• Brand Love : Prada + Miu Miu <3

    0 comments / Posted by Ciara McCaughey

    Brand Love - Prada and Miu Miu

    Here at Siopaella we love Prada and it's sister brand Miu Miu! Although both brands essentially come from the same place they are completely different! Especially in terms of styles and designs...Here is a few points why we love both Prada and Miu Miu so much! 

    Prada - The Iconic Saffiano Leather

    Something that Prada is most well known for is its iconic Saffiano leather. It was created by Mario Prada and is essentially a textured leather that makes it extremely resistant to scratches. After Saffiano leather was perfected in 1913 they began the production of their very first handbag, 'The Saffiano'. Which is now one of the most iconic bags in fashion history. 

    Prada Black Patent Saffiano Mini Cross Body Bag

    Prada Nude Saffiano Double Zip Tote

    Prada Saffiano Tartan-Print Shoulder Bag 

    A brief history of Miu Miu:

    Miuccia Prada first created Prada's sister brand Miu Miu in 1993 with its first boutique opening in Milan. Miu Miu's first runway show at New York Fashion Week in 1995 featured supermodel Kate Moss and this immediately caught the attention of the fashion world. Miuccia Prada herself said that she would describe Miu Miu of more of her personal style than Prada. Personally I think Miu Miu has that little bit more of a youthful style than Prada...but I love them both all the same! <3 

    Miu Miu Bicolour Madras Satchel   

    Miu Miu Cream & Nude Wallet on Chain

    Miu Miu Burgundy Madras Convertible Compartment Tote

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    0 comments / Posted by Rachel Farrell

    The Devil certainly didn't wear Prada for nothing. The iconic Italian fashion house, now under the helm of Miuccia Prada, is a huge hit among our customers. Featuring careful leather craftsmanship and the iconic logo, a Prada bag is one that will be loved and treasured.

    Lucky for all you designer lovers, we currently have some gorgeous Prada goodies on sale for a fraction of the retail price. From wallets to shoes, there's something for everyone.

    Prada Grey Glace Calf Double Zip Tote Bag

    Was €1,499. NOW €1,299.

    Prada Blue Leather Clutch

    Was €600. NOW €299.

    Prada Navy Velvet Shoes- UK 8

    Was €300. NOW €129.

    Prada Green Saffiano Leather Brief

    Was €1,300. NOW €799.

    Prada Brown Leather Mary Janes- UK 8

    Was €400. NOW €129.

    Rachel xx

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  • Gifts that come boxed...

    0 comments / Posted by Ciara McCaughey

    There is no better feeling than getting a gift in it's original box. First of all you get to unwrap the beautiful paper to unveil the iconic box giving you a hint of what lies inside. Then you get the big reveal through unboxing - and you all know how much we love a good unboxing! Also, from someone who's all thumbs, how much easier is it to wrap a neat square box rather than a lumpy bag or wallet?! And to make this holiday season  even easier we've rounded up our favourite gift ideas that all come with their original boxes! So sit back, grab some hot chocolate and click, click, shop! 

    Prada Slim Two Tone Wallet

    So supposedly you're not meant to buy a wallet for yourself. Somebody should always buy you your wallet! Now if that isn't an excuse to get a gorge new wallet like this Prada one for Christmas then we don't know what is?! This beauty is €249.

    Gucci Soho Disco Bag

    You cannot go wrong with this bag of the decade from brand of the decade, Gucci! Although we warn you, there will be squeals from the lucky lady who opens this so maybe take a step back,,, and warn the neighbours. This one is €699.

    Louis Vuitton Double V Handbag

    Now this bag is a piece of luxury. It is currently sold out in Louis Vuitton in Ireland and the UK so will make the BEST surprise to anyone who is a Louis Lady. This one is €2,399.

    Chanel Pearl Single Strand Necklace

    Iconic, timeless and a real classic.. no not me in 40 years, this Chanel single strand of pearls. For anyone who loves their elegance then this is the gift for them. This classic costs €1,499.

    Still unsure of what to get the person you love? Then the Siopaella Gift Card is what you need. A piece of luxury that they can choose. More info here.

    Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see all of our unboxing videos first. Ciara x

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    0 comments / Posted by Ella de Guzman

    Anyone who is a luxury bag lover would recognize Prada for her elegant and quality leather designs. I love how her bags can make any outfit look classy and effortless. We have been lucky enough to have received a fabulous selection of Prada Saffiano totes this month in various colors shapes and sizes. With spring just around the corner, these bags could be the perfect addition to brighten up your outfit.

    For anyone who is not familiar with Saffiano leather, it is a unique and durable style of leather. It is mainly made from calf skin. The way the leather is treated gives it a textured cross hatch pattern. The leather is then finished with a wax coat.

    The leather is actually coated in the color instead of dyed. Saffiano is extremely durable, and an added perk especially for us Irish girls ; water resistant. With the right care, the Prada Saffiano bags will last you years.



    For anyone interested in these classic Prada totes, pop over to our website to have a better look. If anyone has Prada bags they are looking to sell, don't worry we will gladly take them off your hands. Be sure to check our website on how to consign with us also!

    xxx Liz

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  • TOP 5 BAGS UNDER €200

    0 comments / Posted by Ella de Guzman

    We all love bags, from big to small, vintage to Chanel, backpacks to totes! We at Siopaella aim to satisfy your wide range of bags needs no matter what your taste! In the first of this series we're bringing you our top 5 bags under €200!

    All available instore or online :) 

    The Workbag:

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    Cross body strap? Check! Space for a laptop? Check! Cool print to set you apart from your office counterparts? Check! 

    The Everyday Bag:

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    A classic bag with an edgy look! This bucket bag is the perfect everyday bag! It's classic so will go with your wardrobe yet the bucket style is quite edgy which ensures you'll never fall out of love with it.

    The Backpack:

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    Love cycling, hiking or generally just being hands free? Then our Enter backpacks are the way to go.

    The Going Out Bag:

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    The vintage style of this kiss lock clutch (say that fast three times) mixed with the gorgeous colour and textures make this the only going out bag you'll need! And Prada?! For under €200?! Yes please!

    The Funky Bag:

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    We all need at least one funkadelic bag! And this Lulu is perfect for first time funkifiers! Start with this and eventually wind your way up to the Chanel hula hoop bag! Funky all day, every day!!


    Ciara x

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