The coveted “V” of Valentino by Mario Valentino has stood for cutting-edge fashion and impeccable craftsmanship since 1952. Since showing at the 1979 Milan Fashion Week, Valentino bags has grown into a fashion powerhouse that is still incredibly relevant today.
Here at Daniel Footwear, we love the fashion-forward innovation and high-quality materials used in Valentino bags. So, here is everything you need to know about Valentino bags and how to find the perfect bag for you or a loved one.
Table of contents
- Valentino origins
- Is Valentino a designer brand?
- Valentino bag materials
- Which are the best Valentino bags to buy
- How to style your Valentino bag
- Celebrities that have worn Valentino bags
- How to care for your Valentino bag
- How to check your Valentino bag authenticity
Valentino arrived on the Italian fashion scene in 1952 with a wealth of knowledge he gained from working in his father’s workshop in Naples, creating custom footwear for high-end clients. He opened his own footwear and leather goods company and started trading under the Valentino trademark. But, instead of copying current and standard designs, he revolutionised the fashion designs of the day with innovative, controversial and daring designs for the most fashionable women in society.
Is Valentino a designer brand?
Mario Valentino is a reputable and respected brand that today makes high-quality premium products to complement a fun and varied wardrobe, not to be confused with the women’s fashion designer Valentino Garavani.
Although Valentino bags are not in the same league as Gucci or Burberry, they are still a premium brand because of their well-made products and design quality.
Valentino bag materials
Valentino makes their bags from premium leather, including some calf and sheep skin. There are various textures depending on the style and feel of the handbag you want. For example, Sauvage leather is soft and supple, providing ultimate luxury and comfort. The Dollaro leather retains the natural leather grain, perfect for chic modern designs. The Saffiano leather has a classic, elegant refinement for a stiff, shiny finish. Lastly, opt for suede leather for soft, velvety luxury.
However, to make their bags more affordable, Valentino is increasingly using Polyurethane to make their bags. Most of our Valentino bag collections are faux leather.
Which are the best Valentino bags to buy
At Daniel Footwear, we have a stunning selection of Valentino handbags in various colours, materials and sizes to suit any taste. Here are our favourite bag picks to spark your interest and help you find the perfect bag for you or your loved one.
The practical tote
All our Valentino tote bags are practical because they can hold all your belongings whilst not compromising their style. Browse the collection and discover premium finishes like pebbled, quilted and moc croc leather. Each tote bag is beautifully decorated with recognisable Valentino branding throughout the bag.
Our top recommendations for the best Valentino tote bags
The iconic Alexia Black Logo Strap Tote Bag is ideal for practical businesswomen to use every day. It features multiple compartments and plenty of space to keep everything you need for your trip to the office. The detachable strap makes this bag a favourite among commuters.
If you’re looking for a smaller tote bag that brings a fresh take on the design, we have the Small Tortillas Ecru Tote Bag to add to your bag collection. The broad top handle attachments and detachable loop strap give an eye-catching breath of fresh air to the everyday tote.
Lastly, the timeless Ada Black Quilted Tote Bag can effortlessly flip from day to night wear, and with the long carry chain, this tote bag makes for easy carrying.
Easy-to-wear cross-body, backpacks and shoulder bags
Our Valentino cross-body, backpacks and shoulder bags allow you to free up your hands while carrying your belongings. These bags are perfect for day wear, travelling, exploring or shopping.
Our top recommendations for the best Valentino cross-body and shoulder bags.
One of our most popular cross-body bags by Valentino is the Pattie Haversack Pebbled Black Cross-Body Bag. The everyday style and compact size make this the ideal bag for travelling or shopping. Sling this bag over your shoulder or across your body for convenient hands-free carrying.
We recommend the Alexia Black Logo Strap Shoulder Bag for a more formal shoulder bag look. Carry this bag with the detachable logo shoulder strap on your shoulder so you can continue your day hands-free.
Chic clutch and messenger bags
The Valentino clutch and messenger bags provide a discreet place to put your personal belongings on formal occasions or if you’re switching from day to night wear.
Our top recommendations for the best Valentino clutch bags.
Valentino’s Divina Pebbled Clutch Bag comes in six stunning colours, including metallic silver and peachy pink. Pair these practical clutch bags to match your outfit, whether going to a formal occasion or partying all night long.
How to style your Valentino bag
Valentino bags are popular amongst women who want premium Italian leather handbags in fashion-forward designs without breaking the bank. Our Valentino bags carry on the legacy of Mario Valentino, creating innovative, daring designs to pair with your favourite fashion pieces.
Our Valentino bags collection is highly versatile as they pair well with office or casual wear. You can also select a clutch bag for a more formal look or to keep your night-out essentials together.
Celebrities that have worn Valentino bags
While Mario Valentino was alive, he received high praise and admiration from contemporary top stars of the day, like Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve and Jackie Kennedy.
How to care for your Valentino bag
Valentino bags are crafted from genuine Italian leather and giving them the best care can make them last a lifetime. Keep your bags out of direct sunlight and extreme heat to prevent discolouration. If your bag gets wet, use a dry cloth to blot the spots quickly, or it will stain. Then let the bag air dry away from any heat source.
If you don’t regularly use your bag, put stuffing into the Valentino bag to help it retain its shape. Store it in the yellow dust cover that comes with your Valentino bag.
If you soil your bag, clean it with a damp, soft cloth and mild bar soap. Wipe with the leather grain and wipe again with a damp cloth, then let it air dry.
How to check your Valentino bag authenticity
To guarantee authenticity when shopping for a Valentino bag, use this authenticating method to avoid buying counterfeit bags.
If you purchase a Valentino bag through an official Vantentino bag retailer, each bag has an individual security or authenticity tag and authenticity card.
Discover Valentino bags at Daniel Footwear
Now you know everything there is to know about Valentino bags, why not browse our full collection of Valentino bags to find your next stylish bag for your designer bag collection? Valentino bags make great Christmas gifts for your loved ones, so get yours online to avoid disappointment.