After the Burberry Prorsum show, I rushed to Via Montenapoleone really quick to pick up some of the fall/winter 2012 Prada pieces I sent for alteration. I saw this lady from a far, casually strolling down the street, sporting a canvas bag and that distinct stripe from the spring 2011 collection.

Woman wearing a Prada bag and Prada shoes at Via Montenapoleone, Milan

A few meters later, I saw another lady carrying the same bag, wearing the same shoes. Click click click!

Another woman wearing the same Prada bag and same Prada shoes at Via Montenapoleone, Milan

YES. I had to backtrack and photograph both women.
YES, lady #1 came up to lady #2 for a chat.

Two women wearing Prada bags and shoes and a Swatch watch

I thought it was way too good to be true until I saw the third thing the ladies had in common — look at their watch/bracelet/cuff.

And then look at the paperbags they were carrying.

I smell a Swatch marketing ploy at Prada’s expense. True or not?