Valentino Rose Vertigo Leather ShopperSay what you want about the ideas behind Valentino‘s designs – love them or hate them, I can almost always look at a new bag and know immediately if it’s one of theirs. They have an over-the-top, textured aesthetic that is more or less all their own in today’s handbag market, which says a great deal about the creative team that is designing and producing their purses. As a result, when I first came across the Valentino Rose Vertigo Leather Shopper, there was no doubt in my mind who had made it. Modern interpretations of flowers in bright colors is a trademark of the Valentino look, and it gives them a ruffly, girly quality that few other brands try to achieve. Also, if you have the opportunity to grope one of their bags in person, take it – almost all of them are made out of the softest, most touchable leather I’ve ever encountered in my life. So, while this isn’t a bag I’d necessarily go out and buy, I can completely admire Valentino’s commitment to their aesthetic idea and the amount of craftsmanship that goes into making such a beautiful bag. Buy through Nordstrom for $2395.

  • QueenMAB

    Saw this at Nordies and the craftmanship is gorgeous. My friend loved it, but it’s a WHOLE LOTTA BAG.

  • KathyB

    WAAAAY too busy! I don’t like it at all. Too much going on with that bag.

  • me

    Not too practical for everyday but boy is it beautiful. I thought of a rose right away when I saw it which I think is a good thing as Valentino was trying to do a rose.

  • Patricia

    Hey, could you please tell us what happened with the Louis Vuitton’s luggages?Who won?
    Thanks, by the way this bag is gorgeous, and KathyB, if you know how to use it, is not bussy at all, it is fancy, different, classy and perfect for spring and summer.

  • http://graduationday.wordpress.com Amanda Mull

    I don’t think they have the results sorted out from the LV giveaway yet, but I’m sure they’ll let you know when they do!

  • Free

    I think this bag is extra hot…rather Georgia O’Keefe-ish I think. I have no idea how I would ever work a bag like that into my wardrobe, but I WOULD find a way.

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  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Shannon Mahoney

    Patricia –

    Yes we are sorting out all the details with the LV giveaway. Once we are able, we will announce the winner on the site! Can’t wait to share with all of you!!!!

  • mette

    I do like this rose theme Valentino is using. The bag in the picture is not perhaps the color I would choose, but it is charming. The minus comes from the fact that their bags in most cases have the decoration only on one side. I´d love to have roses all around!

  • Beth

    At first glance I thought this was wonderful! And I still like the swirls and folds of hot pink leather. But, there’s something about the top edge and the handles that annoys me in some way. And it doesn’t look like it would actually hold a lot and still hold up. But, it would be lovely to carry if one were the type to carry it off!

  • Maura

    Like a work of art or a piece of sculpture. Could you see yourself with this bag in one of the casinos in Monte Carlo? How chic!

  • holly

    Woah, ruffle overkill. I can do lots of ruffles on a dress, but not a bag, I just know I’d rip one off.

  • Kat

    This bag is phenomenal. This photo does not do it justice. But honestly you haven’t seen the best of the best until you see this exact bag in python. Takes it to a whole new level of intricacy.

  • Authentic Discount Ugg Boots

    Browsing around Sephora and MAC and maybe Holt Renfrew. Read a book and work on my portfolio.