Adding a burst of color, the Bottega Veneta Lizard Knot Clutch is the perfect companion. Buy through Net A Porter for $1,980.
It is that time, the time for bright and cheery Bottega Veneta Spring 2010 colors. One of my favorites is orchid, which I am fairly certain is being used on this bag (though it is labeled as grape). And the bag this color is being splashed over is the Montaigne, a popular duffel shape bag from the house.
Liking this bag comes down to whether you like the duffel shape or not. Bottega Veneta is known to produce classic simple designs that stay relevant and elegant at the same time. This design falls into that category. (more…)
How can I begin to describe our final day of Bottega Veneta without typing in all caps followed by an absurd number of exclamation points? It is nearly impossible. I want to stand on top of my couch with my lap top in my hands and scream my excitement over these two bags and the photos Vlad took.
To answer one of your first questions, yes that is a live alligator in our photos. To be precise, he is a four year old alligator named Wally who lives at Everglades Holiday Park in Florida. Next answer is also yes, that is two exotic Crocodile BV bags that Wally is posing with. So let’s get to it! (more…)
Our fabulous Twelve Days of Bottega Veneta are nearing an end. We could not bring you twelve days without a Bottega Veneta Cabat. An entirely simple design, the Cabat has garnered a cult-like following. Each season new Cabats are released, along with ultra-desirable Limited Editions. (more…)
Before you even stare at the screen and try to shake the computer, let me preface this post by saying I know.
Luxurious travel luggage generally does not make any sense. Flying commercial, whether first class or coach, your baggage that is checked under is treated just about as gently as Mike Tyson handling his opponents in the boxing ring. (more…)
As we near the end of our Twelve Days of Bottega Veneta, the items continue to increase in price and continue to impress.
When I first saw the Bottega Veneta Karung Nappa Umbria Shopper on the runway, I fell in love. This shopper consists of a nappa leather body with triangles of intrecciato leather and intrecciato karung. (more…)
The Aquatre Bag from Bottega Veneta is already proving to be a big hit. The reason behind this bag being a success is rather simple. The bag is inherently plain while staying true to its Bottega Veneta roots. The Bottega Veneta Aquatre Bags feature Intrecciato Nappa leather in a variety of cruise collection colors.
There are two versions of the bag, one with a longer shoulder strap and one with double top handles. Our vote goes to the longer strap, which makes this an accessible messenger bag. Let’s go over the pros and cons.
Pros: Intrecciato leather, suede lining, hidden interior zip pocket, cell phone compartment, press stud closures, sleek shape, light weight.
Cons: Shallow depth, which does not fit large amounts of content. It was purposely designed to be flat, which may pose a disadvantage to those of you who like to pack your purses.
The folks at Bottega found a way to bring us a small, stylish, leather bag (dimensions are 13.7 X 12.9 inches). The Aquatre Bag goes for $1290 via Bottega Veneta.
Is the color of this supple leather bag blue or purple? The color is officially deemed Anemone, which is the genus name of 120 species of flowering plants. The name may be more familiar with the word sea placed before it, which instantly leads me to think of Finding Nemo. Anyway, back to the bag…
The Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Nappa Tote is a small bucket bag with two tubular handles and strips of black Intrecciato leather atop the supple Nappa leather. A simple shape is dressed up with the combination of smooth with woven leather and hidden wire piping to help keep the shape of the bag. The inside of the tote features a zip pocket, cell phone compartment, and suede lining. Keep in mind the dimensions are not overly spacious, measuring 12.1 X 9.4 X 4.3 IN. Buy through Bottega Veneta for $1850.
Add a little simplicity to your life with the Bottega Veneta Nero Sardegna Canvas Tote Bag. This Cruise 2009-10 bag features a large body, 16.4″ X 12.5″ X 12.5″, and the option of double canvas handles or chic metal chain shoulder straps with leather muff. We like this bag as a beach bag option, for the warm summer days and vacations. Buy through Bottega Veneta for $980.
Always better late than never! Our third day of BV brings items from the Bottega Veneta Home Line. That is right — not only can you wear and carry Bottega Veneta, you can also use it to accent your home. Two of our favorite picks are the BV Uniform Intrecciato Book End and the BV Intrecciato Vaglia Clock. (more…)
Continuing with our Twelve Days of Bottega Veneta, we are at Day 2. And day two brings us an array of wallets, coin purses, and card cases. We love the colors of the karung skin, a type of snakeskin, on these items. Karung is gradually becoming a favorite not only of Bottega Veneta but also of shoppers.
I was gifted a card case a few years ago and I have not stopped using it. It may be a small item, but the usability factor is major. There is also the ‘High-Tech’ case, for the fashionable person who loves to listen to their iPod. My pick of the pack is still the card case. I would not mind having the entire lot.
Details from top: Truffle Intrecciato Shiny Karung Coin Purse $280, Pourpre Intrecciato Shiny Karung Nappa High-Tech Case (for ipods, etc.) $460, Fever Intrecciato Shiny Karung Nappa Document Case $560, and Intrecciato Shiny Karung Business Card Case in Fever, Pourpre and Truffle $360.
Shop Bottega Veneta Wallets and cases via Bottega Veneta online HERE.
I may live in Florida, but it is still the most wonderful time of the year! After our last partnership with Bottega Veneta we knew we had to bring you more BV goodness. Now is the time.
Beginning tomorrow and for the next twelve working days we will be bringing you twelve different Bottega Veneta items that make perfect holiday gifts. Day one will begin tomorrow with the lowest priced Bottega Veneta item and the value of the items will go up from there.
So log on tomorrow for Day 1 and continue to log on through December 18th for twelve of our favorite items from Bottega Veneta this Holiday Season.