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The fashion editor approved Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

From Barbiecore pink to punk-inspired studs, here are the luxury it-bags to know

There’s nothing quite like an It-bag to update your look and the new season switch-up is the perfect time to invest in a luxury handbag. When it comes to elegant women’s designer bags, Valentino Garavani reigns supreme. Whether you’re looking to tap into AW22’s hotter-than-hot Barbiecore pink trend or you’re on the hunt for a timeless classic, choose the right designer bag and it will immediately elevate any outfit. Here’s our edit of the best Valentino Garavani handbags for this season and beyond. 

Valentino Pink PP Collection

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

This year, there’s been just one colour dominating catwalks and headlines alike: hot pink. The trend first started when Valentino sent all-Pink PP looks down the runway in March, with Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli collaborating with Pantone Color Institute to create the Italian fashion house’s very own vivid fuchsia shade, Pink PP. Embrace the Barbiecore craze with a Valentino Garavani mini One Stud or maxi Hobo bag in the same eye-catching hue. 

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

One Stud
Mini One Stud Nappa handbag
£2,190

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

Roman Stud
Shoulder Bag in lambskin nappa
£2,100

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

Rockstud
Small Grainy Crossbody Handbag
£980

Valentino Garavani One Stud bags

Valentino Garavani’s One Stud collection is all about bold shapes and clean lines – and while the gold rivets may have become a trademark of the brand ever since they first appeared on their Rockstuds over a decade ago, this range takes a more pared-back approach. The only adornment comes in the form of one oversized stud stamped on the front of the bag. Simple and sophisticated, it’s an instant classic. 

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

One Stud
Nappa Bag with Chain
£2,290

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

One Stud
Nappa Leather Maxi Hobo Bag
£2,950

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

One Stud
Small Nappa Handbag
£1,890

Valentino Garavani Stud Sign bags

The Stud Sign is the newest style to join the Valentino Garavani bag family. Originating from the brand’s AW22 collection, the new range includes maxi Hobo styles to structured shoulder bags, all featuring the house’s iconic and oversized punky embellishments across the shoulder strap. Crafted from smooth leather and finished with the VLogo plaque, the Valentino Garavani Stud Sign bag is sure to become a cult favourite.

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

Stud Sign
Nappa Shoulder Bag
£1,900

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

Stud Sign
Calfskin Hobo Bag
£1,790

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

Stud Sign
Grainy Calfskin Shoulder Bag
£2,290

Valentino Garavani Locò bags

The Valentino Garavani Locò collection offers up a fun, playful take on the Maison’s now-iconic baguette silhouette. The minimalist shape and signature VLogo emblem on the clasp both play into the current Y2K nostalgic mood perfectly. Choose from 3D applique flowers adorning the Valentino Garavani Pink PP shoulder bag, glittering Swarovski crystals or bright primary hues. Whatever the colour or finish, each Valentino Garavani Locò bag offers a detachable chain strap and handle, which transforms the it-bag from a shoulder bag into a clutch, giving both versatility and functionality.

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

Locò
Embroidered Small Shoulder Bag
£2,650

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

Locò
Shoulder Bag with Applique Flowers
£2,950

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

Locò
Small Shoulder Bag in Calfskin
£1,550

Valentino Garavani Roman Stud bags

As the name might suggest, this collection of bags looked to the past for its inspiration, with the pyramid-shaped studs that punctuate the front of each one fashioned in the style of the front doors of wealthy Roman houses. An evolution of Valentino Garavani famous Rockstud design, the new collection offers a grown-up spin on the hardware trend. 

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

Roman Stud
Medium Shoulder Bag in Denim
£2,190

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

Roman Stud
Small Handle Bag in Nappa
£2,290

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

Roman Stud
Medium Shoulder Bag in Nappa
£2,290

Valentino Garavani Rockstud Spike bags

For an elevated update on the punk aesthetic, look no further than the Rockstud Spike range. Butter-soft leather is covered in gleaming pyramid-shaped studs for a gloriously decadent feel, and the collection comes in a range of vibrant hues and silhouettes, from emerald green shoulder bags to inky black crossbody clutches. Punk has never looked so chic.

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

Rockstud Spike
Medium Bag with Chain
£1,990

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

Rockstud Spike
Calfskin Shoulder Bag
£1,800

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

Rockstud Spike
Small Bag in Nappa
£1,690

Valentino Garavani VSLING bags

For the last word in ladylike glamour, it has to be the Valentino Garavani VSLING, whose neatly structured design would make the perfect choice for a chic work bag. The compact, top handle silhouette comes in a variety of smart muted shades, as well as a dazzling bejewelled version for a touch of extra sparkle this party season. 

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

Vsling
Small Handbag with Jewel Handle
£3,190

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

Vsling
Small Grainy Calfskin Handbag
£1,890

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

Vsling
Mini Handbag with Jewel Embroidery
£3,550

Valentino Garavani Rockstud bags

When you think of Valentino Garavani designer handbags, you automatically think of the Rockstud, which has become one of the Italian Maison’s most iconic designs since first launching in 2010. The polished studs have made their way across everything from heeled sandals and trainers to bracelets and bags, where you’ll find them bringing a dose of rock ‘n roll attitude to micro shoulder bags, oversized totes and everything in between.  

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

Rockstud
Grainy Calfskin Crossbody Bag
£890

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

Rockstud
Medium Grainy Calfskin Bag
£1,790

Luxury Valentino Garavani handbags to invest in this season

Rockstud
Small Grainy Calfskin Handbag
£1,190

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