IMAGE: BOTTEGA VENETA
Menfolk, take note, there’s a new bag from Bottega Veneta in town and this is the one that might just catch your fancy. Known simply as the, erm, the Messenger, because that’s just BV’s way of calling a spade a spade without the need for all those fancy names, another thing you can be sure of is the ample use of their signature Intrecciato leather.
And in the case of this bag, in both calfskin and nappa leathers. Sporting a straightforward enough design without all the bells and whistles (it’s Bottega Veneta after all), it’s simply a rectangular leather bag with a pair of zips on the top that serves as the opening and a long sling strap which will allow you to wear this bag either over the shoulder or across the body.
From Tomas Maier’s first-ever Early Fall 2016 collection from the Italian luxury house, this is also one bag that will never go out of style; you can use it for years and years to come because they all look somewhat similar. Which, in a sense, is what all the Kering siblings are doing these days, from flamboyant Gucci to rock and roll Saint Laurent, where all the seasons seem to flow seamlessly from one collection into another. In other words, good for the pocket too.
Update: 19 July 2016
Just a quick update on its price, this bag, in nappa/shiny calf is now available in Singapore and priced at SGD3370. Another version, in full nappa, will sell for SGD3190. #happyshopping
Image: Bottega Veneta