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For a brand that uses no external logos, monograms or even so much as a tiny name stamp, a Bottega Veneta bag sure is easy to spot from a mile away. Not only does any handbag addict know Bottega’s signature intrecciato woven leather well, but Tomas Maier’s reign at the Italian company has brought with it signature flourishes that make the leather goods uniquely Bottega without making them any less elegant or subtle.

Maier’s use of crocodile, for one, is always a highlight, and that’s absolutely true for Bottega Veneta Fall 2012. I can’t put my finger on exactly what it is – perhaps something in the quality of the colors that he chooses, or maybe the hardware in which its trimmed – but those bags always look not only so chic, but also so Bottega. This collection plays slightly more with layered embellishment than Maier has done in his handbags in the past, but the effect is one of slightly restrained, utterly elegant adornment.

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  • PhotoGirl

    G*d help me, I want them all. Fabulous!

  • mlle p

    ooh, either of those giant all black ones, please!

  • FashionableLena

    I was never a fan of Bottega Veneta.  I am just not a fan of weaving.  But, I have always liked the knot clutch and all of its alliterations.

  • Louch

    That amethyst croc is TDFFF!!   YESSS PLEASE!!

  • Greta

    Love the purple one! I would love to see a feature of all sorts of purple bags sometime :)

  • 19yearslater

    #4 and #17 are gorgeous. I like the larger woven bags but I generally prefer the ends to be woven in. I like BV clutches best. 

  • Roddy_Jones

    I LOVE the purple bag.  I always love color in my handbags, can always add a pop to any outfit.

  • Andee

    Rody,purple is quiet good for lavender right? Have you ever tried that?

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