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Love It or Leave It: Bottega Veneta Chain Mini Jodie

To chain or not to chain? That is the question...


In modern handbag history, there are more silhouettes than ever to choose from. Gone are the days of picking from a simple shoulder bag, top handle bag, or tote. From minis and micros to giant bags and top handle bags that also come with a shoulder strap, convertible bags, and belt bags to clutches and more, if you want it, you can find it. Still, there’s something to be said about a bag just being what it’s supposed to be.

While functionality and ways of carrying a bag are two of the top factors to weigh when considering purchasing a new bag, not every bag is meant to do it all. I’m sure by now, you see where this is going, but don’t stop reading now. Hear me out.

Bottega Veneta’s Newest Jodie Bag

Recently I was doing my normal internet rounds and checking out the handbag and accessory drops. Part of this is actually calculated, professional research to monitor what’s trending for a coming season and what’s on its way out. Still, self-admittedly, part of this is me poking around to see what I personally need to add to my want list (sorry to all you naysayers, but this is it). In doing so, I nearly scrolled straight past the Bottega Veneta Mini Jodie Bag, “nothing to see,” I thought to myself until I took a second glance and realized there WAS something to see.

Bottega Veneta Mini Chain Jodie

The silhouette of the bag is exactly the same as the original, which let me preface this by saying that I own (and love), but with the addition of a removable chain strap. The strap can be used as a handcuff (???) or worn over the shoulder, or it can be completely removed altogether, which, quite honestly, is how the bag should be worn.

Leave It

It’s kind of throwing me off? I’m not exactly sure why; to me, it just feels…unnatural and unnecessary. Maybe I’m just closed-minded, though, or maybe I’m just irritated at people, err things, portraying themselves as something they’re not.

The bag was designed to be toted as a cute top handle bag. Though not the most functional, it packs a punch in fashion, as it’s meant to. Why ruin a good thing? Let me know what you think of this new bag, which is available now via Bottega Veneta for $2,900 versus the original Mini Jodie for $2,500.


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  1. FashionableLena Avatar

    Looks stupid. I’m not a Bottega fan (never have been), but this is a good bag that’s still quite popular. It doesn’t need whatever this is.

  2. Lala Avatar

    Honestly, that looks ridiculous. I love the Mini Jodie and think it’s really cute; but with the handcuff looking thing?? Absolutely not.

  3. Candee Avatar

    What’s the purpose of this strap? Does one pull it on the ground, behind them, if they get tired of carrying it? Is it to thwart a burglary? 🤷‍♀️ It just looks silly & unnecessary.

  4. Amelia Avatar

    I’m on the fence.

  5. Kim Avatar

    It’s a no for me.

  6. Guest Avatar

    Definitely leave it!

  7. Zoe Avatar

    Overdoing it. Why ruin a good thing!!

  8. Terri Avatar

    The Mini Jodie is cute by itself. Leave it!

  9. Lalarey Avatar

    No one else is saying it so I will- what are you doing with it when you va e to go to the bathroom? This falls in the category of bodysuits. I don’t want my bottega veneta anywhere near a public toilet so . . . you unhook yourself from the bag before handing it to your bestie or hanging it on the back of the stall?too many considerations

  10. Randi Avatar

    Dumbest bag I’ve ever seen. Not pretty not practiical

  11. psny15 Avatar

    How stupid is this chain?

  12. Audra Schwarz Avatar
    Audra Schwarz

    I bought it with the chain and I love it. Gives me the hands free option. Can hang it on a hook or a chair . I’m more practical with my bags and for me this added strap works

    1. Sophie Avatar

      Can the chain be removed completely?