Valentino

Update: This post has been updated on December 2, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Listen up, ladies, we have another Valentino shoe post here and for once it’s not about one from the Rockstud family. After doing like a hundred different Rockstud shoe styles, Valentino finally decided to move on to a softer direction. No studs and no pointy toes anymore, instead followed floral prints and round almond toes. Valentino’s “Bo-y-ch” striped colorblock booties starkly contrast to Valentino’s usual romantic aesthetic. They’re bold and extravagant rather than feminine and pretty and I totally sense a 70s vibe here. It’s a statement boot I would’ve expected from Chloé, but from Valentino? Unusual, admittedly, but I like to be surprised once in a while. Plus, these funky boots totally remind me of those colorful socks probably everyone of us has been gifted in their life at least once by one of their grandmas, aunts or other relatives. Except these cost a hefty $1.375. That would be quite an expensive christmas present!

Valentino Boych Striped Colorblock Booties

Valentino Bo-y-ch Striped Colorblock Bootiesls
($1.375, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Forward by Elyse Walker, Nordstromls, Farfetchls & Lane Crawfordls.

Choies Striped Colorblock Booties

Update (12/02/2015): Just came across these insanely cute Valentino Bo-y-ch dupes while browsing Choies and immediately wanted to share them with you. Price: $49.99 and they’re also available in a tall boot version.

Choies Striped Colorblock Booties (Valentino Bo-y-ch dupes)

Choies Striped Colorblock Booties
($49.99, Choies)

ASOS “End It On This” Ankle Boots

If you love Valentino’s new funky boots yet can’t afford them, then how about these Valentino Bo-y-ch inspired striped booties I found at ASOS here? They’re obviously not an identical match, but the inspiration is clearly visible I think. And to be totally honest with you, I kind of prefer ASOS’ version because the color selection seems more fitting for Fall and I think the colors here harmonize better than on the real deal Valentinos. What do you prefer? Real or steal deal?

ASOS "End It On This" Ankle Boots (Valentino Bo-y-ch knockoffs)

ASOS “End It On This” Ankle Boots
($81, ASOS)

Image source(s): Forward by Elyse Walker, Lane Crawford, ASOS

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Update: This post has been updated on February 7, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

And here we go again with yet another Valentino bag from the ever so popular “Rockstud“-family. I love the simple design of this studded tote! Imagine how good this bag would look against an all-white outfit. It’s the perfect bag to get you through a summer weekend! But, ouch, the price tag of $1.895 is a little heavy!

Valentino Rockstud Medium Shopping Tote Bag in black

Valentino Rockstud Medium Shopping Tote Bag
($1.895, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstrom & Neiman Marcus.

Aldo “Paniala” Pyramid Stud Tote Bag

Update (08/26/2015): Spotted this Valentino Rockstud inspired tote bags at Aldo today. Available in black, fuchsia or khaki faux leather for $50.

Aldo "Paniala" Pyramid Stud Tote Bag in black and fuchsia (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Aldo “Paniala” Pyramid Stud Tote Bagls
($50, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls & Aldo (UK).

Jessica Buurman “HISOLDA” Studded And Strap Details Tote

Update (02/17/2014): Discovered another fab set of Valentino Rockstud bag dupes in hot pink and black at Jessica Buurman. Price point: $89!

Jessica Buurman "HISOLDA" Studded And Strap Details Tote in pink and black (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “HISOLDA” Studded And Strap Details Tote
($89, Jessica Buurman)

Inzi Studded Border Tote

Inzi‘s “Studded Border Tote” comes in a different shade of blue (which I prefer, btw), but everything else like the shape and the studded details are practically identical to the Valentino handbag. And the best thing is the price of $92.90 which is less than 10% of the designer tote. Yay!

Inzi Studded Border Tote in baby blue (Valentino Rockstud look-a-like)

Inzi Studded Border Totepjx
($92.90, Lori’s)

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Aldo, Jessica Buurman, Lori’s

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I really wish I would be more of a DIY person because there are so many great fashion DIY tutorials out there and while I would love to try many of them, I simply have to come to terms that my crafts talent is limited. However, those Valentino “Rockstud” DIYs I think even I could handle because they really mostly just require to find a similar shoe and glueing a couple of pyramid studs on it. Doesn’t sound too hard to me. So how about this Valentino Rockstud DIY tutorial then? Banana Republic‘s “Rosella” sandal looks a lot like Valentino’s non-studded little sister and would be just perfect for a Valentino Rockstud DIY project, don’t you think?

