Valentino Catch SatchelIn the case of the Valentino Catch Satchel, I don’t even really want to talk about the bag. It’s kind of boring and I feel like it’s already been done a thousand times, and the patent black doesn’t feel particularly current in a season when thick, matte biker leather has become the thing to have.

What I want to talk about it the clasp (is it a clasp? Actually I don’t think it is) on the front. It’s a crystal-encrusted Valentino logo, and the part of me that has somewhat questionable (ok, tacky) taste absolutely loves it. And then I wonder – why don’t more designers do hardware like this? It gives the front of the bag a shimmer that normal, shiny silver hardware could never replicate, and it’s delightfully whimsical and silly-feeling (and I mean silly in a good way, I assure you). So maybe they should try again with the bag, and leave the super sparkly stuff on the front like it is. Even if it’s questionably tasteful. Buy through Nordstrom for $1895.

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  • Urooj

    The clasp looks like an upside down Infiniti logo


    you can’t be serious! i too have a tacky side and even i wouldn’t be caught dead sporting a bag with a jewel encrusted logo.

    michael st. james

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  • perkypeach

    Don’t love the bag but I do love black patent leather. It’s classic and I don’t think it’s going out of style…at least I hope it’s not ’cause I’m 100% committed to carrying my new black patent bag.

  • Pandor@

    … Geez!
    I want to love the brand, but this is becoming harder & harder.

  • Jane H.

    Maybe this is a bad photo but it looks like a bag I can get at a thrift store.

  • Merve

    patent plastic and tacky diamante for 2k? We are not stupid.

  • Tan

    I’m sorry to say but I think this bag looks cheap.

  • hect

    its such an overdone concept and the infiniti comment is so true but its the effect with valentino in general since he left in all areas of the company its all just dull and not valentino i miss the the layers the roses the true sense of valentino

  • Sara

    Dear all li have the Valentino Large Nuage Nude Color Bow Bag -new that i would like to sell for $2000

    I also have Valentino Gold Petal Tote Bag- New W/ Tags that i would like to sell it for $2600

    If anyone is interested email me at

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  • anonymous

    well the large Nuage retails for $1095 and the petal tote for $2395… so thats just silly.