In 1913, Mario Prada opened the first Prada store in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. It exclusively sold trunks, becoming the official distributor of high-end luggage to Italy’s royal family and elite.
Since 1978, the house has been headed by Miuccia Prada (Mario’s granddaughter). While Prada started as a leather goods manufacturer under Mario, it was Miuccia that introduced the material it is now famous for. After she crafted the Vela backpack out of nylon in 1984, the synthetic fabric became a Prada signature.
Whether you are looking for leather or nylon, Prada has specialized in travel bags since its very beginning. No longer just making steamer trunks, it now offers a whole range, which includes cosmetic pouches, hanging garment bags, dog carriers, weekenders, and roller suitcases. With both check-in and carry-on luggage, Prada has something for every type of trip – from a short business conference to a summer abroad.
Do not want to attract too much attention to your belongings while in transit? Prada Luggage is perfect for the more conscientious traveler. With its discrete branding (just a small, triangle plaque), your Prada travel bag will only be recognized by those who are ‘in the know’ – just as Miuccia intended