I have to admit, as much as I love Valentino and his dreamy evening gowns and his other contemporary wear and shoes, I’m just not a huge fan of his handbags.  They’re often a bit too ‘much’ for my minimalistic tastes.  However, if you love Valentino handbags you might love this new bag from his Spring line.

Image: Neiman Marcus

The Valentino Rouches Napa Hobo ($2595) is quite a handbag to behold. Personally, I feel there is just way too much going on here. First of all, the colour of the leather is quite nice and fits into Spring’s neutral trend quite well. However, when you get down to it, the ruffles or ‘rouches’ are just too outlandish.   Yes, it’s a statement handbag but is that really the kind of statement you want to make? It’s a Valentino of course but it’s also teetering towards the gaudy and obnoxious side of the handbag spectrum.

What do you think? Would you be able to pull this off? It’s definitely something you’ll get a lot of comments on that’s for sure. For about $2600, it’s a lot of money to be throwing around so tread cautiously!  You can order it online through the Neiman Marcus website.