A crossbody bag in a handy size and neutral color is one of the best fashion investments you can make. Speaking from personal experience I can say that I get the most use out of my black crossbody bags because they’re so absolutely practical for running daily errands. Valentino Garavani‘s Rock Lock (or is it Rocklock?) is a paramount example for such a versatile and stylish bag and I’d love to own it since I’m a big fan of Valentino’s stud adorned bags, but spending two grands on such a small bag? My budget can’t really take that kind of a dent I’m afraid.
Valentino Garavani Rockstud Small Lock Leather Crossbody Bag, $2.145 || Nordstrom
Also available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-A-Porter, Forward by Elyse Walker, Neiman Marcus, Barneys, Farfetch, S|Sense, Bergdorf Goodman, Matches Fashion, Selfridges, Harrods, MyTheresa, Vestiaire Collective, The RealReal & Fashionphile.
Giulia Massari Cindy Studded Leather Crossbody
Update (04/11/2017): Just spotted these fabulous and budget-friendly, Valentino inspired crossbody bags by Giulia Massari which come in various colors and cost $64.97.
Giulia Massari Studded Leather Crossbody, $64.97 || Nordstrom Rack
Youshine Studded Push Lock Crossbody Bag
Update (06/03/2016): Just spotted these spot-on and super budget-friendly Valentino Rock Lock bag dupes by Youshine which come in either black, blue or silver faux leather and cost under $30. Steal deal alert!
Youshine Studded Push Lock Crossbody Bag, $25.90 || YesStyle
Jessica Buurman OCVRAN Studded Details Bag
Update (01/06/2014): Discovered these yummy colored Valentino bag dupes at Jessica Buurman today. So in love with the yellow version! Use promo code MG19 to get 15% off your order at Jessica Buurman (limited time offer; alternatively try XOXOJESS for 10% off).
Jessica Buurman OCVRAN Studded Details Bag, $89 || Jessica Buurman
Boohoo Luisa Stud Panel Shoulder Bag
Update (01/06/2014): Here’s another set of Valentino inspired baggies which you can buy from Boohoo. Available in red, yellow and orange.
Boohoo Luisa Stud Panel Shoulder Bag, $24 || Boohoo
JustFab Narrative Studded Front Flap Satchel
Update (01/04/2014): Stumbled upon this gorgeous and budget-friendly Valentino bag look for less alternative at JustFab today and had to share it with you! Available in either black or blush faux leather. FYI: You have to be registered (it’s free) to browse the JustFab shop.
JustFab Narrative Studded Front Flap Satchel, $39.95 || JustFab
Forever 21 Studded Crossbody Bag
Luckily, you don’t have to be a big spender to get the enviable Valentino look thanks to Forever 21 and their pretty much identical budget version of the Rocklock bag which is refreshingly light on the wallet with its $27.80 price tag! Now that’s an awesome find, right? Get yours before it sells out.
Forever 21 Studded Crossbody Bag, $27.80 || Forever 21
Forever 21 Studded Chain Strap Crossbody Bag
And because we’re speaking about Forever 21, here’s another Valentino Rock Lock look-alike for a little bit less than the first one. Also available in white faux leather.
Forever 21 Studded Chain Strap Crossbody Bag, $24.80 || Forever 21