IMAGE: BOTTEGA VENETA
It’s been a while since Bottega Veneta released a bag that has hit all the right notes, and what makes it even more appealing is that fact that it is BV through and through, not a copy, not an inspired-by, but an original that’s also pretty sweet. Known simply as the City Knot, the only similarity it has to the original Knot is perhaps the hardware knot that also forms part of the clasp on the bag. Then there are those etched intrecciato hardware bits that appear on the bag’s belt buckles and the sling, that’s also very Bottega Veneta and totally affirms affirms Tomas Maier’s nod to the icons of the Italian luxury label.
Available in a selection of beautiful colours, the 24 cm by 14 cm full calfskin leather bag is also triple-gusseted, something that you’ll only see when you view the bag from the side. In other words, you’ll have 3 times the space when it comes to keeping all your daily essentials safe. And if you’re looking for a detailed standout piece, the one in Moss Green (shown above) that’s specially created for Mother’s Day is further enhanced with black stitching that makes the bag pop without looking crass.
Retailing for SGD5800, the City Knot isn’t exactly priced like your regular entry-level luxury bags, but for its understated good looks in a style that will be relevant for seasons to come, it is perhaps better for you to head down to the boutique and give it a chance. Because it will be love at first sight and that might make you commit to it and tie the knot.
Image: Bottega Veneta