Brand: Bottega Veneta
Size: Approximately 10″ x 6″ x 3″
Wearing Suggestions: It’s not often we see Bottega Veneta handbags in the store. As a result, we are thrilled to currently have TWO available. We hope to have the other one listed shortly. If you want more info about it, please call the store in the meantime. But, we digress. Allow me to introduce you to this nameless style, but timeless beauty. A Bottega Veneta handbag is one of those about which we speak in hushed tones.
Bottega Veneta is right up there with Chanel in our book, for the prize for softest leather in the world. Whereas Chanel bags are often so soft, that we worry about scratching or damaging the leather, this Bottega Veneta handbag feels more durable. Perhaps because the woven leather is double thickness, or perhaps it’s a different grade of leather, but if feels substantial and durable.
Materials: Soft woven lambskin leather
Condition: Very good. We’ve included interior shots to show some soil and faint marks on the lining. The exterior leather itself is in very good condition and very supple. The brass hardware is still bright with the exception of the clasp, which obviously enough takes the brunt of the wear. There are scratches on the buckle as shown in the detail shot. This in no way detracts from the adorable character of this sweet vintage Bottega Veneta handbag.
Details: We estimate this Bottega Veneta handbag to be around 25 years old, but were unable to track down the style or exact vintage. We believe it to be from the 1990’s because it has a cell phone pocket. Not big enough for today’s smartphone sizes, but enough of a clue to make an educated guess. Given its age, it looks remarkable. We cannot discern any appreciable wear on the corners, handles or top edges. Although not likely to be big enough for your everyday bag (unless you are quite a bit more disciplined that we are!) it’s a lovely bag for evening, or a special occasion.
Location: Bob and weave over to see this lovely vintage Bottega Veneta handbag at our Johns Landing location, 0511 SW Carolina Street, Portland OR 97239.