First, thing first: Amanda’s going to kill me for writing about this bag before she does. Ok, now that I’ve stated what you PurseBlog readers might already know, I can move on.

As soon as I saw this Valentino Raised-Rose Tote I knew I had to write about it. I mean, look at it! It is such a statement piece. Typically I consider evening bags to be more “statement piece-y” than larger bags. But this time, let’s call a spade a spade and agree that it is a statement piece. If you reach into your closet and come out with this bag as the one you are going to carry, you know you are making a statement – a fashionable statement.


I actually love this bag so much that I’ve already mentally planned outfits I’d carry this bag with. It is simply gorgeous. Yes, the raised tonal petal detailing is in your face, but that’s the point. As I’ve already mentioned, this bag is meant to make a statement and that it certainly does. There is absolutely no way that you could go anywhere without some one staring and/or commenting on this bag. I love the nude shiny napa leather, silver hardware and buckled shoulder straps. Clearly, you’d need to pair this bag with an outfit that is rather understated so that you can let the bag do the talking, but that is doable. I’m just so thrilled to see Valentino capitalize on an ever-popular design and take it to the next level. Buy through Bergdorf Goodman for $1595.

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  • JenG

    It maybe a fashion statement, but it reminds me of something my 90+ yr. old grandmother would carry.

  • marian t

    very artsy! (fb)

  • Roxanna

    Absolutely love the color, but it seems like it would be difficult to carry. (fb)

  • Handbag Lover

    Very pretty

  • Julie

    I ADORE this bag as well!!! So pretty and feminine! If I had the funds I’d snatch it in an instant!

  • Marian

    I love this bag. (fb)

  • Camille

    I adore this bag! What an amazing accessory! (fb)

  • crystal

    love that purse!! YOU have to check out theFUMI.com you’ll be amazed of how helpul it is to keep your beautiful purses off the dirty floor!! plus it doubles as a fashion accessory for your purse! ;)

  • Pat

    This is too pretty! Definitely all eyes on you (and your bag) with this one. Loverly. (fb)

  • Cheryl

    It is a very feminine piece and it would be what everyone would be talking about where ever you carried it.

  • Shine

    I love this, and i agre with that this is a statement itself, you can go monochromatic look with this bag from Valentino, same color of your dress will be good, it will not look boring as we’ve said because the bag itself is a statement. Or try bold color dress, i am seeing hot pink then pair this bag.. the bag will really stand out.. this bag can pull off any casual clothes or formal wear.(fb)

  • Dawne Strehl

    I think I need that !!

  • swags

    I am not into this look at all. This seems to be a popular look right now. (fb)

  • covertanjou

    I am a little tired of Valentino’s ruffles and flowers. (fb)

  • Karin bag4bag

    This color is not for me. Also I don’t like their large flowers pieces. I have liked Valentino bags that have smaller flowers together. Less is more for me. (fb)

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

    This bag is all about the edges. They made this entire thing just so they could use that beautiful, real-looking finishing technique. And I don’t hate you too much for writing about it before me :-)

  • Stacy

    Here we go again…flower motif…by now all I am thinking about this brand is how unimaginative they are. I am tired of seeing this crap. When are they going to do something else already????

    • Stacy

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  • Kate

    I’m not loving the raised rose aesthetic but the colour is beautiful (fb)

  • Kayla

    It’s a beautiful color and a beautiful bag but way over priced! (fb)

  • Lisa

    what a beautiful bag! Def out of my price range though! (fb)

  • Debbie C

    I can’t imagine actually carrying that bag anywhere. I’d be afraid of snagging the rose or smushing it all the time. (fb)

  • Amanda

    It’s such a gorgeous color.

  • Jacqueline

    Wow this is gorgeous! (fb)

  • Beth

    That’s beautiful. Love the subtle colour. (fb)

  • Signe

    This one really is beautiful. Bet I would not find many occasions to wear it to though (fb)

  • Neesa

    It’s a gorgeous bag! But am wondering how practical it is to carry…. Can anyone share?

