When PurseBlog reported on Valentino's new logo in 2018, I was only what can be described as underwhelmed. It can be really disappointing when a brand changes its aesthetic, especially when it doesn’t go in a direction you like right away. I didn’t look at Valentino very much that year, and admittedly, the brand hasn’t been on my radar much at all since the iconic Rockstud trend died down. Side note…do we think the Rockstuds are making a comeback now or were they never really gone at all?
I was recently browsing on Farfetch and fell head over heels in love with a Valentino I had never noticed before: the Supervee. As any purse enthusiast does, I went back to research this bag and was shocked to see that PurseBlog covered it all the way back in the fall 2019. How have I overlooked this bag for over two years? I do remember when Kaitlin covered the Valentino runway show, and I also remember the polarizing comments regarding the bags and…ahem…the large hardware, but it is truly shocking to me that the bags themselves didn’t make a lasting impression on me.
Fast forward 2.5 years later and I am absolutely smitten with the Supervee. I have always been drawn towards bold hardware, and the Supervee delivers in spades. The bag comes in two sizes, with the larger size measuring in at 7.1" L x 10.6" W x 2.8" D and the small version measuring in at 5.1" L x 7.1" W x 5.1"D. The small version of this bag retails for $1,995 and the larger version retails for $2,880. With a price difference that drastic, I'm probably going for the smaller version.
Both sizes feature an adjustable shoulder strap and an internal pocket. The Supervee also comes in a rainbow of colors, and I am obsessed with the pale pink and green versions, although they’re all beautiful. Most Supervees feature the maxi hardware in a stunning gold color, but there are also some versions floating around with silver hardware if that is suited better to your taste. The bag also features a front flap opening with a magnetic fastening, which I would imagine makes it easy to get in and out of. I love carrying a design that is convenient to wear...difficult clasps are a dealbreaker for me.
If it wasn’t obvious enough, I really love this bag. I have never owned a Valentino bag before (despite always wanting a Rockstud bag!), but this may have to be my first foray into the brand. However, I know many PurseBloggers feel differently about it considering the hardware.
So what about you? Are you loving or leaving the Valentino Supervee?