So what does it take to create an It bag? It’s a rare harmony of design, quality and most importantly, recognition. That’s not to say that I don’t have a list of classic tote bags that sit on my dream wish list and would most definitely be a smart investment. But a real standout piece needs distinction. To reach cult status, you should be able to know what said bag is from a mile off. Some rely on shape—think Loewe’s origami-inspired Puzzle bag—others depend on their namesake—everyone knows Chanel’s double C emblem when they see it. But for Bottega Veneta, it’s different. The brand’s bags are recognisable without logos or branding emblazoned on them. Instead, their recognition largely comes from the intricately woven intrecciato leather that has become embedded in the Bottega name since its inception in the 1960s, putting the exquisite craftspersonship of each creation at the centre of each of its It bags. Yes, that’s It bags plural.
To create a legacy of handbags, the brand focuses on key elements of their recognisable fabrication, distinct silhouettes and the timeless appeal of each creation. New styles aren’t simply made for novelty, but to cover the practicalities of a handbag collection. There’s the Arco tote for those who like to carry a little more with them, while the Jodie acts as an easy everyday piece in a flurry of different shades, and the recently-added Andiamo, which can transform from handheld to shoulder with the adjusting strap. Bottega Veneta’s pouch is a day-to-night piece that practically revitalised clutch bags for the modern day, whilst the Sardine has a more playful edge with its sleek metal handle, whilst still encapsulating the hushed-luxury feel of the rest of the line-up. Plus there’s a range of sizes and colours of each to ensure this treasured bag stays true to the wearers personal preferences. For anyone looking to invest in a forever handbag, you truly can’t go wrong with Bottega Veneta.
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