Bottega Veneta is in a pretty good spot right now. The brand is one of only a handful that doesn’t need to constantly change what it’s doing in order to stay relevant; people love Bottega for amazing materials and discreet designs, and as long as those two things remain constant, the brand will always have devotees who are looking to stay away from some of the flash that other brands offer.
Bottega Veneta Handbags and Purses
Typically when we talk about luxury accessories, it involves wallets, bag charms, and fobs. Some brands know how to expand their luxury accessory offerings even further and Bottega Veneta does just that. Bottega Veneta offer a full home line that includes some of the most decadent items, like a buttery soft and purely luxurious leather bed frame along with intrecciato tissue boxes to name a couple.
Bottega Veneta is impressive in a lot of ways–materials, construction, longevity–but perhaps most impressive is the brand’s refusal to float along with the trends of the moment. At Bottega, creative director Tomas Maier instead uses brand signatures, woven intrecciato leather and beyond, to construct a wardrobe of bags that real, grown women would be proud to wear.
The understated elegance Tomas Maier creates for Bottega Veneta translates across all platforms, from his collections to his campaigns. The latest video showcasing The Art of Collaboration from the house was directed by Tomas, along with famed Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki.
Bag: Bottega Veneta Nappa and Leather Intrecciato Tote
Price: $4,400 via LUISAVIAROMA
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Bottega Veneta usually sticks with the classics, but the irregular stripes and gentle shading at the edges of the flat blush panels give this functional tote a ton of texture and visual depth.
Bottega Veneta is known for beautiful designs, and while you shouldn’t expect the next trendy bag from the house, you should expect to see new timeless bags. There are so many bags from Bottega Veneta that I love, and now add the new Olimpia Bag to my lust-list.
Bottega Veneta and craftsmanship go hand in hand, but most customers never get to witness the work of the brand’s meticulously trained Italian artisans. When the opportunity to watch them ply their craft presents itself, you don’t want to miss it.
Two years ago, Bottega Veneta introduced a personalization service, aptly named Bottega Veneta Initials. Vlad and I were part of the launch of this event in Italy and were able to see how the artisans from the Bottega Veneta atelier carefully added the letters to BV’s signature Intrecciato bags.
One of my first major designer handbag purchases was a Bottega Veneta bag on a trip to Venice, Italy. It was a dream in every way; it was my first trip to Italy, the weather was immaculate and the store was beautiful.