Dec 29, 2009

Valentino 360 Bow Detail Hobo

Normally I will gush with excitement over a Valentino bag but I am not so sure anymore today. As you know, I adore bow, sequin and ruffle. But, when all 3 elements are put together, I am not feeling it. I will be the first to admit this Valentino 360 sequin and ruffle hobo is unique and quite interesting but what in the heck is a gal to do with it? It is a show piece that will become dated next year. Maybe we have to treat it like a collectible. In my humble opinion, this bag has too much of all the good things......
Instead of the show piece, I like the normal 360 hobo with its bow detail and classic silhouette. Now this is a feminine romantic bag a gal will adore for many season to come. The leather is supple and collapses into a casual elegant tote.
There are two sizes available. The large is 17 x 12 x 6 inch for $1395 and the small is 14 x 8 x 6 inch for $1295. What do you think?

image: last 2 via nordstrom.com

25 comments:

  1. I agree with you - I prefer the normal one. It's truly beautiful.

    Have a wonderful day!! :-)

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  2. Yes stick with the 'ordinary'!

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  3. I absolutely agree with you. You can definately have too much of a good thing. I'm loving the normal hobo! Btw, I love the hobo shape. You can fit a lot into it (good for Mommies...lol), and yet it doesn't feel like a huge bag. :)

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  4. I prefer the simple leather one. So amazing...

    The first one is toooo kitchy!

    Xx

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  5. I love the simple one. Classy and beautiful and elegant. The first one is too cluttered and confusing. Lol.

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  6. Uh-oh... the sparkly one is way too showy with way too much going on for me. I would go with the simpler, cream-colored option. Beautiful!

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  7. The normal one is better! :)

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  8. I like the beige and black ones, too. They're so beautiful and elegant just for the shapes.

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  9. I agree. The first bag is too busy. the bottom ones are much prettier.

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  10. I like the basic black one too.

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  11. I don't know if I like the bag or not, but I do like showpieces. Who says they're dated in a year? No one is authorized to tell me to stop wearing something :-)

    Keep them five years and they'll be fascinating. 10 is vintage!

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  12. Oh this bag is gorgeous-love the nude shade!

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  13. hmmmm, not my favorite to be honest!

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  14. the normal black bow bag suits me much better..the sequins, a little too crazy!

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  15. Hmmm...you are right. The first bag is...a bit much. And I'm sure it feels expensive, but just looking at the pictures it appear a bit cheap.

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  16. the smaller version is the perfect size for an everyday bag i think - definitely too much going on for the sequined and ruffled version. i've had my eye on the red suede version for awhile and just snagged it 50% off at bergdorfs!

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  17. I prefer the basic black. Such a soft, graceful shape...very feminine.

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  18. I like the "normal" one...it's GORGEOUS.

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  19. fabulous...but the price are ridiculous..

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  20. I'm with you--I love the simple black bag.

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  21. I definitely like the classic one more!

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  22. such a fabulous bag! love the large bow
    xx
    marian

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  23. I love the bow bag in the tan!! I NEED IT NOW! ahh!! :)

    Love & Aloha, S
    www.elisharon.blogspot.com

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  24. I bought a pair of Valentino peep toe bow pumps I have still yet too wear...how to I fluff up the satin bows???

    Help me Savvy!

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