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Prada is known for its leather handbags, travel accessories, shoes, ready-to-wear clothing, perfumes, and other accessories. Prada was founded in 1913 by Mario Prada and his brother Martino. The store was a leather goods shop that sold animal goods and imported English steamer trunks and handbags. It was called Fratelli Prada and located in Milan, Italy.
The company gained recognition when it became a supplier of the Italian Royal family in 1919. This is why Prada has been able to have the House of Savoy coat of arms and knotted rope design in its trademark logo.
The leather shop kept expanding and was later passed on to Mario’s daughter, Luisa Prada who ran the business for almost 20 years. Luisa’s daughter, Miuccia Prada joined the company in 1970 and took over from her mother in 1978.
It was Miuccia Prada and Tuscan entrepreneur Patrizio Bertelli’s revolutionary vision for the house of Prada that changed it to the luxury shopping boutique we know today. In 1979 Miuccia Prada released her first line of totes and backpacks. Although they were well made, they weren’t an instant success due to the lack of advertising and high prices. However, it was her first line of products that became a commercial hit.
In 1983, Prada decided to open a second boutique which was located in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. The new boutique was reminiscent of the old shop but featured an updated and modern twist. It was after then that the nylon tote was released.
Moving on, in 1985 the classic and famed Prada handbag was released. The bag became a success almost overnight. In 1988, Prada launched its first clothing collection and it was then the company decided to go international, opening locations in New York and Madrid which were then followed by London, Paris, and Tokyo.
The 1990s saw Prada releasing their first men’s footwear and clothing line. It was during this time that the brand Miu Miu was created. The inspiration for the name came from Miuccia Prada’s nickname. Miuccia created the brand for sophisticated and stylish women. Miu Miu line of products includes ready-to-wear apparel, handbags, accessories, footwear, eyewear, and fragrances. The 2000s saw the brand expanding once again and continuing its path to success.