This £8 Primark bag is an excellent dupe for Prada’s iconic £535 mini bag

When it comes to on-trend buys that don’t break the bank, Primark never fails to deliver. Whether it’s clothing, shoes, accessories or homeware, the high street favourite never disappoints in the style stakes.

And one of their latest drops to hit stores is no exception. Having announced its arrival in Primark stores via Instagram a couple weeks ago, it seems everyone has gone mad for a humble brown cross body bag.

Not only does it tick a lot of AW20 boxes – the mini size, early-2000s shape and sporty nylon fabric are all on trend right now – customers have noticed that it’s an excellent dupe for a very similar Prada bag. The main difference? Prada’s version will set you back an eye-watering £535, while Primark’s will cost you a mere £8.

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Re-Edition 2000 Nylon Mini Bag, £535, Prada

Prada’s version is the Re-Edition 2000 Nylon Mini Bag and while a few points of difference stand – this one is leather and emblazoned with the Prada logo – they both feature a woven strap and a light beige/camel hue.

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Kimball bag, £8, Primark

While Prada may win in the luxe stakes, when it comes to practicality, we’re willing to go as far as to say Primark’s version might be more useful – it comes with two lengths of detachable strap, the longer of which is also adjustable, and it features an extra exterior purse attached by a chain, which some customers have noted is an excellent place to keep your face mask.

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Kimball bag, £8, Primark

Revealing the Primark Prada dupe bag to customers via Instagram with the caption: ‘Say hey to this cutie in store now’, customers have flooded the comments section with remarks such as: ‘Its a must have’ and ‘Will be nipping in tomorrow definitely ? need a few smaller bags’, while one customers noted it also bares a resemblance to another known bag brand: ‘I did a double take. Thinking it was a Kipling at 1st. Wow it’s lovely x’.

No stranger to creating designer dupes is Primark, the retailer recently made headlines for their Villanelle-esque pink dress.

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Kimball bag, £8, Primark

Of course, some customers have already been disappointed to find their local store has already sold out of the bag, so we suggest getting to your nearest store quick if you fancy landing a Primark Prada dupe bag for yourself. Camel’s not your colour? It also comes in black, cream and red – get the set while you can.