An Italian leather goods company founded in the 1960s, Bottega Veneta’s popularity waned in the 1990s but was resurrected when Tom Ford of Gucci convinced his company to buy the brand. Under Tomas Maier’s design leadership, the intrecciato weave found on most of the bags, shoes and belts became a defining signature of the understated brand.
Bottega Veneta may choose not to scream out their name or logo on each bag, but the excruciatingly soft leather they use for many of their bags screams quality. Soft and supple, the intrecciato weave plays up the quality of leather used for each purse; every bag is easily recognizable as a Bottega Veneta.
But the brand doesn’t just make woven leather bags. The Luxanil crocodile bag is a structured bag for the more formally-inclined, while the Karung is a bit of both- an architectural clutch of woven snakeskin.
A Bottega Veneta conveys casual Italian refinement and is a perfect bag for those who are practical and worldly. Renee Zellweger seems to like them too.