Bottega Veneta San Marco Bag

We hope you all enjoyed our exclusive Bottega Veneta day on Tuesday! It was the first exclusive day at Purse Blog and we were so thrilled to have collaborated closely with Bottega Veneta. My reviews of the bags were not altered just because we had the chance to review them, I truly loved every bag. There is an appreciation factor that goes along with Bottega Veneta. The craftsmanship and natural beauty is completely alluring.

One of my favorite bags from the Fall/Winter 2009 line that we did not have in person to review is the Bottega Veneta San Marco Bag. Net A Porter has it in taupe right now though it is also available in Lilac. This bag consists of individual strips of leather which are bonded to Karung (snake) and twisted to create the desired effect. It takes 30 meters of these bonded strips to create each bag. All the edges and seams are hidden so that the bottom of the bag looks as beautiful as the top. The San Marco bag takes ample time to create as the process of twisting the strips needs to be done very carefully to achieve the exact desired position. While the price is high, it is indeed worth every penny. Buy the bag through Net A Porter for $3600.

We did not get to discuss the amazing jewelery that Bottega Veneta has for the upcoming season. Each of these pieces is made with silver and shaped to look like jewels. Here are three of our favorites:
– Silver Chandelier Earrings [$470]
– Embellished Hair Comb [$560]
– Silver Ball Pendant [$1,255]

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Share Your Thoughts With Us

  • michaelstjames

    That bag is well constructed and fugly. I LOVE the vintage feel of the hair comb and earrings!

  • 19yearslater

    The jewelry is beautiful. The bag reminds me of Frankenstein’s monster.

  • JenG

    Love it!

  • otter

    Don’t like the bag.

  • janis

    Not a fan of that bag. It is expensive, too!

  • fashionistaO

    Love the jewelry, the bag won’t grow on me.

  • kroquet

    Love the San Marco bag and understand that it’s stunning in person. Love the jewelry!!
    Thanks for all the attention to BV!

  • Linda

    While the bag has intricate detailing, I find it should be labeled a “delicate” handbag, strictly for go out wear. It is lovely, but at that price, I’d rather carry a Judith Leiber! The majority of people do not wish to pay astronomical prices on a bag or shoes. People are getting wise and want a lot of bang for their buck! It’s a pass for me.



  • Kendra

    AMAZING! What an elegant clutch. The color is so pretty and the sewing detail is a nice touch. (fb)