Bag it up: The Valentino Garavani handbags your winter wardrobe needs

Zoe Gunn

22 November 2021

From work meetings to holiday parties, these must-have Valentino Garavani handbags have got every event covered

22 November 2021 | Zoe Gunn

In partnership with: Valentino Garavani

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andbags, remember those? While they may have lay gathering dust during lockdown, with the winter party season just around the corner and many of us finally heading back to the office, the time has come to brush the cobwebs off your handbag collection. Or, better yet, reinvigorate your autumn wardrobe with a few new investments.

And, when it comes to new season must-haves, Valentino Garavani women's designer purses are always at the top of any fashion fan’s wish list. From glamorous mini bags perfect for elegant evening looks to chic-yet-practical carry-alls for women on the go, these are the Valentino Garavani handbags your winter wardrobe can’t do without.

Crossbody bags

Small Rockstud grainy calfskin crossbody bag, £980, valentino.com; Small Rcokstud grainy leather crossbody bag, £890, valentino.com; Valentino Garavani 03 Rose Edition Atelier crossbody bag, £1,750, valentino.com; Small Supervee crossbody bag, £1,540, valentino.com

Easily the most useful bag to have in your collection, a classic crossbody bag can go anywhere and everywhere while, crucially, leaving your hands free. Happily, the Valentino Garavani crossbody bags also present plenty of options to show off your personal style. Looking for a house signature that will go with everything in your wardrobe? The house’s Rockstud bags come in both envelope and camera bag styles and are crafted in a textured grainy leather that just gets better with age.

Feeling a little bolder? The Valentino Garavani 03 Rose Edition Atelier round crossbody bag utilises intricate leather petals to create a 3D floral effect while the Supervee features a statement gold clasp contrasted with a bright green calfskin body. Whichever you choose, you’re guaranteed to turn heads.

Shoulder bags

Stud Sign nappa shoulder bag, £1,900, valentino.com; Small Rockstud grainy calfskin shoulder bag, £890, valentino.com; Medium Roman Stud shoulder bag, £2,100, valentino.com; Rockstud Alcove grainy calfskin box bag, £1,800, valentino.com

Just as versatile, but perhaps a touch more playful, a good shoulder bag offers up a bevy of style options. Will you wear it long and louche, tucked under your shoulder or hug it to your body cool-girl style? Well, with these colourful designs from Maison Valentino you can do all three.

Putting its signature stud detailing to good use across the collection, tap into the trend for Nineties revival styles with the elongated silhouettes of the Valentino Garavani Stud Sign nappa shoulder bag and Valentino Garavani Small Rockstud grainy calfskin bag. (Carrie Bradshaw would approve.) Elsewhere, the unusual shape of the quilted Valentino Garavani Roman Stud shoulder bag offers sophistication when rendered in an autumnal maroon hue while party girls will find much to love in a pink Valentino Garavani Rockstud Alcove grainy calfskin box bag perfectly sized for your evening essentials.

Evening bags

Mini VSling grainy calfskin handbag, £1,550, valentino.com; Micro Rockstud Alcove bag, £1,640, valentino.com; Mini VLogo Signature grainy calfskin hobo bag, £780, valentino.com; Rockstud Spike nappa leather clutch bag, £1,230, valentino.com

Good festive events should call for guests to carry nothing more than their phone and some lipstick so why burden yourself with a big handbag when the Valentino Garavani range of mini bags and clutches offer an enticing alternative? The cherry red Valentino Garavani Spike crossbody clutch bag offers a roomier alternative for those who can’t be parted with all the detritus of modern life (and looks festive to boot) while shrunken versions of some of the house’s best selling bags make for adorable accessories. Each featuring the iconic V logo and crafted from fine nappa or grainy leather, you need only worry about choosing your favourite silhouette.

Carry-all bags

Supervee raffia handbag, £1,550, valentino.com; Roman Stud handle bag, £2,370, valentino.com; Small Rockstud grainy calfskin hobo bag, £1,280, valentino.com; Medium Valentino Garavani 05 Plisse Edition Atelier tote bag, £1,500, valentino.com

At the other end of the scale are spacious Valentino Garavani tote bags and carry-alls designed for women on the go. Whether it’s a day-to-night outfit change, work tech essentials or even if you’re just determined to be the chicest mother at the school gate, there’s a roomy style for everyone.

Prefer something with a little more structure? Look to the Valentino Garavani Rockstud hobo bag and Roman Stud handle bag for designs that offer plenty of space for all your essentials while incorporating the house’s instantly recognisable design codes. Alternatively, a tote bag works brilliantly as a more casual option or as a secondary bag to wear alongside your favourite shoulder or crossbody bag. We adore the vintage feel of both the Valentino Garavani Supervee handbag in raffia with a chevron pattern and elegantly pleated Valentino Garavani Atelier tote bag.

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