Bottega Veneta

The Bottega Veneta (Leather) Brown Bag

This playful number comes from the otherwise classic House

Though Bottega Veneta is not typically one for playful novelty bags, when I was perusing its site this week, I ran into a bag that put a smile on my face. This is Bottega Veneta’s take on a brown paper bag. You know, the version of a grocery shopping bag you receive when you checkout. However, this bag is fully made from leather, and that makes this an unexpected bag.

Upscale Paper Bag

Everything about the Bottega Veneta Brown Bag (it is available in medium and small) could quickly trick you into believing it is made from paper. But upon closer inspection, you’ll find this bag is crafted from calfskin leather. It has been treated in a way to give that paper-like appearance, but you’ll only find leather and suede lining with these bags.

One extra touch that I think speaks to a playfulness and eye for design is the thin handles – if you look closely, you will see the leather is designed in a way here to make it resemble the paper bag handles you are used to getting, with the leather pieces wrapping around the handles.

Otherwise, these bags are simple. The interior has a single compartment and is lined with suede. There are two sizes available, medium and small. Dimensions of the medium are 12.8″ H x 12.6″ W x 7″ D with a 4.7″ handle drop, while the dimensions of the small are 10.2″ H x 7.9″ W x 4.9″ D with a handle drop of 3.5″.

Shop the medium here and the small here!

featured image via @edwardjohnsebastian


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