Whisper the name ‘Valentino Garavani’, and just about every style-conscious female’s ears will prick up at once – for this is a brand that has, over the years, become synonymous with sophistication and luxury.
Famed for its iconic and instantly recognisable studded handbags and shoes and favoured by an endless stream of A-listers who are often seen posing with its wares, there’s no denying that the Rome-based Italian fashion house has made its mark on the world since its inception in 1960.
Renowned for its high fashion clothes for men and women, accessories, perfumes and ready to wear must-haves, it’s little wonder that it has become one of the most popular brands amongst affluent and high-net-worth fashion lovers looking to express their personal style and create a polished and perfected look for all occasions.
And from the simple to the intricate, the subtle to the extravagant, it seems that Valentino has nailed the perfect recipe for cult-status Valentino Garavani accessories and designer bags for women, with each of its models ever on-trend in a timeless sense that means they will last you for years to come.
This summer, the luxury designer brand has brought out a range of beautiful new designer purses and handbags that are just perfect for the warmer weather, and that will perfectly complement the season’s floral midis and relaxed, off-duty chic, adding flair to even the most dressed-down of outfits and making a statement that screams stylish.
Here, we take a look at some of the latest Valentino Garavani ‘it’ bags to be seen with – not just in 2021, but for years to come.
The SuperVee handbag
This prestigious new model, made from nappa leather, is the ultimate all-season handbag to have on your arm this year, and features antique brass-finish metal hardware for the ultimate style statement. Available in a range of different colours to suit all your favourite outfits, this lavish calfskin offering is a versatile choice, too – and with a detachable handle and leather strap included so that you can wear it as both a crossbody and shoulder bag on different occasions, it’s beautifully finished with a bold maxi VLogo Signature for maximum impact.
The SuperVee handbag in raffia
For a more seasonal choice, this chevron-patterned design offers a stunning twist on the SuperVee model, with its raffia finish making it the perfect choice to sling over your shoulder for a summer city break or a day at your favourite beach club. Once again, it features the iconic VLogo Signature that the Maison can be recognised by, with a canvas lining, and protective feet. One of our favourite women’s handbags to launch this year.
Medium Roman Stud ‘the shoulder bag’ in nappa, with chain
This gorgeous shoulder bag features an opulent quilted finish, and is embellished with Valentino’s Garavani signature maxi studs to create the ultimate style statement. Its rhombus pattern is perfectly enhanced with tone on tone stitching, with a twist lock closure and antique brass-finish metal hardware. This is one designer handbag with attitude, and one we can see taking pride of place in our own collection for years to come.
Large Roman Stud cashmere tricot bag with chain
For an entirely unique take on Valentino’s Garavani signature studded handbags, this unusual knitted design is the perfect balance of sophisticated style and laid-back bohemian chic, a distinctive knitted cashmere finish, the icing on the cake is a smattering of carefully placed hammered-effect studs. Wear as a shoulder back or across the body, depending on your outfit and plans for the day.
Roman Stud in raffia
Another Valentino Garavani bag that has been making waves since its launch, in its new raffia style, is quickly becoming one of the most sought after designer women’s bags of the season. Its distinctive rhombus pattern is enhanced by raffia, and it is once again accented by the brand’s signature studded hardware. A must-have that will set you apart from the crowd, and a sound investment that will last you for many summers into the future.
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