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Conceived in the eternal city to be treasured, a guide on where to buy Valentino for your wardrobe

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They say Valentino Garavani is the Last Emperor of Rome, the last of a generation of Italian couturiers who defined what it is to embody the Italian ethos, aesthetic, the dolce vita quality unique to the Italian woman. Calling the eternal city home, the designer’s eponymous label has become a symbol of fashion’s apex, the colour red now synonymous with the Maison. It's intrigue and history lead many down a path to purchasing, wanting to own part of it, and can lead you wondering where to buy Valentino in Australia.

Garavani – alongside business partner and former partner Giancarlo Giammetti – is rightfully attributed with galvanising the way women dressed, having crafted gowns for some of the most iconic society figures across generations: Jackie Onassis, Princess Lee Radziwill, Barbara Streisand, Gwyneth Paltrow. They range in shape and ideation, from diaphanous, voluminous pieces to streamlined, refined garments, each reflecting the mood of society at the time. 

Since Garavani's retirement in 2007, Pierpaolo Piccoli has helmed the Maison as its Creative Director, having shared the role with Maria Grazia Chiuri up until her departure to Dior in 2016. Since then, Piccoli has reimagined the Maison through his own direction and ideation, yet always paying homage to the founder who is often found front row viewing each collection. The most recent refresh has come in the form of the Pink PP, a colour many view as the younger, vivacious sister to the Valentino Red. As seen on Anne Hathaway, Florence Pugh, Zendaya, Sebastian Stan and Sir Lewis Hamilton, it is a colour transcending womenswear and menswear, becoming one of the most iconic developments in the contemporary fashion landscape the last 20 years. 

For those acquainted with the Maison or wanting to purchase their first piece, we have collated where to buy Valentino at your fingertips.

Valentino

 

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The first and most obvious place to shop Valentino is from Valentino itself, with the Maison running an online boutique for those who can’t make it to a store. Here, you will find ample selection of Valentino items from handbags, shoes, jewellery to women’s and men’s ready to wear for your next event. 

Matches Fashion

 

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Matchesfashion carry a comprehensive range of Valentino items to be shopped from its site. This includes a considered range of accessories from larger handbags to cross-body and clutch alternatives, shoes in various heights and a selection of clothing. To top it off, you always have the option when checking out to have your purchases arrive in a stylish marble box, ideal for ad hoc storage or gifting purposes. 

Net-a-Porter

 

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Net-a-Porter are known for only stocking the most fresh, trending items to know. The RUSSH team will often head there when we have an upcoming event or are simply feeling a new purchase for the week ahead. The site’s Valentino range is filled with the accessories to know, while also catering to those wanting something a little more timeless and understated to treasure in the years ahead. 

Farfetch 

 

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Farfetch house an impressive amount of designer brands in the one space, often hosting sales that cannot be found elsewhere. It comes as no surprise to us then that the site also carries a vast array of Valentino items from the Pink PP mentioned earlier to more classic, timeless pieces by the Maison. If in need of a new pair of statement earrings or shoes, look no further than Farfetch. 

The Outnet 

 

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The Outnet is the unsung hero of online shopping, with its impressive sales and hidden gems to be unearthed. Like many brands, Valentino is also available on The Outnet at a discounted price after it’s season has finished. Here, you will find an abundance of original Rockstud pieces alongside ready-to-wear icons from seasons past. 

Harrolds 

 

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Australia’s own Harrolds is home to more than 100 designer and luxury brands to shop, with an extensive range of Valentino pieces forming part of this. Carrying both mens and womens clothing by the Maison, luxe outerwear and capes can be found alongside trending accessories and jewellery, ideal for occasions or as new pieces in your already existing wardrobe. 

Mytheresa 

 

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Clicking into Mytheresa’s Valentino selection, you are accosted with a mirage of PP Pink accessories, enticing even the staunchest of minimalists into indulging in the trend. However, for those who aren’t into the neon colour palette, a short scroll down and you will find ready-to-wear and accessories in shades of sage green, balsa and lemon alongside the ever-friendly black, white and navy colours we are all familiar with. 

Selfridges 

 

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London’s Selfridges department store is an experience in and of itself, and its online outfit is no exception. Stocking a vast array of luxury goods, the department store is home to a considered range of Valentino goods, with a particularly tempting range of shoes its most notable item carried. This includes platform heels, sneakers, sandals and loafers to take you from day to night. 

Parlour X

 

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Paddington’s own Parlour X is a local merchant carrying a range of Valentino both in store and online. For those interstate, the boutique’s online site is currently home to a selection of the PP Pink range, including shoes, handbags and other accessories like belts and leather cuffs. If in the area, a visit to the Oxford Street boutique is a must to browse and get a sense of the product in person, an experience online simply cannot conjure in the same way. 

SSENSE

 

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If Valentino ready-to-wear pieces are the reason you have found yourself wondering where to buy Valentino, SSENSE is your one-stop etailer to service your needs. On the site, a selection of timeless, muted pieces abound from knitwear to suiting to the occasional cut-out piece ideal as the weather warms up and the days become longer Down Under. 

Cosette 

 

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Another Australian site home to many designer brands is the relatively new Cosette, and it happily stocks a variety of Valentino pieces for shoppers to indulge in. Particularly well stocked is the Roman Stud range, with top handle and cross-body bags in black and brown featuring alongside slides, mules and sandals. A small selection of jewellery is also stocked, with necklaces the most generously apportioned. 

The Iconic 

While The Iconic doesn’t carry ready-to-wear or accessories by Valentino, you will find its beauty range housed on the etailer. This includes its signature fragrance, Born in Rome, alongside Voce Vita, Uomo and Donna. 

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