DIY Idea - Valentino Rockstud Leather Lace-Up Sandals

Go Shopping:

Image source(s): Saks Fifth Avenue, Banana Republic, Amazon

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Update: This post has been updated on July 20, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

This fantastic Valentino Bow d’Orsay Pump may look a little familiar to you… that’s because we featured the red version here on ITC back in July 2009. But nude heels are so hot right now that we felt compelled to revisit this pair. They’re a totally fresh take on nude – sculptural and feminine at the same time.

Valentino Bow d'Orsay Pumps in nude

Valentino Bow d’Orsay Pumpsls
($745, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Bergdorf Goodmanls, MyHabit, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

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Jennifer Love Hewitt, Brenda Song, Ashley Jones, Eva Longoria, Kim Kardashian and Solange Knowles wearing Valentino Bow D'Orsay Pumps

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Cape Robbin “Cathy” Bow d’Orsay Pumps

Update (07/20/2015): Discovered these cute Valentino dupes by Cape Robbin today. Aren’t they just lovely? And currently on sale, too!

Cape Robbin "Cathy" Bow d'Orsay Pumps in nude, black, pink and white faux patent (Valentino knockoffs)

Cape Robbin “Cathy” Bow d’Orsay Pumpsamazon
($35.99, Amazon)

Jonathan Kayne “Bow” d’Orsay Pumps

Update (01/26/2012): Just came across another fabulous and budget-friendly Valentino knockoff by Jonathan Kayne. Available in 4 colors for $87.90 only!

Jonathan Kayne "Bow" d'Orsay Pumps in red, black, nude and pink patent (Valentino knockoffs)

Jonathan Kayne “Bow” d’Orsay Pumpsamazon
($87.90, Amazon)

Alloy d’Orsay Stiletto Bow Pumps

Update (08/23/2011): Here’s another fine Valentino knockoff which you can grab at Alloy. Available in black or nude faux patent leather.

Alloy D'orsay Stiletto Bow Pumps in black and nude patent (Valentino knockoffs)

Alloy D’orsay Stiletto Bow Pumpsls
($36.90, Alloy)

Sam Edelman “Lorna” Spiked Bow Pumps

Update (05/16/2011): I love, love, love Sam Edelman‘s punched up take on Valentino’s classic bow d’orsay pump. A spiked bow?! Genius!

Sam Edelman "Lorna" Spiked Bow Pumps in nude (Valentino knockoffs)

Sam Edelman “Lorna” Spiked Bow Pumpsamazon
($139.99, Amazon)

Paris Hilton “Senorita” Bow Pumps

So now that you’ve seen the Valentino Bow D’Orsay Pumps and have fallen in love, here’s your real-world option: the “Senorita” Bow Pump by Paris Hilton. I know, I know, Paris Hilton. But this is a nude pump unlike any of the ones we’ve featured lately, and it really is hauntingly similar to the higher-priced version. Plus, it’s available in 11 (!) different colors and finishes.

Paris Hilton "Senorita" Bow Pumps in nude (Valentino knockoffs)

Paris Hilton “Senorita” d’Orsay Pumps
($89.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuyls & Amazonamazon.

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Update: This post has been updated on June 28, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Clutches. I love them, but they sure aren’t the most practical form of bags. Especially those of the evening kind. Clutches usually make me feel like Captain Hook because I always feel tied up with a clutch in my hand. That’s why I totally love Valentino‘s “Va Va Voom” clutch bag with its ingenious studded front handle. Why don’t all clutches have this fingers-free thingy? Total game-changer! Too bad I don’t have $2.145 to afford this beauty of a bag.

Valentino Va Va Voom Studded Flap Clutch Bag in black

Valentino Va Va Voom Flap Bag
($2.145, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Intermix, farfetchls & Harrodsls.

Celebrities Love Valentino

Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Alessandra Ambrosio, Clémence Poésy, Stacy Keibler and Felicity Jones carrying a Valentino Va Va Voom Flap Bag

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Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Crossbody Bag

Update (06/28/2015): Came across this lovely Valentino Va Va Voom bag dupes at Forever 21 today. Aren’t they just fab? And so budget-friendly, too.

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Crossbody Bag in taupe and burgundy (Valentino Va Va Voom knockoffs)

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Crossbody Bag
($22.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK)ls & Forever 21 (EU).

7Chi 4274 Pyramid Studded Clutch

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to get the Va Va Voom effect of Valentino, look no further because Street Level has your back. Their clutch may not be an identical copy, but all the key elements are still there. And did I mention it’s $34.90 only and also available in red as well?

Street Level Pyramid Studded Clutch in black (Valentino Va Va Voom knockoff)

7Chi 4274 Pyramid Studded Clutchpjx
($34.90, Lori’s)

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