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{March 19, 2008}   Prada Outlet store

Prada Factory Outlet Tuscany

Fashion Designer Prada was founded in 1913 in Milan, Italy as a manufacturer of leather bags. What is known today as Prada is mostly the work of the founder’s grand-daughter Miuccia
Thus, Prada clothes avoid very loud clouring and easily appealing appearances. They are described as cool, comfortable, pure, graceful, and minimalist. Miuccia Prada, who is entirely in charge of the companies creative decisions, says she bases her decisions mostly on intuition. She is reported to be overly fussy about each detail of her design. It can happen that each product has to be changed over and over in order to come closest to Miucci Prada’s initial idea. Her husband Patrizio Bertelli is the business-man behind Miuccia Prada. He is responsible for the commercial side of the products and the retail strategy.

Prada Factory Outlet

Prada aka I Pellettieri d’Italia
Localit Levanella, 52025
Montevarchi (Arezzo)
Tuscany, Italy.


The Designers of Madonna,
Monica Bellucci, Isabella Rossellini, Kylie Minogue and Angelina Jolie, amongst others who are also known
to wear Prada and Gucci and
Dolce & Gabbana
you may also be interested in other Factory Outlets in the
area and around Italy

How to find it
Directions: The exit off the autostrada is Valdarno (Montevarchi), the town is Levanelle, the landmark to look for is the 2nd IP gas station opposite a factory building with a sawtooth roof.

{March 13, 2008}   Fashion forward and handmade

Found something I really love on the internet… handmade handbags. I never knew thatasian model holds handmade bag anything handmade and awesome looking was even close to being affordable, but i guess it is. There are actually some companies in Asia that have artists making awesome bags by hand to sell on the websites worldwide. I even found blogs dedicated to handmade handbag fashion

Here is an excerpt from a site that deals in handmade totes:

“With a fashion design background, Angie has worked at several retail operations, and Robert encouraged her to take a look at Vietnam and perhaps open a business of her own.

“They have so many beautiful things that I wanted to bring here to show people, to share the culture of Vietnam,” said Angie, who points out delicate petit-point coin purses ($119) and handbags ($99 to $259) made of combinations of silk, linen, canvas and suede, still handmade and hand-embroidered. Even the linen is handwoven, a level of craftsmanship unthinkable in the West except at a much higher price. ”

Check out this stylish store

style and fashion in vietnam

I quick internet search for handmade handbags will list hundreds of sites and many great images of how cool these totes and handbags are. Here are just a few of these…







I really need one of these things, or two. I really love the large totes, they would be perfect to stuff all my stuff into on casting calls and still look incredibly stylish.

et cetera