Quickly achieving It bag status, the Valentino Garavani Locò bag is a celebrity-loved creation to set your sights on. Spotted on the arms of stars including Balqees Fathi and Salma Abu Deif, the hero piece may be just what you need to complete your summer party look. Out of its many playful colorways, silver, orange, green, lilac, and pink come entirely covered in Swarovski crystals, making for ideal conversation starters. The story behind the bag’s name? Synonymous with locomotive, ‘locò’ is a romantic nod to the bag’s retro design and the idea of urban movement. As a reference to the fashion house’s universal territory, ‘locò’ is also “Latin madness pronounced in the French style and celebrated by Italian hedonism.”
The bags hold plenty of styling potential owing to their combination of ’90s allure and a contemporary feel, which Fathi and Abu Deif recently tapped into in unique ways. Emirati-Yemeni singer Balqees opted for a coordinated look with a glittering silver piece to match her heels with an aqua blue jumpsuit, while Egyptian actor Abu Deif favored contrasting colors by picking the orange bag with a black asymmetrical dress for a wedding.
Although the highlight of the bag is undoubtedly the VLogo Signature clip closure—which particularly satisfies logomania when covered in white crystals—the bag is not just a piece of arm candy. Keeping functionality in mind for the Valentino woman-on-the-go, the bags allow the handle to be detached, transforming them into a clutch. They can also be worn on the shoulder or crossbody with the addition of a chain strap. For those who love a minimalistic and timeless appeal, the Valentino Garavani Locò bag’s calfskin leather variations with metallic details are bound to be forever favorites.