Valentino has inspired many mainstream handbags with similar floral motifs to his masterpiece. Some of the interpretations are beautiful and then there’s the rest.

The “Neves” large shopper by Nine West is one of the nicest interpretations I’ve seen so far. It’s made of a man-made fibre that is as soft as it gets. I mean as soft as the softest leather out there. I couldn’t believe this was faux leather. And the lining is adorable too.

The shopper is a nice size, lies flat against the body and is pretty lightweight. It also has an easy magnetic snap closure for fast access. I’ve seen all the colours and they look equally fab to me. I probably like the yellow a little more than the coral and the dove grey, but then I guess that’s no surprise.

Such a romantic and pretty warm weather handbag!

Neves Large Shopper