Prada Saffiano Cuir double bag review (and comparison to Saffiano Lux tote)

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Prada Saffiano Cuir double bag in “Pomice” (more colors at Saks) vs. Prada Saffiano Lux double-zip bag in “Caramel”, Ann Taylor top c/o (review) & skirt (old), navy pumps (similar), Baublebar necklace

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 : )

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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.”

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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.

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Closeup of the two different saffiano textures

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Side views of the two medium sizes < Lux vs. Cuir>

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As mentioned in my review, I’d love to hear any other requests for future videos!

 

61 thoughts on “Prada Saffiano Cuir double bag review (and comparison to Saffiano Lux tote)

  • Chau February 29, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    I am considering an LV Favorite MM and have a pic on my site for size comparison. I am 5'-2"

  • Anonymous March 20, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Would you share the price point of these bags as well? Thx

  • Anonymous March 23, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Hi Jean, I just got the Prada Cuir double bag today. Do you think it would need a base shaper? Has it shown signs of sagging?

  • Jean March 29, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Haha thanks for the kind words! Maybe but not for a awhile since our home is still under mini construction (true procrastinators) with boxes and tools everywhere : )

  • Jean March 29, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    hi Anna – I thought I responded to this already but my comment must have been deleted. I did a credit card discount at Bloomies many many years ago but I believe all high end department stores have since gotten rid of that. The only thing I can think of is perhaps wait for a gift card promotion (ie. spend __ and get a __ gift card down the road) which those stores run, and very occasionally include Prada.

  • Jean March 29, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Hi! If you saw it in-person then I think you know the true shade…it's really hard to describe because I think it's squarely a beige-grey. Unfortunately I've misplaced the card for now with the code and the receipt didn't have a code – sorry!

  • Jean March 29, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Hi! All the U.S. current prices are in the links – they change over time so I didn't want to post any specifics. Also depending on what country you buy in it can really vary.

  • Jean March 29, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Hi – I haven't needed a shaper! Also I'm not even sure how a shaper would work because there is that compartment right down the middle. I would just rotate your heavier items from side to side once in a while so one of the halves is not always bearing the brunt of the weight : )

  • Mikka May 23, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Love your blog very helpful. Can you also share with us the wear and tear of your double zip lux tote and cuir double bag.. Thanks in advance.😊

  • Mikka May 23, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Hi Jean! Want to have either one of these double zip lux tote or cuir double bag.. Can you share with us the wear and tear of these two bags? Thanks in advance😊

  • Chrissy Morrison January 1, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Hello. I purchased the Prada cuir saffriano double handle bag in a beautiful Blush color with the red interior. I love love it! However, I have noticed significant wear and tear at the corners of this bag. I treat this bag as a baby. Never put it on the floor, never worn more than two days at a time. Have any of you experienced this with this bag? I thought this material would be durable but I'm shocked and disappointed at the damage when it has been taken care of so gently. I could totally understand if I was rough or used this as an everyday bad but that is not the case. So disappointed that a 3 thousand dollar bag if ruined so easily. Please tell me your experiences. Thank you!

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