Ask Us Anything Answered – Prada Bag!

Anonymous asked: I’m planing to buy a new bag and I’m a big fan of prada too. I like the size of the one that you carried in the first picture. Is it Prada saffiano luxe tote in Mini (that’s how it’s called in Neimanmarcus.com, at saks.com called Saffiano Vernice tote bag)Please help! Big thanks.

Hi! I assume this was the picture you were referring to? My bag is called the Saffiano Lux Double Zip Tote Bag. I’m actually not sure whether my bag is called “mini” as I know there is a lux tote in an even smaller size than mine. The style number of my bag is BN1801. I also measured my bag and it is roughly this size 11.8″ X 7.8″ X 5.1″(W30 X H20 X D13cm). If you are unsure about whether it is the right size perhaps email Neimanmarcus or Saks and get them to confirm the style number of the bag for you. It is not the Saffiano Vernice Tote Bag as the Vernice is a shiny patent looking leather whereas my bag is matte leather.

Hope this helps! =)

Elle

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  1. Thank you for the details, Elle
    Still hunting for this size. I want red or orange. In saks.com was sold out and at neimanmarcus.com cant ship here to Australia. I checked at prada.com only black color is available. Last choice is asking my husband’s friend in US to ship here…ahhh

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    • Hi Orie! Where abouts do you stay? If you are in Melbourne – try the Chadstone or the City Prada store. I was in the Chadstone store a few months ago and they stocked quite a few Prada Saffiano Lux Tote – I’m not sure if they had red or orange but you should definitely give them a call and see if they have it. =)

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  2. Thanks you again, Elle
    Yep the one that I saw on neimanmarcus.com is smaller than yours. Its size is 7″H x 10″W x 41/4 D. I have one in BN1786 in caramel. I like it, it’s practical, but it’s a bit big for me. I’m 150 cm hight. I want a smaller one. When I saw your post about your prada bag,it looks like a size that I’m looking for. By the way I live in Brisbane, no prada shop here but there is one shop in Gold Coast city which one hour drive from brisbane. Have you seen a smaller size than yours? What do you think about it? I bought mine online, so I have no idea how it looks in real life.

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    • No worries at all! I have seen the size smaller than mine before and frankly I think it’s a little too small. I personally wouldn’t go any smaller than my size. Also, try calling the Prada store first before you make a trip to the Brisbane store – get them to track the bag in the size and color you want and see if they can ship it to you in Brisbane. I think they do actually offer that service but not 100% sure! Alternatively, if you see it online and they don’t ship to Australia you can always get a mail forwarding service (i.e. myus.com) to send it to you. Let me know how you go! =)
      Elle

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  3. Thanks you again, Elle
    Yep the one that I saw on neimanmarcus.com is smaller than yours. Its size is 7″H x 10″W x 41/4 D. I have one in BN1786 in caramel. I like it, it’s practical, but it’s a bit big for me. I’m 150 cm hight. I want a smaller one. When I saw your post about your prada bag,it looks like a size that I’m looking for. By the way I live in Brisbane, no prada shop here but there is one shop in Gold Coast city which one hour drive from brisbane. Have you seen a smaller size than yours? What do you think about it? I bought mine online, so I have no idea how it looks in real life.

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    • No worries at all! I have seen the size smaller than mine before and frankly I think it’s a little too small. I personally wouldn’t go any smaller than my size. Also, try calling the Prada store first before you make a trip to the Brisbane store – get them to track the bag in the size and color you want and see if they can ship it to you in Brisbane. I think they do actually offer that service but not 100% sure! Alternatively, if you see it online and they don’t ship to Australia you can always get a mail forwarding service (i.e. myus.com) to send it to you. Let me know how you go! =)
      Elle

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  4. Thanks, Elle. Ahh you are so kind. I wanna give you a big hug . ^_^ I’m considering myus.com too in case they don’t ship here. I check saks.com after you told me the size of your bag. There are available in black, grey and yellow no red ~_~. It costs AUD1775.9 + 298.30 tax. I’ve read your post you mentioned that your bag costs 1700 with tax I guess? Yep I should call the prada shop in Gold coast whether they can hunt my red color. Finger crossed!!! R they gonna charge me more for that?

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    • Awwww… *HUGZ*..Yes, I bought my bag at the Chadstone store in Melbourne for $1700 (gst inclusive). They should not charge you more for tracking down the bag in the size and color you want. They should be able to transfer from store to store free of charge. However, if you want it sent to you place you’ll probably have to pay for the shipping but if you pick it up from the Brisbane store then you shouldn’t need to pay for any extra costs. Let me know how you go!! =) SOOOO excited for you!! Crossing my fingers and everything I have! =))))
      Elle

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  5. Thanks, Elle. Ahh you are so kind. I wanna give you a big hug . ^_^ I’m considering myus.com too in case they don’t ship here. I check saks.com after you told me the size of your bag. There are available in black, grey and yellow no red ~_~. It costs AUD1775.9 + 298.30 tax. I’ve read your post you mentioned that your bag costs 1700 with tax I guess? Yep I should call the prada shop in Gold coast whether they can hunt my red color. Finger crossed!!! R they gonna charge me more for that?

