It’s approximately 27 degrees outside in Atlanta right now, and when you consider that we’re usually in the mid-50s in December, I’m sure you can understand how much of a shock that was when I left the house this morning. I’m currently wearing double layers and huddled under a blanket, but I’m also hoping that the sunny, cheerful Bottega Veneta Large Check Shoulder Bag can help keep me warm.

I’ve been looking at this bag for quite a while, trying to decide if I can get on board with the multicolor check pattern that criss-crosses the white leather background. And I think I can! This bag doesn’t fit in with my normal personal style, but it sure does make me want to fast-forward to late May and linen dresses.

I have a feeling that this bag is going to divide our commentariat, but I’m going to stick to my guns – it’s fun! It’s bright! It’s different! Bottega Veneta puts out a fine assortment of bags, but most of the pieces that would be suitable for daytime wear tend to be conceived along very narrow aesthetic lines. This green and blue check represents a bit of departure for the brand’s lovely lambskin totes, and the way that the colors fade in and out on the white squares of leather is unique and beautiful. Now I just need a gauzy maxi dress and a mojito. Oh, and a tropical locale to make this color scheme work. But that’s it! Christmas and my birthday are just around the corner, so someone forward this post to everyone I know. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $3300.

  • green97

    It’s perky, it’s fun, it makes me long for summer – all true. I’m as impulsive as the next gal, but at $3300 a pop… no matter where you are that’ll buy you at least a couple round trip tickets to an exotic tropical locale. At this price point I think I’ll stick to the classics.

  • Chris

    This handbag is stunning! I love the colours, the way they fade, the pattern, the handle – everything.
    But for $3300? Not going to happen… Sigh.

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  • edoardo

    Normsally I love Botetga Veneta creations and I can “udnerstand” their crazy prices But ehre the price is absolutely out of every possible “understatement and the bag is truly ugly. I don’t like it nad I wouldn’t want that Bottega Veneta did it!

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  • Camille

    I love this bag! But I am not a fan of the price; it’s not nearly as whimsical as the purse :(

  • Megan

    cute but not 3300$ cute. More like 500$ cute.

  • Vitta

    Totally agree with the previous posts. Love the bag! Fun, well-designed, great colors and textures. But the price is outrageous. I wonder if we’re going to get anything decent from this brand in the normal-price range, for common people. I believe working women do deserve a little bit more attention from Bottega Veneta.

  • 19yearslater

    This bag is interesting in that it takes a bag that would normally be made out of fabric and does it in leather with the traditional Bottega twist.

  • LDJ

    I love it!!!! Cute for the summer!!!!

  • Mochababe73

    That is a lot of money for a seasonal bag. Personally, I think that you should wear what you like whenever you like, but this screams resort.
    I would pay a couple of hundred for the bag, and use the rest to go on a cruise with my husband so that I can sport said bag.

  • Isabella Rosso

    I would NOT wear this. Sure, the colors are not bad but the mixture of design + the colors is way too tiring for me. Bottega come out of the shadow, start doing the beautiful clutches I used to adore!

    http://www.geekpurses.com

  • CL

    not for that price. no way (ipad)

  • Maggie

    Looks like a fun summer bag! But, too expensive! (ipad)

  • Smith

    three words: WORLD OF NO (ipad)

  • Deb

    Um, sorry but no. (ipad)

  • Lola

    Yikes, I don’t see myself carrying this under any circumstances. (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Not cute with any outfit (ipad)

  • PurseNut911

    I’ve never really looked too closely at any of the Bottega Veneta bags before, but this one seems to deviate from what I’ve seen of their normal classic lines. This is indeed a fun-looking bag, perhaps better suited for tropical walks on the beaches of Waikiki or even while lounging in one of the cabanas in front of the majestic Moana Surfrider Hotel, eating freshly-cut pineapple slices and reveling in the coolness of the face towel that an observant hotel attendant has just given you. Aaaah, take me and this bag there!(ipad)

  • florencia

    In argentina we are in summer! and I think is a great summer bag!! it would go well with an (ipad)

  • Alison J.

    This isn’t really my thing. (ipad)

  • lebaghag

    like the colors, not loving the price or the execution. (ipad)

  • Ken Vien

    sorry but no. (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    not bad (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    stepping outside the box a bit (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    def love the colors (ipad)

  • Lara

    i know you gotta mix it up but BV really missed the mark on this one. not for me. (ipad)

  • Ellen

    Price aside, I don’t care for the design of this bag. I think that there is too much color and texture. (ipad)

  • marianne shaw

    I think the art of designing bags is in full swing with this lovely vibrant,unique,colorful bag.It reminds me of the tpes you see in morrocon fashion.[ipad]

  • Mousse

    The green / blue color palette just doesn’t do it for me. Might work with neutrals – perhaps a mix of gray and black washes. (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    wow! this is indeed a fun twist to Bottega.. (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    wonder if it comes in pink / red? (ipad)

  • Wendy

    It’s a little busy for me, but I do love the image of spring in conjures up. (ipad)

  • Cindy

    No, I say no to this. (ipad)

  • nick

    Interesting design for BV. Tomas Maier is always innovating. (ipad)

  • Adrienne C

    not really liking (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    Doesn’t look worth the price IMO (ipad)

  • Sabrina

    This looks like something I can find at Wal-mart :( Sorry.. I do not like it!! (ipad)

  • Jen

    No where near attractive enough for that price! (ipad)

  • Chic ‘n Cheap Living

    The colors are odd and this just looks off – no thanks BV! (ipad)

  • jburgh

    The style is not for me, but the darker version in a brownish grey and lagoon is easy on the eyes. (ipad)

  • Mousse

    Gosh. I just saw this post again. No way BV. You are a design icon, but this bag is just awful. (ipad)

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  • helen

    Definitely is a fun bag! (ipad)

  • Mel

    That’s a great design! (ipad)

  • Mousse

    Oh. N. This bag will never do it for me. As much as I so love BV, I would never carry this. (ipad)

  • nini

    way over-priced. (ipad)

  • nini

    Not for me. definitely. (ipad)

  • Mousse

    Saw it today IRL at Barney’s NY SF. I don’t like it at all and continue to ask: BV – what the heck were you thinking when you designed this faux preppie look???? (ipad)

  • Mousse

    Saks SF in Union Square has this bag with a dark gray background. I would never carry this bag. (ipad)

  • swati

    errr….. no! …. I like it when BV sticks to its ‘classics’ … this fun bag comes across as very cheap looking (ipad)

  • Heidi

    Please don’t! (ipad)

  • KMO1234

    I just received this bag from my hubby for a trip we have next month and am super excited! It makes all that snow outside a little more bearable! :)