A look at Valentino Garavani and the Italian designer’s most iconic bags of all time

When it comes to the most sough-after fashion brands in the world today, you’d be hard pressed to find a woman who wouldn’t tell you that Valentino Garavani was at the top of her list. Renowned for its iconic shoes an handbags, Valentino Garavani has had a long history of presenting the fashion world with some incredible handbag designs with each new season – many of which have gone on to become coveted and highly sought-after pieces of arm candy that any style conscious woman would be thrilled to get hold of.

Established in 1960, when Garavani returned home from Paris and opened his maiden fashion house in Rome, today, the designer is a legend in his field, highly regarded in the world of fashion as one of the top names in the business.

Italian designer Valentino Garavani poses at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Tower in February 2013. Image credit: Joe Seer/Bigstock.com

Favoured by an endless list of A-list clientele, Valentino Garavani bags exude unrivalled prestige and grandeur and from simple to intricate, subtle to extravagant, there’s a style to suit every taste. The one thing they have in common though, is that all are meticulously designed and made using only the finest of materials, with impeccable attention to every exquisite detail.

Of course, some handbags have become more iconic than others over the past sixty years, and some of the most highly sought-after today are those timeless models that will easily remain in your collection for years to come. Here, we take a look at some of the brand’s finest ever creations – those that have been elevated to fashion royalty and will remain there long into the future. If you don’t own one yet, then after this, it won’t be long.

Valentino Garavani Rockstud Shoulder Bag

If there is one bag that defines the fashion aesthetic of Valentino Garavani, it’s the Valentino Garavani Rockstud shoulder bag. A subtle smattering of studs adorns the smooth black leather of this high-quality and stylish model, epitomising the minimalistic luxury offered by the brand. No matter how many years pass by, the Rockstud is certain to remain a major cornerstone of the Valentino Garavani brand.

Valentino The Rockstud Textured-Leather Hobo Shoulder Bag

If you’ve ever wished for a bag that would combine timeless luxury with a hint of your bohemian outlook on life? Then this is the bag for you. Combining the exclusive Rockstud studs with a long, colourful guitar-style strap, it’s a model that exudes youthful vigour as much as it does aristocratic simplicity. Designed and meticulously put together in Italy, this bag showcases the unique artfulness of the legendary designer Valentino, and is a brave design that seamless fuses street style with opulence, all in one experimental masterpiece.

Valentino Garavani Demilune Leather Shoulder Bag

If you were wondering what other things Valentino Garavani can offer other besides the Rockstud style, then look no further. A sophisticated leather bag adorned with glamorous chain links, this fashion-forward bag is one of those pieces you just know you’ll still be joyfully accessorising with in years to come. Understated yet undeniably chic, it’s a fashionista’s dream.

Valentino Garavani Rockstud Spike Handbag

Combining the best features of two of its most iconic designs, the Garavani Rockstud Spike Handbag fuses a stylish quilted effect on calfskin leather with the instantly recognisable pyramidal rockstud. A bag that has been sported by many glamourous stars such as Karlie Kloss, Jessica Alba, it has fast become one of the most sough-after designs the brand has ever made. Adorned with both a spiked handle and a detachable shoulder chain, it’s a statement piece that every woman should have in her wardrobe – although if they did, then likely it wouldn’t be nearly as an attractive prospect as this coveted and exclusive piece.

With such a loyal legion of fans ranging from Hollywood stars to catwalk supermodels, it’s little wonder that Valentino Garavani handbags do not come cheap, but any item within the collection is worth the investment. If you’re anything like us, you’ll want to collect the lot – so why not treat yourself and splurge on a few of your favourites? If you’re lucky you might even manage to
get hold of one of these Valentino Garavani bags on sale but don’t waste any time, because these highly coveted styles are unlikely to remain available there for long.

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