At the time of this writing, our reader poll indicates that the majority of our readers are experiencing at least a bit of stud fatigue. It looks like no one told Valentino – almost all of the brand’s Spring 2011 handbags featured a stud of one sort or another.

As is Valentino’s predilection, the studs were mostly used in a small, decorative capacity as a part of larger, more ladylike designs. Perhaps surprisingly, the brand seemed to abandon entirely the intricate, abundant flowers and ruffles that have made it a star in the accessories world as of late. Surely this is only one part of the line that will eventually make its way to retail, but I hope that the brand has a few tricks up its sleeve that are more exciting than studded hand straps appear to serve no practical purpose off the runway.

Photos via Style.com.

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