Similar to my view on people, I like to find the good in handbags. Even when a certain bag has missed the mark, I do my best to point out the positive features while making note and keeping in mind the flaws. However, I have very few positives to point out with this Valentino creation. But, like so many bad bags that could have been good, this one had potential; but any potential it had has been completely lost and forgotten with the hideous ruffles. You’ll see what I am talking about after the jump, but, remember, I warned you!
So here it is, the Valentino Rouch Fringed Leather Hobo. Are you gasping like I did or are you loving it? The funny thing is that I actually began writing about this bag the other day and I am finishing it today – and it is now sold out. So, as you can probably predict, I am basically speechless. I don’t know how this bag could be sold out. But now, onto the bag.
The designers behind this had not only the best intentions but also a spot on vision. If you can look passed the ruffles, which I realize is hard to do, you will find a really fabulous bag. The silver laser-cut fringing actually reminds me of the Burberry Prorsum Medium Osprey Leather, which I still love. The laser-cut fringing is a feature I truly admire. However, it is hard to appreciate when all you can really notice is the oversized ruffles. I see absolutely no purpose – not for function nor fashion. This bag is lined with black satin which I appreciate. But, unfortunately the ruffles did so much damage that I can’t really even begin to think about appreciating the rest of the bag. If you disagree, cross your fingers and perhaps Net-a-Porter will restock, at $2880 a piece.