I think a lot about my first designer-bag purchase. After considering the piece for months and saving up when I was younger, I finally splurged and invested in a Prada nylon messenger bag. Finished with a long strap, a front buckle, and the brand's signature triangle logo, it was perfect and very well loved. I carried it everywhere and still do to this day. Durable, utilitarian, and anti-trend, it's a piece that stands the test of time and stands up to the ever-fleeting nature of trends.
While Prada's nylon bags have been cool since the '90s and will never go out of style, they're in focus in a big way right now. Nylon is a big part of the brand's heritage and has been reinvigorated by the Prada Re-Nylon project that is converting all the production of virgin nylon to regenerated nylon—making the pieces more sustainable and more in-demand than ever. Whether you want to invest in a designer bag or find a more affordable style to add to your cart, there are so many great pieces on the market. Ahead are the coolest nylon bags to have on your radar right now.
The silhouette meant to be worn from day to night.
It doesn't get cooler than an actual vintage piece from the aughts.
Yes to this shade of brown.
To tuck under your arm.
Brother Vellies designed this in a range of cool shades.
Such a great Amazon find.
When a backpack isn't just a backpack…
This will forever be on my wish list.
I'm here for this two-tone style.
Such a great shade of olive.
This mini size is perfect.
This will carry everything you need to bring with you for the day and is extra durable for when you're on the go.
I've been on the hunt for a new tote, and yet again, I'm falling for a Prada piece.
This will fit everything you need.
The Row does it again.
Finished with a cool toggle tie.
You'll want to see a close-up of the clasp.
Here, I'm wearing the original Prada nylon bag I purchased years and years ago.
It doesn't get better.
A cool micro take on the silhouette.
If you're returning to the office, you'll want to check these out.
If you're looking for the ultimate laptop bag, this is it.
These grommets feel very '90s.
To fit your laptop and everything else.
This doubles as a great travel tote.
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