The new Valentino VLOGO Chain bag is the uncontested It-bag of the season. Released for fall in a crop of seasonal hues, it's become fast friends with the celebrity circuit and style set. As a fashion editor myself, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the bag and give it our full audit for quality, roominess, and overall style factor.
As for its charms, the list is long. On the surface, the smooth calf leather, gold chain detail, and two-way strap are reason enough to celebrate. Still, we were excited to discover tons more. Stick with us to learn all about it, as well as what it fits and how to wear it.
About the Bag
This Valentino Garavani bag was released with the brand's Fall 2022 "Promenade" collection, a smart edit of daywear pieces and accessories. It hovers in the $3,000 range depending on your color choice, so taking the plunge can involve some careful thought. To eliminate the digging, we've laid out everything you need to know before taking the plunge.
- TYPE: Crossbody Flap + Shoulder Bag (Two-way functionality)
- YEAR RELEASED: 2022
- CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Pierpaolo Piccioli
- PRICE: $3,100
- MADE IN: Italy
- MATERIALS: Calf Leather, Nappa leather lining, Brass-finished metal hardware
- DIMENSIONS: W10.6 x H5.9 x D3.1 in.
- VEGAN? No
What It Fits
We put its interior to the test. This stylish catchall fits:
- A Smartphone
- Hair Pin
- Sunglasses Case
- Hand Cream
Hoping to cram a few extra necessities in there? The VLOGO Chain bag is all room, without the added bulk that tends to come with quilted leather or pillow options.
How to Style It
I styled this bag with a simple Rebecca Vallance knit number, but any number of neutral pieces will do the trick—trench coats and tall Fendi boots included. As the focal point of the bag, the brass hardware looks best when styled with layered gold jewelry, so opt for a gold watch and dainty hoops to match. The bag's two-way functionality also makes it the perfect accompaniment for all occasions. Wear it with Burberry's Pedley trench while running errands or over the shoulder with an LBD for dinner and drinks.
It's official: Valentino has stolen our hearts (and our paychecks). This is definitely for the hyper-organized person that favors pieces with a bit of structure over, say, your slouchy Chanel 22 bag. Shop it in these fall-centric hues (our editors' favorite is cognac), or spring for the snow-white version—it'll deliver alongside winter and summer whites.