I am in love. Valentino continues to make me a happy handbag fan. Yes, in the past, I’ve snubbed Valentino and thought that some bags were less than impressive. Today is not that kind of day. I am highly impressed with this Valentino Glam Tote. In fact, if I had some cash saved up, I would have bought it on the spot.


Before I get started, I must say, I really wish that Bergdorf Goodman would have larger images of products they carry available. However, luckily, they do have a zoom function. This zoom function has allowed me to fall in love with this bag. If it wasn’t for that function, I probably would have passed the bag by. But instead, I was able to look at the bag a bit closer and completely admire the exquisite and intricate bead work.

This tote is comprised of nude napa leather and has double top handles. With the tote being as large as it is, I do wonder if slightly larger handles would do the bag a bit more justice, but it wouldn’t be a deal breaker for me. I wasn’t really interested in the drawstring sides, but I can let that go too. See, this bag, it is just downright gorgeous. The stripes of mini-studs and crystals intertwine splendidly. And since some of the studs and crystals happen to be on the two-layer ruffles along the front of the bag, there is a bit of movement. I can picture myself carrying this bag as I walk through a restaurant and the the light being reflected off of the studs and crystals – amazing. It typical Valentino fashion, this bag doesn’t come cheap, but like I said earlier, if I had money saved up, this bag would be mine! Buy through Bergdorf Goodman for $2690.

  • Coutureislove.com/blog

    I love the studs and crystals on the bag….

  • CarolineLondon

    It’s utterly beautiful, but I can insure, tax and service my car for a year for that much money, and fill it full of petrol many times over. Ouch! :)

  • sfitting

    I wasn’t sure I was on the same page as you when I first saw this post so I also went to their website to zoom in on things. And now I must say that with modifications (you mentioned bigger handles and no drawstring sides) I agree with you. It is a beauty.

    Great detail and the stiching is very nice. Before zooming in on the bag and I glanced at the stiching on the handles I thought “oh, they somehow incorporated the bead motif on the handles”. Upon closer inspection I found I was wrong, but the stiching doesn’t detract from the bag at all.

  • Sofia Nolan

    This bag is just darling! I am blown away

  • Linda

    As pretty as it is it is to impractical. I would prefer to see crystals on an evening purse that gets handled more delicately than a day time bag!

  • Mochababe73

    This silhouette has been seen on cheap bags to expensive bags. So one may see themselves coming and going with the bag. The crystals make it different, but even with the zoom feature, I still didn’t like this bag.

    I may just have to go to Saks (we don’t have Bergdorf’s in the great city of Houston) and look at it in person. Right now, not impressed.

  • coachbaglover

    i love this bag! too bad it costs sooo much!

  • Jane

    I have been in love with this bag when I spotted it on BG website. I haven’t seen detail bead work on a tote or a bag for that matter ever. You always see delicate bead work on clutches. I think this is such a smart and incredible design by Valentino. I hope to see more versions of this in the future however at a cheaper price point. Maybe one that I can afford.

  • ShoeQueen1961

    I’m still deciding…

  • faline

    This is beautiful! I love bags with special details like this. (fb)

  • Jessica

    i like this bag but i prefer if the bag’s details were in a lighter color like white embellishments so its sparkly (fb)

  • Elyse

    I wish this bag was black (fb)

  • Latifa

    WoW this is incredible …love it!

  • Jocelyn

    I like it but I don’t love it.

    Tag for Linea Pelle (fb)

  • Adrienne zedella

    very pretty! fb

  • Joy

    pretty@!!!
    loving it!
    simple but glamorous!
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