There are few bags that wow me so intensely that I smile from ear to ear just when I think of them. After years of spending my life in the world of designer handbags, a …
Bottega Veneta Metal Lace Karung Knot Clutch, $3980 via Bottega Veneta
One of my favorite parts of fashion is the gift of imitation. I remember being blown away by the pleats printed on the flat skirt of a Prada dress when I was younger, and the ability to trick the eye and make something expected out of something totally unexpected is one of the best visual treats you’ll find. It’s the kind of creativity that reminds us all why we pay these prices.
That’s exactly the kind of reaction that I had to the Bottega Veneta Metal Lace Karung Knot Clutch when I first saw it. On initial visual inspection, it just looks like regular black lace overlaid on a cream-colored fabric; a nice clutch, but not a particularly fascinating one. The reality, though, is much more interesting. (more…)
This is not a clutch, it is a piece of art that belongs alongside Queen Elizabeth’s Crown Jewels, locked up in the Tower of London. Everything about it is extraordinary, from the overall design to the craftsmanship and work that goes into making it. And though this is a Knot clutch, which is a classic from Bottega, this rendition is in a league of its own. (more…)
I have been obsessed with the elegance of the Bottega Veneta Box Clutches from day one, also known as the knot clutch. In fact, so in love with them that I am astonished that I do not have one in my collection yet. Actually, I take that back. I have been waiting to take the plunge for one of the crocodile versions, just not sure what color. These clutches are favorites among Bottega Veneta handbag lovers, as the shape is simple yet stunning and the clutch can be seen out at dinner or on the red carpet. And while the crocodile versions will push upwards of $3,000, the Bottega Veneta Satin Box Clutch is a dressy option for a more affordable price. This bag combines simplicity, beauty, and usability all at once. The clutch is large enough to carry the essentials and small enough to grace your hand without appearing too large. The inside is lined in tonal suede and the clutch is finished off with the signature knot clasp. Buy the camel version through Net A Porter for $1,100 and the black version through Net A Porter for $1,100.