“When your own initials are enough”
Yes, the name of the company translated from Italian means "Venetian workshop". The first production facility of this form was founded back in 1966 by Michele Taddei and Renzo Zengiaro in the city of Vicenza, in the Veneto region of Italy. The label quickly became the first choice for celebrities and members of the jet set, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is probably one of the biggest fans from that time. In 1980, pop artist Andy Warhol even made a short film about the company. Today, Frenchman Matthieu Blazy is creatively responsible for the company.
Among the most famous and popular bags of the label are undoubtedly the models of the Intrecciato collection. The bags made of braided leather have an absolutely unique selling point with their special way of making and are characterized by an unagitated style that does not require a major mention of the label. The bags of the house love the simple appearance and are the perfect choice for all who appreciate understatement.
Another of the house's bestsellers is the Padded Cassette, which takes the house's braiding technique in a coarser version. The bags in the range are offered in a variety of colors. Imitations from the accessories departments of major fashion houses offer neither the high quality nor the color variety of genuine Bottega Veneta bags. Furthermore, the house offers a variety of other bag models, including variants of their "The Pouch", which also has a reduced form and is carried as a small bag with a corduroy suit in the hand.
Intrecciato translated from Italian means "woven". At least a good portion of the bags in this collection are made of leather produced in this way. Some bags carry the technique throughout the Bag distributed and in turn have trimmings of smooth leather. The technique used is one of the hallmarks of the house and early on became a more significant identifier than the name of the brand itself.
Most fakes are of inferior quality overall. Both the materials used and the quality of workmanship are beyond reproach in originals. Many of the bags in the Intrecciato collection have zippers made by the Swiss company "Riri", the naming of which happens on the bottom of these zippers. In addition, Bottega Veneta bags have an individual code on the inside on a plate, which is often the subject of fakes or completely omitted. The best thing to do in case of doubt is to get a Bag questionable origin to compare it with a safe original or to have it judged by an expert.
Yes, Bottega Veneta bags possess their own individual code. Usually inside one of the inner compartments, Bottega Veneta bags have a non-sewn, white fabric label in one of the seams that has a printed, usually two-line code on the front and a one-line code on the back in addition to the name. The different positions of the entire code provide information about the respective model number of a Bag, the exact type of leather, the color of the leather, the year of manufacture, the number of the production batch and an individual serial number. Older bags also like to have a plate with a one-line code that only mentions the latter, long serial number.