Valentino

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Valentino Fall 2013 Handbags (3)

At this point, most handbag lovers know what to expect from Valentino: classic femininity, but not in a way that’s saccharine or old-fashioned. There’s definite modernity to Valentino’s Fall 2013 handbags in particular, which are currently available for pre-order at Moda Operandi.

Cheryl Burke carries a red Valentino Rockstud Leather Tote at The Grove in LA (2)

Here’s Cheryl Burke, dance partner to the stars, carrying an eye-popping bright red Valentino Rockstud Dome Satchel at The Grove in LA. Cheryl was on her way to a taping of Extra, where she undoubtedly plugged Dancing With The Stars, now in its 16th season.

Valentino Rockstud Naked VaVaVoom Shoulder Bag

We discussed whether or not clear bags are purely a novelty a couple of weeks ago, and now there’s a new player in this trend that won’t be ignored, even if you can see right through its bags: Valentino.

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Valentino Rockstud Collection (6)

A few seasons ago, Valentino was synonymous with bows, but that all took a change when the brand introduced its Rockstud collection; now the brand that signifies femininity and elegance also provides just the right amount of edge.

Valentino Camo Event

I’ve been a longtime Valentino fan, and since the brand hit handbag paydirt with its Rockstud collection, it’s been fun to watch how the accessories continue to evolve. When I first heard the news that the brand would release a camouflage collection, I immediately felt excitement.

Valentino Pre-Fall 2013 Handbags (9)

Have you ever taken one look at a collection at handbags and thought that somehow, the designer is listening to your thoughts and plotting to make you and you alone spend all of your money on bags?

Lisa Vanderpump goes to a party in West Hollywood

Today we have Lisa Vanderpump (of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules) on her way in to castmate Brandi Glanville’s book party for Drinking & Tweeting (aka the story of my life) in Beverly Hills.

Valentino Patent alligator shoulder bag at THEOUTNET.COM 361441_in_xl

Fortunately for everyone who loves handbags, Valentino has been absolutely killing it lately. The Rockstud collection is as popular as ever, the new bags that come out every season are somehow more covetable than the ones that came before them, and the brand seems to have really found its overall aesthetic stride.

Valentino Rockstud Tote

Season after season, without fail, Valentino has adorned leather bags great and small with the tiny silver pyramids known affectionately as Rockstuds. Sometimes they’re just an accent, sometimes they take up the whole bag, but they’re always there, and until recently, they were always the same.

Jennifer Lopez and her boyfriend Casper Smart were seen leaving Madeo Restaurant in Beverly Hills, CA

PB readers, we’ve heard your “NO MORE BIRKINS” cries, and we’re happy to oblige! (Though honestly, we should all demand the same from our celebrities. We get it, you can all afford $10K bags!) Here’s Jennifer Lopez clutching her man Casper Smart with one hand and a sexy Valentino Noir VaVaVoom Flap Bag with the other.

Valentino Glam Rock Colorblock Flap Bag

Most trends lack real staying power, especially in these times of fast fashion and even faster attention spans. Last week’s studs are this week’s fur and next week’s embroidery, and by the time one set of stuff is in stores, many people are already hungering for what’s up next.

Valentino-Resort-2013

As Resort 2013 collections start to roll into online retailers for pre-order, it’s easier to get an idea of what’s going on with each brand. For Reed Krakoff, blue is going to be huge, in nearly all of its imaginable shades.

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