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Monday, March 15, 2010

Valentino Nuage "Net" Tote


Valentino Nuage

I spotted the Valentino Nuage "Net" Tote over the weekend and made an IMMEDIATE bee-line for it. From far away, I wasn't entirely sure the bag was made from leather, but once I got up close I let out a tiny squeal of delight. YES, IT'S LEATHER!!! An intricately patterned leather bag that's not from Bottega Veneta. I was seriously floored. What was even more shocking was the fact that the "netting" effect on this Valentino tote is so much more chic and relaxed than the classic intreciatto we've grown accustomed to seeing from BV.

While many Valentino bags have irked me as of late, this design reminds me why I used to like the brand's accessories so much. The 'Nuage' is a spacious tote with a very "high-end" feel, and that's exactly what one looks for in a functional designer bag. Even though I see the 'Nuage' in Miami quite often, I'm always struck by its' beauty. It's stylish, practical and very feminine. I mean, it's main attraction is a pretty bow. How can you argue with a decorative element that makes a design look sweet and edgy all at once? I know many of you will argue with the price on this one ($2295), but, after seeing the exquisite netted exterior, I'd be hard pressed to fault them wanting for wanting to recoup the workmanship employed to achieve such gorgeous results.

Valentino Nuage "Net" Tote available via neimanmarcus.com

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4 Responses to "Valentino Nuage "Net" Tote"
  1. gail said...
    Tuesday, March 16, 2010

    Very nice. I imagine this is fairly lightweight and a comfortable bag to carry. The bow and netting effect do add "oomph" to the bag, otherwise I think it could easily be passed over as just another Valentino with a bow. I would love to see it IRL.

  2. Dania Padron said...
    Tuesday, March 16, 2010

    I thought you might like this one, Gail. I do hate to sound like an enabler (well, not really ;-), but you must see it IRL. I'm certain it's not for everyone, but the netted leather looks so amazing. It moves and shifts around as you swing it on your arm. It has a life all its own. For someone who really falls hard for this bag, the price will probably not be a deterrent. It's the sort of bag that will convince you about that it you love it that much.

  3. Michael St. James said...
    Tuesday, March 16, 2010

    I'm obsessed with this bag! It's absolutely gorgeous!

  4. Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...
    Monday, March 29, 2010

    It's beautiful and it's interesting that in the accessories as well as the clothing line, the things that seem to work best is when the new duo takes a classic Valentino piece and puts a new fabrication spin on it (I'm thinking of their red patent trench). I like this netted effect and agree that it's so much cooler than the BV ones!

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