Jill Biden’s Valentino Tote Featured Her Dogs Champ & Major On It

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US First Lady Jill Biden waves as she greet members of the West Virginia National Guard during a trip to Charleston, West Virginia, on May 13, 2021. (Photo by Oliver Contreras / POOL / AFP) (Photo by OLIVER CONTRERAS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
US First Lady Jill Biden waves as she greet members of the West Virginia National Guard during a trip to Charleston, West Virginia, on May 13, 2021. (Photo by Oliver Contreras / POOL / AFP) (Photo by OLIVER CONTRERAS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Last week, while boarding a plane in Colorado Springs, Dr. Jill Biden was photographed with a brown Valentino bag. As pointed out by CNN White House Correspondent Kate Bennett, the Garavani Rockstud tote featured hand-painted drawings of the First Lady’s First Dogs, Major and Champ. The addition of the two German Shepherds, who marked the return of White House pets after a four-year hiatus, made the already chic accessory tenfold more covetable, not to mention personal. The leather bag also showcased Dr. Biden’s initials in white letters.

The First Lady’s tote was illustrated by Riccardo Cusimano, as part of Valentino’s Pet-à-Porter collection that allows shoppers to customize the totes with a painting of their four-legged friend(s).

A member of the staff holds US First Lady Jill Biden’s personal bag with a picture of the presidential pets, German Shepherds named Champ and Major, as she prepare to board a plane in Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 6, 2021. (Photo by CARLOS BARRIA / POOL / AFP) (Photo by CARLOS BARRIA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
A member of the staff holds US First Lady Jill Biden’s personal bag with a picture of the presidential pets, German Shepherds named Champ and Major, as she prepare to board a plane in Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 6, 2021. (Photo by CARLOS BARRIA / POOL / AFP) (Photo by CARLOS BARRIA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

There to celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day at Fort Carson, an Army base, Dr. Biden paired her custom bag with a regal purple skirt suit, with a white blouse underneath, and tan heels. She accessorized with a light pink, satin-y face mask, pearl stud earrings, and a green, flower-shaped brooch that she pinned to the lapel of her jacket.

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That same day, she also traveled to Nevada, to surprise Las Vegas educator Juliana Urtubey with the award for 2021 National Teacher of the Year, as well as to attend a National Nurses Day event at University Medical Hospital, thus making her Valentino carry-on a travel must-have.

If Valentino isn’t in your budget — the custom Rockstud totes start at $1,900 — fashion brand STAUD also can customize its best-sellers the Mini Moon Bag ($350) and the Shirley PVC tote ($310), among others, with your pup’s face on them.

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