Louis Vuitton vs. Prada: Style Showdown

Posted on February 20 2017

Can you name some differences between a Louis Vuitton and a Prada bag? Classic, distinguishable, and always on trend, both LV and Prada have earned a loyal following and a top spot in the minds of designer handbag enthusiasts around the world. But between style, quality, and price, their differences prove that not all bags are created equal. So how do they compare? Let’s see how the two stack up against each other in a good old-fashioned Style Showdown.

Style

Of course, one of the first things to consider is the unique style and aesthetic of both designers. Louis Vuitton is best known for its impeccable craftsmanship, luxurious quality, and of course, the signature brown and cream checkered monogram pattern. LV handbags are also extremely versatile, offering options for just about any occasion and style. While their handbags, satchels, and totes are made for everyday and special event wear, their luggage provides a stylish way to travel—something that sets the designer apart from others.

Prada handbags are known for their elegant and timeless simplicity, and have come to be a symbol of style and grace. Whether your style is classic, edgy, or extravagant, a statement Prada bag is sure to be a show-stopper. Prada is among the most counterfeited designer bags in the world, due to their sleek, minimalistic appearance and simple design. Despite their modest simplicity, Prada bags are far from boring—their classic charm has been highly sought after by those who want to portray a timeless elegance and sophistication.

Between the Louis Vuitton’s iconic image and Prada’s timeless look, we’ve decided this is a toss-up between two very different fashion choices—so we’ll give them both a point.

Louis Vuitton: 1

Prada: 1

Quality

As far as the quality of both designer bags, the two have considerably different reputations. Louis Vuitton handbags are highly revered for their stunning quality and attention to detail, and they are recognized for being hand crafted with high quality materials. LV consumers rave about the durability of the bags and comment on how they’ve stood the test of time while still holding their value even years later.

Unfortunately, the same can no longer be said of its competitor. Prada has made headlines in recent years regarding the apparent decline of their quality, and consumers have noticed. The most common grievances of Prada buyers are that the hardware and bag itself feels cheap and plastic-like, and that the durability doesn’t compare to its past standards. Our advice? If you choose to go with Prada, do it for its looks, but don’t count on it being a long-term investment!

Ding, ding, ding! Another point for the crowd favorite.

Louis Vuitton: 2

Prada: 1

Price

As far as price goes, Louis Vuitton seems to have come out on top again. The quality and indestructibility of Louis Vuitton handbags have justified the price tag to consumers who believe in a good investment. The most important takeaway from buying a Louis Vuitton bag is that more often than not, you’ll receive a good portion of your money back should you choose to sell it in the future (provided you take good care of it!).

Prada’s price point is typically a bit higher than that of Louis Vuitton, but because of their sometimes questionable quality, consumers are hesitant to invest. Still, the Prada name has kept a strong fan base through the years with most of its sales coming from repeat buyers who remain lifetime Prada lovers. Sometimes, the price just doesn’t matter when it comes to good fashion.

The verdict:

Louis Vuitton: 3

Prada: 1

All in all, Louis Vuitton handbags seem to have a better reputation in terms of quality and price; however, Prada bags are undeniably classic and elegant. What do you think? Is Louis Vuitton really the crowd favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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