Bottega Veneta is Italian luxury goods and high fashion brand. Founded in 1966 in Vicenza, Veneto, its atelier is located within an 18th-century villa in Montebello Vicentino, and its headquarters are in Lugano, Switzerland, with offices in Milan and Vicenza, Italy. In 2001, Bottega Veneta was purchased by fashion conglomerate Kering. NYT was recently referred to as a brand with “old money with new ideas.” Vogue described the brand as an emerging example of “stealth wealth.” Bottega Veneta has women’s ready-to-wear, menswear, jewelry, HomeGoods, interiors, and furniture design.
Born from the name “Venetian Shop” in Italian, the company created artisanal leather goods. It is best known for a distinctive leather weave design, called intrecciato, used on the exterior of many of its products and became widely associated with the Bottega Veneta brand. By the early 1980s, Bottega Veneta was a favorite of the international jet setters, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the empress Farah Pahlavi. Even Andy Warhol made a short film for the company in 1980.
In September 2016, the company celebrated its 50th anniversary as a company at its annual fashion show at the Brera Academy in Milan. The brand is said to be invigorated by head designer Matthieu Blazy, the most hyped up, open secret in the industry whom no one had ever heard of. Bottega’s signature intrecciato, the leather weave that made it a “house,” in the form of over-the-knee boots, bags, skirts, and loafers, but with a white tank top and some jeans were all refreshed and re-introduced to another generation.
Authentication of Bottega Veneta could be tricky as there are so many replicas and counterfeiters of the signature basket wave. If you want to buy or sell preowned Bottega Veneta handbags, shoes, or clothes, it’s best to work with an authentication service that knows the brand, history, and details. Here are some of the popular items we authenticate often: