Valentino’s 360 bag & Alexandre Birman shoes guest star on Gossip Girl and set to be instant best sellers?


According to leaked teasers of tonight’s Gossip Girl episode, The Grandfather: Part II, is one for the fashion lovers who love the carefully placed fashion product. After watching a Gossip Girl teaser on YouTube we couldn’t help but wonder who was behind the name dropping in the episode. In the eighth episode of season three, Blair Waldorf is at the coffee shop, with her posse and in walks NYC “IT” girl Brendice (?) played by Bree Williamson toting the Valentino 360 hobo bag which has Blair (played by Leighton Meester) exclaiming “OMG why does that girl have a Valentino 360 bag when I’m still wait listed?”

It starts a conversation which goes on to name drop Peter Som and Alexandre Birman, not bad for a 60 second clip which went something like this:

Blair: “I love your 360”
Brendice: “Thanks I just got it”
Blair: “Very smart to pair it with Peter Som”
Brendice: “You’re good”
Blair: “I know, I’m Blair. May I [pat it]?”
Brendice: “Sure”
Blair: “From the moment I saw it it joined the list of Blair’s most wanted. Believe me when I tell you, I don’t say this very often but I like you”
Brendice: “Well give me those peep toes and maybe I’ll believe you”
Blair: “Sorry, but Alexandre Birman’s are scared”
Brendice: “Amen”

The dialogue alone begs the question, will the Valentino 360 bag rush off shelves after the episode airs tonight (US time)?


Pictured above: Valentino 360 bag in nappa leather (caramel and teal), suede (red) and denim.

On first sight, it’s not a trend-setting bag like it’s IT bag predecessors. But for what it lacks in detail there is the allure of Valentino‘s classic style in the shape of a classic hobo with an adorning bow. Like all designer bags, the price depends on its materials with the black sequined Valentino 360 bag setting you back a pretty $4,895 while a denim one is almost affordable at $895. But for everyday use, the nappa leather one’s are $1,395 with a suede 360 setting you back $1,695.

Meanwhile, if the footwear is more your style, Blair’s Alexandre Birman’s peep-toe booties are available from Bergdorf Goodman for USD$595 – a steal compared to the Valentino 360 bag and they’re made out of an exotic skin, python.



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