Everyone who works in or around fashion has a singular brand they’d ride or die for—the one they could easily wear every single day from head to toe. For me, that’s Prada, whether the item in question is a fall ’02 polo or a spring ’22 leather jacket. But really, of all the Prada out there in the world, the pieces made during the time frame between 1990 and 1999 are the ones I hold most near and dear to my heart.
There’s only one problem: As a 27-year-old editor living in Manhattan, I don’t exactly have the kind of shopping budget necessary to fill my closet with a never-ending array of ’90s-era vintage Prada. That’s why I’ve had to get creative. Six hours of scouring every last page of product on Nordstrom.com later, I was left with 30 items that feel like ’90s Prada and look like ’90s Prada but aren’t actually ’90s Prada (there is one pair of dreamy wedges from the Milanese label’s current era). Essentially, I found all the pieces necessary for someone like me who wants to master that covetable ’90s-Prada aesthetic without the prices associated with rare vintage items. And no, I won’t gatekeep them.
Keep scrolling to explore the treasure trove of Prada-esque pieces that are currently available at Nordstrom.