Jessica Alba’s Prada Tote: Snob or Slob?

I wish the Prada Spazzolato Tote ($2,395), Jessica Alba was spotted sporting was a few inches higher. It has all the makings of a nice everyday investment bag, but I don’t find the rectangular shape attractive. Plus the fact that it has an open top doesn’t make it very practical as a casual day bag given how wide it is (either side of the strap is perfectly sized to fit a slippery hand…). Why do so many day bags not zip properly!?? Such a deal-breaker for me as I’m rather careless about how I hold my bag. I do like the details around the double-stitched handles, though I could do without the crystal details which seem more fitting for Miu Miu.

What do you think about Alba’s Prada Tote? Snob or Slob?


  1. March 30, 2010 / 8:22 am

    aThe bag Jessica Alba is carrying is not the soft calf satchel it is the spazzalato bag with crystals and it is not a cream color like the one shown in the picture.The one shown is a soft leather and the one Jessica is like a rubbery material and the color is like a cloudy grey.That beeing said they are both pretty bags.

  2. mochababe73
    March 30, 2010 / 8:45 am

    Jessica’s bag is definitely a snob.

    The version that is shown on the left is a snob, too. I have alot of handbags that have zippers, but most of the time, it remains open. So, the open top doesn’t bother me. So, I say snob to both.

  3. Sharon
    March 30, 2010 / 11:35 am

    Same style…different color.

  4. ManBag
    March 30, 2010 / 12:04 pm

    I think this is a great classic bag. If it was a few inches higher, it would just be another boring tote. The shape makes it a little different and I love the color too.

  5. Nina
    March 30, 2010 / 12:35 pm

    It is NOT the same bag in a different color. You can see both bags at The bag you wrote about is the soft calf tote and it retails for $1750. It has 3″ drop handles and a 14-16″ detachable shoulder strap. The diameter is 7 1/2″. No metal feet. The bag that Jessica Alba is carrying is the Spazzolato Tote. It retails for $2395. It is a shiny leather tote with resin crystals at the top, double handles and a 20″ detachable shoulder strap. The diameter is 6 1/4″. It has metal feet. Honestly it took me about 2 minutes to find the correct information, not sure why it wasn’t properly researched.

  6. Sharon
    March 30, 2010 / 1:13 pm

    Thank you Nina! I wonder if it was not up yet when I checked because this cream color was the closest I could find when I wrote this. It comes in a variety of styles though I have to say I’m not a fan of the Speedy-like shape (also doesn’t seem very practical with short straps and long strap isn’t particularly flattering or safe given that the bag doesn’t zip), so I’m not a fan of either color…

  7. March 30, 2010 / 4:31 pm

    If I`m window shopping and I see this bag, I`d say no. But seeing it on Jessica Alba doesn`t look that bad. iLike her a lot , she`s beautiful and evidently she knows how to make everything she wears special.

  8. March 31, 2010 / 6:17 pm

    I’m sorry, but it’s a slob. Look how the bottom is sagging. And the embellishment is cheesy.

  9. JJ
    April 4, 2010 / 1:09 am

    I like the color of the bag and the crystal ornamentation is unique, but I wouldn’t pay almost $2500 (more than that after sales tax) for this bag. The shape and size with the short handles make this a very impractical bag. A snap or zipper closure & a detachable shoulder strap would make this more user friendly. But even with those additions, I’d still think the price was too high. And while I think the ornamentation is “unique” I’m not particularly a fan of it and think it actually looks gaudy and cheapens the bag’s appearance.

  10. Anonymous
    April 4, 2010 / 9:43 am

    IMO this bag is prettier in the pic than IRL. Something about resin “crystals” that just looks cheap.

    In reply to JJ above, it comes with a detachable shoulder strap.

  11. Julie
    April 5, 2010 / 11:00 am

    Absolutely fabulous snob.

  12. Stephanie
    April 5, 2010 / 1:35 pm

    SLOB for me. It’s just blah, seems overpriced and the crystals are tacky… Just my two cents 🙂

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