Micro bags and supersized totes have walked the runway this season, but Valentino Garavani’s small-sized creations are the perfect fit.

An evolution of the brand’s iconic Rockstud, the Roman Stud is a firm contender for ‘It’ bag of the season, with Valentino Garavani designer bags for women spotted on myriad influencers and celebrities right now. It was Roman architecture that acted as inspiration for the line, putting a fresh perspective on the house’s iconic design whilst manifesting a punk rock spirit, and adorning with those now instantly recognisable statement studs.

The options don’t stop there though. If you’re looking for a classic top handle tote – another of this season’s hits – we recommend the grainy calfskin Mini Vsling. Chic, sleek and practical, the ladylike, vintage-inspired shape will add a demure edge to weekend denim and oversized blazers and look prim and pulled together with pleated skirts and knee-high boots. Looped in the nook of your arm it will look timelessly elegant but add on the extendable shoulder strap and you can wear modern (and practically hands-free) across the body.

For an evening bag with pizzazz the Rockstud Alcove is an ode to powerful femininity with a rebellious edge. Coupled up with layers of chiffon or feminine pleats it will add toughness to your after-hours wardrobe, but will look equally good paired with leather trousers and a velvet tux. The perfect companion to an array of festive looks.

The Rockstud Alcove is an ode to powerful femininity - couple it with layers of chiffon or feminine pleats to add toughness to your after-hours wardrobe.

Finally, for a mini bag that works for the day, the Valentino Garavani Shoulder Bag in milky cream is dainty enough to sling under your shoulder but roomy enough to fit in the essentials. It also boasts 90s nostalgia, one of this year’s hottest bag trends. We love it paired against an all-white or all-black monochrome look and its minimalistic design is a style you can rely on season after season.

See, there really is something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a super sleek crossbody or an evening bag that packs a punch.

A mini bag that still holds the essentials and is bursting with style is like gold dust, and with Christmas just around the corner, we’ve found the styles below top of our wish list. Happy shopping.

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Small in size but tough in style, Valentino's iconic studded bags will become hard working accessories in your arsenal and add character to everything from off-duty denim to elegant evening wear.


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