Recently a thread was started on the Purse Forum asking for help finding a black bag. Instead of posting my response on the forum, I’m going to do it on the site because I have found a black bag that I truly love. Bottega Veneta became the new love of my life this summer while vacationing in Europe. Sometimes you have to see a bag in person to truly appreciate its beauty. Their bags are intricately designed and made of the supplest leather. This may sound so cliche, but I can’t help but sound that way when talking about these bags. The Bottega Veneta Chain Strap Leather Handbag shows off both the woven leather and beautiful leather on the main part of the bag. This black beauty has a valley zip opening for the main compartment, and then playfully intertwines woven leather trim at the corners, on the straps, and running along the top of the bag. The inside of the bag adds some hidden color with its lime green suede and inside pouches. To add a little glitzy and glam, the shoulder straps are done in gold chain. Sizing up at 30cm x 17cm x 11cm, this is the black bag I would suggest!! But, my suggestion may remain just a suggestion, with the designer price tag of $1150 via Net-A-Porter.