Amanda Seyfried is dressing (and/or being styled) impeccably these days. Here she is exiting the Radio 1 studios in London after making an appearance to promote her new movie, Lovelace. Signing on as the new celeb face of Givenchy has certainly given her wardrobe a boost. We’ve seen her in a ton of Givenchy lately – she’s wearing a stunning pair of Givenchy heels here, but she’s opted to switch things up a bit, bag-wise, with a Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Nappa Bag. You can get Amanda’s bag in brown for $3,550 at Net-a-Porter.

Between Lovelace and Les Mis, Amanda Seyfried’s career has really taken off at full speed this year. She already has a whopping six film projects lined up for 2014 and 2015. Would you have ever expected all this from the ditzy blonde in Mean Girls who thought her boobs could predict the weather? I did, because she was hilarious. That movie is almost 10 years old, by the way. Let us all take a moment to lament the swift passage of time.

No matter how frequently or infrequently you attend formal events, every woman should have a solid evening bag in her arsenal. If you followed yesterday’s clue in the PurseBlog x Net-a-Porter Ultimate Fashion Hunt closely, you just might have a new little clutch to call your own: the Bottega Veneta Satin Knot Clutch, which is just about as timeless and elegant as it gets. (more…)

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Bottega Veneta, and in fact, Vlad is as well. From bags, to clothing, to shoes, to accessories, it might be the brand Vlad and I own and wear the most. I was browsing the Bottega Veneta website recently and came across the Early Fall 2013 gallery (which is beyond stunning by the way) and happened upon a belted bag. I cannot bring myself call it a fanny pack because that name is so derogatory and not at all what this bag is, but it got me thinking: would you wear this bag?

Belted bags received a horrible rep after the complete and utter unfashionable misuse of them in the 90s, but there are plenty of designers that have revamped this look and made it beautiful. I think Bottega Veneta has accomplished that feat, and I’d love to wear the entire look shown, but this is where I turn to you to see what you think.

PurseBlog Asks: Would you wear the Bottega Veneta Belt Bag?

Bottega Veneta isn’t one of the big, splashy, blockbuster spectacles of Milan Fashion Week to which the Italians are so preternaturally inclined, but that’s one of the things that makes me look forward to it every season all the more. During his tenure at Bottega, Tomas Maier has so expertly crafted the Bottega Veneta woman into someone who can’t be easily hemmed in by a few adjectives, as he mentioned in the run of show for Bottega Veneta Spring 2013. If you enjoy looking at top-flight detail work that’s both exquisitely rendered and surprisingly wearable, it’s very much worth your time to explore the full collection of clothes. Maier and his team are uniformly excellent at what they do.

We’re primarily interested in the handbags, of course, and they were as excellent as you’d expect. Lush exotics trimmed in even more tonal exotics, intrecciato options that finish in a fountain of fringe, a very special tote adorned with Bottega Veneta’s brand icon, the butterfly. The tones were mostly muted, but the finished product had plenty of boldness to go around. Check out the full handbag gallery after the jump. (more…)

Confession: I smell my bags. Some bags have a smell that is just alright, but some are made with such fine materials that I find myself grabbing the bag, squeezing it together, and taking in the glorious smell of the supple leather. Yes, I am that much of a handbag addict (and yes, that probably makes me weird). There is a distinct difference between the smell of high quality-leather and regular leather, and Bottega Veneta knows this all too well. If you ever go into their store or have the pleasure of owning any of their leather pieces, you will know that they use extremely high-quality materials and nothing else. Bottega bags are a delight to smell, and now you can both buy their bags and spray their perfume to remind you of BV at all times.

We will be covering beauty products more often, because let’s face it, what the bag carrier wears and what’s in the bag matters just as much as the bag itself. Bottega Veneta knows this and is trying to lure in their customer with the Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfum Purse Spray. (more…)

Over the last few years, I have become a full-fledged Bottega Veneta girl. I started with their handbags and slowly began adding shoes, and before I knew it I was buying their clothing as well. This is a brand I know and love and hands-down can proclaim that if I could, I would wear and carry Bottega Veneta every single day. As the brand has grown, so has its offerings. From home accents to furniture to jewelery, Bottega Veneta continues to expand into a luxury lifestyle brand.

Recently Bottega got us talking with its Initials Project, and now I am excited to talk about the introduction of Bottega Veneta Intrecciomirage and Intrecciolusion.


Ladies and gents, I know it has been a little while (and try not to hold that against me too much), but I’m back. After some moving around, I’ve just settled into my new apartment here in New York City to rejoin the rest of the PurseBlog team. With any move comes its own laundry list of things with which one needs to become acclimated – new neighborhoods, new transportation, new accents. This should come as no surprise to anyone who’s made the leap to NYC themselves, but one of the biggest obstacles for me has been navigating the city, especially to and from work. You see, it’s not the subway system that has proven an issue. No, the issue has been finding what to carry! In a city like NYC, and for a girl like me, finding that perfect balance of fashion and function is a must. Could this Bottega Veneta Roma Intecciato Leather Tote be the answer to a NYC commuter’s prayers? (more…)

Some accessories are a match made in heaven, and I have found a combo that’s beyond stunning. All I want to do right now is buy both of these items and wear them all summer long, with my crisp whites as well as casual boyfriend jeans and t-shirt. This pair and all of its possibilities are precisely why I love accessories; they’re outfit-changers.

The Proenza Schouler PS11 has made its way into the handbag world as a chic staple and this Bottega Veneta Multi-color Necklace adds spunk to any outfit. This is what I call a match made in fashion heaven. (more…)

We just can’t get rid of the Kardashians, can we? The family just signed a three year extension to continue filming their widely loved (and perhaps just as widely hated) reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. I have problems with much of what the family does, but at the same time, I know that I don’t know the full story, not to mention that I’m more than a little envious of their bag kollection (yes, I plan to randomly replace the letter “c” with “k” in this post).

Kim disappeared from the limelight for a hot minute after her marriage fell apart, and now she’s back full force being seen everywhere with new beau Kanye West. Who knows about their relationship, what I have paid attention to is the bags the family has been karrying while they’ve been visiting New York recently.

More than anything, though, I wonder how the classic and timeless brand Bottega Veneta feels about the Kardashians being seen with their Knot Clutch non-stop this past week. (more…)

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