One thing that I really respect about the bag designers at Valentino is that not only do they know their theme (flowers), but they seem to try everything they can to work their theme in as many ways as possible. They’re one of very few large, well-known design houses that continue to put out things that are actually interesting to look at instead of just bags that will appeal to huge numbers of people and sell a lot of units. They may make less money on their accessories division that way, but I certainly appreciate their efforts with things like the Valentino Glamorous Tote.

Valentino Glamorous Tote

In real life, for the average woman, spending thousands of dollars on a bag covered in thousands of cream-colored petals is not a practical thing to do, but this bag lives firmly in the realm of fantasy. I saw it in person not too long ago, and the Glamorous Tote is just that – glamorous, and a creamy confection of a bag that is girly to the nth degree. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, and I have no idea where one would carry this bag, but I think you have to agree that it’s way more interesting and innovative than another black leather tote. Someone must have some kind of idea about how to carry it, though – Bergdorf Goodman is backordered. Buy through Bergdorf for $2995.

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  • Queenmab

    I saw this bag in person and the petals are hard and shell-like, reminding me of bags that my grandmother carried at the beach, but with smaller detailing. I would be afraid of the discs cracking or shattering.
    At least the Valentino leather flowers can be carried; at 3K it needs to stay a fantasy bag

  • Julie

    Totally impractical but I love it. Maybe if I won the lottery…

  • jojo

    So pretty, but impractical!

  • Jean

    Definitely not my cup of tea! I’d rather enjoy this display of petals as icing on a wedding cake!

  • mj

    Saw this bag in person and it’s glorious. Seems like it would fall apart easily though. Posh Spice wore this bag with an aviator jacket!

  • hazel

    I love it! It is gorgeous, not wearable in most occasions, but ooohhh it’s pretty!

  • Tina

    I think that the bag is quite beautiful but I would never shell out that much money for something so impractical. I can’t think of a single place that I could possibly wear that bag.

  • luvhautecouture

    wow, i wonder how many BG had… can’t imagine how many people are actually going to wear the bag… sociallites and celebrities?

  • Carolyn

    Good summer bag and i know it is a quality designer. I would worry about the palletts falling off.

  • Nicole

    i love it!! so pretty!!

  • Diana

    love the flowers… definately for spring!!! spring fantasy!

  • chirpy_gal

    Its best for teenage girls .

  • MizzJ

    Hmm my first reaction to this bag was “ugh” and the fact that it’s said the petals are very hard goes against what my impression of what petals should feel like. I want to feel like the petals will ripple in the breeze, not clank like a bunch of puka shells!

  • dela

    If those petals weren’t so delicate I would carry this bag everyday. I would pair it with white skinny jeans and Lanvin flats. Paring it with a boyfriend blazer and nude platforms would also make for a nice contrast.

  • Jimmy

    The handcraft looks divine! Though I can see no one else but Carrie Bradshaw rocking this. :)

  • Burberryaholic

    I think this looks too gaudy–I don’t care for it at all

  • Jennifer

    To put it as simple as possible, it is UGLY! If I had the many thousands it will probably cost. I would not buy it.

  • Sue

    Looks like they dropped this bag under a cherry tree in spring time. I hope it smells like flowers at least. I wouldn’t mind having one. Definitely a conversation piece. This bag would go well with a simple shift dress with neutral pumps. It should be the star of your outfit. Flower power!

  • Arm Candy Lady!

    Not quite feeling this bag…then again I am not into my bags looking like flowers…sorry Valentino :( However, I do LOVE Valentino shoes…yeeaaahhh!!

  • Bear2002

    An interesting design, but not something I see myself carrying.

  • Ashley

    This bag is so pretty! I could definitely see it on beach vacation- with one of those 50’s style swimsuits!

  • Ji

    Its just gorgeous to look at. but I dont know if I could wear it… but soo beautiful

  • Kylie

    It’s amazing! I saw this bag at Nordstrom and I’ve got to say, it’s more practical than you think. The SA showed me multiple ways to carry it and how functional it can be when needed. I wouldn’t carry this as an everyday bag, but I would carry it as my “wow- look at you-you’re incredible-so high fashion” kind of bag!! I adore it, it’s stunning, artistic and romantic…but I simply cannot afford it. I will accept a freebie :)

  • xlana

    Heidi Montag also wore this, she actually wore it quite a few times, and I didn’t know it was Valentino. I personally thought it looked too busy. Super pretty as a piece of art, but not as a purse.

  • Julia

    At first I thought any age can pull this off then I went to look at Heidi Montag with it It’s best for younger people. I didn’t expect it to be so big! I want this!! I don’t think it’s busy as long as you keep your outfit lowkey. This creamy color is better than the gray one. So pretty!

  • Melody

    I for one, would definitely carry it. I just think it’s gorgeous and I think it would definitely turn heads =)

  • Sarah

    I am IN LOVE with this bag. It’s amazing.

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