Update: I visited Valentino boutique after attending Chanel trunk show to see the tote first hand. In person, it is better than the picture, almost velvety from a distance but quite unique up close. I am guessing the tote is about 18 inches wide, so quite roomy and not very heavy at all. Satin rosettes are prettier up close and this floral tote is enough to pop even the most ordinary outfits. There are other colors available, brown, purple, and Valentino red (which SG thinks is the best color). However, I can see edges fraying already because delicate satin rosette rubbing against clothing and objects will cause these rosettes to become a little tattered over time, which is not savvy for SG. SA suggests I can just trim off frayed edges but that is too much effort for a bag.
SG usually gushes over Valentino pieces but what is going on here? I understand winter floral is mode du jour but this is not quite what I have in mind. This tote looks like a weekend project with Savvy Niece. I can buy a bunch of silk flowers and hot glue onto a bag to get the same look. Well, in case any gal is interested, it is available at Bergdorf Goodman for a mere price tag of $1950. I can think of better way to spend my savvy dollars. What about you?A close up of silk rosettes for those curious gals.
image: Bergdorf Goodman