Every day is a struggle between choosing the right outfit – and the right bag – to start your day right. And, depending on the activities you’ll be doing during the day (i.e. if you’re a woman on the go, or a girl all set for date night), you would want to choose a bag that would do just the trick.
Through the years, Prada has delivered sophisticated and unique designs to bag aficionados and starting collectors alike. In line with its tradition of quality, Prada yet again raises the bar and delivers another addition to its list of trendy designs – the Prada Saffiano Tote Bag. Saffiano leather is heat-treated, embossed with a cross-hatch pattern that makes clean up a breeze, making it a perfect investment piece.
The said design comes in a variety of sizes: the Prada Mini Saffiano Lux Tote (7′ x 10′ x 4.25′ inches), the Prada Small Saffiano Lux Tote (8¼′ x 11½′ x 5′ inches) and the Prada Saffiano Lux Tote (10′ x 14¼′ x 7′ inches).
Depending on your needs, the ‘best size’ would differ. For the working girl who’s all about that stuff (and keeping all those valuables in check), the Lux Tote would do wonders as a nifty carryall. If you’re the type to mix business with pleasure (but still in need of that extra space…please!), the Small Lux Tote would be fine. Lastly, if you’re the easy-breezy, low maintenance type, the Mini Saffiano would be all you need.
The BN2316 is known as mini/small (although not a true miniature — the authentic mini version of the saffiano tote (which is actually the smallest — not sure what its version name is) is approximately 45% cheaper than the BN2316 , was released fairly recently (in the last year or 2 if I recall correctly), and is ridiculously too small for me. The BN2316 is small however in no way too little for my fundamentals). I find the BN2316 cute and chic, and its dimension is still very practical for me. I just have to edit my bag contents somewhat — I have room to spare after putting in my own essentials, which is quite surprising. If you want to utilize the saffiano bag more often, you can check out the other choices as it pertains in a variety of sizes and models, with the BN1801 being among the very popular ones for everyday use or to the office.The saffiano leather manufactures the tote practical for me — I don’t worry too much about water or scratches. My tote already got a bit wet from water which dripped onto it one time while we were eating in a restaurant, and I have banged it around a little but it’s nevertheless fine.The tote is really light and easy to carry. When done correctly, this bag is quite usable. As for why I say “when performed right”… read on to find out what I mean.In the beginning, I loved the design of my BN2316. It’s one open principal compartment in the center, two zippered compartments, a detachable strap, and the plan of this tote over-all was simple and structured — it gave away a professional and elegant feel. The design was such a hit that it influenced other designers (especially contemporary ones) — there was a point you could get a variant of the Prada Saffiano Lux Tote Neiman Marcus Replica saffiano tote’s design in practically every modern designer’s arsenal (it still might be the situation for this day).
Remember – it is important to use a bag that actually is useful, aside from the aesthetics, which is already a given. Good luck, and rock it!
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