Let’s not mince words about the handbags that went down the Bottega Veneta runway last week in Milan: I cannot recall ever seeing a runway collection that included so many different kinds of bags, all of them utterly beautiful. I’m not even that enormous of a Bottega fan and I was still awed by the details that went into all of them, from oversized crocodile hobos to the tiniest embellished knot clutches. It was without question a pleasure to watch every look that came down the catwalk, and the bags were the icing on the drool-worthy cake.

I mentioned this tangentially in my post about this season’s Gucci bags, but the purses that grace the runways provide a level of luxury that can’t be matched. They’re usually the creme de la creme, made from the best materials and with the most attention to detail that a brand has to offer. Bottega’s outstanding collection, which was carried by nearly half of the models in the show, is perhaps among the best examples of a true runway bag collection that I’ve ever seen. The bags were expertly dyed candy-colored crocodile and snakeskin, mixed with browns and graphites and complemented by a few examples of the brand’s famed intrecciato weave in the best leathers available. They were so engaging, in fact, that I found myself distracted from the show’s gorgeous dresses – no small feat.

Photos via Style.com.

  • MaryJane

    I LOVE the hard clutches– especially the green and black one!

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  • papertiger

    BV in colours that I love. Just a sublime collection.

  • BV lover

    They just never get it wrong!! Imo, Bottega Veneta is one of the few brands that rivals Hermes in luxury and quality.

  • 19yearslater

    I’m not a huge Bottega fan either, but these bags are gorgeous. The colors, the detail, the style!

  • Sarah

    Those blue and green croc hobos are divine.

    • sfitting

      I concur

  • Jane

    Wow! the collection is so beautiful. I love the new way they are doing the intreciatto as a detail and not the whole bag or clutch. The pink knot clutch is so beautiful. I would love to carry that every moment of my life.

    • cge

      I agree with Jane – the entire collection is unbelievably beautiful, and I love how BV is using the intreciatto in new and unique ways. The colors are beyond stunning!

  • hect

    o those crocs, full of class and beauty .i love theese bags each and every one i think, and i rarely say this, divine perfect . and ever so classic just for ever perfect !.

  • Josephine

    OMG stunning!

  • Merve

    BV does it again. Just simply stunning. All of them.

  • Karin bag4bag

    WOW ! What a range of different amazing bags…I also agree with Jane. I was Aaahing over the little shell pink clutch, after drooling over the jade green tote. There are seriously 14 bags there that caught my eye.

  • dieanne

    i like the pink clutch

  • ShoeQueen1961

    That loud outrageous sound you hear is my SCREAMING over the color crocs! Bellissimo!!!

  • Chava

    I have never had so much desire to get a gab in my life than this. When I saw the title, I was like “Eh, Bottega, Whatever.” Yea, that changed quickly. I need one! I can’t afford it, of course, but I am desperately craving it.

  • Bob

    I have never could even think what no dream that I could love a website so much!!!!!! :)

  • Bob

    :) ;) =)

  • dc

    love bottega!!! (fb)

  • Jessica

    ooh thanks for showing us all the photos of their bags from FW in one page !! my fav is still the top one (fb)

  • Kendra

    Thanks for sharing these photos. They’re all so beautiful. (fb)

  • Elyse

    beautiful bags! Way to go BV (fb)

  • Joy

    liking the bottom last line, the one of the left
    but other than that.. not a fan of these bags
    notthing unique abotu them
    or maybe im wrong
    lol
    probably am :P
    (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    love the woven totes! Gimme Gimme! (fb)

  • hakan

    Bottega is very difficult to draw the model. one word superb ..

  • Patty

    I have 5 bags in my collection, the feel is amazing. Love them!!

  • Mousse

    #22 – the cotton candy pink knot is delish. (ipad)