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Bottega Veneta

Italian

Bottega Veneta has garnered acclaim over the course of its long history for impeccable quality and unassuming elegance. Known for its signature intrecciato weave as well as the overall superb craftsmanship that characterizes its handbags, jackets, shoes and other items, the Italian luxury fashion house is revered all over the world.

Bottega Veneta was launched in 1966 in Vicenza, Italy, by Michele Taddei and Renzo Zengiaro. Its artisans worked to produce by hand what were primarily leather goods, and from the start, the label’s focus on traditional craft techniques became integral to its now-global reputation for exceptional design.

Developed by Bottega Veneta in the late 1960s, the intrecciato weaving technique gives the brand’s bags their suppleness and strength. The northeastern Italian region where the label was founded was largely associated with clothing back then, and sewing machines at the local ateliers weren’t intended to be used with the strong leather with which Bottega’s artisans were working in order to create the house’s coveted bags, wallets and other accessories. The precise weaving technique, which sees strips of fine leather woven by hand into a durable and robust pattern, was a practical solution. The resulting style has become a Bottega Veneta signature, making products such as its iconic Intrecciato Hobo handbag instantly recognizable.

Zengiaro left Bottega Veneta during the late 1970s, and Taddei then turned the brand over to his ex-wife, Laura Moltedo, and her second husband, Vittorio Moltedo. Designs took on a bolder look and the traditional craft approach was prioritized. The brand found success in the United States and expanded rapidly throughout the 1980s, becoming popular with celebrities and the cultural elite. American artist Andy Warhol often frequented the house’s Manhattan boutique, and even made a short film for the company.

As competition increased during the 1990s, Bottega Veneta’s popularity declined. The company began to see an upswing after Gucci, which is owned by luxury group Kering, acquired them in 2001. Tomas Maier was appointed creative director by Gucci’s Tom Ford and worked to return to the understated beginnings that had defined the brand’s design ethos. Maier’s celebrated Knot clutch, which was based on a 1978-era design and debuted in 2001, was a result of his enthusiasm for pared-back design as well as his efforts to showcase the house’s legacy of meticulous craftsmanship. In 2006, Bottega opened Scuola della Pelletteria to train the next generation of leatherworking artisans.

In 2018, British designer Daniel Lee took the role of creative director and earned a number of awards and accolades for the label. Before he left in 2021, Lee introduced an array of universally lauded designs such as Bottega Veneta Tire boots, the Cassette bag and the Mini Jodie, which is named after actress Jodie Foster. Matthieu Blazy was named creative director in 2021 following a history of design work for Celine, Maison Martin Magiela, Calvin Klein and other brands.

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Bottega Veneta Black Intrecciato Leather Teen Jodie
By Bottega Veneta
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Bottega Veneta Black Intrecciato Leather Teen Jodie SKU: 123376 MSRP: 3200.00 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Conditio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta Spearmint Maxi Intrecciato Leather Chain Cassette Bag
By Bottega Veneta
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Bottega Veneta Spearmint Maxi Intrecciato Leather Chain Cassette Bag SKU: 113920 MSRP: 4100.00 Condition: Pre-owned Condition Description: The Cassette Bag, one of Bo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Bottega Veneta

Black Intrecciato leather tote bag
By Bottega Veneta
Located in London, GB
Bottega Venata Black Intrecciato leather tote bag - Soft Intrecciato woven leather body - Flat shoulder straps with buckle detail - Open top, with brown suede lining and small ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bottega Veneta

Early 2000s Bottega Veneta Yellow Intrecciato Mini Bag
By Bottega Veneta
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Very cute Bottega Veneta bag from the early 2000s. Mustard yellow leather, cut and weaved into the iconic Bottega intrecciato pattern. Matching top handles with gold tone metal hardw...
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Early 2000s Italian Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta Beute Loop Tote
By Bottega Veneta
Located in Dover, DE
CONDITION: N: In almost new condition Dustbag: Yes BOX: Yes SIZE: 34/38/8 cm, Handle 37 cm Black color MATERIAL: Intrecciato leather INSIDE COLOR: Brown INSIDE MATERIAL: Suede HARDWA...
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2010s Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta Down Jacket w/ Transformable Hood
By Bottega Veneta
Located in Tương Mai Ward, Hoang Mai District
Pre Daniel Lee Bottega Veneta, the craftmanship of every Bottega piece needless to said are cherry-on-top, the puffer could remains in form for long and sustain heavy enviroment. Si...
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2010s French Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta BV Jodie Hobo Intrecciato Nappa Teen
By Bottega Veneta
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Creasing, wear and scuffs on exterior, handle and in interior, small marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measureme...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bottega Veneta

BOTTEGA VENETA Ice blue leather LIDO INTRECCIATO Mules Sandals Shoes 37
By Bottega Veneta
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Bottega Veneta Lido Intrecciato Mules in ice blue woven lambskin. Rubber-injected leather outsole. Have been worn and show some faint wear on the inner side of the lef...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bottega Veneta

