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.
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.
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.