Question on saffiano

  1. At the risk of sounding ridiculous I am confused on the use of the word 'saffiano'. I always thought....before purchasing a Prada.....that it was the way leather is processed. I have read many stating they purchased a saffiano which then sounds, to me, the style of a bag.

    My first purchase, very recent, was a soft frame "in the saffiano leather". But, when I see photos of other bags called saffiano, they are mostly totes.

    So! Saffiano can be the leather or a particular style bag?

    Am I making sense?
  2. I agree with you that it refers to the finish of the leather.