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8 Fast Facts About Prada

Since it was founded in 1913, Prada has ruled the luxury bag market. However, there’s more to the brand than just glitz and glamour – take a look at our quick Prada facts to learn more about the famous Italian luxury fashion house. See our previous blog to find Prada bags in South Africa.

1. Started from The Trunk

Luxury Luggage Bag In 1913, Mario Prada opened the first store in Milan's grand 19th century Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, where he mostly sold luxury leather travel cases.

2. Classy & Minimalist

Black Prada Bag Unlike other popular designer brands, Prada is known to abstain from loud, flashy logos on their bags and rather for its understated elegance. Moreover, it’s only meant to be recognized by the inner circle and those “who know”. See the price of Prada handbags in South Africa.

3. First in Fashion & First in Technology

LG Prada Phone The LG ‘Prada Phone’ was the first one to ever be entirely touch screen. Moreover, it was 6 months before the iPhone!

4. The Devil Wears Prada

Anna Wintour The film ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ is a tell-all film based on a novel telling an assistant’s experience working for Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. Despite the comedy-drama’s tongue-in-cheek depiction of a powerful magazine editor with often disparaging demands and an exhausting schedule, Wintour did not respond negatively to the movie. In fact, she famously attended the special premier in New York – wearing Prada!

5. A Wall Street Success

Nylon Bag When Miuccia Prada took over her grandfather’s company in 1978, her first success was the iconic black nylon backpack. In fact, this handbag was such a hit that she was dubbed one of the 30 most powerful women in Europe according to Wall Street Journal in the 1980s.

6. From Business to Matrimony

Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli were long time business partners in Prada before deciding to get married!

7. Fun Fashion

Colourful Prada Bags Miuccia famously said “I love fashion, but I think it should stay in its place, not rule your life. It’s a very nice part of your life, but I think it should be fun.”

8. Miu Miu & Prada

Miu Miu Miu Miu was founded in 1993 and is the namesake of Miuccia. What’s more, it’s a fully owned subsidiary of Prada and headquartered in Paris, France. Additionally, the line is based off Miuccia’s personal style and is known as the younger, carefree version of Prada. Now that you know more about the fabulous luxury house - it's time to shop! Luxity is your all-in-one-stop for authentic, pre-owned Prada handbags, shoes, accessories and more.

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