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If you ever need proof that the iconic intrecciato weave remains a signature style of the house, just look no further than Bottega Veneta’s latest line of BV Jodie handbags. The mini size, in particular, is gaining popularity of late, and it isn’t surprising when teeny-tiny handbags are slowly taking over Instagram, plus the fact that it really isn’t necessary to be lugging around an oversized bag these days.
Measuring 28 cm at its widest and 23 cm high (from handle to base), you can understand why the Mini BV Jodie works really well for the everyday, with proportions that are honestly big enough to fit all your daily bits and bobs. That includes your cardholder, earphones, hand sanitiser, portable charger, and even your latest #iPhone12 all comfortably within.
Besides, the rounded hobo style is casual-looking, and there’s something interesting about the knotted detailing on the handle which adds on to its soft and relaxed appeal. Bottega Veneta bags are all made in Italy, with the Mini BV Jodie woven by hand to create a curved and seamless structure. The calf-lined interior opens via the zippered closure at the top, making it a pretty solid piece all-around priced SGD2450 each. It’s not often that you find a handbag constructed with leather in and out, especially when you factor in the intrecciato weave which actually requires more material as compared to a smooth (and flat) leather surface, for example.
There are numerous colours as well, from the all-new Kiwi Green to Linoleum Blue and Sandalwood Beige pictured above, along with a bright red Nail Polish and classic Nero (you know, black), leaving you truly spoilt for choice as far as the Mini BV Jodie is concerned. Need another reason to head down to Bottega Veneta? Most of the boutiques have undergone a slight revamp, along with a change in the dust and paper bag if you’re ever looking for something new and fresh to add to your personal collection. Another reason to head down stat? Many of the new icons at BV will be getting a slight price adjustment soon, so if you’ve always wanted one then do it soon.
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