I’m a bit clueless about the video function on our camera, and Nick’s heavy sighs when I ask him to be “cameraman” (esp. when Sunday sports are on) sums up his thoughts on that topic! He “gifted” me a point-and-shoot camcorder which I took as a blatant hint. I’ve gotten several requests for a Prada Saffiano Cuir bag review, so figured why not test my new gadget out. Turns out I didn’t record half the footage I thought I did, instead filming several close-up nostril shots of me adjusting the camera…sigh! If you want to see the various ways you can wear these bags with the adjustable shoulder strap, you can check out my older video review of the Saffiano Lux (also known as the “Galleria” line).
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Prada’s Cuir double bag is a gorgeous & sturdy-feeling one, and has quickly become one of my most-worn handbags (see on me here, here, and here just to name a few). The Cuir line came out about two years ago, and the lack of information about it online can frustrating for researchers. For this video, I called a bunch of Prada boutiques around the country asking the same questions … what is “saffiano” leather, what’s the difference between the Saffiano Lux and Saffiano Cuir collections, and how to care for the material. The responses I got from sales associates ranged from completely clueless, to finally enthusiastic and knowledgeable-sounding (thanks Joel from the boutique at the Bellagio in Vegas : )
Biggest edit from video: while in a Prada boutique I was told my bag is called the “medium” size, and the bigger one is “large.” Please see below for a comparison of my gray bag versus the bigger pink one. However, I just checked the exact webpage where I ordered my bag from at Neimans and it’s listed as as “small” there. Saks also refers to this size as the “small,” and both retailers refer to the bigger size as “medium.”
I also want to clarify from the video that when I said soap, I meant I was told to use soap with a little water on a cloth or paper towel to clean stains, making sure to wipe the area dry afterwards. I’ve never had to use soap, though, as usually just a little water on a napkin removes whatever surface stain or mark I’ve made on these bags.
Closeup of the two different saffiano textures
Side views of the two medium sizes < Lux vs. Cuir>
As mentioned in my review, I’d love to hear any other requests for future videos!