Sunday, March 22, 2015

Valextra Zip Around Wallet in Malva Purple on SALE | Review and Availability

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In my recent Beauty Spotlight Team "What's in my Purse" post (featured here), I showed you this gorgeous Valextra Zip Around Wallet that I purchased from Barneys New York on sale. 

When I discovered that Barneys still had a few of these wallets left, I thought that I should share this information with you. I had many people comment on the wallet, and actually received a pile of emails asking about it– so if any of you want one there is still time to get it. Now I realize that this is a very expensive wallet– even on sale– but I can tell you that I have never owned a nicer wallet in my life.

Details:
  • Soft grained leather zip around wallet with pale gold-tone hardware and contrast piping throughout. Gusseted interior features center-dividing zipper pocket, two bill compartments and twelve card slots.
  • 4.5" height x 8.5" width x 1" depth
  • Made in Italy
About Valextra:
Since Valextra’s inception in 1937, the Italian craftsmen have held a steadfast commitment to fulfilling our various luggage and handbag desires with their substantial collection of supremely constructed and highly functional leather goods.

The attention to detail throughout this wallet will astound you. It is a true work of art to behold.
 It offers a great deal of room, and the chevron shaped credit card slots make it very user-friendly.
 My wallet is stuffed and yet isn't in the least bit misshapen.
 The zipper glides effortlessly, and is both elegant and sturdy.
 Every single detail announces the finest Italian craftsmanship. 
Overall Assessment: Unquestionably the most exquisite wallet that I have ever seen, let alone ever owned! This is my best purchase in many years!

Purchased by me. All views expressed are categorically my own.
Was $1290.00 now $479.00 Available from Barneys New York (Affiliate Links).
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20 comments:

  1. This wallet is divine! I've always lusted after Valextra products from afar, but this is an amazing sale that's definitely worth considering! Thank you for the heads up! Do you find that items tend to get caught in the zipper btw? And how does the quality and durability compare to your Saint Laurent wallet?

    Thanks Lola!

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    1. Hi jaleey!

      You are very welcome for the heads up! It really is truly amazing wallet, and I still can't believe that I was able to get my hands on a Valextra wallet at such a substantial savings! This is definitely an amazing opportunity to get an otherwise prohibitively expensive wallet (despite the fact that it is still expensive). I simply couldn't resist getting it because I, too, had been lusting after Valextra products from afar– andI knew the only way that I would be willing to take the plunge was if there was a significant savings. No, nothing gets caught in the zipper with the Valextra at all. The inside is quite deep (much more so than my Saint Laurent or Smythson Zip Around Wallets), and the interior spec is so generously appointed that nothing gets lost, and everything remains infinitely visible and accessible. Don't get me wrong, I adore my SL wallet, but the interior space is cramped, by comparison. The shorter height also can lend itself to things getting caught in the zipper if clumsy fingers shove things in carelessly. This simply isn't the case with the Valextra wallet. Trust me when I tell you that I stalk the Barneys website all of the time in the event that such a once in a lifetime sale should reoccur, but I am not holding my breath. I would say that if you are thinking about this wallet that you shouldn't wait long because this will be gone before you know it! From what I can tell, it looks as though there is only one left. Let me know if you get it– I would love to know what you think about it. Mine is currently in use in my purse, and I have been enjoying it so much that I don't want to switch wallets for a while. In terms of durability between this and the Saint Laurent they are quite different since the Valextra is a larger wallet that seems quite a bit more luxurious in the way that it is constructed. It has the lovely mottled surface versus the smooth surface of the Saint Laurent, and the former tends to be more forgiving with scuffs and scratches. The interior space of the Saint Laurent is far more tight, but it looks similar to the interior spaces of many of the luxury designer wallets. Valextra really distinguishes itself in all of the details on a whole different level, and this is evident to me every single time that I pick it up and open it. Comparing them is practically an apples to oranges comparison because they are completely different. If I had to choose between spending $1290.00 on a full priced Valextra wallet or a Saint Laurent wallet for half the price I would choose the SL wallet, but if I could get a Valextra wallet for more than a $700.00 discount– then I would hands down get the Valextra! :-)

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    2. Lola! Thank you so much for your detailed response, I really appreciate it and am now seriously considering this purchase. I do have two more questions though-- how has the pebbled leather aged over time? Does it show wear-and-tear and overall darkening at the edges? And I noticed that the coin compartment is white inside. Is it a cloth material or leather as well?

