Valentino Rose Vertigo ShopperIf you’re a regular PurseBlog reader, then you know we’ve covered the Valentino Rose Vertigo Shopper in the past. I gave it a rave back then in a shade of Barbie pink, and I thought it was worth a revisit for fall.

We don’t normally revisit bags, but this bag demonstrates better than any other bag I can think of how the change of a color can change a bag’s entire look. In hot pink, the bag was like something Elle Woods would wear in Legally Blonde – flamboyant, over-the-top, and ultra girly. When you take the exact same bag with the same sumptuous leather and change it to a medium grey, though, the bag’s mood changes completely. It’s still utterly fabulous, but the effect is very different. Instead of being girly and glam, the bag is edgy and hip, which would appeal to an entirely different consumer. Plus, the wonderful grey would look amazing with jeans and a sleek sweater when cold weather arrives since the color gives the bag a more casual profile. How the bag differs from one color to the next is a reminder to us all how much just one thing can change a bag’s entire appeal. Buy through Nordstrom for $2395.

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  • Beth S.

    I loved it in pink, I love it in gray. Much more sophisticated, still fabulously feminine and fun!

  • Caroline @ Salescoop

    I am obsessed with this bag. I have some kind of weird attraction to anything that is made to resemble a rose like this. In grey, this bag is so incredibly sophisticated and classy. It is so cool that leather can even be shaped like that!


  • Mandy

    I also love when leather is twisted into roses or flowers in general, especially on sophisticated bags. However, this does not work for me. Maybe it’s just because it’s a bit too much for me. I truly admire the craftsmanship and creativity that went into it, though.

  • Jeannette

    I like it but I’d like it in red though. I bought one just like it (one of my greatest bag deals) at

  • kmroboto

    I liked it in pink but I LOVE it in grey! I would never have carried the pink one but this one I would totally rock!

  • Wedding Guru

    I liked the pink version as its more girly and hep. But its out of my budget.


  • Pamela M

    I wasn’t wild about the pink version, but this one is just so gorgeous and fabulous I can’t hardly stand it! It doesn’t even look like leather, it looks like silk, really! Like a silky ruffled shirt. Skinny jeans and black boots. Oh, I want, I want!!

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