While it feels like just yesterday that fashion became enamored, borderline obsessive, and head-over-heels in love with #NewBottega, the brand’s new chapter has been going strong for some time. Arguably one of the most popularized bags from the era of #NewBottega is the Mini Jodie Bag, which again has actually been making the rounds for longer than you might think.
Hitting the handbag scene in January 2020, the Jodie entered the market during a time of major uncertainty, but, despite its inopportune timing, it quickly became one of the most recognizable bags of the decade. Three and a half years later, the Jodie bag’s popularity shows no signs of slowing down.
A Bottega Veneta Jodie for All
Season after season, new iterations of the Jodie Bag are released. From a rainbow of irresistible colors and textures to new sizes, if the shape of the Jodie is one that intrigues you, you can be sure that there is an iteration for you.
Early last year, Bottega Veneta added Teen-sized bags to its line-up, including the Jodie, and for many, it felt like the perfect in-between size. At the time the Teen Jodie was released, I had already added the Mini Jodie to my rotation a few months prior. Already having fallen deeply in love with the Mini Jodie, but admittedly, struck by its small interior, I was slightly bummed by this discovery.
Ironically, I’ve used the Mini Jodie way more than I ever imagined I would in the nearly 2 years since I’ve owned her! It was actually the bag purchase that has surprised me the most, and if you follow me on Instagram, then you’ll see her make appearances on stories and in feed quite often!
Because of how often I use my Jodie, I’ve been considering adding another to my rotation. I’ve been going back and forth between another Mini in a second color or the Teen Jodie, with a stronger lean towards the latter, even though I know the Mini size works for me more than I previously thought it would. I’m still undecided if I should add a larger size or stick with the size I already know I love (and will use).