When one thinks of Prada, the Galleria bag is one of the first images to cross your mind. Not only a staple piece for the brand, the Galleria is a cult classic that surpasses 'It-bag" status. A bag that everyone knows and loves, it's no wonder why the Galleria has remained so iconic throughout the years.
Introduced in 2007 and named after Prada's first store in Milan, the bag flourished the moment it hit the shelves. An instant classic, the Galleria possessed everything the modern woman would want. A practical handbag that seemed to offer the best of both worlds by balancing fashion and function, Miuccia Prada hit the nail on the head when it came to creating an "all-purpose" bag.
Most commonly crafted in Prada's signature Saffiano leather with gold-tone hardware, the Galleria has two large zip pockets the the top of the bag and features a spacious interior compartment. With two top handles, a subtle triangular logo plaque, woven fabric lining and various interior pockets for valuables, the Prada Galleria is a sensible option for any city-living woman with a busy schedule.
In 2015, the brand debuted a series of short films called "The Postman Dreams in celebration of the bag's immense success. Directed by Autumn de Wilde, the films depicted elements of fantasy, surrealism and childlike dreams. "The best part of fashion is the childlike obsession with beauty, it retains an innocence, and thats what makes me feel inspired to create," explained de Wilde. The desire to get your hands on a Galleria is very real - so real that it definitely evokes the giddy child within us.
Not just loved by the public and celebrities, but if you're a Scandal-addict like we are here at Bagista, you'll know that the iconic Olivia Pope (played by Kerry Washington) is rarely seen without one. It's no surprise that the Galleria is her choice of bag, given that she's a crisis lawyer and works in the White House. The Galleria is a conservative styled handbag ideal for any woman that works in the corporate world. Perfect for any professional setting, the Galleria is sophisticated, refined and cosmopolitan.
A classic handbag that will never go out of style, the Galleria is a bag you'll have in your wardrobe forever. It's your ultimate go-to no matter the occasion, whether you pair it with an LBD and stilettos, jeans and a casual tee, or a two piece suit for days at the office, the Galleria is the perfect compliment. Effortless and chic, it's safe to say that no luxury handbag collection is complete without one.
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