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Questions About Bottega Veneta
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Bottega Veneta is an Italian luxury fashion house based in Milan. It was founded in 1966 by Michele Taddei and Renzo Zengiaro. Today, its ready-to-wear fashions and accessories for men and women are beloved by collectors worldwide. On 1stDibs, you'll find a collection of expertly-vetted Bottega Veneta from some of the world's top boutiques.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To clean a Bottega Veneta leather item, apply a small amount of high quality leather cleaner to a soft cloth, and gently wipe the leather in a circular motion. Wipe it away with another, barely damp cloth. Condition your leather item twice a year with a quality leather conditioner. On 1stDibs, you'll find authentic Bottega Veneta leather pieces.
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    To authenticate Bottega Veneta shoes, check the craftsmanship closely. There should be no sloppy stitching, and the stamp on the insole should be consistent with the brand’s font. The leather should feel supple and high quality. It’s important to purchase from a vetted seller or vendor to ensure authenticity. While Bottega Veneta has at times inspired knockoffs, 1stDibs partners with only top-vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Modern Bottega Veneta serial number tags contain a model number, leather code, color code, and year of manufacture from left to right, top to bottom. Older items have one string of numbers, but the exact way to decode these is something of a trade secret. Shop a collection of vintage and contemporary Bottega Veneta pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To protect a Bottega Veneta bag, make sure to keep it out of the rain and away from anything that could stain it. Be careful not to overfill a leather bag for long periods of time, and invest in leather moisturizer to help your bag maintain its shape. On 1stDibs, find a collection of vintage and contemporary Bottega Veneta bags from some of the world's top boutiques.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The easiest way to spot a fake Bottega Veneta bag is by looking at its label on the interior side. The text on counterfeit bags is improperly engraved and often too thin or thick compared to the label of an authentic bag. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic Bottega Veneta bags.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To spot fake Bottega Veneta shoes, look at the stitching — it should be impeccably done. Newer models have blind stamping on the shoe’s insole. Check the letting — it should be clear, even, and consistent with the brand font. On 1stDibs, you'll find authentic Bottega Veneta pieces from trusted sellers worldwide.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The best way to style a Bottega Veneta bracelet is really a matter of preference, and it depends on the bracelet you choose. You can color coordinate with other accessories or clothes, so experiment to find what style best suits you. Find a collection of authentic Bottega Veneta clothing and accessories on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Bottega Veneta's famous Intrecciato weave is what gives its leather goods their distinctive look. The technique, developed by Bottega Veneta during the 1960s, involves weaving very thin pieces of leather together in order to form a tight and sturdy surface. Shop a collection of authentic Bottega Veneta leather goods on 1stDibs from some of the world's top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Bottega Veneta is an Italian luxury fashion house based in Milan. It was founded in 1966 by Michele Taddei and Renzo Zengiaro. Today, its ready-to-wear fashions and accessories for men and women are sought after by collectors worldwide. On 1stDibs, you'll find a collection of vintage and modern Bottega Veneta clothing and accessories from some of the world's top boutiques.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    You can sometimes find Bottega Veneta bags on sale from different retailers, though this varies depending on the seller and location. Contact specific retailers near you for more information. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a large collection of vintage and contemporary Bottega Veneta bags from some of the world’s top boutiques.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Bottega Veneta is an Italian name, pronounced “buh-TAY-guh vuh-NAY-tuh.” Rather than being named after the Venitian founders, Michele Taddei and Renzo Zengiaro, Bottega Veneta means "Venetian Shop.” Find a collection of vintage and contemporary Bottega Veneta clothing and accessories on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    New Bottega Veneta products are available directly through Bottega Veneta and a number of authorized retailers. Vintage editions of Bottega Veneta are available through other online venues, including on 1stDibs. It's important to purchase through a vetted seller or vendor to ensure authenticity. 1stDibs partners only with top-vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, you can find Bottega Veneta on sale at various high-end retailers and department stores throughout the year. You may also find vintage Bottega Veneta items on sale through a variety of online third-party sellers. On 1stDibs, you'll find a collection of authentic Bottega Veneta pieces.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Bottega Veneta items will sometimes go on sale from different retailers, though this varies depending on location. Contact specific authorized retailers near you for more information. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a large collection of vintage and contemporary Bottega Veneta fashion and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Bottega Veneta bags are handcrafted in Italy. Their excellent craftsmanship and impeccable attention to detail are just a few of the reasons why these bags are highly sought after by collectors. Shop a collection of vintage and contemporary Bottega Veneta bags on 1stDibs.
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    All Bottega Veneta bags from the 2000s to present have serial numbers. You can find yours by looking inside the bag for a tag that displays all the information. On 1stDibs, shop a large collection of expertly-vetted Bottega Veneta bags from some of the world's top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Bottega Veneta wallets are made in Italy from genuine Nappa leather. This leather is known for its softness and durability. On 1stDibs, you'll find a collection of genuine Bottega Veneta wallets and other accessories from some of the world's top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To care for your Bottega Veneta wallet, avoid moisture, spills and contact with dirty areas. If the leather becomes soiled, it must be cleaned carefully due to the soft nature of Nappa leather. It's generally recommended that you take your wallet to Bottega Veneta directly to have them expertly clean it for you. Shop vintage and contemporary Bottega Veneta wallets on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    It’s easy to spot a fake Bottega Veneta Nappa Intrecciato Bracelet. First, the material won’t be genuine leather, and you may spot glue residue on a fake. On a real Nappa Intrecciato Bracelet, the engraving on the charm will be sharp, legible and properly spelled. On 1stDibs, you'll find authentic Bottega Veneta accessories from trusted sellers.

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