A Bottega Veneta bag is the ideal designer accessory for any fashion lover. Expertly made in Italy, these designer bags have become the go-to staples for women of all ages. Whether you’re looking for the perfect black bag, or something more neutral like the woven intrecciato designs, NET-A-PORTER has your back with its collection of the brand’s latest bags.
In the ’70s, the label built up a loyal following with its sleek, logo-less accessories and attracted icons such as Andy Warhol and Lauren Hutton. The ’90s saw a decline, but the brand bounced back when Kering took over and appointed Tomas Maier as creative director. Maier harked back to the brand’s artisanal roots, but modernized it with new shapes and materials. He grew it into a global luxury giant, introducing ready-to-wear, fine jewellery and perfume alongside its famed bags. In 2018, Maier stepped down to make way for Daniel Lee.
Lee’s first contribution to the Bottega Veneta oeuvre was the Pouch bag, which debuted in spring/summer 2020. It’s a minimalist design that features supple calf leather folded and gathered like a dumpling. It quickly climbed to It bag status, and has since been remixed in a padded Cassette, chain pouch with glitzy linked strap, and mini pouch styles.
Look out for the curved handle of the newest version, dubbed the Sardine, that’s inspired by the rod handle of a gilt sardine fish. It’s been spotted on the arms of Kendall Jenner, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Bella Hadid. Look out for an interior tag with a serial number, Finch notes. Counterfeiters often miss this detail. bottega veneta bag