Mar 10, 2010

Valentino Rouches Napa Ruffle Hobo, Too Much of a Good Thing???

Mr. Valentino, I have a love/hate relationship with this ruffle bag. On the one hand, I adore ruffle. But, there is just so much ruffle it is distracting. My first impression when I saw the bag was oh-my-it-is-so-puffy. I admit there are lots of tissues inside but it is still all too ruffled for my taste. I can see this is a statement sculptural piece that is supposed to standout. But, I don't have the urge to hug it to me and provide a home in my closet. This bag has an inside zip and two open pockets and measures 13 1/2"H x 15"W x 8 1/2"D. You can take it home for $2595.
If I am to buy a statement ruffled piece, I would pick the Valentino Rose Vertigo for $2395 instead. What do you think?

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31 comments:

  1. Hi! wow, it's cool! Very beautiful! :)

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  2. I love the color, the red is so gorgeous.
    xxx

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  3. Most definitely a conversational piece, but beautiful in its own right.

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  4. I prefer the 2nd one.

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  5. They are a little too frilly for me. I would feel silly carrying it around, even with the most simple and chic outfit...

    By the way, I love your new header. :)

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  6. It's a bit much but I think with a LBD it would be the statement piece!

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  7. I much prefer the Rose Vertigo. I go to my local Valentino store to visit it almost weekly :)

    Actually, I'm over all the ruffles. From the Valentino to the tacky Steve Madden bags to the Big Buddha bags. Enough with the ruffles. They should be on shirts or clutches, not purses - IMHO.

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  8. I love the rose purse better, so beautiful!

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  9. I think you could rock it!

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  10. The Rose Vertigo is gorge
    xx
    marian

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  11. I agree! The rose Valentino is the way to go :)

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  12. I love the rose bag. That would be my choice too.

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  13. Hmmm... I like ruffle detailing, but not ruffles over the entire thing. My vote is for the rose bag, because the layers there form to make a rose, whereas the ruffles on the ruffle bag are just a big mess, lol.

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  14. I actually like the first one better because I like the size and also I don't really like the floral touch that the second bag has.

    From Dolly
    XX
    http://dollydaydreamsdomicile.blogspot.com/

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  15. Very unique but I think it's over ruffly. Or maybe that's just me.

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  16. It is too ruffly for me but I adore that color =)

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  17. yeah.. a bit too ruffle-y for my taste

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  18. A bit too much for me, but I wouldn't refuse it if it was gifted to me. haha :)

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  19. Amazing bag! Love, love,love!!!

    xx

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  20. welllllllllllllll.......they are both pretty (although a little fussy, and probably distract from any outfit one could wear with them), but awfully trendy. i am afraid the ruffle obsession thing will fade fairly soon, and one will be stuck with a very expensive bag that might look outdated quickly. eventually it will come back in style, though.

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  21. My first thoufht was: WOW. Looks gorgeous. But I think it really is a little bit too much and you get tired of it very quickly
    *Nathalie

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  22. I'd pick that Rose Vertigo bag as well. The other one just looks weird!

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  23. The rose bag would be it but still I don't think I'll spend that much for the rose bag either. I guess it's too girly for me. Have a great day! xoxo

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  24. i would pick the rose vertigo bag, the ruffles aren't nearly as overwhelming as the first one!

    -emilyvieur

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  25. yea the first bag is a big toooo ruffly. the 2nd one is better.

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  26. You know, I love the idea and look of the Valentino bags but I just don't think they work in real life.

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  27. I definitely prefer the second one.

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  28. Both are pretty! I actually kind of prefer the first bag myself - there's something about the soft waves that I really like. However, if I were to see it in person, maybe it would seem a bit too "puffy" or voluminous.

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  29. The Valentino one looks better:)

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