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From the Cassette to the Jodie, a History of Bottega Veneta Handbags

Everything you need to know about Bottega Veneta’s most iconic handbags.

10/23/2021 10:05:00 AM

Everything you need to know about Bottega Veneta handbags—from the Cassette to the Jodie.

Everything you need to know about Bottega Veneta ’s most iconic handbags.

.All products featured on Vogue are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.The visual language ofBottega Veneta handbags—and of the label as a whole—is mainly shaped by what goes unsaid. That is, there’s a less-is-more approach, and you won’t find a brand logo on a single item. Instead, you’ll see an identifiable signature, the intrecciato woven leather treatment, which, since we’re on the subject of languages, translates to

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intertwinedin Italian. Furthermore, Bottega Veneta meansVenetian shop, which brings us right to the beginning.John StemberBottega Venetawas founded in 1966 in Vicenza, Italy, by Michele Taddei and Renzo Zengiaro. The basket-weave technique so famous today was really just a workaround to a technical problem: At the start, the leather-goods company didn’t have sewing machines capable of accommodating thicker swathes of leather, so thin leather was used—but in order to make Bottega

bagsmore durable, the leather was woven at the diagonal. It didn’t take long for the label to go global. By the 1970s, a Bottega Veneta shop had opened up in Manhattan, luring the likes of Andy Warhol who, in a lesser-known photo, can be seen kissing a Bottega loafer. (In 1985, the Pop artist would also make a short film for the Italian label.) It was also embraced in popular culture: Lauren Hutton memorably carried a brown Bottega clutch in headtopics.com

American Gigolo—a moment that the label paid homage to in 2018 by reviving the bag and bringing Hutton out onto the runway.Photo: Courtesy of ©Paramount/Courtesy Everett CollectionPhoto: Vogue RunwayAround that time, “When your own initials are enough” became Bottega Veneta’s slogan, hinting at the luxury brand’s

if you know, you knowethos. (This was not a place for monogram canvas fabrications and logomania.) And because it wouldn’t be an Italian heritage label if there weren’t a bit of family drama: In the 1970s, co-founder Zengiaro gave the company to his ex-wife, Laura Braggion, who took the reins alongside her second husband, Vittorio Moltedo. All this went on until 2001, when the Gucci Group (now a subsidiary of Kering) bought up the company and appointed German designer Tomas Maier as creative director. In 2005 came the label’s first ready-to-wear collection, with fragrances, jewelry, sunglasses, home decor, and more categories following soon after. But in lieu of a flamboyant, *la dolce vita–*style lifestyle brand, Bottega only whispered of luxury. (After a 2006 runway show,

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Another View of Daniel Lee’s Bottega Veneta Show in DetroitRose Hohl captured every angle of Bottega Veneta ’s spring 2022 show in Detroit. See her best photos here.

Bottega Veneta Takes Detroit With Lil Kim, Lourdes Leon, and Mary J. BligeInside Bottega Veneta ’s whirlwind Detroit show with Lil Kim, Mary J. Blige and Lourdes Leon

Bottega Veneta Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear Collection Bottega Veneta 's Salon 03 show was staged at Detroit’s Michigan Theatre, and Mary J. Blige and Lil’ Kim were among the stars who jetted in to watch. See every look that walked the spring 2022 runway and read our full review: I love the fact that they look like normal size people. 👀 LilKim 🧡 The runway show, entitled 'Salon 03', brought out many stars, stylists, and designers, including Peter Do and Hillary Taymour. See the full collection and our review here:

Bottega Veneta Takes Detroit With Lil Kim, Lourdes Leon, and Mary J. BligeInside Bottega Veneta ’s whirlwind Detroit show with Lil Kim, Mary J. Blige and Lourdes Leon

Bottega Veneta Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear Collection Bottega Veneta 's Salon 03 show was staged at Detroit’s Michigan Theatre, and Mary J. Blige and Lil’ Kim were among the stars who jetted in to watch. See every look that walked the spring 2022 runway and read our full review: I love the fact that they look like normal size people. 👀 LilKim 🧡 The runway show, entitled 'Salon 03', brought out many stars, stylists, and designers, including Peter Do and Hillary Taymour. See the full collection and our review here: