A couple weeks ago we announced the exclusive bags from some of our favorite brands to celebrate the new main handbag floor at Bergdorf Goodman. One of the standout bags of the range came from one of my favorite designers, Bottega Veneta. The exclusive Bottega Veneta Olimpia Bag, designed for Bergdorf Goodman by Tomas Maier, deserves not only a closer look, but also more details; it is probably one of the coolest designs I've seen in a while.
On first glance, you may think this is just a bag with a few additional design elements, but once you hear the backstory, things get more interesting. Bottega Veneta opened up a brand new space on the handbag floor at Bergdorf Goodman. and this bag highlights a map of Manhattan. The clasp is meant to be the Bergdorf Goodman store, and the streets are denoted with the snakeskin details. The solid, darke rectangle represents Central Park, where Bergdorf Goodman its on the southern border.
I love the way this bag was creatively planned; it's both very Bottega Veneta and very New York. The design elements that tell the story of New York don't distract from the beauty of the craftsmanship of the bag, and in many ways, they feel like a secret only you know, until you share it with others. This bag is available in new colors (I think the dusty rose is my favorite): China Red, Dusty Rose, Helios, Pacific, Fume New and Espresso.
As this bag is exclusive to Bergdorf Goodman and a limited edition, so snap one up before it sells out. Price is $3,500 via Bergdorf Goodman and you can buy each version here: pink, yellow, black, red, blue, and gray.