Need Prada outlet store alternatives? This is the guide for some of the best alternatives, anywhere online. I've decided to list some websites that seem to consistently have the lowest prices. Below are the websites that I recommend.
SUMMARY:Mario Prada founded this fashion house in Milan back in 1913 and is under the current leadership of Miuccia Prada since 1989.
This is an iconic name that is mentioned often in the same breath with other brands like Gucci and Louis Vuitton. Like them, there is a strong presence on all three websites and like them you have to be wary of counterfeiting. eBay has about twenty power sellers that could function as an unofficial outlet store for this label, some with good reputations. However, because of the large presence, you can't help but worry about counterfeits, so the seller's feedback is especially important in this case. I have a problem with the search results on Bizrate/Shopzilla because it's too difficult to separate the actual item from other items with "Prada" in the name like The Devil Wears Prada t-shirts. I think Amazon functions best here as an unofficial outlet because you can isolate the brand in your search results and because they are heavily discounting this brand as I'm typing this in March 2009.
FROM THE BLOGS:
There's nothing like having the name of your brand in the title of a well-known Meryl Streep movie to establish brand recognition. Given that you would think that Prada would own the entire first page of Google blog search results. Well, no, they do not. It's true that they have what seems to a paid listing sitting near the top of the page, but it's also interesting how many people and brands with this name that have absolutely nothing to do with this brand appear on the first page of results. There seems to be someone who designs some imaginative ceramics that I wondered might be risking copywright infringement violations but I imagine that she gets by with using her first name or that maybe the bigger company just has not gotten around to suing her just yet.
There's also a really peculiar post about the fate of the Prada storefront/art installation in Marfa, Texas. Apparently it was defaced in a way too bizarre to summarize here. Look for the story in hyperallergenic.com