Calling all Prada-loving girls with a Zara budget. I, the self-anointed Designer Dupe Detective, am here to bring some bag-shaped joy into your lives. Whilst the addition of a designer bag to an outfit is often considered the epitome of luxury, that doesn’t mean us non-designer clad girls cant get our fair share of looking and feeling luxurious, too.
In my humble (most often correct) opinion, it’s not the price tag or logo that matters, but how you style it and the way it makes you feel when you wear it. Luxuriousness is just a mindset and I say fake it till you make it.
So, stop eyeing up your bank account debating whether it would be really *that* bad if you spent your savings on the Prada Cleo, and instead keep reading for a comprehensive list of the most fabulous Prada bag dupe options available right now. Your bank account will thank you for it.
The Prada Cleo bag dupe
Structured bags are the thing of the moment. No accessory will bring an outfit from slobby to sleek quicker than the addition of a little structured bag. However, if like me your salary won’t quite stretch to buy you the Cleo, Mango and COS have come through with some beautifully chic Prada bag dupes to help a girl out.
The Prada Cleo Flap bag dupe
Oops, it’s me again, back with the Cleo love. But this time it’s for the flap version. This iteration of the Cleo is slightly smaller and has an added flap for that extra ‘put together’ feel. And guess what, our good friends Zara and ASOS have answered all our prayers and released some drool-worthy dupes that will elevate any outfit.
The Prada Cleo Crystals bag dupe
Ok, just one last mention of the Cleo and then I’ll stop fan-girling over it, I promise. This ones for all you party girls who love a diamanté. The ASOS version of the crystal-adorned Cleo is giving everything it needs to and more, and The Skinny Dip version is a pretty close match too. Style either with a black blazer dress, knee-high boots and equally bedazzled, oversized earrings to give off all the main character energy on your next night out.
The Prada Moon bag dupe
I have a penchant for ugly little bags, and this Prada Moon bag is one of the most gorgeous ugly little bags I’ve ever laid my eyes on. However, the price tag is unfortunately also very ugly and not in the gorgeous way. Luckily, both Urban Outfitters and Pull & Bear have us covered. Not only are these bags a fraction of the price, but they also come in a range of colours. Pull & Bear’s option is available in a metallic silver as well as the classic black, and Urban Outfitters’ bag comes in silver, olive, purple, pink and cream, too.
The Prada Soft Padded bag dupe
Whilst this may come as a surprise to many of you, M&S is the reigning champ for bag dupes. From its Loewe Raffia Tote dupe to the Celine Triomphe dupe, it provides all the goods. So, when I came across its iteration of the Prada Soft, I wasn’t the least bit surprised. PSA – this is a run, don’t walk situation as it’s bound to sell out. Do your stretches and get your running shoes on ASAP.
Calvin Klein’s Mini Hobo is a great dupe too and it is a tiny bit smaller than the M&S one — making it a little closer to the size of the super compact Prada mini bag. Plus, it has a silver zip and hardware, just like the Prada version.
The Prada Quilted Tote dupe
For you girls who own a cream canvas tote which is covered in tube floor grime and has handles hanging on by a thread, I think it’s time to level up (it’s me, I am girls). A good tote is an absolute essential to any bag collection and Prada has created the blueprint for this season.
Black to hide marks? Check. Leather for easy cleaning? Check. Padded for extra comfort? Check. And luckily for us, both Whistles and Aldo have kindly designed some equally beautiful versions at a lower price point. A round of applause, please.