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    • Awwww… *HUGZ*..Yes, I bought my bag at the Chadstone store in Melbourne for $1700 (gst inclusive). They should not charge you more for tracking down the bag in the size and color you want. They should be able to transfer from store to store free of charge. However, if you want it sent to you place you’ll probably have to pay for the shipping but if you pick it up from the Brisbane store then you shouldn’t need to pay for any extra costs. Let me know how you go!! =) SOOOO excited for you!! Crossing my fingers and everything I have! =))))
      Elle

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  6. Hi Elle, I have a great news to share. I went to the Prada shop in Gold coast( one hour drive from Brisbane) to see Bn1801 bag. They have only black and argilla. They look better than I thought in real life but no red in the shop of course. I then asked whether I could order the red one and the lucky star was on my side, the shop just ordered new stocks ! and they will arrive next week and one of them is my red Bn1801 Yippeeeeeeeee ^_^ . I can’t stop smiling, I’m like a child who just got the first pinky bike at the moment ^_^. Just can’t waittttttt!

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    • Hi Orie! OMGGGG CONGRATTTTTSSSSSS!!!!!!!HOW EXCITINGGGGGG!!!! Even I can’t stop smiling!! It must be your lucky day! =) I totally understand that feeling – spending ages hunting down a product and it is finally in your hands! Soo satisfied! Mission accomplished! =)

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  7. Hi Elle, I have a great news to share. I went to the Prada shop in Gold coast( one hour drive from Brisbane) to see Bn1801 bag. They have only black and argilla. They look better than I thought in real life but no red in the shop of course. I then asked whether I could order the red one and the lucky star was on my side, the shop just ordered new stocks ! and they will arrive next week and one of them is my red Bn1801 Yippeeeeeeeee ^_^ . I can’t stop smiling, I’m like a child who just got the first pinky bike at the moment ^_^. Just can’t waittttttt!

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    • Hi Orie! OMGGGG CONGRATTTTTSSSSSS!!!!!!!HOW EXCITINGGGGGG!!!! Even I can’t stop smiling!! It must be your lucky day! =) I totally understand that feeling – spending ages hunting down a product and it is finally in your hands! Soo satisfied! Mission accomplished! =)

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  8. congrats Orie on ur new purchase!! kinda motivates me to splurge on my next bag…oh no!!

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    • MEE TOOOO! uh-oh! hehehe I’m determined to get a Balenciaga bag as my next splurge! I hope i don’t get sidetracked and spend it on random stuff before that!

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  9. congrats Orie on ur new purchase!! kinda motivates me to splurge on my next bag…oh no!!

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  10. haha same here!!! good luck with resisting the temptations! I’ve been killing myself doing that :P

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    • We are such bad shopaholics! hee hee =)
      Elle

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  11. haha same here!!! good luck with resisting the temptations! I’ve been killing myself doing that :P

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    • We are such bad shopaholics! hee hee =)
      Elle

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  12. Guilty as charged! :P

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  13. Guilty as charged! :P

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  14. Thank you, Pitts and Big Thank you, Elle. I’m going to pick up my red bn1801 tomorrow. Sooooo excited!! This is my face right now ^____^ hehe!

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    • No worries at all hun! Do you have the bag in your hands yet?!!!!!!!!!!! =) =)
      Elle

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  15. wow! can’t imagine the excitement! :) how much did you end up paying for the bag by the way?

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  16. wow! can’t imagine the excitement! :) how much did you end up paying for the bag by the way?

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  17. Hi Elle, I’ve finally got my red BN 1801!!!!She’s so beautiful. I can’t take my eyes off her ^__^ I’m soooo happy but my wallet’s sooo not!! hehe

    Hi pittz, I paid Aud1930. Did i pay too much?

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    • Hello Orie! My wallet is constantly angry with me so don’t worry we’re on the same boat! As long as REDBN1801 is beautiful and you love it then that’s all that matters! =) keke I think I paid AUD 1700 for mine but that was about a year ago and the prices always go up!
      Elle

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  18. If you love it then its worth every penny. I’ve seen the red Saffiano Lux Bauletto before and adore the colour so much! Actually, I saw a girl using the rectangular version in blue on the weekend and its so captivating that I didn’t blink for a second! haha

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  19. Hi Orie! Where abouts do you stay? If you are in Melbourne – try the Chadstone or the City Prada store. I was in the Chadstone store a few months ago and they stocked quite a few Prada Saffiano Lux Tote – I’m not sure if they had red or orange but you should definitely give them a call and see if they have it. =)

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  20. No worries at all hun! Do you have the bag in your hands yet?!!!!!!!!!!! =) =)
    Elle

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  21. Hello Orie! My wallet is constantly angry with me so don’t worry we’re on the same boat! As long as REDBN1801 is beautiful and you love it then that’s all that matters! =) keke I think I paid AUD 1700 for mine but that was about a year ago and the prices always go up!
    Elle

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