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July 1, 2009

Prada Nuts and Bolts Portfolio

I just found a holy grail of mine on Ebay today. This Prada leather portfolio embellished with two plaques bedecked in silver and gold nuts and bolts would be just the thing a stylish cyborg would carry to Paris fashion week if he needed a bag to stuff invites, a notebook, and a sunglass case in.

Devoid of handles and weighed down by the excessive hardware, this bag is impractically delicious.

on the Prada Fall 2007 runway
I had a brief encounter with this portfolio a couple of years ago at the ultramodern Rodeo Drive Prada boutique, and it was pure magic the moment I picked it up. I have not seen it in any other Prada boutique since. Other views:

It’s listed at a buy it now price of GBP 200 (which really is an absolute steal) but being an ebay virgin, I’m still way too squeamish to even consider making this transaction. To those ebay-experienced readers out there, do let me know what you think! (ebay link here)
EDIT: Contacted the seller, and the bag is not available anymore. I guess it wasn’t meant to be then. On the bright side, more money for my winter coat fund, yay!


  • Deanne
    July 1st, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    hey izzy, i'm a frequent ebay user and it's very easy and reliable. if u want this portfolio bad, i think u can buy confidently. this user seems to have a really great rep (100% positive feedback…1204 sales…)!

  • -h
    July 1st, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    if they have good reviews and seem reputable, BUY IT! ebay is pretty easy.

  • james v.
    July 1st, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    My dad buys on ebay all the time. Like Deanne said, the seller does have 100% positive feedback and is also a "Power Seller." That portfolio is pretty cool!!!

  • Mat Ahoy - Buckets and Spades
    July 1st, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    yeah i agree, im a freqnent ebayer, their rating is great and i see no problem. that is one sexy portfolio too.

  • Tom Tuttle from Tacoma
    July 1st, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    this bag doesn't do it for me although i like Prada's lightweight dreamy leather. seems a wrong choice of leather for the hardware. it's not going to wear over time. jmho.

  • Isabel
    July 2nd, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    That bag is gorgeous! I would probably add handles to make it more useable though.

  • P.
    July 18th, 2009 at 2:44 am

    I found it in Prada warehouse, Hong Kong for 4900 HKD. NOW

  • izzy
    July 18th, 2009 at 2:57 am

    Thanks P! Is this the warehouse in Ap Lei Chau?

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