Bottega Veneta Python Belly Veneta

It took me a few minutes of looking at this bag and holding it to decide that I did not like it. Rather, I love it. The Bottega Veneta Python Belly Veneta has the classic Veneta shape, yet has been reworked into a shopper, which Bottega Veneta coined the Croquet. From the Fall/Winter 2009 line, the Croquet should turn out to be a hit.

BV Python Croquet

Bags made with python skin seem to be tricky for many to finish. It may be because the grade of skin Bottega Veneta uses is superior, either way Bottega perfects the implementation of python skin in this bag. Nothing about it felt scaly or like it might peel. It is smooth and luscious to the touch. The bag slouches pleasantly when you hold it or put it on your shoulder, it presents us the hobo shape we adore in the Veneta, but dresses it up with the iron colored python.

Bottega Veneta Python Belly Veneta - Centered Oval Detail

Another interesting fact about the Bottega Veneta Croquet is the oval in the middle of the bag. Dressed in python as well, the oval draws inspiration from old-time wrought iron gates. This addition adds a special touch to the bag, helps it flow, and gives a focal point without it drawing attention away from the overall shape.

Like many other Bottega creations, this hobo comes to life in natural light. Incandescent or fluorescent indoor lighting does not do the tone of the skin justice. The finish is not shiny, yet it radiates once the natural sun rays hit the python scales.

Bottega Veneta Python Belly Veneta

I started to fall for it more as Vlad was snapping photos. I was yelling to him how I wanted needed this handbag, which was, as usual, only reciprocated with a slight rolling of his eyes. Still, it is an absolute stunner and like many other Bottega Veneta bags, it truly will transcend for seasons to come. I have a hard time labeling any of the bags we shot as my favorites, as they truly all are magnificent; however, the Croquet has made it on my wish list.

BV Python Belly Dangling

Price is $5,500. Call Bottega Veneta (877.362.1715) or purchase through Bottega Veneta Online.

P.S. Please consider supporting our small, bag-loving team by clicking our links before shopping or checking out at your favorite online retailers like Amazon, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, or any of the listed partners on our shop page. We truly appreciate your support!

Share Your Thoughts With Us

Now Trending

Featured Articles

Trends
Outfit Yourself This Valentine’s Day With Bags From Your Favorite Designers
Perfect bag picks to use now and beyond
Fashion Week
Meet the New Handbag Brand That Took NYFW By Storm
You’ll want to keep an eye out for Khaite Luggage come fall
PurseBlog Asks
PurseBlog Asks: What Do You Wish Designers Knew About What You Want in a Bag?
I’m craving simplicity in this world of trendy, Instagram-angled pieces
Join 135,000+ enthusiasts and sign up for our newsletter