While Valentino is known for their floral embellishments, their Spring 2011 is completely infused with floral accents galore. One of the versions that caught my attention is the Valentino Napa Straw-Flower Duffel which features sand napa leather with multicolor crystal-punctuated straw flower appliques. Buy via Neiman Marcus for $2,195.

Fill in the blank in the comments below: The Valentino Napa Straw-Flower Duffel is _______.

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  • spanish moss


  • Stacy


  • JZ

    Very ladylike – structured but delicate.

  • Suzanne

    too busy! so much is happening all over the front.

  • Baggy

    Very funny

  • joana

    flowery… too much flower… to much!!!!!!

  • mia

    very lady-like

  • The Little Dust Princess

    Not for me.

  • mochababe73

    pretty and feminine. I love it!

  • Brandy

    Lovely and delicate. However not my cup of tea.

  • Jeri

    similar to a purse I had at age five. Very childish.

  • Jennifer H

    Whimsical and Fun!! Why bother with purses if you can’t have some fun with them!!

  • yy

    surprisingly, not bad.

  • Anita

    not bad. I kind of like it.

  • carrie

    I like it, just not enough to spend 2k for it.

  • gpc


  • Candace

    …not worth 2k. The straw flowers kinda look like mould.

  • MizzJ

    Perfect if I were a Japanese gyaru!


  • churameru

    not worth $2000

  • Millie


    But apparently I’m in the minority for thinking this.

  • Jennifer


  • Maggie

    too flowery!

  • Clare (@BagSlut)

    … perhaps right paired with a pale classy number at a spring wedding. Otherwise not “right” for anything I own, on any occasion.

  • gacats

    …. is reminiscent of my lovely ladylike Aunt. Who is 90 years old.

  • crystal

    ….looking like a $2 craft project!

  • MsLabelsofLust

    The Valentino Napa Straw-Flower Duffel is:
    1. not worth 2grand
    2. not good for people with springtime allergies
    3. a DIY project leftover from your child’s pre-k days

  • edoardo

    I cna’t see Valentino’s bag, they are cheap, stupid nad boring. I hate !


  • Chris

    … a bit silly, but overall lovely and charming. However, I do not have $ 2000 to spend on it.

  • sweetkakes

    It’s like something my grandma would use

  • Staci

    …perfect for a garden party.

  • dalex


  • AshleyG



    Lovely and full of Spring…

  • Raphaela


  • Pam


  • Eva Knox
  • kim

    Unfortunate !

  • Lulugurl

    Love the overall style, but the flowers are just too much. It makes it look childish especially with the dainty pink colour.

  • Cathy Fitz

    not worth 2k.

  • ninjaninja

    Ha ha ha! I had a crossbody very similar to this when I was in first grade!

  • Lucinda

    beyond hideous…

  • cassandra

    very SATC…..I can just imagine Carrie with it!
    and in the words of Samantha, its….fabulous!

  • Mel

    Not for me!

  • dj

    An old-lady purse. I can picture Vicki Lawrence as Mama when I look at this bag. I can see the old lady who babysat me as a child. This is the type of purse that would contain kleenex, cough drops, and a plastic rain hat. This type pf purse should retail for about $19.95, because old ladies are on fixed incomes and don’t want to pay much.

  • Alecia

    a purse I would have carried to church on Easter when I was 12 years old.

  • Lorie

    adorable! I love it.

  • Momentum Handbag

    … a desperate redux, but surely well made.

  • Krista

    The beading would look cuter on a cloth bag.

  • YS(-L)

    over-decorated. I am sorry, I am in the field of design, and this is not approved. Less is more.

  • Jane H.

    spring allergy-inducing.

  • 19yearslater

    interesting. Without the flowers it would be boring, but with them it’s a perfect spring and summer purse. I’m not about to run out and buy one, but it’s nice to look at.

  • Nyzinga

    Hmmm, I think my 3 year old niece has one of these.

  • Lianne

    My 8 year-old niece would love it, but it does nothing for me. I don’t do florals, and the powder pink background is an insipid colour in my books.

  • Karin bag4bag

    The Valentino Napa Straw-Flower Duffel is disappointingly average.
    I think it would need to be seen in the flesh to see the real effect of the crystals and flowers BUT it just seems like your Grandmother’s knitting bag.

  • KH


  • Donna C.

    Not a bag that anybody passed the age of 12 should carry.

  • BooIn

    I got itch seeing this. Makes me wanna pull the appliques one by one.

  • Azwah

    So sweeeeeet it gave me a toothache..

  • jen

    not attractive at all…looks like something a child would carry

  • babe

    too sweet

  • bunnyb

    Too cute and girly.. but not for me.

  • LDJ

    not a head turner!!!!

  • Lizzie

    beyond fugly

  • Raphaela

    To die for :)

  • Sarah

    The Valentino Napa Straw-Flower Duffel is cute & blinging!

  • mabs

    sorry but not my style

  • Blaine

    Granny will love it! I can’t wait to stuff her knitting needles & yarn in it!!

  • KaylaNiche

    I don’t like it.

  • Kimyen

    Looked like some awful skin disease landed on the bag (shudders)

    • Blaine

      LOLZ I think it was the same skin disease that landed on Cate Blanchett’s Oscar dress.

  • Stephanie

    Looks like cheap plastic beading from H&M, Forever 21, or Target.

  • GS2

    Cute for the right person and look.