List of products by manufacturer Prada

History and background of Prada. The Prada label was begun in 1913 by Mario Prada when he began selling shoes, leather handbags and trunks. He opened two boutiques in Milan after experience in Europe and U.S.A. The classic Prada suitcase was made of heavy walrus skin but as plane travel made heavy suitcases impractical, the company started to make lighter bags and high quality items made of crystals, tortoise shell and wood.


The Prada label was begun in 1913 by Mario Prada when he began selling shoes, leather handbags and trunks. He opened two boutiques in Milan after experience in Europe and U.S.A.

The classic Prada suitcase was made of heavy walrus skin but as plane travel made heavy suitcases impractical, the company started to make lighter bags and high quality items made of crystals, tortoise shell and wood. They also sold garments of waterproof fabrics to the U.S. However the company had gone into decline in the 1970's.

1950 Miuccia Prada was born. By her mid-20's she had a doctorate in political science and in her 30's, she was a communist. In 1970 she started making backpack bags out of waterproof fabric called Pocone.

1979 She took over the Prada family business. Since sales were down, she expanded into luxury tote bags and backpacks in black with flat classic lines, made from nylon.

1985 She launched a line of footwear for women and her first pret-a-porter clothing line, using high quality fabrics. Her clean lines gave her fame, and she came to be known for under-stated elegant garments.

1993 She received an International award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

1995 She won "Designer of the Year" award.

1998 Prada opened their first menswear shop in Los Angeles, USA. They also opened new Prada stores in Manhattan and Las Vegas, as well as Miu Miu's first North American boutique, in Los Angeles.

Prada is now a worldwide empire, with stores in practically every country in the western world. It is a million dollar concern, with every celebrity wearing Prada clothes.

Prada style

Fabrics - Miuccia Prada uses a lot of crunchy polyester, parachute nylon and other synthetic fabrics. Colours - she likes Battleship green, browns, white, cream, and black. Simple destructured shapes, knee length skirts, her skinny belts had become the currency of success in the mid 90's. Her clothes are not exactly fashionable. There is no defining accent, just a grouping of desirable useful things in exquisite fabrics.

Her clothes, though often deceptively plain looking, have become widely influential. She gives traditional garments a modern handling, like trimming nylon parkas with mink and making trench coats and twin sets out of silk faille. It seems that the whole world craves Prada's ice-cool minimalism and deadpan eroticism

Financial Activities

Patrizio Bertelli (Miuccia Prada's husband) made a series of acquisitions which began in the late 90;s, taking over Helmut Lang, Church Shoes, Jil Sander, Fendi and other companies.

Prada (as part of a consortium) took over the house of Jil Sander in 2000, but Bertelli had a fight with the designer who had built up the house of her own name and the result was that she left. As part of her agreement to leave, Jil Sander is not permitted to have anything to do with fashion till 2003.

At the end of 2001, they were some $ 1 billion in debt. They decided to sell Fendi to LVMH (who own Dior, Givenchy and other houses) for S 250 million. Industry watchers felt that Prada was facing a serious cash crisis. Then in April 2002, Prada sold Byblos, a house that they had only acquired in June 2001.


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  • $45.84

    Daniela andrier is the nose behind this incredible 2004 fragrance . Prada amber is a warm and enticing fragrance that is oh-so fun to wear. The top notes are bergamot, cardamom, mandarin orange, and neroli. The middle notes are geranium, vetiver, orange blossom, and nirvanolide. The base is filled with labdanum, tonka bean, vanilla, patchouli, leather,...

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    Carlos benaim, max gavarry, and clement gavarry are the masterminds behind this 2004 fragrance . Prada amber for women is a wonderfully warm and spicy scent that maintains its femininity. It opens with bitter orange, mandarin, mimosa, and bergamot. It is followed by a floral heart filled with patchouli and rose. This beautiful scent closes with resin,...

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  • $75.73

    Prada candy launched in 2011 has taken all vivacious young feminine hearts in its grasp . The caramela, musky, and balmy accords are irresistible for the graceful or the vivacious. A creation by the Parfumer daniela andrier, it enlivens the young heart of the applicant and tantalizes the smeller. It is a companion of the flirtatious and the sensuous. The...

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  • $61.97

    Prada candy launched in 2011 has taken all vivacious young feminine hearts in its grasp . The caramela, musky, and balmy accords are irresistible for the graceful or the vivacious. A creation by the Parfumer daniela andrier, it enlivens the young heart of the applicant and tantalizes the smeller. It is a companion of the flirtatious and the sensuous. The...

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  • $53.19

    Prada candy launched in 2011 has taken all vivacious young feminine hearts in its grasp . The caramela, musky, and balmy accords are irresistible for the graceful or the vivacious. A creation by the Parfumer daniela andrier, it enlivens the young heart of the applicant and tantalizes the smeller. It is a companion of the flirtatious and the sensuous. The...

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  • $41.15

    A modern, less aggressive take on amber for the house of prada, this is a oriental woody fragrance for women created by daniela andrier and the 4th fragrance in the feminine amber series, that has become as legendary as the italian design company . This is a transparent amber, not heavy and is perfect year round . Notes include citron, rose de mai,...

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    1.7 oz Eau De Toilette Spray + 3.4 oz Shower Gel

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    Daniela roche andrier created this 2012 in collaboration with the house of prada . This aromatic scent is infused with citrus and floral notes. Prada luna rossa opens with bitter orange and lavender absolute. The middle notes are clary sage and spearmint. The base is ambrette absolute and ambroxan.

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