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Prada Handbags & Purses

An influential Italian fashion house, the name Prada is etched in annals of fashion history. In addition to the designer's lauded clothing and footwear, Prada is perhaps best known for its distinctive handbags and purses.

Like the French brand Louis Vuitton, Prada got its start as a manufacturer of fine travel trunks preferred by the traveling elite. Although its first handbags were constructed of leather, in 1985, Prada left its imprint on the world of designer handbags with the minimalist basic black nylon Pocono bag designed by Miuccia Prada, the granddaughter of the label's founders.

Prada made black nylon chic in the 1990s with wildly popular and utilitarian bags bearing its triangle-shaped metal logo. Today, the designer has a full portfolio of bags: Prada crossbody bags, Prada messenger bags, Prada beach bags, and Prada hobo bags, to name a few.

From simple pouches to over sized Prada tote bags, the brand's stylish carriers often sell out at retail and perform consistently well at auction. A simple vintage Prada purse may go for a few hundred dollars or more when the hammer comes down, while a limited-edition Prada crocodile handbag often sells for $45,000.


Quick Facts

  • In a 2008 auction at Christie's in London, a Vitello Drive Prada handbag from the '90s crafted in a black leather bowling bag style sold for the equivalent of about $1,000
  • In a January 2015 Heritage auction, a Prada locking handbag made of tan canvas and trimmed in yellow ostrich skin sold for $895
  • In a 2014 Stroud auction benefiting victims of domestic violence, a Prada pink and orange straw basket bag owned by Kate Moss sold in England for $100

Recommended Items at Auction

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PRADA Vintage Black Nylon Travel Pouch, Italy
Oct 19, 10:00 AM EDT
PRADA Vintage Black Nylon Travel Pouch, Italy
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $200
$306 Bids
PRADA Vintage Saffiano Black Leather Wallet, Bag
Oct 19, 10:00 AM EDT
PRADA Vintage Saffiano Black Leather Wallet, Bag
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $200
$505 Bids
Prada, Milan: Black Nylon Messenger Bag & Matching Make-Up Bag, Silvertone Hardware
Sep 29, 11:00 AM AEST
Prada, Milan: Black Nylon Messenger Bag & Matching Make-Up Bag, Silvertone Hardware
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD1204 Bids
Prada, Milan: Black Nylon & Leather Trim, Double Handle Tote Bag, Silvertone Hardware
Sep 29, 11:00 AM AEST
Prada, Milan: Black Nylon & Leather Trim, Double Handle Tote Bag, Silvertone Hardware
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD250- AUD350
AUD1804 Bids
A Prada shoulder short strap bag with purple snakeskin detailing
Oct 04, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Prada shoulder short strap bag with purple snakeskin detailing
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD703 Bids
A Prada Nylon Shoulder Bag
Sep 29, 12:00 PM EDT
A Prada Nylon Shoulder Bag
by Alex Cooper
Est: $500- $800
$2501 Bid
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Prada Mini borsa Prada pelle nera con tracolla a catena, card e scatola originale
Oct 04, 4:00 PM CEST
Prada Mini borsa Prada pelle nera con tracolla a catena, card e scatola originale
by Faraone Casa d'Aste
Est: €250- €400
€2001 Bid
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PRADA - Large Suede Buckle Bowling Bag - Camel Top Handle w/ Shoulder Strap
Oct 06, 11:15 AM EDT
PRADA - Large Suede Buckle Bowling Bag - Camel Top Handle w/ Shoulder Strap
by Luxury Resale Network
Est: $323- $809
$2500 Bids
PRADA Cream-coloured handbag with shoulder strap (wear)...
Oct 14, 3:00 PM CEST
PRADA Cream-coloured handbag with shoulder strap (wear)...
by Il Ponte Auction House
Est: €140- €150
€1200 Bids
PRADA Black patent leather suitcase with black leather borders (cm 60x40x20) (wear)...
Oct 14, 3:00 PM CEST
PRADA Black patent leather suitcase with black leather borders (cm 60x40x20) (wear)...
by Il Ponte Auction House
Est: €180- €250
€1500 Bids
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Prada Borsa
Oct 04, 4:00 PM CEST
Prada Borsa
by Faraone Casa d'Aste
Est: €800- €1,200
€8000 Bids
2 NWT Designer Italian Handbags, incl. NWT Prada
Oct 08, 9:00 AM EDT
2 NWT Designer Italian Handbags, incl. NWT Prada
by Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $300- $400
$1500 Bids
PRADA Taupe-coloured handbag with shoulder strap, gold-tone metal details. dust bag (wear)...
Oct 14, 3:00 PM CEST
PRADA Taupe-coloured handbag with shoulder strap, gold-tone metal details. dust bag (wear)...
by Il Ponte Auction House
Est: €140- €150
€1200 Bids
PRADA Lingerie travel case sil silver tone fabric with original packaging (cm 34x25)...
Oct 14, 3:00 PM CEST
PRADA Lingerie travel case sil silver tone fabric with original packaging (cm 34x25)...
by Il Ponte Auction House
Est: €70- €100
€500 Bids
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Prada - Small Saffiano Leather Double Bag Tote - Powder Pink / Black w/ Strap
Oct 06, 11:15 AM EDT
Prada - Small Saffiano Leather Double Bag Tote - Powder Pink / Black w/ Strap
by Luxury Resale Network
Est: $917- $2,294
$7000 Bids
Prada Black Leather Purse
Oct 11, 12:00 PM EDT
Prada Black Leather Purse
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $200- $2,000
$1000 Bids
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Prada Black/Brown Bowler Handbag
Oct 09, 12:00 PM CDT
Prada Black/Brown Bowler Handbag
by Lewis & Maese Auction Company
Est: $600- $900
$3000 Bids
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Prada Set of Two: Mini Tote Bags Condition: 3 See Extended Condition Report for
Oct 06, 12:00 PM CDT
Prada Set of Two: Mini Tote Bags Condition: 3 See Extended Condition Report for
by Heritage Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,200
$5000 Bids
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Prada Black Saffiano Leather and Pink Crocodile Galleria Tote Bag Condition: 2 1
Oct 06, 12:00 PM CDT
Prada Black Saffiano Leather and Pink Crocodile Galleria Tote Bag Condition: 2 1
by Heritage Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids
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Prada Black Saffiano Leather and Green Crocodile Esplanade City Tote Bag Conditi
Oct 06, 12:00 PM CDT
Prada Black Saffiano Leather and Green Crocodile Esplanade City Tote Bag Conditi
by Heritage Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids
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Prada Black Saffiano Leather and Blue Crocodile Esplanade City Tote Bag Conditio
Oct 06, 12:00 PM CDT
Prada Black Saffiano Leather and Blue Crocodile Esplanade City Tote Bag Conditio
by Heritage Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids
(6) VINTAGE CROSSBODY BAGS INCL. PRADA, MOSCHINO
Sep 29, 11:00 AM EDT
(6) VINTAGE CROSSBODY BAGS INCL. PRADA, MOSCHINO
by Westport Auction
Est: $50- $1,000
$500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Prada Handbags & Purses


Il Ponte Auction House

Il Ponte Auction House

Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions

Theodore Bruce

Theodore Bruce

The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.

The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.