Bottega Veneta vs Nancy Gonzalez

The battle of the designer look-a-like bags continues! I have always been a self-pronounced lover of Bottega Veneta bags. Yes, of course I am. Soft and buttery leather, intricate weaving, timeless classic designs. And when it comes to exotics, Nancy Gonzalez handbags top my list. And why wouldn’t they? Nancy Gonzalez uses bright bold colors on rich exotic skins. Both designers are known for different looks and both designers have highly sought after handbags.

A long time ago I professed my undying love of the simple fold-over clutch that so many adore from Bottega Veneta. Many times referred to as a cosmetic case, the Bottega Veneta Pyramid Clutch combines a simplistic approach of a small pouch with a fold over top and divine woven leather. There is a longer version ($400 more and twice as long), which is not considered the cosmetic case, but either way this one doubles over as a clutch. Either way, I have always loved this clutch. Buy through Saks for $580 or larger version through Net A Porter for $980.

We all know the above mentioned Bottega Veneta clutch. But did you know that Nancy Gonzalez created a clutch very similar? Almost eerily similar, just done in exotic skin (of course it is in exotic, it wouldn’t be Nancy Gonzalez if it were not!). The Nancy Gonzalez Large Crocodile Clutch is also a fold-over style clutch designed in silver crocodile. Her skins are not rigid, rather soft and user friendly. This clutch features an inside zip pocket, inside cell phone pocket, and leather lining. Buy through Saks for $2800.

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  • Oh, no!!! This is too difficult. I love them both. Gotta go with BV, though.

  • This one is pretty hard… I am still stuck. Guess it depends if you want leather or exotic skin

  • Shannon

    they are both fabulous. however, i think i would choose the nancy gonzalez croc clutch; the color is gorgeous and a tad different than anything else i own. :)

  • Me

    I would choose the Nancy Gonzalez croc clutch. I am in love with Exotics; NG, Adriana Castro, Carlos Falchi, Devi Kroell, Lambertson Truex…..

  • Chinsumo

    Nancy G all the way. The BV weave has always looked a little dowdy to me.

  • pursefan

    I´d also say, the Nancy Gonzalez is definitly the better choice. I´m just not that much into white handbags.

  • I like the Nancy Gonzalez clutch. The silver crocodile is fabulous.


  • Marcia Larkin

    I am a BV lover and find these small clutch and cosmetic bags a great way to enjoy the quality of the BV soft woven leather without spending a fortune on a bag. I was in their store yesterday and bought the flap over in their new purple color – to die for. You can find the BVs on sale at Nordstrom, Bluefly and the BV outlet in CA.

  • Kendra

    It’s so simple, but the leather is quite nice. (fb)

  • Kendra

    It’s elegant, I really just love this bag! (fb)

  • Ellen

    I really like them both. I’m leaning toward the Nancy Gonzalez mainly because of the beautiful color. (ipad)