I never thought I'd say this, but Valentino has officially replaced Chloé as my favorite handbag design house. Of course Chloé bags are timeless and classic, but Valentino gives me the glamour that I crave. Let's face it. There have been quite a few hideous designs popping up at retailers lately and Valentino is the only resolution to a famine of beauty. Just take a look at this ladylike shopper. It may be understated in size, but it's definitely not lacking in style. Only Valentino would juxtapose a raw material like straw against such a feminine lace. The patent bow adds the perfect touch of elegance. This level of romance is unparalleled in fashion. Purchase for $1,395. Shop Valentino bags at Net-a-Porter.com.