Take away the handles and you’ve got what looks like a standard toiletries pouch at first glance. And therein I believe lies the beauty of the Bottega Veneta Marco Polo Duffle, a simple rubberised canvas bag that measures almost 44 cm across. Good for those looking for a no-fuss gym duffle or a carry-on bag, it is subtly finished with brown leather handles and gold-tone hardware.
Retailing for just USD896 (around SGD1200 or so) at Bluefly that does ship internationally, it is perfect for those who want something unfettered, stylish and durable.
If, however, you want something that looks more Bottega Veneta than an oversized toiletries pouch, you can check out the same duffle in smooth woven leather. More expensive than the former at USD1584 (around SGD2100) each, it is nicely finished with pewter-tone hardware. Besides the one in Black (shown above), it also comes in Ebony, a nice mocha brown that’s just as alluring.
What’s more, at these prices they are practically a steal, seeing how Bottega Veneta costs much more everywhere else.