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Prada's Limited-Edition, More Expensive Bags are Made in India

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Texas-based lifestyle blogger Mary Rambin stopped by her local Saks Fifth Avenue this week to check out the new Prada handbag collection—and get this, the new, more expensive, limited-edition Prada bags are no longer made in Italy. They're made in India—and they all sport labels to prove it.

But how is it possible that by saving money on shipping materials and manufacturing, Prada can jack up their prices? Who knows. Rambin explains that it's because the "Made in India" label is a limited-time exclusive:

Most of their leather comes from India all the time and is shipped to Italy for manufacturing, hence the “Made in Italy” label. But now they’re ditching the shipping and high labor costs and simply constructing the bags in India. They save some major money and guess what, charge us more for the “exclusive.”
So now we're literally paying for designer labels, huh?
· Prada Made in India is more expensive [More than Mary]