It’s a rouge, rouge world! And I just scored the bag to put me on top of it: Valentino’s newest rockstud flap bag. Red has been the ultimate color for the Chinese for eons. It represents love, prosperity, and good health (and what more could you want?). It’s also the color of the Fall 2013 season, and what’s my favorite shade of red? That would be Valentino Rouge.
When I saw this delicious scarlet-on-scarlet shoulder bag at Neiman Marcus, I knew it was meant to be my new go-to bold accessory. With an accordion-style gusset and multiple compartments on the interior, it holds much more than most other mini-bags, no bulge required. Doused in polished-acrylic pyramid studs, it is perfectly, quintessentially Valentino. But there are plenty of designers seeing red right now. Whatever you do before September rolls around, just make sure you pick up something red, anything!
At Neiman Marcus for $2,995.
Rebecca Minkoff Studded Wallet-on-a-Chain Crossbody Bag
At Nordstrom for $150 (from $255; just during their Anniversary Sale).
Diane von Furstenberg Flirty Leather Mini Crossbody Bag
At Bergdorf Goodman for $245.