Bottega Veneta, the Italian luxury label, famous for their signature leather-weaving technique, intrecciato, which remains as brands signature. For the Fall/Winter 2013, they have introduced a range of fashionable bags in classic shapes, intrecciato designs, a multitude of colors and one exotic crocodile skin bag. Perfect bags to add more style to your wardrobe. These are minimalistic and functional bags, fashionable yet not over the top. Here are my top picks, a little on the pricey side but oozes elegance and fashion with class.
Shadow Soft Crocodile Fume Roma Bag – $29,600
This elegant bag is roomy and meticulously crafted with pieces of fine crocodile leather with leather lining. It also features adjustable hand-braided carrying handles, belted straps and a stylish padlock with a thin leather strap for keys. The interiors of this luxurious bag feature 3 suede lined compartments and a practical zip pocket.
Shadow Napa Vulcana Bag – $6,650
Limited edition Vulcana is created only for this season, with Bottega’s famous intrecciato design in full display. Over 74 hand-woven Nappa leather fettucce used to craft the bag and long fringes. Base is leather and hand stitched, intreccio is hand woven from the bottom of base to the top to create the unique volcanic style. Features include velour interiors, double handles and metallic hardware. The bag comes with a zipped nappa leather pouch. Individually numbered, a silver plaque with engraved number accompanies this limited edition bag.
Nero Ayers Bag – $6,450
A practical tote with plenty of room. Made of Ayers skins, assembled by painstaking craftsmen with a process that requires more than a days work to assemble. Bag feature a magnetic closure, zip pocket, double handles and lined interior. A special horizontal clip is used for the handles’ attachment that also works as a system to adjust their length.
Watteau Intrecciato Nappa Convertible Bag – $4,050
An icon of style and all time favorite, the new Watteau intrecciato nappa convertible tote lives up to its reputation. A must have bag for any season, the bag with its generous size and slouched design can hold all your indispensables. Interiors include a zip pocket and cell phone holder. Other features are the detachable strap and double handles.
Brique Intreccio Nappa Tote – $3,900
A tote with a boxy feel. The intrecciato nappa tote has no internal structure, still, it holds its boxy shape perfectly due to the seamless construction and wide-length clasp in the center that pulls the side-body in. Interiors include a zip pocket and cell phone holder. The tote also features double leather handles with adjustable buckles and clasp closure.
Quetsche Light Calf Intrecciato Roma Bag – $3,570
Another of Bottega’s timeless iconic bags that oozes elegance and versatility. Roma’s accordion design with 3 compartments provides plenty of rooms to organize your belongings. Bags other features include a padlock closure, double straps, and internal zip pocket. A perfect bag for travel and daily use.
Source: Bottega Veneta