Tuesday, 22 April 2008

The Material Boy #77

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Woven Tote With Front Leather Trim

This is probably the closest alternative you can get if you want a Bottega Veneta cabat tote and cannot afford it. I would not consider the version with flat leather strap handles close as rolled handles look so much more luxurious and comfortable to carry.

I am amazed at the price difference between this lovely tote to the cabat. Probably becos the cabat has dual layer intrecciato woven leather which makes it more challenging and time consuming to produce. But nevertheless, this more affordable version looks no less luxurious than its more expensive counterpart. Originally introduced in the fall winter 2006 men's collection, this woven tote bag has now made it on the staple range of bags from Bottega Veneta. It has been reincarnated in a variety of colours from chocolate brown to beige and also this lovely tan brown colour. The tote bag comes in 2 different sizes, the larger one of course looks more appealing as I am a 'big bags' kinda guy. The front and back of the bag is decorated with complimentary coloured leather trims which gives an interesting detailing. I also love the woven leather handles which looks so luxurious.

This is a bag that oozes sophistication without screaming with a huge brand label. I am looking forward to owning this bag in the very near future. Buying from Europe will of course save me big bucks!

Retail price: From US $2580. Where to buy: Bottega Veneta Boutique at Paragon


Anonymous said...

With your recommendation, i bought this lovely bag. It is very functional and practical - can carry to work on normal working days, and dress down on fridays.

Love the soft nappa leather and not too overwhelming weavings. The details on the trimmings by the side give a nice contrast.

The only small issue is that there is no zip or magnet to hold the sides together, but for a small price, Bottega can put in a button or magnet. i am still considering whether to do that ... any comments?

ThanX again!


Kevin and myMANybags said...

Congrats. Happy to be of help. I say go for the concealed magnet closure...it is less obstrusive to the bag design.:-P

this is a lovely bag. I love it. but cannot find it when i finally want it.