Sometimes in life, you find yourself really wanting to love something for which you ultimately cannot muster all that much enthusiasm. That’s how I feel about the RED Valentino Studded Shoulder Bag; I find it really cute and fun in theory, but in practice, it just feels a little bit off.

I’ve been thinking about this bag for weeks, trying to figure out exactly what it is that keeps me from being enthusiastic. I don’t know if I’ve pinpointed it quite yet, but there’s something about how the round studs (which aren’t really studs at all?) adhere to the black bag. Because the studs are spherical, they don’t feel like a cohesive part of the bag’s design; instead, they sort of look like they’re being held in place with some kind of unseen magnet.

On second thought: an unseen magnet might be kind of a cool trick?

Fantasy magnetism aside: this bag, though kind of fun, is a miss for me. Let us know what you think in the comments, and if you’re into it, you can pick one up for $1,150 via LUISAVIAROMA.

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