Isn’t Venice sinking? Don’t I keep hearing about that? I feel like I’ve been hearing about it since I was old enough to know what Venice was, so maybe they’re just crying wolf at this point. Either way, Botkier definitely isn’t sinking with the Venice Satchel (Har har, yes, I know, bad segue. Gimme a break, I just got back from vacation last night). It’s made of soft-n-wonderful Italian lambskin, sports both double satchel straps and an optional shoulder strap (as always, the best option with optional straps is to remove them), and has about as many zippers as anyone could ever want.

Botkier Venice Satchel

My mom, who takes the attitude of “the more zippers, the better” will certainly be excited that this has shown up, and I can’t blame here. It looks entirely functional, like you could absolutely carry it every day, while still being stylish and and having people ask you about it. The straps and zippers allow the bag to border on the industrial without being over the top, meaning it can be worn by a large variety of people, instead of just those that embrace a very specific look. Good job, Botkier – I’d love to see more like this. Buy through Saks for $595.

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  • Amanda R

    I think it’s cute, and I don’t really think it’s a rip off either. Even if they did look more alike, who would honestly drop $1125 on a nylon bag? I’d opt for the Botkier any day.

  • Amanda Mull

    I don’t really think you can call it a rip-ff, either. If anything, it’s an enormous improvement, but I doubt the bags are at all related. More than one black bag is allowed to have multiple zippers.

  • Antonia

    Those two bags do not even remotely resemble each other. I agree, I’d never spend that much on a NYLON bag. It’s the Botkier all the way for me! :)

  • Loquita

    I adore this bag! Botkier is gorgeous eye candy…sigh…