Bottega Veneta Woven Boston

Even great designers can do wrong. There are some designers who produce bags that I typically adore, and one of these brands is Bottega Veneta. But what happens when a bad look comes from a good brand? The Bottega Veneta Woven Boston is created with multicolor woven leather stripes against black trim. My problem is the overall look. It is too busy, too many stripes, and too much wasted luxurious leather on this concoction. I know, many of my choices in bags over the years have been questionable, and I have been known to love a crazy bag here or there, but this is just too forward and funky for Bottega Veneta in my mind. I expect timeless elegance and luxury from Bottega Veneta, not crazy colorful stripes all over their handbags. Furthermore, the bags stripes do not even match up when you look at it head on. And I am quite anal about lines being perfect and angles being proper, and this bag seems to defy logic to me. Am I being too harsh? Is this another beautiful design for a person with a more eclectic taste? This bag is available at Bergdorf Goodman for $5200.

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  • Alex

    Wow…this one caught my attention, but I’m not sure how I feel about it. Pretty colors, interesting pattern. I am, for some reason, unable to truly express how I feel about this bag because honestly, I’m not sure LOL!

  • patois

    I am so with you on the stripes lining up. This bag reminds me of Missoni knits, and I like that, but the fact that the stripes don’t align just bothers me. But then I’m the kind of person who spends 5 minutes every day making sure all my perfume bottles are equidistant, symmetrically arranged and perfectly lined up.

  • Anilu Magloire

    Saw this one yesterday and, OMG it’s baaaad. What was BV thinking????

  • Cherie L.

    Another ugly bag from BV this season — the misaligned stripes are unacceptable. A pretty ugly labyrinth-looking bag was featured on bagsnob also. Someone in the design team at BV is about to get fired.

  • jane

    I love BV and have three of their bags, but this is ridonkulous. They can be so hit and miss.

  • Aliyah

    Horrible mess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kate

    Agh! My eyes!

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  • Nee

    first time poster, long time lurker…. and it took a doozy to compel me to finally post… This bag is an atrocity. What were they thinking?

  • Empress

    This bag gave me a migraine.

  • Grace

    When i first laid eyes on this bag, i didn’t even look at the brand and i already made a “ick” face at my computer screen. The second thought that came to my mind… the lines aren’t straight which makes it look cheap like a knock off, and then i looked down to see which brand… BV?!!?!? That shocked me, and then i’m thinking BIG price tag, for a not so pretty bag :(

  • Wendy

    $5,200 for this mess????? I wouldn’t pay a tenth of that for this. What were they thinking?

  • Sarah

    I feel like this is one of those bags where in a picture it is heinous (like the one above) and in person it might actually be a beautiful peace of fashion art. However, I do not think I would ever carry this bag, even if the sixty’s were back. Bottega should stick to their timeless classic lines and shapes.

  • Merve

    oh wow they would have to pya me $5200 to carry that thing around.

  • Rose

    At the very least align the Stripes $5000 what?????

    I expect Class from Bottega Veneta not a Migraine

  • jburgh

    This bag also gives me a headache. The center, where the stripes come together, make my eyes jiggle around in my head. Seriously though, this style is a total miss for BV. One silver lining: it does show off the colors we can expect to see in upcoming, and attractive bags.

  • yael

    I was instantly drawn to the bag but I really can’t see it being a timeless accessory. Being Bottega Veneta, it goes for a pretty penny which is something to consider. Also, I love the color combination.

  • littlepanda

    This bag reminds me of a Halloween candy bucket. ^^

  • assi

    It’s probably a wonderfully crafted bag, but $ 5000?
    You either love it or hate it.

  • Julia

    The colors are not good at all! I want to find the genius who can have a great outfit to make this bag look good. It is beautifully crafted but with bad colors. :(

  • laura

    i would love to have it .. if you have a lot of classy ones, sometimes it’s just for a big change .. you would want one that is different!! this is actually a nice bag when other people carry it .. once i saw it and it gave me different feeling from just looking at it from my computer.. it’s a very good one actually..

  • Kendra

    Why aren’t the patterns even? It seems weird. (fb)