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    Default Valentino By Mario Valentino VS Valentino Garavani


    Earlier this week while siting at Starbucks, getting my morning buzz on, I over heard the lady next to me complement another on her style and the bag she was carrying, and was curious where she got it from. She said it was by Mario Valentino. Squinted-eyed and curious while meticulously examining the details of her handbag, she says "I’ve heard of Valentino, but never Mario Valentino.” I didn’t really want to jump into their conversation, so I just went along my merry way and decided to write a blog post about this eavesdropping experience.

    It is important to know there are two Valentino designers out there! There is a difference between Valentino by Valentino Garavani and Valentino by Mario Valentino. And no, there was no copyright infringement or lawsuit waiting to happen.




    Mario Valentino- Founded by Mario Valentino in 1952 in Naples, Italy. At the beginning of his fashion career Mario had a brief internship with his father's, Vincenzo Valentino, classic luxury shoe business. There was some design differences, so the young designer moved on and introduced his own fashion-forward designs. Mario Valentino may have started out making luxurious shoes, but has since grown his fashion empire to include luxury leather goods, shoes, and apparel.

    Mario Valentino handbag price range is $700 - $1300. However, bags can always be found on sale.

    Available: Saks Off Fifth



    Valentino Garavani- Founded by Valentino Garavani. He received his formal training in Paris, then moved back home and started his own line in 1960, in Rome. During his early career he gained recognition for his red gowns, in a shade that became widely known as the signature "Valentino red.” Over the course of his career, Valentino's primary lines have been Valentino, Valentino Garavani, Valentino Roma and R.E.D. Valentino.

    Valentino handbag price range is $645 - $4,500. However, special editions and exotics could bring a price that reaches up to $30,000+

    Available: Neiman Marcus // Saks Fifth Avenue // Net-a-Porter // Luisa Via Roma

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    Default Re: Valentino By Mario Valentino VS Valentino Garavani

    Good stuff, but I love Valentino Garavani.

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    Default Re: Valentino By Mario Valentino VS Valentino Garavani

    Me too. I'm surprised that some people do not know their are two different Valentino designer. It is completely understandable, when the bags say "Valentino" on the exterior, which would cause for some confusion. However, on the interior I'm pretty sure that most bags by Mario say "Mario Valentino."

    Design-wise, I love Valentino Garavani. The bags look more high-end, whereas the others have a more contemporary vibe.

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    Default Re: Valentino By Mario Valentino VS Valentino Garavani

    The quality Valentino by Mario Valentino is horrible. The feel and the quality of the leather is nice but the bag falls apart after 3-4 months of everyday usage. After that good luck on finding a way to repair it. Try to contact the manufacturer but the phone number doesn't work, went back the department store where I purchased the at the 48th day after purchasing the bag, they said "we have a 45 days policy, after 45 days there is nothing we can do for you and 45 days is long enough time." Well not long enough for an bag to fall apart! image.jpeg

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