I’m not a fan of patent either. I’m STILL haunted by the fact that I scuffed my taupe Cole Haan brogues the first day I wore them!so today I finally made it to store and looked at the mens brushed leather bags.. and after chatting with SA it is confirmed that brushed leather is same as patent leather and is prone to scratches (as you can see this display bag brushed leather surface already have some light scratches. SA said Prada do not provide ANY services to polish or clean leather........... they only can repair broken stitches or hardware e.g zip/strap issues
As soon as I learnt these information I immediately lost interest in all the brushed leather bags with Prada this season, and then surprise surprise the SA just show me the new improved Brique in saffiano black to me (and only the last one in store). I hated the previous version with leather strap as I find the strap is way too long for my build (with shortest setting its still down my hip) this version of brique comes with canvas strap with very short adjustment which is excellent. This improved version also has 1 less D ring and 1 less zip compartment which I don't mind. Even though I prefer brown colour as I have many black bags already I still pulled the trigger as there has been another price increase already so if I am not buying it now likely there will be another 20% up this year or next.
Today I got the black saffinao new brique for 2021. YAY. The SA even gave me a big booklet with the Raf Simon X Prada Womensware runway catalog the book is sooo beautifully made.
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Anywho, your Brique bag is beautiful!