Bottega begs the question: Is it fall yet?

August 9th, 2011

Bottega Veneta Large Hobo Bag, $3250 via Saks

Even though rust is an objectively negative thing outside of the fashion world, there’s no color that reminds me of cool evenings and changing leaves like that slightly dirty burnt orange that shows up when iron starts to oxidize. Bottega Veneta knows exactly what I’m talking about.

The Bottega Veneta Large Hobo Bag (why won’t Bottega give us better names?) has exactly the functional structure and traditional intrecciato leather that we’ve come to expect from the Italian accessories powerhouse, but that color. That color. Can you tell I’m ready for the weather to cool down, like, immediately?

This bag probably falls somewhere in the spectrum of “brown,” and I’ve made my feelings about brown bags known around these parts. I generally don’t tolerate them, but this rich shade of brown has so many wonderful orange and red undertones that I don’t know how it’d be possible to dislike it. On top of that, since the bag is Bottega, you know it’s going to be one of the softest things you’ve ever had in your hot little hands. Now where’s that crisp morning chill that I ordered to go with it? Buy through Saks for $3250.

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