Prada Leather Guide



Prada Safiano (Lux) Leather
One of Prada’s most popular and historic leathers is none other than Prada Safiano Leather. This gorgeous leather is made specifically of Calf leather with a uniquely designed diagonal pattern. In fact, this diagonal design is so unique and specially made it has been patented by Prada. Made with heat-stamped synthetic grain, Prada Safiano Leather is incredibly durable and resistant to almost anything- including water- making it the go-to choice for everyday bags. Women love the elegant style of this particular leather, but they love its resistance even more. Simply stated, Prada Safiano Leather gets a 10 out of 10 and you should definitely consider it for you bag.



Prada Tessuto/Vela
Created by Miuccia Prada herself, Prada Tessuto/Vela is a very common, trendy, and ever-popular fabric. It has been noted as “one of the thickest” and “most durable” fabric on the market. Ladies love this gorgeous fabric and we can see why. Prada Tessuto/Vela has a subtle shimmer that glistens in the sunlight, making for one very glorious and snazzy bag. It can withstand almost anything, including water damage and rough use. It won’t scratch easily and the best part it this particular fabric can be cleaned with ease. If marks or scuffs do show up, simply wipe the bag down with a washcloth and it will dazzle like new. Another grand fabric from Prada that also receives a 10 out of 10!



Prada Vitello (Lux) Leather
To put it plainly, Prada Vitello/Vitello Lux Leather is a gorgeous looking leather that oozes high class. It’s a smooth, dazzling leather that is slick and fair. Many women are drawn to its elegant appearance and love the design of the Calfskin. It’s a great choice for all handbags as it is fairly durable and strong, and will hold up well even after months of use. Its durability allows the Prada Vitello/Vitello Lux Leather handbags to hold their shape and not get scuffed too easily. As with any Prada bag, you should try to be as careful as possible as some larger scratches may need professional care.



Prada Vitello Daino Leather
Do you see the interesting texture and design of this leather? It’s not deerskin, as you might imagine. It’s actually calfskin that has been treated to give the leather the same feel and look as ever-popular deerskin. That being said, Prada Vitello Daino Leather isn’t as soft or easily broken as deerskin. It is certainly “tough as nails” and can withstand any weather mother nature may throw at it (so yes, heat and water won’t have much effect on this leather). It is incredibly strong and will maintain structure of any handbag it’s thrown on. Prada Vitello Daino Leather is simply a fascinating leather that is as strong as it is trendy and beautiful.



Prada Cervo Leather
Buttery smooth with a highly sophisticated appearance, Prada Cervo Leather is a wonderful choice for handbags. It has a sensationally soft texture that many are drawn to, while the beautifully textured exterior is swank and stylish. However, before you place this leather on your bag, there’s a few things you should know. Yes, Prada Cervo Leather is fairly durable, but it will require some babying. It shouldn’t be handled roughly and should be kept out of danger, as scratches and scuffs can easily show up on a Prada Cervo Leather bag. But if you don’t mind the extra care, this leather is a very lovely and voguish choice.



Prada Nappa Gaufre Leather
Prada Nappa Gaufre Leather is undoubtedly one of the most sought after leathers in the industry. It is incredibly thin and soft to touch with a classy and luxurious appearance that looks fabulous on literally any bag. Ladies love the immense detail and texture of this leather and fall in love with its polished design. And while you may think this leather is overly delicate due to its thinness, it is rather durable and can hold up well- although you should try to keep it away from harms way as much as possible. Prada Nappa Gaufre Leather is a definitely favorite and many believe it looks best in darker colors.



Prada Canapa/Canvas
Canvas has had a reputation as being delicate and easily destroyed. Stains stick to canvas like white on rice! However, when it comes to Prada Canapa/Canvas, we can certainly say that this isn’t entirely true. Prada certainly went out of their way to make sure their canvas could withstand the test of time by making it sturdy, luxurious, and durable. While Prada Canapa/Canvas is still more risky than other leathers, it is still much easier to clean than other canvas in the industry. If you’re opting for this texture, just try to take care of it as best you can and don’t treat it roughly!



