A more interactive and luxury shopping experience
Part of the reason people love going into a designer boutique is for the shopping experience. The fancy shelves, tangible products, and great feeling of walking out of a store with a big shopping bag. Personally, I appreciate the one-on-one attention and the luxury feel of the stores I shop in. However, with our lives getting busier and fancy boutiques being often too far away, we turn to online shopping.
Bottega Veneta is known for the experience their stores offer customers. One of the main reasons for the site overhaul was to give their online shoppers the most luxurious and personal shopping experience possible. What matters most to me are the visual aspects of a site. I want to see an item in large, clean, and crisp pictures. Bottega Veneta now offers this, along with multiple views and even video looks. The overall shopping experience has been refined to make navigation through categories and areas easy.
My shopping picks from top left to right: Flannel Shiny Python Cosmetic Case, White Gold Pepita Ring, Flannel Cashmere Headband, Runway Look 8, Fuchsia Veneta, Billiard Suede Cashmere Wedge Bootie, and Opera Intrecciato Plume Crossbody Bag.
Discover the Hand of the Artisan, one of the most integral parts of the Bottega Veneta brand
The brand is ubiquitous with craftsmanship and quality. Being able to see the hand of the artisan is not only an interesting addition to the website, but imperative to see for anyone interested in the brand. By witnessing the work being done on Bottega Veneta pieces, the understanding of the work that artisans create gives further understanding to the brand itself. Remember, the classic Intrecciato Cabat takes two people two full days to weave the leather into the seamless shape! Discover the Hand of the Artisan at Bottega Veneta online.
Preview, browse, watch, look, repeat
The new BottegaVeneta.com is revamped in a way to bring you every opportunity to be a part of the brand. The new site is all about engaging the visitor. That is why the shopping experience is tightly integrated with the runway video experience. This in turn is integrated with the hand of the artisan experience which is then further tied together with previewing upcoming collections. The transition from section to section is seamless, which makes the site unfortunately a little difficult to navigate. It is easy to get lost, I know I have.
On the new website, Bottega Veneta Creative Director Tomas Maier explains, “We wanted to convey the quality of the materials, the meticulousness and individuality of the craftsmanship, the timelessness of the design, and the subtlety of the palette. I’m very proud of the result. Visually, the site is a true reflection of the brand – understated, luxurious, beautiful, and functional. We are finally able to invite our customers into the complete narrative of Bottega Veneta, beginning with the artisan and continuing to the final product.”