This Italian-based label hailing from Naples has been creating luxury accessories since 1952. Valentino by Mario Valentino uses high-quality leather to craft covetable bags you'll want to show off all week long.
Valentino by Mario Valentino has a classic aesthetic that's perfect for transitioning between weekday and weekend. For a Friday night, we love adding a pop of colour to a little black dress with one of the brand's bright clutches, which are roomy enough for the most essential party items. If you're more of an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink type of girl, a larger tote has plenty of space for useful bits and bobs like commuter-friendly flats. Look out for handy extras like multiple compartments and mobile phone pockets if you like to keep your bag as organised as possible. Pick a design emblazoned with the label's bold 'V' motif to join in with this season's bout of logo mania. These bags also make a street-style-worthy accessory for a sports-luxe pairing of tracksuit bottoms and a polo-neck jumper.
While a design in a dark or neutral block colour will complement your existing wardrobe, it's also worth experimenting with the eye-catching pastel and primary tones in this versatile collection. For your next holiday, pick up a cross-body bag in the label's signature snakeskin fabric. Choose an option with a chain strap to add detail to a model-off-duty pairing of a T-shirt and flared jeans, and fast track to the latest denim trend by cutting off the bottoms and fraying the hems. Smaller bags from Valentino by Mario Valentino come with useful shoulder straps and are compact enough to double up as a clutch, giving us an excuse to squeeze yet another bikini into our suitcases. Plus, with the brand's wash bags, even your suncream can travel in style.