      Thank you again! I'll definitely let you know if I pick it up :)

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    3. Thank you for the post Lola! I bought it! :)

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    4. Hi jaleey! You are very welcome! I am so incredibly excited for you! If you love it 1/4 as much as I do, you will be over-the-moon about your purchase! I actually find that the pebbled leather is more forgiving and conceals little scuffs much better than smooth leather. With time the black edging around the perimeter will likely start to show some wear, but that can easily be fixed. Over time you may see a little darkening, but if you keep it out of the sun you shouldn't see to much of a change. The Interior coin compartment is a gorgeous smooth cream colored leather, and it is huge! If you don't carry a lot of change you could definitely use it to store receipts or anything else. Even the zippers are like twinkling gems. I have never been happier with a wallet! I am hoping that I can find one of their purses on sale at some point because the quality of their products is utterly superb, and it has surpassed all of my expectations! I hope that you are as happy with yours as I am with mine! Please let me know the moment that you get yours! I simply cannot wait to hear what you think! :)

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  2. Sending you a hug and kiss Lola! Because without you I never would've found such a great deal! Coincidentally I've been looking for a new wallet lately and was leaning towards SL or Bottega Veneta, but just never bit the bullet. I've also never handled Valextra leather in person, but from searching #valextra on Instagram, I've come across some gorgeous photos and truly think the leather will not disappoint. It looks very durable and long-lasting. I also love the gold hardware and hope the leather/hardware contrast will be even more stunning in person! I'll keep you posted! :)

    Btw I have a hunch this will be the start of a new obsession for me. I'm such a sucker for quality leather with classic, minimalist design so Valextra fits the bill all around! Keeping my eye on their clutches next... ;)

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    1. Sending you a hug and kiss back, Jaleey :-)

      It was absolutely my pleasure! So many people were responsive to this wallet in my "What's in My Purse" post that I knew I needed to post this as soon as I saw that more became available! I'm super glad that you got this instead of the SL or BV– don't get me wrong, they make gorgeous leather goods, but Valextra really takes it to a whole other level. It's really all about the details. I also prefer understated minimalist and classic designs (and not emblazoned with huge logos)– so for me this Valextra Zip Around Wallet checked all of the boxes. I definitely don't think that you will be disappointed! Please let me know the second that you receive it so that I can share your pleasure and excitement with you!

      I think that your hunch is right. My love of Valextra has blossomed into a new obsession, and since I have always been obsessed with hight quality leather goods– it only stands to reason that my love affair with this line will go beyond this wallet alone! My bet is that you have the same experience! We can enable each other! <3

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  3. Lola! Just received an email that my order was cancelled due to insufficient inventory :( Quite disappointing but I guess it wasn't meant to be for me! Will have to keep an eye out for the next sale! Thank you again for everything :)

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    1. Nooooooooooooo! I am so sad for you! I scour their website regularly and will let you know ASAP if I see them go on sale again! I would keep checking that link though because I have had that happen to me before only to find that it became available again, and then I was able to get it!

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    2. I guess Valextra on sale is harder to come by now that more people are noticing the brand's high quality, which is rare nowadays. I will keep refreshing the link too. Yes please let me know if you see the wallet again on sale! :)

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    3. Such high quality (especially of this caliber) is definitely hard to come by these days, but even Valextra has seasonal colors– which means that if things are leftover at the end of the season there is a good chance that they will go on sale. Now whether the savings will be this radical is another issue altogether, but I would keep refreshing the screen for a while longer to see if one pops up again. I am keeping an eye out for you though! :)

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    4. Hi jaleey!!! OMG Either refresh this screen and try the Valextra link again, or go to my brand new post and try that link:

      http://www.lolassecretbeautyblog.com/2015/04/valextra-zip-around-wallet-in-malva.html

      There is one back in stock!! I hope that you get this in time to grab it!

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    5. Omg lola... thanks to you, I think I got it. Key word is "I think" because with the last item on Barneys, you never know! :D Trying not to get my hopes up again, but I received an order confirmation and will be praying for a shipping confirmation. If/when it arrives, you'll definitely be the first to know! :) Thanks again for checking after this long, I really appreciate it. I actually checked the page last night but didn't see it, so it was a pleasant surprise seeing this message in my inbox this morning! You're the best :)

      xoxo

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    6. Hi jaleey! My fingers are crossed for you! I really hope that you get it! YOu will have to snap a picture holding it for me!!!!!! Nothing will make me happier than knowing that you have it and love it! :)

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    7. Lola it just got cancelled again! They're out of inventory. I'm not even surprised anymore haha. Hopefully I'll catch the next sale and pray that third time's a charm! :)

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    8. OH NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to keep checking for you because you really should benefit from this huge savings!!!!! :-)

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  4. Hi Lola! It's me again, back 1 year later :) I wanted to let you know that Barneys Warehouse is having a sale with additional 25% off Valextra handbags/wallets! The sale happens to coincide with the Purple card promotion ($25 gift card per $250 spent) as well. Wanted to let you know in case you wanted to pick up something new!

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    1. Hi Jaleey! What great timing! I actually saw that as well, and was just putting together a post about the event, and was going to mention the wallets again!!!! Did you order anything? If so, what color(s)? I really hope the you were able to get what you wanted this time! :-)

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