Valentino’s uber-popular Rockstud bags have enjoyed a longer tenure toward the top of consumers’ wish lists than most brands can ever dream of, and there’s little indication that buyers’ love for the bags will wane any time soon. The brand’s seasonal takes on the bag often disappear from shelves especially quickly, so now that pre-orders for the brand’s rainbow-colored 1973 (that’s the stripes) and Psychedelic Camo (you can figure this one out) lines are available at Bergdorf Goodman, you might want to jump on them.
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Any brand would be thrilled to have a line with as much success and longevity as the Valentino Rockstud bags and shoes; the styles have been remade in endless variations since they debuted nearly four years ago, and consumer desire for Rockstuds seems to be going nowhere.
I’ve never liked admitting when I’m wrong about something, but when that something turns out to be a thing I enjoy that I had originally hated, that softens the blow a little bit. When it comes to handbags, the first things on that list are the Valentino Rockstud Bags.
When Valentino puts out some kind of specialized version of its wildly popular Rockstud bags, shoppers work themselves into a lather. The seasonal lines, like all-black and crystal-covered camo, sell out without fail, and if you wait too long or waste time praying for a sale, you’re generally out of luck.
Valentino is on quite the run. For a brand that didn’t have much in the way of an accessory business as recently as ten years ago, the seemingly endless success of the brand’s Rockstuds and beyond would make an excellent case study for any designer trying to figure out how to capture the hearts and minds of high-end handbag lovers who have tons of options.
Bag: Valentino Butterfly Camouflage Easy Tote
Price: $3,395 via Neiman Marcus
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Valentino had incredible success with colorful camouflage bags in seasons past, but for fall, the brand is putting its own ultra-feminine spin on the traditionally masculine concept.
Nicky Hilton recently attended the NYC screening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier in a Scandinavian springtime-themed dress from Valentino Spring 2014, and she carried a crimson red Valentino Scarab Finger Clutch from the same collection. (Have you noticed that Nicky Hilton gets an invite to every single NYC movie premiere?
Here’s Katie Holmes, walking to the Dangerous Liaisons pilot set in NYC with her Valentino Camouflage Rockstud Trapeze Tote. (Yes, Katie Holmes is returning to TV, after nearly a decade! Rejoice!) Katie has a strange affinity for the camo and Rockstud combo, we saw her with the strikingly similar Valentino Rockstud Camo Tote back in January.