Founded in Vicenza, Italy in 1966, Bottega Veneta initially specialized in artisanal leather goods before emerging as an iconic luxury fashion house. Known for its signature intrecciato weave, a braiding technique conceived by founders Michele Taddei and Renzo Zengiaro, the brand continues to honor its heritage with its leather bags, wallets, belts, and jewelry. Since its acquisition by the Gucci Group in 2001, Bottega Veneta has been revitalized by current creative director Tomas Maier, who launched the brand’s first menswear collection in 2006. Clean-cut men’s separates, including tailored blazers, gabardine trousers, slim-fit lounge pants, and cashmere sweatshirts are layered beneath wool coats or cropped jackets and accessorized with sleek eyewear, balancing a smart casual look with a refined sophistication. Totes, backpacks, pouches, and card holders, as well as footwear, such as the house’s signature Dodger sneaker, are carefully crafted in a supple leather intermingled with intrecciato leatherwork to complete the versatile menswear collection. Faithful to their motto, ‘when your own initials are enough’, Bottega Veneta’s logo-free design showcases a commitment to its minimalist traditions coupled with Maier’s contemporary vision.

Bottega Venetta Large Hobo Bag

This Italian luxury goods house has a long and storied history of high-quality leather bags. They are most famous for their mastery of the Intrecciato technique, a way of weaving leather that was invented by their namesake founder in the late 1960’s.Their classic bag is the Veneta, a woven hobo-shaped shoulder purse that retails for $2,300.00. Bottega Veneta handbags are sold at their boutiques and at department stores like Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, and Neiman Marcus.