Valentino Laceland Tote


I’m sorry, did someone say Graceland?  That’s where this giant doily bag belongs, on a table where Elvis used to eat his fried banana/peanut butter sandwiches.  Valentino has been on a roll lately with slob bags– the latest, the Laceland tote, is made of lasercut leather with layers of lace and eyelet detailing.  I don’t mind lace but there are three too many layers on this bag for me and it is way too fussy what with all the ruching on top of the lace and handles.  I vaguely recall owning a dress like this when I was 7 years old.  It had layers upon layers of eyelet lace and a super flounciness that I loved.  Clearly my taste has evolved.  What about you, do you snob it or slob it?  Valentino Laceland Toteicon $3,495


  1. audrey
    January 29, 2010 / 1:14 pm


  2. cat
    January 29, 2010 / 1:34 pm

    reminds me of my nan’s needlework


  3. Lola
    January 29, 2010 / 1:46 pm

    this is atrocious! SLOB

  4. LaHolandaisa
    January 29, 2010 / 3:59 pm

    Its like they superglued those round napkins together!

  5. Rita
    January 29, 2010 / 8:29 pm

    Oh…that’s just silly! Slob, I’m afraid!

  6. mochababe73
    January 30, 2010 / 9:45 am

    Well, it’s a SNOB for me. I love the feminine and girly detail. While I love an edgy bag, I am one of those women that enjoys being a girl. It’s different, and you definitely won’t see yourself coming and going with this purchase.

  7. Maria Alessandra
    January 31, 2010 / 7:13 am

    boh, I appreciate the great craftsmanship behind this bag, even if it is a bit too much “mawkish” for me

    …but maybe, when you wear just a t-shirt and a pair of jeans, it can give you that girlish touch…:-)

    so, I absolutely don’t reject it!

  8. elle
    January 31, 2010 / 5:16 pm

    amazing handbag! the work is incredible (explains the cost…)looks like a vintage bag with an inspiration from the 70’s! totally matching this season’s country chic mood…

  9. inga
    February 1, 2010 / 2:50 pm

    This is fugly!

  10. February 1, 2010 / 4:16 pm

    SLOB! I understand the premise, but this just incorporates too much…too campy. You can hint at kitsch without BEING kitsch.

  11. Jenn
    February 1, 2010 / 4:32 pm

    No, thank you 🙂

  12. Morgan
    February 1, 2010 / 5:36 pm

    I’m not crazy about this bag, but given the right circumstances I think I would definitely wear it. (The right circumstances being black, black, and more black.) If you tried to wear this with anything else – a dress, for example, it would just look campy. But the price isn’t worth it. The same goes for a lot of Valentino bags lately. They only really work with one outfit and they’re way overpriced. It’s a shame, because they’re mostly gorgeous bags.

  13. rhonda
    April 26, 2010 / 1:29 am

    Im sure it took a lot of work to fabricate and I understand that is why it has a pretty pricetag. But, still…. that doesn’t mean it’s a pretty purse! It’s just over-the-top vintage that is a bit unnecessary. How many starving kids could we feed instead???

  14. June 2, 2010 / 3:48 am

    Good article. It’s refreshing to see an article where a girl admits that a) girls control the dating scene and b) girls often pick guys who “know how they love bags” rather than choose quality bags. I can’t tell you how many of my girl-friends say something to the effect of “I don’t know what I saw in that jerk!” Stuff like “The Pickup Artist” works…but its because it relies on psychology and manipulation. Not something to emulate, in my opinion.

    Girls, give that cute, if not shy and awkward, guy a chance! He might be the one you’re looking for!

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