It’s approximately 27 degrees outside in Atlanta right now, and when you consider that we’re usually in the mid-50s in December, I’m sure you can understand how much of a shock that was when I left the house this morning. I’m currently wearing double layers and huddled under a blanket, but I’m also hoping that the sunny, cheerful Bottega Veneta Large Check Shoulder Bag can help keep me warm.

I’ve been looking at this bag for quite a while, trying to decide if I can get on board with the multicolor check pattern that criss-crosses the white leather background. And I think I can! This bag doesn’t fit in with my normal personal style, but it sure does make me want to fast-forward to late May and linen dresses.

I have a feeling that this bag is going to divide our commentariat, but I’m going to stick to my guns – it’s fun! It’s bright! It’s different! Bottega Veneta puts out a fine assortment of bags, but most of the pieces that would be suitable for daytime wear tend to be conceived along very narrow aesthetic lines. This green and blue check represents a bit of departure for the brand’s lovely lambskin totes, and the way that the colors fade in and out on the white squares of leather is unique and beautiful. Now I just need a gauzy maxi dress and a mojito. Oh, and a tropical locale to make this color scheme work. But that’s it! Christmas and my birthday are just around the corner, so someone forward this post to everyone I know. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $3300.

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green97
green97
12 years ago

It’s perky, it’s fun, it makes me long for summer – all true. I’m as impulsive as the next gal, but at $3300 a pop… no matter where you are that’ll buy you at least a couple round trip tickets to an exotic tropical locale. At this price point I think I’ll stick to the classics.

Chris
Chris
12 years ago

This handbag is stunning! I love the colours, the way they fade, the pattern, the handle – everything.
But for $3300? Not going to happen… Sigh.

edoardo
edoardo
12 years ago

Normsally I love Botetga Veneta creations and I can “udnerstand” their crazy prices But ehre the price is absolutely out of every possible “understatement and the bag is truly ugly. I don’t like it nad I wouldn’t want that Bottega Veneta did it!

http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

Camille
Camille
12 years ago

I love this bag! But I am not a fan of the price; it’s not nearly as whimsical as the purse 🙁

Megan
Megan
12 years ago

cute but not 3300$ cute. More like 500$ cute.

Vitta
Vitta
12 years ago

Totally agree with the previous posts. Love the bag! Fun, well-designed, great colors and textures. But the price is outrageous. I wonder if we’re going to get anything decent from this brand in the normal-price range, for common people. I believe working women do deserve a little bit more attention from Bottega Veneta.

19yearslater
19yearslater
12 years ago

This bag is interesting in that it takes a bag that would normally be made out of fabric and does it in leather with the traditional Bottega twist.

LDJ
LDJ
12 years ago

I love it!!!! Cute for the summer!!!!

Mochababe73
Mochababe73
12 years ago

That is a lot of money for a seasonal bag. Personally, I think that you should wear what you like whenever you like, but this screams resort.
I would pay a couple of hundred for the bag, and use the rest to go on a cruise with my husband so that I can sport said bag.

GG Pastel