Real vs. Steal – Valentino Rockstud Trapeze Bag

by Irina on May 10, 2013

Update: This post has been updated on May 10, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

I love Valentino‘s “Rockstud” collection for its touch of tough luxe chic! The pyramid studs transform this contemporary classic handbag into an absolute eye-catcher and add interest and detail to the otherwise plain-looking design. And how gorgeous is the front flip lock? Such a clever fastening mechanism! However, I could swoon over this lovely bag all day, but there’s no way $2.595 will magically appear in my wallet to buy it. So I’ll have to keep admiring it from afar and rather turn to more budget-friendly options instead.

Valentino Rockstud Trapeze Bag in black

Valentino Rockstud Trapeze Bagls
($2.595, Net-A-Porter)

Also available at Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls & Saks Fifth Avenuels, Luisaviaroma.

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Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba, Dakota Fanning and Kirstie Alley carrying a Valentino Rockstud Trapeze Bag

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Chicwish Rock Stud Tote Bag

Update (05/10/2013): Came across another Valentino look-a-like bag which is available for $50 at Chicwish. Get 15% off your first order at Chicwish including free shipping!

Chicwish Rock Stud Tote Bag in black

Chicwish Rock Stud Tote Bag
($50.92, Chicwish)

Lany Handbags “Carmen” Studded Shoulder Tote

Update (04/30/2013): Now look at all these wonderfully bright Valentino look-a-like bags by Lany Handbags. Love all the colorful options (my fave is the yellow one)! And the price of $51.81 ain’t too bad either.

Lany Handbags "Carmen" Studded Shoulder Tote in yellow, fuchsia, brown and green

Lany Handbags “Carmen” Studded Shoulder Tote
($51.81, Nordstrom Rack)

BagInc “RockStar” Calfskin Leather Bag

Deal: Use promo code “SPRINGBAG” for 15% off your order at BagInc!

This “RockStar” studded tote bag is a wonderful alternative if you don’t have the funds to splurge on real deal Valentino. BagInc was kind enough to send me this bag a few weeks ago (detailed review coming soon) and I’ve been once again amazed by the quality of their range of genuine leather bags! The calfskin leather is thick and sturdy, the studs glossy and secure and the workmanship (lining, hardware & stitching) absolutely superb! It’s a bag that’s really worth its $129 price tag! The only thing that bugged me a bit at first was the relatively strong odor of the leather. But I aired it on the balcony for a couple of days and most of the smell faded fairly quickly. Comes with an attachable shoulder strap and is also available in a beautiful red and camel color.

BagInc "RockStar" Calfskin Leather Bag in black (Valentino Rockstud dupe)

BagInc “RockStar” Calfskin Leather Bag
($129, BagInc)

Posted in: Bags,Dakota Fanning,Jessica Alba,Kirstie Alley,Out & About,Real vs. Steal,Reese Witherspoon,Valentino

  • this is a pretty awesome design…i think from the pictures alone you cant even tell which is which (from the expensive to the cheaper one i mean)

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