Valentino Petale SatchelIt pains me to write this since I normally adore Valentino bags, particularly those that play on their ever-popular rose theme. But, as far as the Valentino Petale Satchel goes, I just can’t get on board.

A lot of their bags are ruffly and fluffy and plush in a way that few other designers are able to execute with any level of skill at all, but this one is just sort of flat. And I mean that both literally and figuratively. In the physical sense, it looks like this bag was shipped in a box stuffed with a few too many of its brothers and sisters. Instead of big and fabulous, the flowered front looks squashed and flat. And it’s not just the picture – the bag looks like that in person too, or maybe like someone cut off the big petals at the base, and this is all that’s left. As a result, the bag doesn’t have the personality that most of the similarly themed Valentino bags have, and I’ll have to take a pass on this one. Buy through Saks for $2495.

  • renee

    It’s fairly large, too. If it poofed out it might look even worse. Green? It looks like a squished head of lettuce. They may have pulled it off in bisque or petal pink.

  • Fashion Luvr

    I think it needs to be in a lighter color of material.
    The different colors of dark green overpower the design.

    Maybe if worn with a big winter wool winter jacket then the bag wouldn’t standout too much from the outfit.

  • Ingerid Prebensen

    What do I think of this bag? Not a lot really, but squished lettuce is good!

  • Cate

    I like the color, but not for this bag.

  • Linda

    I concur with Amanda’s sentiments totally! The bag maybe oversized but it is too skwooshed looking and doesn’t have the look of distinction and classicality!

  • papertiger

    My Mum has a nice Valentino bag from the ’90s. Its an aquamarine patent blue structured square shoulder bag and it looks great Summer or winter. What is going on with Valentino lately? There’s feminine and then there’s camp flounce.

  • Merve

    Squished lettuce for 2500 dollars? No thank u

  • Free

    I actually think the color makes the bag a bit more somber, but the flat flower makes it still girly, but not over the top… I can’t trash it like everyone else – I actually see it’s potential coupled with my wardrobe.

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  • Tara

    I love the bag, just not the color or the price. Way out of my league, but still a pretty shape.

  • designerpurselover

    I actually like this bag…. but the i agree, the color is a little drab…
    I found a couple of cute bags on this other blog called guffly. all the bags there are eco-friendly too… do you guys have any suggestions on where to get some eco-chic bags? thanks!

  • sstellaa

    It looks ..old..

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  • Miss J

    Aww! When I first saw this bag, I saw it in white and I have been lusting after it ever since!! I agree with “Free” because I see potential with it and my wardrobe, especially when I dress a little less flashy for work or a simple spring dress that needs something crazy to pair it with. I guess I’m just a sucker for Valentino -

    I agree that this greenish color is ugly and does not flatter the bag at all…

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  • ameena

    I got this bag in the unique valentino red, and the rose looks so girly and eyes catching :) the green color of this one is really Ugly, i agree, but if you see the red one you will change your opinion. My sisers, friends and people at my workplce keep commenting positively at my bag color and design :)))

  • Jenn

    Based on the photo shown here, I wouldn’t have given this bag a second thought, but then I saw it on the sale table at Nordstrom yesterday and believe you me, it’s worth a second look (especially at $950 — 60% off the original price)! The photo doesn’t do it justice. Also, it doesn’t show the crossbody strap, which adds a fourth dimension. It’s not an everyday bag, but depending on your wardrobe, it might be just righ. I for one I can’t wait to carry this one!

  • Jennie

    I love this bag! I don’t like the color lol , non the less Valentino is Brilliant! The love, dedication and detail that goes into these bags are just mind blowing. The leather is top quality. Most of Valentino’s leather bags fabulous to touch-For Example: I had the honor of touching 2 suede Valentino bags and it was heaven(it felt so soft and silky)! I own 2 Valention handbags and I love them! They stand the test of time, they last, not every body and there mother owns one(I won’t name designers but you know…..), there bag concepts are couture, they are hard to get and the little gems are not mass produced like some luxury designers. I hope I’m lucky enough to aquire this bag in the next 2 months. I’ve been wanting it ever since it came out lol

  • Jelita78

    omg omg!
    it comes in red and it’s beauuuutttiiiifffuuulll!!!
    serious!
    the only things bugging me is that the handle stiff upwards like that hence it look awfully weird when strapping it with shoulder strap..
    oh why why can’t it be perfect! (ipad)