Bottega Veneta Large Hobo Bag, $3250 via Saks

Even though rust is an objectively negative thing outside of the fashion world, there’s no color that reminds me of cool evenings and changing leaves like that slightly dirty burnt orange that shows up when iron starts to oxidize. Bottega Veneta knows exactly what I’m talking about.

The Bottega Veneta Large Hobo Bag (why won’t Bottega give us better names?) has exactly the functional structure and traditional intrecciato leather that we’ve come to expect from the Italian accessories powerhouse, but that color. That color. Can you tell I’m ready for the weather to cool down, like, immediately?

This bag probably falls somewhere in the spectrum of “brown,” and I’ve made my feelings about brown bags known around these parts. I generally don’t tolerate them, but this rich shade of brown has so many wonderful orange and red undertones that I don’t know how it’d be possible to dislike it. On top of that, since the bag is Bottega, you know it’s going to be one of the softest things you’ve ever had in your hot little hands. Now where’s that crisp morning chill that I ordered to go with it? Buy through Saks for $3250.

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  • Sandra Rowley

    I am sure this bag is constructed beautifully, with the best materials….but It looks like it is falling apart to me. I will have to pass on this one.

    • Bottega did a lot of bags with some fringe-y bits for fall, I’d imagine they’re something of a love-’em-or-hate-’em proposition.

      • Desma

        Check out Essence magazines September issue. There is a BEAUTIFUL Bottega bag that has slot of fringy details.

  • Ashleyg

    I love this bag! I only worry that the fringe will start to look very rough and worn in time which totally works against the beauty of how impeccable their pieces continue to look over time. I AM a brown bag girl so I adore this shade!

  • rose60610

    Bottega has some great bags, I don’t like this one as much as some of its others.

  • Chele

    I love how Bottega Veneta adds a new twist to their classic intrecciato weave. Keeps things fresh…and we BV lovers remain interested/obsessed.

  • gpc

    My husband loves Bottega bags and always tries to steer me to buy one, but they just bore me to tears…

  • Stephanie

    Beautiful and not trendy looking. Love it!

  • Jacki

    Sorry, BV, but not loving this one at all. Just a little “too much goin’ on”.

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  • QQ

    that thing looks like a gd pumpkin