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Prada Dressy Gaufre Mini Saddle Bag


The Prada Gaufre Bag (and many of its' hideous incarnations) caused quite a stir in the handbag world just over a year ago. The pleated creation was seen on the arm of practically every Hollywood "IT" girl as well famous socialites and chic, urban dwellers. While the interest in the ‘Gaufre’ has dwindled considerably as Prada focused its' attention on other handbag styles the past couple of seasons, the successful design is poised to make a comeback.

Prada Dressy Gaufre Mini Saddle Bag

Take the Dressy Gaufre Mini Saddle Bag, for instance. The diminutive 7.5 x 6 x 4 handbag clad in metallic, platino-hued leather and gold-tone hardware is the perfect size to showcase the 'Gaufre's' signature gathered look. Don’t let the small size fool you into believing this is just a "cute" evening bag, though. Open side compartments, a rear open pocket with magnetic snap closure and the fabric-lined interior with an additional open pocket give this chic saddle bag a welcome, practical side.

At $1295 via Barney's, the Prada Dressy Gaufre Mini Saddle Bag is a considerable purchase. However, fans of the 'Gaufre' will appreciate this thoughtful design and previous non-fans will surely fall in love with the tiny, haute wonder.

-Dania Padron

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