Ahhh, the Bottega Veneta Cabat. We have already gone over the meticulous process the craftsman undergo to create this magnificent handbag. To refresh your memory, the classic Cabat is woven by hand by two craftsman which takes them two days. Then an additional day is needed for finishing touches; like stitching, applying the handles, and finishing the edges. Before this entire creation, the leather itself is treated, prepared, and cut. The result is one of the staples of the house of Bottega Veneta and one of the most simple yet coveted bags.

For Spring 2011, the Bottega Veneta Cigar Cocco Lave Large Cabat will be released. This bag is the ultimate Cabat and my current weekend obsession. (more…)

Sometimes it is far better to leave a classic untouched versus trying to amp it up with interesting renditions for each new season. Bottega Veneta is synonymous with both their intrecciato woven leather and classic Veneta shape. For Spring 2011, Bottega Veneta decides to stick with clean white intrecciato leather along with frayed accents, leaving us with a bag that looks a tad unfinished.

Actually, the bag just confuses me. Of course I have zero doubt that everything about this bag in person will be luxurious; the leather, attention to detail, and even the fraying. But it is just so odd. (more…)

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. (more…)

Looking at the Bottega Veneta Snakeskin and Papier Elongated Knot Clutch makes it exceptionally clear to me why I’m a writer instead of a designer. Not only would I have never thought to combine purple-navy snakeskin and metallic green foil on a single clutch, but if someone had suggested it to me, I probably would have told them to think harder and come up with a better idea. As it turns out, the combination already looks pretty great. (more…)

It is barely fall in my neck of the woods. In fact, the high temperature yesterday was 85 and I wore flip flops to the mall. We’ve yet to experience our first cold snap in Atlanta, despite the fact that mid-October is approaching quickly, and already fashion wants me to start thinking about spring. I’m just not ready yet, but the beautiful color of the Bottega Veneta Large Lambskin Hobo provides plenty of distraction from my reticence.

As always with these types of bags, the key word in the name of the design is “lambskin.” Bottega’s is particularly wonderful, and in person, this bag is surely light as a feather. A very expensive, soft feather, but a feather nonetheless. (more…)

While the entirety of Italian fashion is busy making itself over in technicolor, leave it to Tomas Maier and Bottega Veneta to step back for a moment to remind us all of the not-insignificant charms of a functional, neutral, well-made luxury bag. That description might seem like it would portend a collection of boredom, but quite the contrary – Bottega Veneta Spring 2011 speaks softly, but carries a big stick.

With these designs, Maier sends a clear message – a bag doesn’t have to have a gimmick to be great. Texture and ease abounds in this collection, and that translates into exotics, frayed edges and a host of variations on Bottega’s traditional intrecciato theme. The results are functional and beautiful, and there’s not a fad in sight. (more…)

Can I just tell you all that this picture made me want to run over to Bottega Veneta and buy every single wallet shown?! The kaleidoscope of colors and materials makes me feel like a kid in a candy shop. Only this is a luxury leather goods candy shop, the best kind of shop in my opinion.

We leave out the PurseBlog men way too often. These Bottega Veneta Wallets are just for you guys, as the dimensions are a bit larger. Materials include intrecciato leather, ayers, stingray, ostrich, and crocodile. There are many color options (as shown above). (more…)

Sure, alligator or crocodile versions of the highly collectable Bottega Veneta Knot Clutches might be enough to satisfty the luxury lust for some people, but for those who want something a bit more unique, the Bottega Veneta Sterling Silver Knot Clutch is just the ticket. (more…)

As seen last night at a private cocktail hour for the Miami Fashion Week SWIM: The Bottega Veneta S.O. Nero Intrecciato Karung Stretch Knot Clutch.

Full coverage of the event coming soon!

I’m not the kind of person who’s prone to inappropriate effusiveness or quick superlatives, but I’m not sure what other way to approach the Bottega Veneta Uniform Cocco Lave Briefcase. Superlatives were made for this bag. (more…)

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