Valentino Rockstuds Keep on rockin’

The @PurseBopPicks instagram account and BopTalk threads have been fully stocked with all of your amazing Valentino eye candy! The Valentino Rockstud style is a community favorite, and continues to swiftly gain momentum in the broader fashion world. How did these studs become the “IT” thing to rock?!

Follow PurseBop as we uncover all the details on the Valentino Rockstud hype…

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Where it all started…

In 2008 after creative director Valentino Garavani departed, new creative directors Maria Garzia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli revitalized the traditionally glamourous Valentino with a fresh, street attitude and bold energy. The Valentino Rockstud collection was one of the highlights of this transition.

The low heel slingback pump (2.5 inches) was first introduced in the Valentino Fall/Winter 2010 collection. Fashionistas were enamored with this shoe because of its comfortable height but flattering, fierce look. The straps and pointed toe create perfect lines and help elongate your legs. The studs were spunky, yet high fashion, and irresistible to the point where they were repeated in many more accessories. The Valentino Rockstud legacy continues as one of Valentino’s most recognizable, iconic looks.

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So PurseBop investigates, why does the Valentino Rockstud collection continue to have so much success?

A massive celebrity and instagram cult following put the Valentino Rockstud collection on the map in a huge way. But more importantly, the aesthetic of the bags and shoes speak for themselves. According to financial reports, Valentino revenues have increased by 36% since last year, and the Rockstud style is the biggest factor in the major jump.

Here’s why: Valentino Rockstuds make a statement, but don’t define a certain look. The pyramidal studs add a decorative, jewelry flair without being overly delicate. There’s a Rockstud piece that can fit into everyone’s wardrobe in a different way. The conventional structures along with the striking hardware create the perfect balance between edginess and elegance. With a wide array of heel sizes, styles, and colors, pieces can easily transition from day to night looks. The Rockstuds help accentuate looks with the perfect, standout touch. Just as the creative directors aspired, Valentino Rockstuds satisfy our current fashion desires— chic, luxurious, and personally expressive.

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Here’s PurseBop’s Guide to a few key Valentino Rockstud pieces. Check out more of the Valentino Rockstud Collection at Barneys.

Valentino Price Charts

AccessoryPrice in USDPrice in EU
Valentino Rockstud Tote Bag$2495€2200
Valentino Rockstud Flap Shoulder Bag$2345€2097
Valentino Rockstud Flap Wristbag$1695€1516
Valentino Rockstud Pump$995€890
AccessoryPrice in USDPrice in EU
Valentino Rockstud Tote Bag$2495€2200
Valentino Rockstud Flap Shoulder Bag$2345€2097
Valentino Rockstud Flap Wristbag$1695€1516
Valentino Rockstud Pump$995€890

We continue to be impressed by Valentino for their fashion forward flair and luxury quality. Curious about the real work behind a Valentino Rockstud creation? Watch the making of Rockstud Tote in the YouTube video below.

Rockstud Craftsmanship

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