OMG!!!! What a find!!! Valentino Garavani no less!!! A handbag like this, at a reasonable price, doesn't come along often. Valentino Garavani, a legend in the fashion world, designed a bag that is creative, funky, functional and combines several different materials. The result is a show stopper that screams "couture." The bag is medium sized with a small fold over flap. There are a lot of curves and rounded elements. A soft and supple dark brown suede covers most of the bag. The color is a dark chocolate and the suede is luxurious and a pleasure to touch. The corners of the bag are covered with what appears to be crocodile skins (pressed leather???)bordered with a milk chocolate colored leather (see pictures). There is a strip of the plain leather above the corners which simulates a "belt." The middle of this "belt" has a huge tuft of chocolate brown mink. This embellishment is 4"w x 2 1/2"h. The soft mink rests upon petals made of the crocodile skins. Taken altogether the mink and the crocodile petals create a Valentino stylized "flower." The flap has a large crocodile panel which fits behind this flower. This closes the bag. The back of the bag is entirely covered with the suede. Likewise, the carry strap is extraordinary. It is made of large "tortoise shell" lucite links that alternate with smaller bright gold tone links. The drop is 6 1/2". WOW! Can hardly keep up with this. The inside is lined with a brown satin like fabric. There is a zippered pocket and the red Valentino Garavani fabric label is sewn inside. The inside is in great condition without signs of use or age. The measurements of this bag are 12"w x 7"h. The bag is in wonderful condition. The only minimal signs of age and usage are on the leather underside of the flap. This bag was well taken care and probably hardly ever used. What a handbag! Take a good look. A picture says a thousand words!!! Valentino at his best!!!
Vintage Valentino Garavani Suede Handbag with Mink Accent