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Strike! Prada’s Bowling Bag Is Back

With nostalgia for throwback pieces at an all-time high, Prada has revived its 20-year-old kingpin style.

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We do not know about you, but we typically associate bowling with velcro rental shoes, children’s birthday parties, fried foods, LED lighting, gutter balls, and arcade games – essentially the antithesis of haute couture. Though, the right accessory can definitely improve this popular pastime’s image.

Yes, we are referring to Prada’s bowling bag.

Inspired by the bags that bowlers carried in the ‘50s, the style was originally released by the house in its Spring 2000 “Sincere Chic” collection. Due to its unique semicircular shape, Prada’s design was widely acclaimed (and instantly sold out!). Though not large enough to fit an actual  bowling ball, it was the first to feature a curved silhouette, providing room for every daily essential and proving that function is always in fashion – and, at the same time, fun!

In celebration of the Bowling Bag’s 20th anniversary, Prada recently revived it for the Resort 2020 “Seditious Simplicity” collection. Reintroduced by none other than Kaia Gerber and Gigi Hadid, it features some very 21stcentury updates. While the Bowling Bag is still crafted of supple calf leather and detailed with its signature paneling, it is now available in contrast (white with black, black with white, white with red, red with white, cognac with white, and pink with white) and monochrome (cognac, black, white, and pink) colorways, as well as two sizes (small and large). Each variation is accented with the brand’s tonal logo and accompanied by an adjustable strap for crossbody wear (removable on the large size).

Ready to add this iconic piece to your bag collection? Save with the vintage model or invest in the new release, which is available for purchase now. Either way, Prada’s Bowling Bag is a perfect strike!

Cover photography by: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Edited by : Anna Villani

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