Bottega Veneta

Introducing the Bottega Veneta Hop Bag

There's a new BV classic in town...

Nearly two years into his appointment at Bottega Veneta, Matthieu Blazy has found his groove. Each season, he continues to expand on the foundation set, building upon the brand’s iconic Italian heritage and exploring its tradition in leathercraft, all wrapped up in a modern, contemporary package. Bottega Veneta, through the lens of Matthieu Blazy, continues to feel interesting and fresh despite its ties to the past. It’s innovative and wearable all the same.

Blazy’s Fall collection is the final chapter of his trilogy of Italia, drawing equal inspiration from mythology and futurism. The collection, which first wowed us on the runway back in February is here, and with it comes the introduction of a brand new handbag silhouette that is sure to delight.

Storied Intrecciato Weave, Updated

The Hop Bag, with its distinct, storied Intrecciato weave is instantly recognizable as Bottega Veneta. Its shape is inspired by the silhouette of one of the House’s most timeless hobo bags that was first introduced in 2002. However, this version is updated with sleek lines and a pyramid-like silhouette. The triangular shape offers a unique edge and a modern spin on a BV House classic.

Speaking to the duality of function and form, the Hop perfectly embodies Bottega Veneta’s modern approach to dressing. Slouchy but incredibly chic, it’s introduced this season in two sizes, small and large. It is truly an equal mix of fashion and function.

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Bottega Veneta Small Hop Bag ($3,100) and Rocket Mule ($1,750)
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Small Hop Bag ($3,100)

It’s All in the Details

Crafted entirely by hand, the beauty is really in the details here. The Hop Bag is made using a 3D Intreccio technique performed by Bottega Veneta’s expert artisans.

Each one is crafted over the course of two days, and because of the hand-crafted finish, they may vary slightly in the thickness of the weave, allowing each buyer to truly own a one-of-a-kind piece. The uniqueness of each bag and the appeal of its craft is apparent with every touch. Having the bag in hand, it is easy to see the quality and craft that goes into its making.

The larger version of the Hop Bag is what big bag dreams are made of, while the smaller version is the perfect everyday size — not too large but certainly not too small; it will even fit an iPad along with other daily essentials.

Lined in soft, light Calf leather, the bag is further defined by its closure, which features an interior magnetic button hidden by the two overlapping panels. An internal zip pocket is revealed, which works nicely for smaller items that need to be easily accessed. The price on the large is $4,400, and the small retails for $3,100.

Discover more below and shop Bottega Veneta’s new collection now.

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Ashlyn
Ashlyn
9 months ago

Love the bag, but love the dress even more! Who makes it?

Nikki
Nikki
1 month ago
Reply to  Kaitlin Serio

who makes the dress? It’s stunning!

Rose
Rose
9 months ago
Reply to  Kaitlin Serio

Do fashion houses ever let you keep clothes? You are model beautiful in this dress and they should gift it even for the publicity it would generate! 😍

Megs Mahoney Dusil
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Megs Mahoney Dusil
9 months ago
Reply to  Ashlyn

It’s also Bottega!!

Nisse
Nisse
9 months ago

Megs, du you happen to know the answers to the (or any of the) questions I asked Kaitlin a few comments lower down in the comment section? Thanks 💜

Ashlyn
Ashlyn
9 months ago

It’s amazing!

Mel
Mel
9 months ago

I love, so chic!

Gina
Gina
9 months ago

This bag is perfection, especially the small size.

Buttercup
Buttercup
9 months ago

The small size was well proportioned to the lovely dress!

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
9 months ago

A little too floppy for my taste, but I do like the colors.

Nisse
Nisse
9 months ago
Reply to  Kaitlin Serio

…Kaitlin, when I press the links to get to the larger size on the website the only color option available is white, but in the pictures it certainly looks yellow? Or, it it just an extreme version of ivory/cream? 😅

Anyway, does the larger one fit a 13” or a 15” MacBook?

Thanks! 💛

Nisse
Nisse
9 months ago
Reply to  Nisse

Nevermind, I found the yellow! But, would you mind sharing your height? And perhaps the weight of the bag? Thanks again!

Nisse
Nisse
9 months ago
Reply to  Nisse

And ofc whether either MacBook would fit in it, or in either of the two? Although it might be a bit too optimistic to even ask about the smaller bag, lol.

