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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  • Y Ajayi

    Looks like skittles plonked haphazardly on to a black bag, meh I’ll pass.

    • Yazi

      Lol! Exactly.

  • Rosa Lily

    Just no.

  • FashionableLena

    No. It looks as though they are stuck with map pins.

  • CoCo

    Leave it. Waaay to expensive for $1,150. PLUS, it looks like something you can buy at Forever 21.

  • Lina Lee

    Leave it.

  • Rosa

    Well, there’s a fine line between “whimsy” and “tacky”. Unfortunately, this one is leaning toward “tacky”. There have been so many gimmick designs out there lately presumably catering to wealthy young female techies. But, seriously, give me a break.

    • Leechiyong

      If they’re aiming at wealthy female techies, they’ve missed the mark and are out in the middle of nowhere. I passed this around as the “what the…” bag of the day at work.

    • phlox

      I love that that’s their target audience (I can’t imagine Ellen Pao wearing this!) Rich nerds tend to love Miu Miu and Prada; the intellectual quirky retro thing.

  • Purseloco

    REALLY? And I like crazy designs but this just bad.

  • Irene

    First thought, “really?”, but then I thought what a fun going out bag for the early twenty something year old. That’s a quirky party bag for the quirky party girl. Now that price tag may be a bit hefty for the early twenty something year old but hell, I jacked my credit cards way up there on outfits and accessories when I was that age.
    Not for me, not my style, but there is that girl that could pull that bag off.

  • Canuck65

    This bag looks really cheap to me – like some DIY project.

  • Sarah Zwick

    I feel like this bag has multicolor zits growing out of it

  • Smithy

    Oh Ma Gawd….just bought this bag at Clare’s. Loveeeeeeeee!!!!

  • Dylan Propst

    It looks like the Seeet Charity bag by Christian Louboutin.

  • It looks like those candies you eat off the paper! I kind of like it but not at that price tag.

    • kindled

      my exact thoughts!

  • Jerri R

    I wouldn’t say it is extremely ugly, but doesn’t seem practical. I would hate to bang the bag on some hard surface and have some of the pieces fall off, or have them scraped and/or dirtied.

  • mmm

    “I don’t know if I’ve pinpointed it just yet”

    haha, nice work

  • Karisma

    Leave It!

  • Wilma

    Looks like the DOTS CANDY of my distant youth.

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  • Carla Habana

    Ughh so tacky. Looks like cheap beads from a craft store. What a waste of money.. Smh

  • phlox

    I can’t with most Valentino handbags (black shoulder bag with GHW excepted)… for some reason they never sway either to truly hard-edged or truly cute, but occupy some kind of odd, fast fashion-esque middle ground.

  • Sue

    It is so tacky. If I saw someone wearing that I would cringe. The rainbow bubbles are so unnecessary and ruin the bag. Vom.

  • Umm… did nobody notice this just looks like a tackier replica of one of Louboutin’s collections?

  • DaisyFields

    I hate it. It looks tacky and reminds me of straight pins.

  • Jdii Mughal

    you have nice
    collections please chekout our Clutche collections.

  • Rashida

    I don’t like it.

  • Sparkletastic

    That is a fugly bag. End of story.