before Valentino officially debuted their now renowned Rockstuds, the Italian luxury fashion house experimented with studs and embellishment on its handbags. One bag in particular was beloved by celebs and was even found on the arm of a character from the hit TV show Gossip Girl. That bag, the Maison Pintucked Shopper, was carried by stars like Hilary Duff, Nicky Hilton, Cameron Diaz, Kim Kardashian and much more at the height of its popularity.
A quintessential late 2000s bag, this carryall was large enough to tote around a lot of one’s precious belongings and featured a top deal with that sat in the crook of your arm. A few of these snaps are below, along with over a handful of other popular Valentino bags of the past. One thing is clear by the looks of these bags: Valentino has always paid attention to embellishments and details, making covetable bags that are instantly identified as Valentino. Take a look at our finds below; do/did you own any of these oldies?
Angelina Jolie (2007) – Valentino Histoire Bag ($311)
Katherine Heigl (2007) – Valentino Maison Pintucked Bag
Nicky Hilton (2008) – Valentino Studded Maison Bag
Hilary Duff (2008) – Valentino Studded Maison Bag
Brandy (2009) – Valentino Patent leather Histoire Bag ($260)
Eva Longoria (2009) – Valentino metallic Petale tote ($1,134)
Beyonce (2009) – Valentino embellished Satchel
Whitney Port (2010) – Valentino 360 Studded Hobo
Eva Longoria (2012) – Valentino Bow-Accented Patent leather satchel ($347)
Katherine Heigl (2012) – Valentino Rockstud Trapeze Tote
Katie Holmes (2014) – Valentino Camouflage Rockstud Trapeze Tote