All authentic Prada handbags have a factory code, which is a small square white tag with a sequence of numbers on it.
The right leg of the R in the Prada logo is always angled outward from the rest of the letter. The best way to spot a fake Prada bag logo is when your right leg is straight. If the bag you’re considering has a straight leg R, you know it’s a fake Prada bag.
Prada handbags have a small white label, usually inside the inside pocket, that displays two or three numbers in black, denoting the serial number. This label is called the factory label or quality assurance label.
Some Prada bags have triangular hardware on which the logo is held. The latest models have the gold or silver metal plaque/logo. Check carefully and compare logos and fonts with the images we provide and those you can see from our Prada selection. Some models have the logo on the back.
Prada owns 10 factories in Italy and one in the UK, mainly for Church shoes. Still, 80% of the goods are made by a network of 480 outside manufacturers, according to documents issued for Prada’s IPO. Around 20% of third-party manufacturers are located abroad.
Each item here is authentically made by Prada or one of the companies that own them (Miu Miu, Church’s, etc.). But no, Prada didn’t choose to take thousands of handbags from their boutiques in Milan and jot them down just for you. Instead, around 90% of the merchandise here is made specifically for Prada’s outlet malls.
Saffiano is a textured leather, which means it has a crosshatch finish, achieved by treating the leather with a special punching machine. This full-grain leather is additionally refined with a wax treatment. This makes the leather very scratch-resistant, hard-wearing and particularly easy to care for.
All Prada wallets have a quality assurance tag, also known as a factory tag, sewn into the seam of the inner wallet pocket. It’s a white label with 2-3 numbers printed in black that shows the serial number of the wallet.
Authentic Prada Saffiano Lux handbags have a small white label inside with 2, 3 or sometimes 4 characters on it. This tag is usually found in the inside pocket of the bag and can be difficult to find!
If there is a W, it means you can safely use water on the handbag. In this case you can wipe the surface of the bag with a damp cloth. For a more thorough cleaning, you can wash your bag in the washing machine on a gentle cycle. Make sure you use a cool or cold water setting, then air dry.