subtle and interesting) instead of the usual triangular metal version. The construction of the bag at the base is also slightly different with a rolled leather rim around the base, which appears broader visually.

My only regret was I did not get the bag sooner. Hence, I had to pay like SGD $80 extra due to the rapid price increase by Prada lately:-( Fortunately, my VIP discount kick in to soften the impact.

They say Christmas is a time where wishes come true...well, now one of mine did:-)

Happy Prada Christmas!

Retail price: SGD $2490. Where to buy: Prada Boutique at Paragon Shopping Mall

15 comments:

Davine said...

Merry Christmas Kevin,

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday. That bag reminds me of the Birkin, don´t you think?

Davine

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Yeah, it's my Prada-kin as well. It's a classy bag:-) Hehe

freshmess said...

Oh my, you treat yourself very well. I love it, Kevin! Very elegant and handsome. Congrats! I want more Prada bags for myself, too. Hahaha! Merry Christmas again!

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Thanks Mark, it's a beautifully made bag:-) I love it for its sophisticated look.

Yes, Prada is making really nice bags lately...hope u get more soon! I am sure it will happen:-)

Merry Christmas!

Kevin

Agency Exec said...

Kev, merry xmas. Congrats on your new bag. It's lovely, do post a pic of u modeling it.

LuxuryObsessed.com said...

Merry Christmas Kevin. Fabulous bag in a classic neutral with gorgeous hardware. I great find. Congrats!

Bagaholicboy said...

Lovely! You've been eyeing this baby since Hong Kong and I'm so glad you finally got it! A great X'mas indeed!

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Yes, I am so happy! Christmas wishlist: one down...many more to go. Yikes. hehe.

It was love at first sight for this bag. I had wanted the black one, but Mervyn did point out this colour stands out more without being too loud or boring. And I do agree, especially when the Prada logo is cut out instead of metal plaque.:-)

Hope you get your x'mas wishes come true too! When is your new blog revamp kick starting? Can't wait!

Kevin

Anonymous said...

whats the function of the slit on the side?

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

That is for the key fob to be inserted into. Pretty much redundant:-P

Allan said...

someone said it first but yeah, it's Birkinesque and I LOOOOOVVVEE it!

xx

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Indeed...it's like a birkin feel with it's classy look but without the price tag and most surprisingly, the weight. This bag is light with all the leather! perhaps it's lined with fabric...

kimoru said...

hello Kel, any discounts off the retail price of $2490 u mentioned?
hehe.

Jerry Lim said...

went prada to have a look, its really a nice classic bag. definetely on my wishlist. Btw can I ask how to become VIP of Prada?

Mendel said...

Love this bag