I think it is love at first sight with this Prada East/West Nappa Gaufré Tote:
I don't know what it is about the textured leather that makes me go "wow" - I just know that I love it. Love the tan colour too. I think you can easily dress this bag up (with a tailored suit) or down (cute top and jeans). With the shoulder strap (not pictured) it is also very practical.
This black satchel is also stunning but I have been steering away from black bags for a while.
Prada's sister line Miu Miu has been featuring textured leather for a while, and the A/W 2010 collection is no exception.
When I saw this, I liked the quilted effect without loving the bag.
But after seeing it "in real life" as modelled by the lovely Rachel McAdams, I am a convert.
With price tags of $US2,195, $US2,195 and $US1,995 respectively, these bags will firmly stay on my lemming list. Unless I win the $20m Lotto draw this weekend ...