The Prada brand began as a family business in 1913 by leatherworker Mario Prada in Milan, Italy. In 1978, Mario Prada’s granddaughter Miuccia Prada joined the company and designed a set of iconic black nylon bags.

A former mime with a degree in political science, Miuccia Prada brought an innovative flair to the company. After she took over, Prada grew to become one of the most famous fashion houses in the world.

Prada designs bags, clothing, fragrances, jewelry, shoes and accessories, including eyewear. The Prada Group views Prada clothes and accessories as “tools for bold self-expression.”