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.

I’m not sure exactly what I could say that isn’t already clear from looking at the picture; you won’t see crocodile skin so pristine anywhere else this side of Hermes. This is the sort of bag that I would want to keep in my closet and take out every morning to lovingly admire it before work, just to remind myself of what a splendid life I lead. Bottega Veneta has priced it roughly the same as a new Volkswagon, so life would have to be splendid indeed to own one. Buy through Bottega Veneta for $25,700.

  • CoutureCoco

    Oh dear, this is so way over the top I can barely put it into words. It’s too much. Of everything. Crocodile, design and price. I imagine it to be rather heavy too. If I had a splendid enough life to buy this thing, I would definitely expect someone else to carry it for me which would rather defeat the purpose.
    http://www.couturecoco.wordpress.com

  • Musette

    I never thought I would live to say this about my beloved Bottega Veneta but ‘ewww’. Way too over the top and I really don’t like the clasps, which look too much like reptile eyes for my comfort. Yes, I know it’s reptile skin (and luxe as all get-out) but I don’t want to be eyeballed every time I go to open the case.

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      The clasps threw me off at first too, but I think that I looked at the bag for so long that the feeling finally went away.

  • mochababe73

    That bag just looks like it would weigh a ton. If it didn’t, it would after I finished with it. I am not a fan of the crocodile skin. I don’t like the texture.
    I agree about the price.

  • Marian

    I have to disagree with my fellow posters. I think this piece is stunning! Amanda, may I borrow your credit card? (fb)

  • Linda

    Sorry! I don’t agree. Don’t care for this at all!!!

  • reneeo

    It may be over the top, but it is gorgeous!!

  • DL

    Where’s the forked tongue? Does it pop out from under the bottom of the briefcase?

  • Nola

    Fugly. Way too much going on.

  • louch

    I agree the clasps look too reptilian for my liking – it’s stunning but too much. Plus, who on earth would actually use the thing?

  • Stacy

    it’s nice but I think I would rather have the new Volkswagon :)

  • HL

    huaaaaa, this is insane!!

    owh, btw, I just did a comic strip about Fendi peek-a-boo featuring Anja Rubik, Jessica Stam and Baptiste Giabiconi. Feel free to check it out..

    http://haikalciumlowfat.blogspot.com/2010/07/fendi-feat-anja-last-peek-boo.html

    ciao~

  • Sonya

    I think it is very extravagant, however; Bottega Veneta, get an A+ from me for this piece… I must say this, I agree that the clasp are croc eyes and if he cost $25,700 we must keep him well groomed and fed.. LOL!!

  • Christine*

    I don’t love the clasps, and I wouldn’t spent that money on it… if I had and extra 25,000 kicking around, I would go for something Hermes Croc.
    BUT having said that, this bag could totally be pulled off if it was styled just right. I don’t think its too over the top, and if I saw someone walking down the street with it, I would surely stop dead in my tracks and admire.

  • yasmin

    i dunno – but the bag looks scary……….:(

    the clasps resembles the beady eyes of a live croc……….

  • Cathy Fossati

    The leather is beautiful. Is it a man’s bag? The lines are so masculine. If it’s a man’s brief case then ‘too heavy for a woman to carry’ would be appealing.

  • vibramfivefingers22

    good day

  • vibramfivefingers22

    Good day,the bag looks beautiful,I firmly believe that lots of people will like to weatr it.

  • Gina Geoni

    I dig this hidden leather covered lock idea that both BV and LV are doing.
    Leather covered functional hardware is so hip! Let’s see if it takes off as a trend…

  • I Tso

    I love croc prints and this bag is awesome, I love it. The price is just out of my range.

  • Bagolicious

    Gorgeous! But it costs more than my brand new, gorgeous car bought in 2007. LOL!

  • Shalon

    I literally gasped when I saw this! I love this briefcase! If only I had $25k …

  • Shalon

    I literally gasped when I saw this! I love this briefcase! If only I had $25k … (ipad)

  • Limey

    If I had an office job, I wouldn’t mind carrying one of these to work (ipad)

  • Mousse

    Gasp on the price. (ipad)

  • Naggy

    Very clean lines and structure fit for those with a sophisticated taste. (ipad)

  • pinoytripper

    owh awesome but very expensive, how can i buy that very classy, I think this is good for high caliber person. (ipad)

  • Ellen

    This certainly one of the most beautiful briefcases ever constructed. I absolutely love it. My only small qualm is that I do not care for the stitching down the front. (ipad)

  • Hannah from Maxwell Scott Bags

    Wow! What a fantastic briefcase. Has that special something about it, but at the same time remains looking sophisticated and smart. This would certainly turn heads in the office! That price tag is a bit steep though.
    Hannah – http://www.maxwellscottbags.com