The Bottega Veneta luxury fashion house was founded in 1966 by Michelle Taddei and Renzo Zengiaro in Northeastern Italy. The now popular brand has a sort of “riches to rags to riches” again background.
The brand grew popular for its artisanal work with leather goods. Their leather weaving technique, known as intrecciato, contributed to the company’s initial success. It remains a signature of the brand today. Using no logo, they established their line of leather goods with the tagline ” when your own initials are enough.”
The tagline caught on and jet setters were spotted with Bottega Veneta handbags, luggage and totes all through the 1980s. However, their wild popularity began to dim during the 1990s, and the luxury house’s fortune quickly dwindled. The company sought to introduce trendier lines, but to no avail.
A new chapter began for Bottega Veneta when the Gucci Group purchased the brand in 2001. Creative director Tomas Maier, formerly of Sonia Rykiel and Hermes was able to breathe new life into the brand. Oddly, he accomplished this by revitalizing the old life of the company. He sought to bring back the artisanal quality of the products and focused on reestablishing the popularity of the intrecciato technique.
In the years following Gucci’s purchase of Bottega Veneta, the fashion house has expanded to include products from runway fashions to furniture.
We think their best new venture by far is their fabulous line of high-end Bottega Veneta jewelry.
Bottega Veneta Commemorate Intrecciato Bracelet
The signature intrecciato weave is presented in fine woven leather. The bracelet has a toggle closure and silver-tone tag with the brand name engraved.
Bottega Veneta Cage Bracelet
The cage bracelet is silver-oxidized enamel in lovely multi-colors. It slips onto the wrist to be worn as a bangle.
Bottega Veneta Cushion-Cut Drop Earrings
Lovely drop earrings are romantic cushion-cut cubic zirconia set in dark sterling silver.
Bogetta Veneta Link Necklace
Bold link necklace is ruthenium-plated silver cutout filigree links with faceted oxidized silver and cubic zirconia settings.