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 $2.195 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
($2.195, NET-A-PORTER)

P.S.: Also available at NET-A-PORTER (International)ls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, farfetchls, NORDSTROMls, Saksls, LUISAVIAROMAcj & Forzierils.

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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 (Valentino Rockstud look-a-like)

Chicwish Rock Stud Tote Bag
($50.92, Chicwish)

P.S.: Also available at Jessica Buurman.

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 (Valentino Rockstud Trapeze look-a-likes)

Lany Handbags “Carmen” Studded Shoulder Tote
($51.81, Handbag Heaven)

BagInc “RockStar” Calfskin Leather Bag

HOT DEAL: Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” for 10% OFF your order!

This “RockStar” bag by BagInc is a wonderful alternative if you don’t have the funds to splurge on Valentino. BagInc sent me this very 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 (ITC readers get a 10% exclusive discount, see code above)! 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 look-a-like)

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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