Everyone has seasonal colors that they tend to favor, and to me, nothing goes better with summer than lime green. If you’ve taken a look through Bottega Veneta’s Spring 2011 collection, you know that Tomas Maier has set the brand up to be one of the season’s best sources for lime, chartreuse and all shades in between. So far, my favorite of the options available is the Bottega Veneta Vernicetta Pitone Tote. For this design, the famous Bottega leather is woven in a rustic, basket-style way, but what you see here is far more luxurious than anything made out of straw ever could be.

As with any of Bottega’s beautiful bags, the main reason why I haven’t already ordered mine is the price. Yes, I know that BV’s craftsmanship is some of the best on the planet, and its seasonal bags in particular receive extra attention. But even then, this bag’s price exceeds six grand, and that can’t all be going toward the python handles. As much as I’d love to have this in my collection, I could get three Celine Luggage Totes for the same price and have money left over for new shoes. Buy through Barneys for $6200.

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  • Marianna

    This bag is just my style and a color I adore. Unfortunately, I can’t even consider it due to the price tag. I look at this like fine art- I can appreciate it from afar!

  • bindc

    I LOVE IT!!!

  • Melissa T.

    In my dreams! LOVE it too.

  • reneeo

    I absolutely LOVE BV! But, I, too, am priced out….sigh.

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  • Ana JB

    the colour is amazing! I would love to have this bag w/ this colour, BUT the price… no way! OMG!

  • 19yearslater

    This would be the coolest St. Patrick’s Day look. Sadly even though the craftsmanship is supreme it doesn’t change the fact that this style is most often done as a beach bag and I don’t want a high end purse that looks like a beach bag.

  • Vitta

    Sorry, I’m not a fan of Bottega Veneta’s woven sacks, and especially their unreasonable prices. So, it’s a definite no for me.

  • EL

    The price is ridiculous..

  • Stephanie

    Not my favorite color but the quality is like no other. Think of it as an investment! BV is my favorite!

  • nicole

    recommend a good place to buy cheap designer dress, such as ,Max mara, Anna sui, Armani, Chanel ect.


  • Kat

    Oh, Bottega Veneta does it again. If I could, I would marry this brand. I would love to see this in a different color, as I am quite more subdued in my color choices.


  • XXAL

    pretty color but i never saw what is so amazing about BV.. just perfect weaving? i can do that.. i mean there is nothing conventional about their handbags..

  • Mochababe73

    I know that I am in the minority, but I just have never seen the appeal of this brand. The bags are boring.
    I love the color and own two Michael Kors bags in lime green. Now, those are beautiful bags that I can wear year ’round.
    And, for that price, I think that I could swing two Chanel bags and a new pair of summer sandals.

  • edoardo

    The bag left me speechless like many bottega’s veneta bags but the price is absolutely crazy, I would kill fashion brands when purpose so stupid prices for their products!


  • Lianne

    I absolutely love it, and if I had won the lottery, I would buy it in a heartbeat.

  • osladegerez

    I thought is was amazing…until I saw the price. NOT WORTH IT! Far far far better Bottega’s for $4,000. (as if that is nothing). As a side note –the color is exact same as the split pea/yellow lentil soup I made last week.

  • Marilyn Madeleine

    I loved BV bag