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.
Last season, Bottega Veneta’s runway handbag display was a little sparse for a brand that’s so widely known and beloved for its fine leather goods, and I couldn’t help but wonder if that meant the brand was attempting to shift more of the focus to Tomas Maier’s luxurious, elegant ready-to-wear.
Charlize Theron was recently spotted running a few casual errands in LA while carrying a sumptuous, woven leather Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Nappa Convertible Bag. Bottega Veneta bags really seem to do wonders for classing up any outfit (see: Kim Kardashian), even when you’re just running around town in Nike sneaks.
Paps recently caught up with Kim Kardashian on her way into the Heritage Auctions offices in Beverly Hills, carrying a bag we’re calling the Bottega Veneta Crocodile Shoulder Bag. This exotic bag fits in nicely with the rest of Kim’s high-end minimalist, post-Kanye wardrobe, but sadly, as with nearly every other bag we’ve seen on the arm of a celeb this week, it is not yet available to the public.
If you’re in the mood for a fun, exuberant, spring-like bag collection, Bottega Veneta Spring 2014 is simply not for you. On the other hand, if you’d like something slightly dour and vaguely Japanese (in the bags, at least – there was no vagueness in the clothes), well, step right up and take a look.
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.
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.