When Bottega Veneta introduced its now-lauded Cassette bag, the designer bag world welcomed the bag that showcased every aspect of Bottega Veneta’s deep understanding of leather artisanry and techniques. The padded intrecciato leather, which offered intriguing dimensionality, quickly became the bag to have. And now, Matthieu Blazy has reimagined the bag as the new Bottega Veneta Cassette in Foulard Intreccio.

The foulard technique offers the identifiable intrecciato with a pinch effect on paper calf leather. This volume adds movement and an elegant yet subtle shine to the bags, as it picks up and reflects light differently as the bag moves. This new rendition is all about life and movement, offering an interesting and modern take on a reimagined bag.

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Bottega Veneta Cassette in Foulard Intreccio in White

Before the weaving process takes place, the paper calf leather strips are ruched, which adds this sense of movement to the bag itself. Each Cassette bag already features an extensive amount of leather fettucce (the name given to the strips that make up the bag). This process only shows the further intricacies of Blazy’s vision for Bottega Veneta. In fact, at the center of Blazy’s vision for the brand is the concept of ‘craft in motion,’ and this bag brings that notion to life.

An Updated Classic

Bottega Veneta Gold Fourlard Cassette

Because of the technique, no one bag will be the exact same as the exterior leather will all be unique to each bag with the plisse finish. However, the bag itself remains the same regarding overall size, dimensions, and design. The shoulder strap drop is 21.7″, which allows for over-the-shoulder or crossbody wear, and it is adjustable. As I am taller, the bag sits a bit higher on my body when I carry it crossbody, but this isn’t bad; in fact, it looks en-vogue.

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Bottega Veneta Cassette in Foulard Intreccio in Pool

An easy-to-open but secure magnetic closure holds the top flap in place, and on the inside, you’ll find a bonded calfskin lining, a luxe touch. The inside compartment can fit the items you need most, including your phone, a slim sunglasses case, a small wallet or card case, keys, beauty items, and even a snack. I find these dimensions to be ideal for carrying enough without being too large, as you can find everything you need upon opening the bag. Dimensions are 5.9″ H x 9.6″ W x 2.4″ D.

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Bottega Veneta Cassette in Foulard Intreccio in Sunburst

As far as colors go, you can opt for anything from neutral, seasonless colors like porridge to the bright, eye-catching blue deemed pool. There’s avocado, white, and sunburst, each standing out in its own way.

Shop the new Bottega Veneta Cassette in Foulard Intreccio for $3,800 now!

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Margot Robbie with her Bottega Veneta Cassette in Foulard Intreccio

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Dua Lipa carrying her Bottega Veneta Cassette in Foulard Intreccio

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charlottawill
charlottawill
1 month ago

The white is beautiful! I much prefer the finished edges. The original raw edges had me concerned about wear and tear. I may have to ask Santa to bring me one.

charlottawill
charlottawill
1 month ago

Have you heard of any plans to make it in black?

JolieS
JolieS
1 month ago

What is “paper calf leather”? Is it as thin and flimsy as it sounds? Is it even leather?
Also bonded suede lining could hardly be called “luxe,” Other brands at this price point offer full leather linings which are less prone to wear and tear from sharp objects like keys.

montospecks
montospecks
1 month ago
Reply to  JolieS

It is leather, but I’d say it feels more pliable and has a slicker finish but is still very buttery. I highly recommend checking it out, I really like it!

Sam
Sam
1 month ago

I love this bag, but don’t know if it will stand the test of time. Just like the Chloe Paddington, for example, was all the rage it has since faded into obscurity.

Evergreen602
Evergreen602
1 month ago

The Cassette lends itself so well to special treatments. Every time I think am ready to get the classic lambskin Cassette, out comes a version with a special leather or treatment. I already own the patent and men’s paper calf Cassettes. The Foulard is under serious consideration too!

grimpp
grimpp
1 month ago

thank you so much

Summerstorm
Summerstorm
1 month ago

Damn, two month ago I got my classic cassette bag…

Dionelliys
Dionelliys
1 month ago

Does it have the triangle thing on the strap?

lill_canele
lill_canele
1 month ago

Hmm…I’m not sure. All that texture just makes me think of: increased surface area + dust and grime buildup. I’m the kind of person who keeps all my bags out of their dust bags and boxes and I need to regularly clean dust in the house thanks to the dry California environment.

Shaaron
Shaaron
1 month ago

The moment I saw this I preferred the leather treatment to raw edges. I ordered the larger tote but the rawness of the edges just didn’t meet the price point for me. I love the elevated sheen of this bag! Thinking the off white for me!