Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta Teen Pouch Introduces a New Size of the Beloved Bag

If The Pouch was too large and the Mini Pouch was too small...

When The Pouch made its way to unexpected stardom, it became an entire movement within the bag world. The Pouch was The Bag to have, and its large size without a shoulder strap made it seem atypical in the world of must-have bags. But #NewBottega found its legs with this design, simple in theory while stunning in execution, and the oversized clutch with just the right amount of texture and leather gathering at the frame top solidified its place in handbag history.

Soon after its release, a couple more sizes were added – namely the Mini (formerly known as The Pouch 20) and the Charm (which is no longer on Bottega’s site). The allure of The Pouch is its extreme oversized nature, this is a bag meant to make an impact, but many still found it a bit too large and cumbersome to carry. If you didn’t want to condense the size too much but didn’t love the dimensions of the original, Bottega Veneta now has what may be the perfect size for you (and for me, I am oddly feeling the itch), introducing: The Bottega Veneta Teen Pouch.

Guys, I don’t need a new bag, I really don’t. But I can’t shake this intense want for this specific bag (especially in this perfect creamy mint green hue BV calls Wasabi). I don’t get this feeling all the time anymore, so when a bag truly speaks to me, I know it means I feel strongly about it, and I feel strongly about this very bag. I was just talking to my friend yesterday who obsessed over The Pouch for years now and finally got one this year for Christmas. I told her it was right for her, she has wanted it for as long as the bag has been out. I am guessing that got my mind fixated on The Pouch a bit, but I always thought the dimensions were a bit too large for me (I don’t know why as I always say being taller means I like a bigger bag), but this slightly smaller version seems perfect.

Just like its big sister, the Bottega Veneta Teen Pouch features a single interior compartment with a magnetic frame closure. The calfskin used on Bottega Veneta’s bags truly delights and the interior is lined in calfskin as well.

Here is the difference in the bags’ dimensions:

The Teen Pouch is 16 cm (6.3″) H x 31 cm (12.2″) W x 13 cm (5.1″) D. In comparison, the original Pouch is 18 cm (7.1″) H x 40 cm (15.7″) W x 18 (7.1″) cm.

This makes the Teen Pouch still ample large to carry your necessities but brings it down by a few centimeters in each dimension to allow the bag to be a little more manageable. Compared to The Pouch, the price differs by a mere $250, which may suggest opting for the larger, more expensive version. Yet, I feel like this smaller, more versatile Teen Pouch may make more sense for you. I am going to look to get both sizes together in person to share a size comparison and review for you, but until then, I think I need (ha) this new bag.

Purchase via for $2,750.


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  1. Meg L Avatar
    Meg L

    I like the idea of the Teen but what I really want is for BV to release the mini with a chain strap. Also, looks like BV made a teen size for the chain pouch too.

    1. Ashlyn Avatar

      Mansur Gavriel has a pouch with a chain strap that looks very similar to BV.

    2. Megs Mahoney Dusil Avatar
      Megs Mahoney Dusil

      The Teen size is added to most of its beloved bags, which I think is great – it was needed!

  2. Abigail Avatar

    This size makes so much sense to me. I might have to buy one…or two. 😊

    1. Megs Mahoney Dusil Avatar
      Megs Mahoney Dusil

      Maybe this stunning green one?!

  3. JaimeG Avatar

    I have the mini pouch and it is tiny. So the upgrade to the teen might be in my future. (the mini with a chain sounds perfect too)

    1. Megs Mahoney Dusil Avatar
      Megs Mahoney Dusil

      I love a well-rounded bag family… ha

  4. pinksky777 Avatar

    The teen pouch is just an awkward size for the particular bag style tbh. Go for the large or not at all, it’s so chic and perfect how it flips over your arm in the most effortless cool way. The teen size wouldn’t do that whatsoever. The teen Jodie on the other hand is what you should’ve done the article about. It’s the perfect size for the Jodie style! I’m even getting myself one very soon once they release a good color that I don’t already own.

    1. Angela Avatar

      No, they “shouldn’t have done the article about the teen Jodie”. 🙄

    2. Megs Mahoney Dusil Avatar
      Megs Mahoney Dusil

      I love the Jodie so I may need that size as well – I’ll see if I can grab a Teen Jodie and Teen Pouch for size comparisons!

  5. psny15 Avatar

    It’s a cute size but I hope they bring back the classic intrecciato size instead of the larger one

  6. Andrea Avatar

    I have to be honest I like the idea of the teen pouch due to its size but that 9cm is not that much after all. Now with the teen Jodie out as well, not sure if I should still get the big simple black pouch. I always thought that is a classic but maybe I should get a teen Jodie instead?

    1. Oro91 Avatar

      I LOVE my mini Jodie but wish I had waited a couple of weeks and got one size up. Go for the Jodie over the pouch IMO

  7. Jerri R Avatar
    Jerri R

    Ugh someone commented that the bag looks like a certain body part when you look at it from above. Since then I can’t unsee it 🙁

  8. Vanessa Bogaert Avatar
    Vanessa Bogaert

    I have the large size, but kinda wished they had made it a bit smaller (bought it when the style came out two years ago). But somehow it doesn’t have the same cool vibe in the teen size? I think I’ll just stick with my large. My favorite Bottega is the burgundy intrecciato clutch that was a re-release of the bag Lauren Hutton wore in American Gigolo. Now that is the perfect clutch, and I’m so glad I bought it!