We talk a lot about Bottega Veneta, and for good reason. They’re doing some of the most interesting things with some of the best materials on the marketplace, and their bags often have an element of visual trickery with them that I find delightful. If a designer can find a way to make a bag more than the sum of its parts, then he or she has done her job.

The fine folks at BV do their jobs very, very well. Their bags may not fit your personal style (they often don’t fit mine), but it’s hard to argue that they’re not at least producing some of the more interesting products on the high-end marketplace. The Bottega Veneta Oversized Intrecciato Shopper for example, features a weave within a weave that still has me trying to figure out exactly how the designers pulled it off.

The technique is pretty impressive and intricate when you look at it closely, but as a whole, the effect is deceptively simple. The dark and bright red offer enough contrast without being loud, and the shape is so clean (maybe even boring to some) that it doesn’t compete with the weaving-on-top-of-weaving for attention. It’s a grown up bag with an artistic sensibility, which is exactly what Bottega Veneta does best. The price, however, is not something that appears to be justified. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $6750.

  • Rashida

    I don’t like it! It looks more to me like the leather is stamped and not woven! But to each their own!

  • Jane

    I love the weaving of this bag, I couldn’t agree with you more. The only thing I worry about is the weight and my shoulder. As I write this I am sure BV took the time to fill their bag and came sure it was comfortable on the shoulder.

  • Ana JB

    Liked the color but it seems heavy. And the price…no no no.

  • 19yearslater

    The color- wow. It’s wonderful. This is the first BV bag that has really caught my eye; because of the color scheme.

  • EL

    $6750…??? Oh, No….!

  • mochababe73

    Boring.

  • Jane Doe

    Ridiculous price. I have several BV bags but I’m getting bored with everything being woven, woven, woven.

  • Kendra

    The woven is over used. (fb)

  • Elyse

    the color is beautiful but it looks like the bag would weigh a ton (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    maybe, with the right suit (fb)

  • Mousse

    No crazy about the chain. I’m not into metal chains and fittings on my bags. (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    wow..
    it’s as if there’s an actually pattern behind it..
    u know like those stereogram pictures where u can actually see 3D images if u stare long enough..
    i can see my hubby’s head popping out of it with a grin! eeekkk..!! ok..ok! i know! it’s $6750! not gonna happen! (ipad)