Saturday, January 14, 2012

"Elegance is the balance between proportion, emotion, and surprise." -Valentino Garavani

Sometimes, when I'm thrifting, I see something that takes my breath away. Right away, I know that I won't be able to walk away without the item. This was one of those times.
I first fell in love with the Valentino Noeud d'Amour ("love knot") clutch a couple of years ago. I have a pair of red satin Ralph Lauren Collection bow heels that I thought the red Valentino would match perfectly. However, I was much younger at the time and only had a job in the summer, and my mom wasn't about to buy me a $1,095 bag (with good reason). 
So how did I get this amazing bag?

I found it at a thrift store...for - get this - $45. I recognized it right away and I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the inside tags and the price tag. I researched it and also posted it on the Purse Forum to make certain that it was authentic, though I could tell it was real on my own. I love that it's a giant bow! The blue is also a very nice and rich color. This bag looks even better when you put stuff into it.
It's a very rich blue, as you can see in these photos of it in daylight.

Here is a description of it taken from Neiman Marcus's website: Pure Italian silk is all tied up into a fabulously feminine bow with this amazing clutch from the one and only Valentino. The "Noeud d'Amour" features a double top zip with leather pulls and a detachable, adjustable 20" shoulder strap. Specify Pink or, not shown, Red or Black. 9 1/2" H x 17" W x 1" D. Made in Italy.

I bought a couple of other things as well, but I thought this beauty deserved her own blogspot post. I hope everyone is doing well!


  1. Love it! You're so lucky to find all these great finds.

  2. Yana this is beyond stunning ... You are so lucky ;)
    I love the richness of this bag and it's so pretty !
    Great find <3

  3. Yana I love your blog so so much! I make youtube beauty and fashion videos and I was wondering if you would mind me using your "currently coveting" title for my monthly favorites. I love the name and I'd give you credit for it of course with a link to your blog. My username is littlemisslindsaay and I have over 5,000 subscribers, so maybe your blog could get some exposure too. Let me know!


    1. Sure dear! Haha, it's not like I have it trademarked, I just think it sounds cute together :)

  4. It looks quite fake too me, and if not fake, then USED up.

    1. Lol, well then you must not know much about Valentino. There's no need to be mean and bitter :)

  5. You should do a post on all of your bags!

  6. ...okay I am ridiculously jealous

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