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Valentino Spring Runway Mixed Floral Print Leather Shoulder Bag, 2015


Feeling floral? This shoulder bag, which took a turn down the runway in Valentino’s 2015 show, combines the beauty of Southeast Asia with Italian leather design. The floral print, which uses an earthy palette of burgundy, blue, and cream, draws inspiration from the Indonesian art of batik. Delicate line and stipple work combine with scale and color to create a pattern that alludes to both modernism and the handmade.

A toothy zip along the top ridge opens up the main compartment, with a central zip interior pocket separating the bag into two distinct sides. Two slip pockets and a wall zip pocket provide additional options for easy access and organization. Constructed from printed leather, the bag keeps a crisp wedge-shaped form. Edges are further defined by black leather piping at all major exterior seams.

The shoulder strap has a black buckle that provides an adjustable range from 15 to 18 inches. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, who were creative directors when this bag was designed in 2015, had transitioned into the role after specializing in accessory design for Valentino under Garavani’s tutelage. Their expertise and first-hand knowledge of the brand’s history is evident in this lively but sophisticated handbag.

Authenticity code: TV 1W0B0924CVP


Strap drop: 18 inches, can be made smaller to 15 inch

Length: 13 inches

Width: 5 inches

Height: 9 inches

This shoulder bag from Valentino’s 2015 line is in excellent condition. Originally purchased for $3695, the pre-owned bag has slight markings on interior and hardware. Made from printed leather, the bag maintains a crisp shape and is edged with leather piping for further reinforcement and definition. The interior is divided in two main compartments that are separated by a central zip pocket.

One wall and two slip pockets provide additional options for organization. The top securely closes with a large zip, which has two pulls. An adjustable shoulder strap secures with a black buckle. Metal rings connect the straps back to leather loops. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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