Before there was the iconic Bottega Veneta Pouch that has become synonymous with the brand, there was another staple bag that was top of mind with the mere mention of the word Bottega. Yes, we’re talking about the iconic Knot clutch. The Knot Clutch was imagined by Tomas Maier in 2001, derived from a box clutch from the Bottega archives.

The clutch became a House signature, reinvented season after season in new colors and leathers, with some iterations being not only extremely unique but also incredibly rare with limited availability. And, as much as we all need an everyday bag, the importance of an evening clutch is just as high. Thus, the knot clutch became one of Bottega Veneta’s most-loved, albeit extravagant, pieces.

Fast forward to Maier’s appointment at the brand coming to a close when Daniel Lee was hired in 2018, and along with it, the implementation of major changes. The Knot clutch, to the dismay of many, became no longer. However, Bottega Veneta is now onto its second designer after the legendary Tomas Maier, and he’s paying homage to an icon with his debut collection.

Introducing the Knot Minaudiere

Designed for the F/W 2022 and debuted on the runway, Matthieu Blazy introduces a new spin on a Bottega signature. A first glance at the Knot Minaudiere immediately brings to mind the beloved Knot Clutch. While there are similarities, there are also a few minor changes, but those minor changes make all the difference.

Blazy updated the Knot hardware and the specific type of woven leather but kept the overall silhouette the same. Introduced in black and white, the Knot Minaudiere feels familiar yet different, presented in stunning Foulard calfskin Intrecciato leather and finished with, of course, a gold knot. The Knot hardware has been modernized, and while the overall design still feels like the classic, it also feels refreshed in the best possible way. Available now via Bottega Veneta for $3,800, what do you think of this modern take on a Bottega classic?

. Bottega Veneta Knot Minaudiere Black

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Alalalaland
Alalalaland
24 days ago

That price is outrageous.

She who shall not be named
She who shall not be named
28 days ago

I do not like this version of the knot. This is not as classic as the original. The folded leather and bent knot make it much more casual. The hardware looks more like barbed wire than a knot to me.

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
27 days ago

I prefer the older version. It’s more refined. While Bottega Veneta is not my style, I have always wanted a Knot bag. It’s still on my wishlist.

C L
C L
28 days ago

It’s nice looking! I like the irregular weave and the refined knot hardware, though the sharper stick-outy bits might catch more easily on clothing?

Also, holy price increase! I bought a chain knot clutch in 2019 for about $2500 including tax at the Madison Ave store. The SA had to pull it out of a drawer and this model seemed to be falling out of style somewhat as New Bottega’s puffy, wide-weave designs were taking off…but the design was so classic and I knew I’d carry it no matter what. Now I’m just glad I pulled the trigger before it jumped to the $4k price point!

Ed B
Ed B
27 days ago
Reply to  C L

I know it’s always “oh wow the prices have increased a lot lately” but these two years I feel like it genuinely skyrocketed. Thank goodness I don’t need more bags, I’d hate to be halfway into curating my wardrobe in 2022.

Amanda
Amanda
24 days ago

Oh wow I actually adore this–especially in the white! The irregular weave is unique and feels edgy to me. Also it reminds me of this white basket clutch my mom got me when I was a little girl–my very first “handbag.” Except it’s luxury. And it costs a million dollars lol.

Lkweh
Lkweh
23 days ago

I love this knot and I think it’s classic. Glad it make another appearance

Mimi
Mimi
23 days ago

I bought a knot bag in 2016. I was looking for a bag to wear with the dress I bought for my son’s wedding. I fell in love with it and immediately told the sales associate this is it. They wrapped the bag and brought out the sales slip for me to sign. Holy Cow it had six figures! I bought it anyway and have worn it countless times with many outfits.

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