Like Louis Vuitton, Mario and Martino Prada of Milan established themselves as manufacturers of trunks, but from the company’s inception in 1913, they also produced and imported a certain number of women's handbags. By the 1950s, though, Prada was finding it difficult to compete in a world in which luxury travel requiring luxury luggage festooned with tortoiseshell and gold fittings was quickly becoming a thing of the past. Two decades later,...Continue Reading