Thursday, August 1, 2019

The IT-It: Bottega Veneta Pouch (Pics)

Update: Bottega Veneta has pouches in all colors back in stock!

It's only August 1 but we are already feeling the rumblings of an explosive Fall trend. Bottega Veneta's Pouch is the buzziest bag since the launch of Dior's Book Tote, two years ago.


The Pouch bag is basically an oversized clutch with carefully gathered leather that culminates into a seamless closure at the top. It's also available in Bottega Veneta's signature Intrecciato weave--pronounced: In-TRAY-chato. (The large calfskin version is $2400 and the woven is $2900.)

This is Daniel Lee's first season as creative director of Bottega Veneta. Formerly, the designer worked with Phoebe Philo at Cรฉline. Lee's appointment at Bottega Veneta was one of the most celebrated fashion announcements of the year and is turning out to be a boon for trend lovers.

The first shipment of the Pouch sold out immediately and stores have logged 100s of preorders for the second delivery. If this is a bag you like, we suggest you jump on it now. Hot trends like this don't go on sale for many seasons. Usually by the time the markdown happens the trend is tired and overplayed. (You also might want to start browsing the newest style of Bottega sandals. Those seem to be stepping up too.)

The Bottega site is still stocked in many Pouch sizes and colors but the large size in white and tan is sold out. Metallic colors are available now on preorder. MatchesFashion is old out of the large pouch size but still has some smaller size variations. Bergdorf Goodman isn't shipping more large Pouches until mid-September. Neiman Marcus isn't shipping more to customers until November.

Right now, there  Orchid Mile has Bordeaux and black in stock and MyTheresa all has a few pieces left in black. Stanly Korshak, in Dallas, has the large size available in tan. (Contact: John 214-871-2600)

The bag has found it's way to the hands of mega-Instagram stars. You can click here to see a collection of our favorite Bottega Pouch Instagram moments. Some women say the bag looks like a big leather blob others love it. What do you think of the newest It Bag?





















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