Get ready to be surprised and astounded, you guys: I’ve found a Valentino bag about which I am totally and utterly ambivalent. I know this doesn’t happen often, so if you feel like you need to take a moment to let that sink in, please go ahead and take one. We’ll wait.

You back? Great.

In fact, I’m having trouble rustling up any thoughts about it at all. However, one continues to reoccur: for two grand, not only can you get a better bag in general, you can get a far more interesting Valentino bag.

The ruffles are suitably rich and textured, I suppose, and the graduated size from top to bottom is ok. Something about it is just not impressive to me at all, however, and maybe it’s because I’ve seen the brand do ruffles in so many more interesting and intricate ways. Perhaps the problem is that they do such an out-of-the-ballpark job with designs that are much more complex, and in comparison, it’s hard to celebrate their ability to pull off something so comparatively simple. Buy through Saks for $1995.

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  • stacy

    oh dear , it’s a beautiful handbag , i love this handbag , yesterday i bought a handbag from a supplier , iam very satified with it , it also was a beautiful handbag , they supply me high quality ,cheap price and best service , so i will share the website with everyone :
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    • BrittanyAnn

      We really dont need that. k thanks.

  • Lianne

    Uh, not. That is just…

    Call me boring, but I like clean lines, not… that. I’ve made exceptions for a great looking bag, but that is definitely not one of those.

  • jane


  • Mochababe73

    The first thing that I said when I saw the picture was “ugh”. The ruffles are too big. It looks like chicken arms are hanging from the bag. Heinous.

  • MAX

    It’s like Jurassic Park dinosaur bag

  • ShoeQueen1961


  • Jane

    I just see elephant ears

  • Terri

    I see Basset Hound ears! Maybe this bag should be called the Rorschach bag! Psychologists would have a field day!!

    • Jane

      I agree!!!!

  • Jenn

    I’ve seen this in person, and try as I might I couldn’t bring myself like it. The black version is cumbersome, and the red one looks like a lobster (think: Sebastian from The Little Mermaid). *sigh*

  • sfitting

    FUGLY…reminds me of sideburns that have gotten waaaayyyyy out of hand.

  • 19yearslater

    If Chloe Sevigny’s Golden Globe dress were to become a bag . . . it would be this one. No, thanks.

    • CMM

      That is exactly what I thought when I saw it!!!

  • Cheryl Degosta

    If they just left the dinosaur sides off the purse I think the purse would be simple but pretty. I could spent the $2000 on a much nicer handbag.

  • hec

    again it has an bit of a valentino inspiration but valentino darling where are you since the change in its look i cant relate to valentino the ruffles being extremly beautifull before on this one i cant find the look of the well built intricate valentino bags of the past look at the name tag the actual position the way it falls when sitting i just well;;;; i miss maestro valentino maybe its in my head but…..i miss him

  • atrophia

    I think the straps are way too small, but I like the ruffles. Not the greatest thing ever, but not all that bad either.

  • Nata

    I liked the concept of this bag until I found that it is quite small inside. If there were less layers of the ruffles and it had more volume, I would come in better terms with this bag. But I still like its “A” shape. I would give it a try if could afford it.

  • Rocnrow

    I think it’s a copy from Prada….

  • Elyse

    it’s a gorgeous color – but something about those ruffles does not sit right with me (fb)

  • The Leading Lady

    I have been in the fashion business for over 30 years. I disagree with you. Have you actually seen the bag in person, feltt the bag, tried this bag on? It is a work of art. It works, it hangs perfectly, it is stunning. It is one thing to look at a picture and write a blog, it is an entirely different thing to ACTUALLY see the bag.

  • Adrienne zedella

    notfor me fb

  • Mary


  • April

    A bag with bat wings!