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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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Green Prada Nylon Bag
Apr 18, 11:00 AM EDT
Green Prada Nylon Bag
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $150- $300
$20015 Bids
Prada Tan Leather Handbag, Italy
Apr 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Prada Tan Leather Handbag, Italy
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $300
$1507 Bids
Pink Prada Cross Body Purse
Apr 20, 7:00 AM PDT
Pink Prada Cross Body Purse
by California Auction Company LLC
Est: $0- $0
$1755 Bids
PRADA MILANO Pink Crossbody Bag w Duster, Italy
Apr 17, 10:00 AM EDT
PRADA MILANO Pink Crossbody Bag w Duster, Italy
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $200
$253 Bids
Prada Nylon Bag
Apr 18, 11:00 AM EDT
Prada Nylon Bag
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$803 Bids
Lot of 2 Prada Bags
Apr 18, 11:00 AM EDT
Lot of 2 Prada Bags
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $300
$152 Bids
Collection Vintage Ladies Purses, Tortoise Shell, PRADA
Apr 28, 10:00 AM CDT
Collection Vintage Ladies Purses, Tortoise Shell, PRADA
by Rivich Auction
Est: $100- $500
$251 Bid
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Prada Juta Laminata And Snakeskin Bag
May 05, 10:00 AM CDT
Prada Juta Laminata And Snakeskin Bag
by J. Garrett Auctioneers
Est: $100- $25,000
$1001 Bid
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PRADA AZULEJOS CANAPA TOTE BAG
Apr 24, 10:00 AM EDT
PRADA AZULEJOS CANAPA TOTE BAG
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,600- $2,400
$1001 Bid
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Prada Galleria Tote Saffiano Bluette
May 05, 10:00 AM CDT
Prada Galleria Tote Saffiano Bluette
by J. Garrett Auctioneers
Est: $100- $25,000
$1001 Bid
PRADA: Kleine Reisetasche, um 2000.
May 01, 9:00 AM CEST
PRADA: Kleine Reisetasche, um 2000.
by Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG
Est: CHF250- CHF500
CHF2400 Bids
Prada Nylon Blue Toiletry Bag
Apr 30, 12:00 PM EDT
Prada Nylon Blue Toiletry Bag
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $25- $250
$250 Bids
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Prada New Vela Flap Messenger Bag Tessuto with Studded Leather Medium
Apr 17, 3:00 PM EDT
Prada New Vela Flap Messenger Bag Tessuto with Studded Leather Medium
by Activity Auctions
Est: $3,000- $4,000
$1,5000 Bids
Prada, Milan: Olive Green Ombre Vernice Sfumata Flap Clutch, Silvertone Logo to Front & Hardware
Apr 18, 11:00 AM AEST
Prada, Milan: Olive Green Ombre Vernice Sfumata Flap Clutch, Silvertone Logo to Front & Hardware
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD400 Bids
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Prada Spazzolato Rivets Crossbody Leather Bag
May 05, 10:00 AM CDT
Prada Spazzolato Rivets Crossbody Leather Bag
by J. Garrett Auctioneers
Est: $100- $25,000
$1000 Bids
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Prada
May 11, 7:00 PM EEST
Prada
by Loudos Auctions
Est: €200- €300
€800 Bids
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Prada
May 11, 7:00 PM EEST
Prada
by Loudos Auctions
Est: €200- €300
€800 Bids
Prada Travel Bag
Apr 17, 6:00 PM EDT
Prada Travel Bag
by Kodner Galleries
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$7500 Bids
Tods Prada & Tumi Designer Wallet 4pc ESTATE LOT
Apr 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Tods Prada & Tumi Designer Wallet 4pc ESTATE LOT
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$500 Bids
SANS RESERVE
Apr 19, 2:30 PM CEST
SANS RESERVE
by HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo
Est: €50- €100
€500 Bids
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Prada Vitello Daino Tote Bag
May 05, 10:00 AM CDT
Prada Vitello Daino Tote Bag
by J. Garrett Auctioneers
Est: $100- $25,000
$1000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Prada Handbags & Purses


Cadmore Auctions

Cadmore Auctions

J. Garrett Auctioneers

J. Garrett Auctioneers

Bodnar's Auction Sales

Bodnar's Auction Sales

Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers

Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers