If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter, I shared a photo of this paper bag. I can’t thank my friend enough for tugging this along all through out her Euro trip. Thank you, Kellyn! 😀 She even brought home the paper bag! Haha! Well, it breaks her heart to leave it behind since it was from the first Prada store- Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan. Awww… Now, I can’t let go of it as well. LOL! 😀

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Anyway, for those who have been reading my blog, Prada Tessuto Gaufre Tote or as I simply call it, Prada Ruched Tote, may sound familiar. Well, yes because you’ve probably read/ seen it in a bag reveal and in my Blue Long Sleeve Dress outfit. I’m not revealing the exact same bag. Just sort of. Haha! Well, listen to my story first. I have some explaining to do as some of my friends have been reacting violently. LOL! After using that black Tessuto Gaufre Tote a few times, I thought its size fits my mom better. Besides, I realized it’s about time I give my mom something really special. True enough, I surprised her! 😀 So there, that made me think of getting another- in a different style and color. 😀

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I love classics- reason why black has always been my default color when buying bags. I just try my best to avoid it to have some variations. And since I’m still keeping my black ruched tote with gold chain (as seen HERE) and since I don’t have grey yet, I settled for this color- Slate Grey.

If you look closely from the previous one that I had, this has rounder edges. I find it more girly than the rectangular one. Also, in terms of weight, this is a lot lighter.

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It has snaps for those times I need to load more stuff in it.

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I love the fact that I don’t have to worry about leather scratches. The downside of a mostly fabric bag though is the possibility of having stains. Yes, extra care is still needed.

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If there’s one thing I prefer from the rectangular style, it’s the zip closure. This has snap closure instead.

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In terms of pockets, both styles have one zipper and two cellphone/ credit card pockets, which I really appreciate. I don’t have to go through all my things when I need my phone. 🙂

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For those who are O.C., like me, one thing that can bother you with the Tessuto Gaufre Tote is the belt-like detail. The leather tends to curl up when you just let the bag sit and slouch. This can leave a few lines on the leather. It’s normal, but some may not like the sight of crumpled-looking leather.

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It has removable adjustable shoulder strap.

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Prada Tessuto Gaufre Tote comes in various styles. If you’re also looking into this model, this is BN1792. It’s currently priced at EUR 850.