We are seeing a lot of boxy bags recently, but here is more of an approachable and softer hybrid. This Bottega Veneta has the look of a box, but it functions like a typical shoulder bag with an easy-access zipper-top opening. Think of it as a box for beginners, or for those who love the look of rigid structure (as well as Bottega’s classic weave) but don’t want to deal with the reality of rigid structure. It’s completely practical: the top unzips wide, the interior has an updated phone pouch to accommodate larger devises, and the outer slide pockets with tab closure are very handy. Finally, the cute size is perfect for the pert shape.
I, of course, love boxes, like our collaboration with Mark Cross, which is sold out! But I wouldn’t quite put these two bags in the identical category. The dressed-up Grace box is perfect for special occasions, while this Bottega can be worn daily by those with hectic lives. And don’t we all have hectic lives? Bottega Veneta Intrecciato shoulder bag at Saks Fifth Avenue for $2,400.
Wear with: Keep your mood playful by pairing a black bag with MSGM’s brightly-embroidered, wool-blend felt mini-skirt. MSGM skirt at NET-A-PORTER for $545.