Bulgari

The Exquisitely Beautiful Bulgari Serpenti Forever Bag

And the other Bulgari bags I love

While Bulgari is best known as a heritage jewelry brand, in 2011, the brand introduced handbags to its lineup with the same level of detail and heritage. The bag line that has always grabbed my attention is the Serpenti family, which plays off the iconic 75-year-old serpent and represents wisdom, rebirth, and vitality.

Disclosure: This Serpenti Forever Bag was gifted to our editor, Kaitlin, by Bulgari.

While different variations and updates to the Bulgari Serpenti bag line continue to be introduced, this fresh-for-summer collection with wicker is one of the most uniquely stunning art pieces I’ve seen.

Bulgari graciously gifted Kaitlin this bag, but when I was in NYC last, we decided I would borrow it to give it the Miami treatment, as it seems most fitting in a beach environment!

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Enter the Bulgari Serpenti Forever Bag in wicker.

SWOON.

This bag checks every box when you are looking for something uniquely different yet still recognizable enough, bringing many attractive attributes.

The Stunning High Summer Collection

Bulgari’s recognizability with its Serpenti collection is richly steeped in brand history, and how the Serpenti line is given new life on its bags feels both decadent and ideally suited.

This specific bag (while now sold out worldwide but still available in the smaller size in pink and black shown below) gives off a luxe Italian summer mood with its Woven Wicker body. The Serpenti Forever snakehead signature closure sits front and center in a tonal hue that coincides with the ivory calf leather top handle and front flap.

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The woven wicker takes a charming production route, starting with hand-weaving around a specially crafted metal frame to bring the bag’s shape to life. The wicker adds some heft to the bag; it is not light or flimsy, but the way this bag speaks to me as an art piece makes it worth a bit of extra weight.

Bulgari’s summer collection of Serpenti bags surrounds different materials and colors to bring this line of bags to life. If you ask me, they’ve succeeded and then some. In a time where we are given so many options, finding something different that won’t be what everyone else is carrying while still retaining the notoriety with other elements is a huge win.

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Lala
Lala
5 days ago

$5K for wicker? No.

Passerine
Passerine
4 days ago
Reply to  Lala

LOL, Bulgari is offering its wicker bag at a Walmart price compared to what you would have to pay for a wicker Kelly! (Kelly picnic)

Samantha Stevens
Samantha Stevens
1 day ago
Reply to  Passerine

Except a Kelly bag will keep its value and no one cares about Bulgari bags on the resell market.

Passerine
Passerine
15 hours ago

Irrelevant if not interested in selling. I would take the extra 70,000, invest most of it and spend the remainder on taking myself, my husband and the bag on a nice Italian holiday.

JanieJack
JanieJack
5 days ago

I know people are complaining about the price but what is even affordable anymore?! At least this mixes materials and has a jewel front and is so beautifully diffetent!

rufinu
rufinu
1 day ago

I owned a Serpenti forever in their classic Bvlgari green color, all leather of course. I got the size with 3 compartments and top handle. I absolutely love it when I travel internationally. I love the look and the touch of the jewelry pieces on my bag. The practical compartments separate family passports, foreign currency, phone, small travel accessories, etc. It’s sturdy and takes the beatings in cabin without a scratch. The best part is low key luxury, of the many cities I travelled to, I did not notice anyone carrying the same bag. I feel special.

Laura
Laura
13 hours ago
Reply to  rufinu

A bag making you special is soo good. Thats really the pinnacle, to have a bag that works so well and makes you feel special! So nice to hear your story.

VickieLee
VickieLee
5 days ago

Those are beautiful purses! But with THAT kinda price!!? I could get a cheap used car, even a fred Flintstone one, and some wood to boot, to put the fence back up!? But if I had it Like That! I would Love to have one!😊ESPECIALLY, that Black one! WOW!

KdB
KdB
1 day ago
Reply to  VickieLee

“Fred Flintstone car” omg dying…love this thread!

adguru
adguru
2 days ago

Lucky Kaitlin! Enjoy!

Laura
Laura
13 hours ago

The bags sure are pricey but gosh they’re so darn beautiful. One day maybe, one day…