For most brands, a distinctive, successful line of shoes or bags can be expected to remain popular for only a couple of years before it needs to be moved to the back burner in favor of what the brand hopes will be its Next Big Thing.


By now, we know two things to expect from any Valentino collection: the detailing is going to be incredibly rich and intricate, and you’re going to find some studs here and there. The Valentino Resort 2016 bag collection is heavier on the former than the latter, but it’s still pure, unadulterated Valentino.


Bag: Valentino B-Rockstud Shoulder Bag

Price: $3,375 via

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Valentino’s ability to find new ways to put studs on traditional, ladylike bag shapes never ceases to impress me. This one doesn’t scream the designer’s name immediately, which is great for anyone weary of Rockstuds.


We all have different shopping habits. Some people buy whatever they think they might like and return the things that don’t work out. Others impulse buy on instinct. Still others religiously wait for sales, with the objects of their affections carefully cataloged.


Did you note the disturbance in the atmosphere at the end of last week? If so, I’m pretty sure what you sensed were Pre-Fall 2015 pre-orders slowly opening up across the Internet, including Valentino Pre-Fall 2015 handbags at Neiman Marcus.


If you’re not on board for the looming resurgence of logo bags, sit this one out. For spring, Valentino has launched Viva Valentino, a collection of the brand’s super-popular Rockstud bags with panels of tonal jacquard textile that feature a diamond-V pattern.


On the strength of its Rockstud bags, Valentino has become a major player in the accessories industry in a relatively short amount of time. Now that the Rockstud has transitioned from trend darling to a potential classic, though, the brand has taken on the task of slowly moving customers on to the next things.


Valentino’s heavily printed Spring 2015 were among the best of the entire runway season, and now the bags, in addition to some of their solid leather runway counterparts, are available for purchase for the first time.

Celebrity Bags of the Week November 18

You love celebs. You really love round-ups. So now, in lieu of our usual daily celeb features, we’ll be presenting our readers with a twice-weekly bag-carrying celeb smorgasbord. There’s something for everyone, so if you suffer from Kardashian fatigue, or Real Housewife fatigue, or Birkin fatigue (highly scientific studies show that they are all irrevocably linked), there are plenty of other attractive celebs carrying gorgeous designer bags upon which to rest your gaze.

Valentino 1973 Rockstud Micro Mini Shopper

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.