Bottega Veneta’s intrecciato leather is so able to distinguish the brand’s leather goods that it is hard to imagine anyone not wanting it when making his first Bottega purchase. Although in Italian, “intrecciato” means braided or woven, Bottega’s intrecciato is not always the woven finish as the name suggest. There are leathers that are embossed, as well as those that sport a print of the house’s distinctive design such as this bag.
Named the “Gardena Bag”, it comes in nylon on which is printed with what Bottega calls “Intrecciolusion”. It’s all very technical looking, of course, and pairs well with the monochrome digital gadgets we’re inclined to carry about in our daily life. What attracted us to this bag is its lightness, which contrasts palpably to a classic intrecciato version of the same size. There’s something sportif yet office-appropriate about this roomy messenger. And the fact that it is built with smartphone sleeves, on top of multiple pockets, adds to the bag’s attractiveness. Practical always has its appeal.
Bottega Veneta intrecciato-print messenger bag, SGD2,800, is available at Bottega Veneta, The Shoppes@Marina Bay Sands