Prada Vernice Leather
To put it plainly, Prada Vernice Leather is calfskin or lambskin with a unique plastic coating. The plastic coating gives it the ‘patent leather’ look, which is why some fashionistas simply refer to Vernice as patent leather. As we all know, patent leather has a gorgeous glossy exterior that is eye-catching and glamorous. However, it is also very susceptible to scuffs, scratches and marks, so choosing a darker color is wise. Use caution with this type of leather to avoid serious damage including color transfer which is also known to occur with patent leather.



Prada Cavallino Leather
If you want to switch it up a bit and have a leather that’s different than the rest, Prada Cavallino Leather may be the choice for you. This stunning and sophisticated leather includes the beautiful and soft Calfskin hair, making it as appealing to the eye as it is interesting to touch. It makes any bag go from dull and boring to refined and polished in the blink of an eye. However, Prada Cavallino Leather can easily be stained, so you must handle this leather with care. However, if stains or scuffs do occur they may be easily removed by a professional.


Prada Tessuto Bomber
The Prada Tessuto Bomber is an exquisite piece that is very appealing to look at. Its versailite exterior oozes elegance and is the perfect accessory for high end events or strolls around town. Ladies love the thick and pleated look of the exterior, giving it plenty of funk and chic attitude. The bag is made of the favored Prada Gaufre Nylon with a sensational rich leather trim for a sturdy and durable duo that can withstand almost anything. The Prada Tessuto Bomber is fairly easy to clean, and if any scratch or scuff dares penetrate this glorious bag, it can be cleaned professionally with ease. All in all, this is a wonderful accessory that can (and should) be taken everywhere.



Prada Tessuto Gauffré
Prada Tessuto Gauffre is heavenly. And don’t take it from me, take it from the thousands of fashionistas around the world that rave over this sensational leather. It comes with an elegant and delicate pleating, giving it that extra spark of trend and class to separate it from the rest. Not only is it absolutely gorgeous, but this refined pleated fabric is incredibly durable and can last for months on end. Its sturdiness is a key feature, which means your bag won’t slouch or sag, while also being able to withstand the elements with ease. This classic and dignified leather is certainly a favorite for any bag and can easily be worn season to season. Basque in the comfort and class that is Prada Tessuto Gauffre and you’ll have no worries.

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  • khristyn


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    June 28, 2017
  • Priyan Rajdev


    tessuto means fabric, so tessuto gaufre is pleated fabric. it’s not leather

    January 10, 2017
    • Cynthia


      This is corrected, thanks for letting us know!

      January 14, 2017
  • Rho


    My Prada Vitello Shine either is dirty or the leather has worn. Is there a fix?

    December 12, 2016
    • Lily


      Hi Rho, take it to Prada, let them do a spa/refurbishment.

      December 16, 2016
  • Liz W


    What about the saffiano vernice leather that was popular in particular with those gorgeous pyramid frame bags in 2012?

    I have wanted the one in green Larice (without the colorblocked sabbia on the sides) and unfortunately only found it once, when it wasn’t in the budget. There were also color blocked ones in black and red, black red and white, and red and pink. If the Larice it comes up again for sale when I can afford it – or if they make one in the still beautiful darker biliardo…well, it’ll be my splurge of the year.

    Anyway, now that I’m done gushing I wonder about the durability and care of the particular beautiful shine of the saffiano vernice. Is it the best of both worlds?

    May 23, 2016
  • Gretchen Maas-Scott


    I recently purchased a mustard colored Prada from a local high-end consignment shop in Virginia Beach, Va. The first time I used it, it looked like it had some fingerprints on it. I took it back to the shop, but they were concerned that anything they might do to the handbag might damage it. I took it to a local shoe and handbag repair fella, whose services I’ve used for years. He was a bit hesitant too. Sooo, I shall tell him that I read on this website, about using mink oil or spray protectant. Do you have any other suggestions? It’s a beautiful purse!!
    Thank You!!!
    Gretchen Maas-Scott

    June 10, 2015
  • Gretchen Maas-Scott


    I purchased a mustard colored Prada bag, which I believe is made of Prada Cervo leather. The first time I used it, I noticed at the middle of the day, what looked like fingerprints. I took it to the fella who repairs and dyes shoes and handbags. He wasn’t sure how to treat it, so I said I’d contact Prada. Do you have any instructions besides using mink or spray protectants.
    Thank You!!
    Gretchen Maas-Scott

    June 10, 2015

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