The brand to turn to for exotic skins is Bottega Veneta. I have never been let down by the skins Bottega Veneta chooses for their bags, from leathers to exotics. When the Fall Winter 2010 collection went down the runway, I had a hard time keeping myself from actively drooling on my keyboard. Not only did I see gorgeous designs, but also there was use of color that worked perfectly for fall and winter while not being drab. One of the colors that immediately caught my attention was a rich hue of blue.

It just so happens the blue bag that I found myself yearning for was also designed in a gorgeous exotic skin. Welcome the Bottega Veneta China Soft Crocodile Fume Loop Bag to your screen. Gorgeous, right?

I have had the privilege of holding a soft crocodile skin from Bottega Veneta before. If you have not, pop into Bottega Veneta next time you can and ask to hold one of their exotic skin handbags. One of the strong points of the brand is their focus on finding the best skins available, clearly this bag showcases that. Even from the photo, you can see the quality of the skin used.

This style hobo is very familiar for all of us. In fact, this bag reminds me of the popular YSL Roady Hobo with its single shoulder strap. You had to know the price was coming next and you had to know that it would be high. Once available, the bag will be $35,000 at Bottega Veneta.

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  • Wendy

    Wow! Took my breath away at first sight. Beautiful!

  • 19yearslater

    It’s insanely gorgeous. I’m not usually a fan of exotics but I love this bag. That hue, the slouch, the skin- they’re the perfect combination.

  • Dead. I am dead. That bag killed me. I died.

  • nb

    It also took my breath away…first when I saw it..second when I saw the price! Yikes!

  • Kara

    Love it but looks just like the YSL roady

  • Team Ramona

    Oh dear. I love that bag so very much. But I try to make it a rule not to spend that much on anything unless it’s a year of law school or has lojack.

    $35,000! Wow.

  • carrie

    Glad I got a black matte croc from Bottega a couple of years ago. I didn’t pay anywhere near that. Love the blue color though.


    I love the color and the skin. I just love it. Unfortunately, that’s one bag I will never. Even at outlet prices it would be too expensive. :-(

  • Ruhee

    The bag is really drool worthy. But 35k.Too steep.

  • Maryann

    Unbelievably gorgeous. I envy the woman that makes this bag a part of her collection, and although the price is steep, she is out there!

  • Redseouls

    This bag is the stuff of dreams!!! *sigh*

  • Sofia Nolan

    loooove the color! great how they combined the crocodile leather with the blue color.

  • Barb

    OMG! My dream bag! Love the color, love the style, have always wanted a croc bag! What I don’t love is the price! Maybe if I win the lottery but even then I would have to think long and hard on it!!

  • Valentina

    MA JOR. I love it, the texture and the color and everything is perfect. Of course in order to feel happy you have to ignore the price. I dream about a trend of embossed leather where there’s no bag more expensive than a car. Bliss.

  • Nola

    It’s styled exactly like the YSL Roady, and the price is a joke. Who does BV think they are, Hermes?

  • Jan

    That’s a major down payment on a home; a new car; tuition etc. That’s a lot of money to spend on a bag…I’d never, ever spend money on something that pricey to carry on my shoulder! Yikes!

  • Amanda R

    The bag is nice but OMG those shoes are AMAZING.

  • louch

    OMG that is to die for!!! And compared to some of the Hermes Crocodile Birkins in the same price a bargain (HA!). Would love to own it but would need to win/inherit some serious cash first.

  • Jane

    Simply beautiful

  • Paulina

    This is GORGEOUS!!!

  • Moonchild

    I personally don’t like it. It is too “simple” for my tastes, nothing sticks out.
    The price is horrendous.
    This is just my personal opinion, though. :-)

  • Lianne

    Whimper. But that price would buy a car, and I refuse to pay car prices for a purse. Sorry. I can drool and dream, right?

  • Annie

    It is so much prettier than the grey gator LV Neverfull for $38 K.

  • Kellyx

    Beautiful..and it’ll cost me my annual salary..almost …:(

  • mochababe73

    Not a fan of exotic skins, but this bag is beautiful. If I had that kind of money, I would use it as a down payment on the townhouse of my dreams. As much as I love handbags, I couldn’t fathom spending that kind of money.
    Love the color.

  • Bagolicious

    The bag is beyond gorgeous and the price is beyond ridiculous.

  • merve

    yikes the price is unbelievable but i guess the bag is worth selling a kidney….!!!

  • Karolynka

    This bag is a dream/nightmare for all of us! Of course the price is nightmare for those who can’t afford it- the blue hue is perfect all year rich and the skin looks buttery soft..awwww

  • Chris

    This handbag is breathtakingly beautiful.
    And there will always be a Victoria Beckham or Katie Cruise, who can afford it. Lucky them.

  • Cate


    …but the price

  • Birkitik

    Seriously GORGEOUS!!!!

  • kl

    awesome bag but id buy a car instead price is rediculous

  • ms91

    omgg dream bag

  • princessi

    Love at first sight! gorgeousness!

  • Limey

    my mom would die for this purse! She loves crocodile stuff! (ipad)

  • Mousse

    Yikes. I can buy a Lexus for the same price. (ipad)

  • Ellen

    I love it, and definitely looks like the YSL Roady. (ipad)