I love the Prada Saffiano Tote and I’ve seen them in all-kinds of form, shape, colours and studs. Now that I think I know it all, the Saffiano Buckle Tote suddenly stands in front of me.
After a lot of chit and chat, I know that some of you do like totes that have an extra layer of security. In some big cities there are people who by coincidence, put their hands in your bag and then accidentally make your wallet disappear. To avoid such unfortunate incidents, there is no better protection than a pair of strong leather buckles.
Besides the buckles, there’s also an extra layer of leather on the top. It avoids rain and snow from getting into your bag, uninvited. We need to keep everything nice and dry, right?
The appearance is quite similar to the Saffiano lux tote, only that the handles are much taller. There is also a pouch in the interior, with the Prada Saffiano Tote In Cameo Replica signature embellished on the front.
Measuring 38 x 28.5 x 18.5 cm (L x H x W), in red, orange, blue, white, purple, green, pink and black. Style code is BR5071, at Prada e-store for $3100 USD or €2100 euro’s.
After nearly a year, I believe the state of the bag is excellent. As you can see in the photo, my camera is fat. In the start I made peace with the expectation that there would be a few leather warping, however there’s absolutely none! Along with the opening shows hardly any wear as well, despite continuous reaching in and from the bag.Below is a detail shot of a dirt build-up. It only happens where there’s a lot of hardware motion; I think the polish on the hardware pushes off on the leather, which brings dirt. The Prada care card says that Saffiano leather is “calfskin that has been tanned using natural procedures, treated to make it hard wearing and published to generate a distinctive semi-lustrous impact… Clean with a soft, dry cloth” Hooray! This tote satisfies all the criteria that I initially picked it for, and no issues have come up in the year I’ve been using it. I believed my Chanel WOC are my closing bag for a long time, but after a while I could not ignore the fact that there were things left to be desired. I can confidently say this Prada bag has filled the little void in my heart, and I no longer wander the handbag stalls searching for love. I have found The One For Me, and my heart is content. (It churns its doors, though.) If you’re a designer handbag aficionado, this handbag requires little introduction. The Prade Saffiano tote is among the staples of classic handbag fashion. It really is one of those classics that kind of surprises me as to why I haven’t completed a review of the beauty yet. So today, I am rectifying just that.