Nisse
Nisse
9 months ago
Reply to  Kaitlin Serio

Thank you for taking the time to answer! 🥰 Would you say that a 13” laptop would sort of ”stay in place” so that it would be comfortable carrying it in it for every day use, or is it one of those bags that fit one if necessary but it is obvious that it is not designes to carry a laptop?

And is the large bag on the heavier side? I can imagine there must be some weight to it due to all the leather that is used.

It’s gorgeous though! Do you have any info on whether they will release the large one in black?

Thanks again! 💜

Nancy
Nancy
9 months ago

I love the looks of this Bottega bag. However, their website states that preorder is available but bag will not ship until 03/2024. So definitely not a fall 2023 handbag!

SherryB
SherryB
9 months ago
Reply to  Nancy

Looks like the Oyster color and Black are available now. Only the Fondant is a pre-order.

Heather
Heather
9 months ago

I’d love the small. My small jodie is in fondant so maybe black for this one.

Sunny
Sunny
9 months ago

Oooo beautiful!!! Now I’m having a dilemma in choosing an every day BV bag : The small hop, or the mini wallace?

olivia
olivia
9 months ago
Reply to  Sunny

I bought the Mini Wallace and returned it, it’s just not for me. I order this Small Hop today 🙂

Adele
Adele
9 months ago

Great dress! (And so is the bag.)

Nicole
Nicole
9 months ago

Can the small be worn on the shoulder? Similar to the small Jodie? Thank you

Passerine
Passerine
9 months ago
Reply to  Kaitlin Serio

It looks like it fits fine over the shoulder with just a light summer dress. But what about in winter, when wearing a sweater and coat (including a puffy coat). Would it fit comfortably over the should then as well?

Noelle
Noelle
9 months ago
Reply to  Kaitlin Serio

Thank you Kaitlin!
That’s great! I was worried it would be similar to the teen Jodie where it’s snug on shoulder!

zubair
zubair
9 months ago

love this bag nice your dress

pinksky777
pinksky777
9 months ago

Late to the game as usual. I reported and did videos on mine over two weeks ago on insta and tik tok.

Rose
Rose
9 months ago
Reply to  pinksky777

Ok, but this is Purseblog and it’s where many of us get information. The fact that you previously posted doesn’t mean much to anyone but you. Why admonish PB for what you perceive as their alleged misstep. It’s rude and unnecessary.

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Megs Mahoney Dusil
9 months ago
Reply to  pinksky777

We, of course, look to share new releases as they happen! As Kaitlin said, this was planned with Bottega Veneta. I’m glad you saw the bag and love it too.

Grow up.
Grow up.
9 months ago
Reply to  pinksky777

How old are you?

Lisa
Lisa
9 months ago
Reply to  pinksky777

Sounds like you are a little insecure to me. Putting others down to make yourself feel good about posting something first….grow up!

pinksky777
pinksky777
9 months ago
Reply to  Lisa

Um, they’re a site called PURSEblog, they only report about handbags, not real estate or automobiles or anything else BUT bags (not that hard of a job)… so yeah I find it pathetic that they consistently behind on trends. They should be more innovative and and ahead of the game so they can properly inform people. So yes, I suppose that somehow someway equates to insecurities bc I was the one to discover this bag many weeks ago… what?! Lol you don’t make a lick of sense. If you don’t believe me my tik tok is sparrow492 ✌🏻 shows all upload dates

Sarah
Sarah
9 months ago
Reply to  pinksky777

So pinksky777… Please explain why, as you seem to consistently complain about, mock, insult and criticize PurseBlog… why on earth do you stick around?

Laura W
Laura W
9 months ago
Reply to  pinksky777

Maybe you should find somewhere else to spread you negativity and venom, instead of Purse Blog where you regularly do so. You are hurt and angry and like to project that. But this isn’t the place for it.

Laura W
Laura W
9 months ago

The bag colours are divine, and the dress and shoes! Wow to all. These bags are slouchy and comfy looking. Simple in design and practical but elevated by the luscious woven leather. Big tick!

Olivia
Olivia
9 months ago

Love your post girl, you look stunning!

Just wondering if this bag in small can be worn over the shoulder? And because the bag is made of calf leather instead of their usual lamb leather, does it feel soft still?

I’m looking to purchase this one in small but can’t find much information about it.

Cheers
Liv

Kim
Kim
4 months ago

I NEED the small hop, omg *swoon*