What I really love about messenger bags is that they have such a timeless appeal, whether you’re slinging them to college or going to work, and it’s a style that suits men and women alike. But while most fashion houses create messenger styles in canvas, Bottega Veneta‘s iteration is a trailblazer, not only because it is made completely from the most beautiful leather you can imagine, but also because, unlike most, not-so-durable canvasses or fragile, scratch prone leathers, this elegant piece can be passed on for generations to come and for the entirety of that duration, it will remain undeniably stylish. And having spoken to Bottega’s Sales Specialist, Hadil Ben Abdallah, we now know that we can expect only the best from the luxury house. Now, on to the details.
Made in Italy, the Bottega Veneta Medium Intrecciato Messenger Bag is crafted from the luxury house’s finest intrecciato-woven nappa calfskin and accented with textile and a thick, tonal nylon shoulder strap with cinch and post-stud fastening. Having little hardware on its body, much like Bottega Veneta’s crazy popular Pouch, means that you can pair it with anything and everything, literally, and the colour options available, both taupe and black, are extremely versatile options for the picky buyers out there.
Its base is made from the same luxe, but buffed calfskin panel to protect it from any accidental mishaps. Furthermore, with a foldover flap and a magnetic hinged fastening at throat, this leather beauty ensures that all your belongings are secure. Although it measures approximately 15.5″ by 11.25″, since the flap is made of the double layer of thick intrecciato leather as well, you can actually increase its capacity and carry more stuff in it! Especially for active men who hop between college /work, gym and the clubs, this I believe is an absolute necessity.
Not only that, this durable workhorse has no interior lining, the leather itself continues to play its magic, and it has no discernible monogram except an embossed logo at interior for all the guys who don’t want their bags to scream high-end. Tonal and occasional silver-tone hardware makes for an overall elegant and active look. Get it now at SSENSE for $3800 USD.