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.

The idea of a sterling silver box clutch is not exactly a new thing, but as far as I can tell, this is the first such iteration of the famous Knot. In classic Bottega Veneta style, it’s styled to look exactly like one of the brand’s intrecciato knot clutches, right down to the raised textured on some of the “woven” metal strips.

Carrying this bag would sort of function like carrying a giant piece of jewelry, although the townside that immediately comes to mind is the unfortunate eventuality of smudgy finger prints on the smooth, shiny metal. I’m already a compulsive glasses-cleaner (I have the little spray in my purse and everything, it’s bad), so I could see myself sitting in the corner of a party with my silver clutch, obsessively wiping it down over and over again with one of those little microfiber cloths. A brushed finish on this bag might have been a wiser choice, but I like the clutch as a showpiece. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $8200.

  • Basees

    Very elegant purse/bag. Problem with silver .. it gets stained.

  • Miss.Cherie

    I get really finicky about smudges too. I am always checking the jewellery I am wearing for imperfections! It does get a bit crazy and my friends get a bit annoyed, but I am always paranoid about this kind of stuff!

  • Lynne

    should go for 14K gold. haha.

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

      I wouldn’t mind seeing rose gold in this design…it’d be so pretty. And so expensive.

  • Mia

    Thats a little pricey for sterling silver. But I think it looks great.

  • T

    Sterling silver is my favorite metal and this is gorgeous!! It makes me think of a basket weave and fine artisan designs of South America. Yes it’s pricey but it will surely never be out of fashion and can become a family heirloom.

  • spanish moss

    during a visit to chicago bv boutique last year, i held one of these little darlings in my hand. may i just say freaking gor-juss!

  • papertiger

    I agree – GORGEOUS!

  • Stacy

    OH! it’s very intricate and what an amazing a show piece it would be. To bad about all the polishing it would need to keep it shiney and pristine. I think I’ll pass – yeah-as if I had the money to buy it even if I wanted to – lol

  • Cate

    I want this right now. Like, legit. Right. Now.

  • Laura

    Simply gorgeous, a timeless piece.

  • Little Lime Dress

    Statement necklace- check.
    Statement bracelet- check
    Statement clutch- need it now! This is a beyond fabulous piece that will be that piece you adore and love for ages. Yes it is pricey- but you can’t deny the beauty.

  • Paulina

    Make it in platinum, then we will talk!

  • Ping

    It’s gorgeous! but like all sterling silver, it probably needs polishing which can be a pain! It still a work of art!!!

  • mochababe73

    When it comes to sterling silver, I like mine to be super shiny. It’s beautiful, but even if I had the money, I would have to pass on this one.

  • Karin bag4bag

    Have always loved the design and in silver – perfection. (But could never afford it!)

  • Kelly

    I WANT I WANT I WANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  • Jen

    Wow… This is incredible, and likely to appreciate in value!

  • Roxie Hart

    This clutch is awful! It has no character at all. Maybe if it had a little more damage I’d like it. It is way too clean for what I am use to from Bottega Veneta.

  • Gina

    Won’t it tarnish?

  • Jo

    isnt it heavy.

  • merve

    Wow i never thought we’d have to invest in silver polish for handbags…yawn

  • Anne Shane

    I love this bag. It is so very elegant and I want to bring it to a wedding or cocktail occassion.

  • Exact Bags

    This is a beyond fabulous piece that will be that piece you adore and love for ages. Yes it is pricey- but you can’t deny the beauty.

    Exact Bags

  • Mousse

    OMG. (ipad)

  • nick

    This is the ultimate Knot! (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    Interesting clutch–a bit pricey (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    great clutch for using during a night on the town (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    Love the simplicity of this clutch (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    LOVE the little detail of the knot closure–very cute (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    Love everything–great color! (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    $8200 ??
    *faint* (ipad)