  • Mochababe73

    Love the bag, but it is waaaaay too big for me. It looks as though it would sag if it’s not stuffed to the gills. (fb)

  • BLynnT

    Absolutely stunning. (fb)

  • s3rndpt

    I love this bag, but I just don’t know how practical it would be, since it’s so huge! (fb)

  • Amy

    Wouldn’t your arm cover most of the design? I’m just not a fan of these Valentino styles. (fb)

  • Jane

    I adore this bag. I would love to own it!

    • Jane

      forgot the (fb)

  • ingrid

    doesn’t it get tiring writing about valentino bags? they seem to only rotate 3 main designs; huge bows, flowers and ruffles.. you should feature more designers who are more diverse! (FB)

  • Melody

    Beautiful !! love the nude color and definitely the 3D petal detailing! (fb)

  • Ana

    Love!!!! (fb)

  • greenpixie

    This is simply beautiful. I would be so scared to carry it though for fear of ruining it! (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    where the heck would you take a bag like this? (fb)

  • otter

    Momma!

  • Tanyus

    gorgeous! <3 (fb)

  • Tiff Chao

    Valentino always has beautiful bags but are way too dressed up for me-literally. (fb)

  • Leslie

    Personally I really like their bags. I guess its because i love bows, flowers and all that girly stuff. This one is no different: I want it. That is all. (fb)

  • Cherul

    i so love it!it is indeed a head turner lol!(fb)

  • Lizzie

    This is really pretty, but I feel like I’ve seen it before…
    (fb)

  • Kate

    One word: romantic. I love this bag, it’s soft and beautiful and will make a statement without being too bold. I already have an outfit picked out. :) (FB).

  • Brenda Cervantes

    wow left me breathless!

  • Brenda Cervantes

    ^^ forgot the (fb)

  • Raleine

    it looks cute but i think the rose is too big for me. (fb)

  • Deborah Curran

    You are right, it is a statement piece. But what to wear it with? Since this is so obvious wouldn’t you have to pair it with something simple or it would be too much? (fb)

  • Voodoo

    When I first looked at the bag one word leapt to mind….”Fluffy”…so I’m out haha (fb)

  • Tammie

    It is a cute bag and the color is neutral so I love it for that, but it is too much for me. (fb)

  • Christine

    OMG.. I love this bag.. i love the color and the design… I may have to start another ‘save for” jar just for this beauty!! (FB)

  • Joyce

    I really am loving the flowers on bags these days!
    I love flowers!
    Love the bag! Would definitely carry it casually and for work!
    (fb)

  • kim

    Fantastic! Valentino has been making some really great bags. (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    too much (fb)

  • faith24

    i love Valentino – very feminine and flirtatious. this bag must be a pain to clean though (fb)

  • Dawne Strehl

    I’ve already posted on this one before but now I’m obsessed….you will be mine…oh yes you will be mine…..

  • Claudia varela

    BEAUTIFUL PURSE (fb)

  • Denise

    MY bff would totally love this!! (fb)

  • Jane

    This one is a little fussy for me. Not my cup of tea.

  • Jane H.

    Saw this bag in real life, very beautiful but terrifying. I feel like the flower is going to come to life and eat my arm.

  • Jocelyn

    It’s too much flower for me. (fb)

  • Marina

    This is a WORK of ART!! It’s a collection piece and it needs a special person who gets it to own it. I think Valentino and his design team absolutely “get it” – classy, feminine, Hollywood. I would buy it in several colors, if I could, it’s a stunner, a must have!!

  • designsab

    love this bag… Same with diff color. how come purseblog dont authenticate valentino. I need someone who can help me to see the bag i want to buy.

  • designsab

    bought one fr ebay it looks authentic but fr the shipping i think the rose got flat and some leather fr the petal have been fold. anybody can help me to make it fluppy again, i hang it now.

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