Bottega Veneta has done it again. This is such a special and truly unique bag that represents everything the house has to offer, from authoritative detailing to expert workmanship to obvious beauty. The use of intrecciato is nothing new, to say the least, but the Olimpia has something really remarkable going on: double rows of different weaves, as well as perfect, knot-style stitching nestled in between those two symmetrical portions of weave and the center panel of glossy python.
The strap is the ideal length to go over the shoulder just as easily as you can carry it as a top-handle bag, and it comes in at a nice size with an easy, open interior. Given all the artistry and craftsmanship, as well as the python involved, it’s a worthy investment. Compare it to a Chanel classic flap or Boy bag, coming in at the same price but in all leather with no finery or keen details. At least none like this. I don’t want to go so far as to say it’s a steal, but I’m willing to bet in five years, you will be glad you picked this piece up now. Just take a look at in person; marveling at this masterpiece up-close gave me goosebumps and a rush of profuse joy. If that’s not worth an investment, I don’t know what is. Bottega Veneta OlimpiaLouis Vuitton
During my most recent perusal of Louis Vuitton’s new arrivals on the brand’s website, I came across something that shocked even me: a crocodile version of the beautiful new Louis Vuitton City Steamer Bag, retailing for a mind-boggling $55,500. I have a couple questions, including, why couldn’t they leave off the $500 and make it a nice, round number?
My other major question was whether or not this is Louis Vuitton’s most expensive handbag of all time, and according to my research, it’s not. The Richest counts two special edition Louis Vuitton minaudieres at more than $100,000 apiece, but neither was made out of traditional handbag materials, so that seems like cheating. When you narrow the list down to regular handbags, the most expensive representative of which I can find record is the Dora PM in crocodile, which is close (but no cigar) at $50,000 currently; the most expensive previous version of the bag was $54,500. This bag, in my humble opinion, is leaps and bounds more beautiful than that one.
With that in mind, I’m comfortable declaring this bag the brand’s most expensive leather offering of all time, and for the most powerful luxury brand in the world, that’s worth noting. Louis Vuitton has been ramping up its leather and exotic offerings for years in an effort to charm the world’s wealthiest shoppers, and it seems clear this model is meant to compete head-on with the ultra-rare, ultra-expensive exotic versions of the Hermès Birkin. Someone had to take on that iconic bag eventually, and there’s perhaps no one more qualified than Nicolas Ghesquiere at Louis Vuitton.
Check out the bag for yourself at Louis Vuitton; to purchase, you’ll have to have your people call their people.Other Brands
What’s pink, fancy and chained to perfection? Yep, you heard that right, it’s the Prada Pink Leather Wallet on Chain! This pretty piece is such a big winner these days, coveted by lots of bag lovers who are on the look for big finds. You can’t help but be a big spender with this WOC.
Measuring 21cm x 10.5cm (L x H), this baby is ample-sized when it comes to storing all of your essentials. It comes in a beautiful Saffiano Metallic Gold sheen, which sparkles just as you do. Its pale rose color complements most outfits, giving out a pop of color everywhere you go. It has an extractable leather and chain shoulder strap, steel hardware and snap closure, keeping all of your stuff intact.
Inside, it has six credit card slots, a coin compartment with zipper and four document pockets – imagine all of the features on this thing! This bag is truly a gift that keeps on giving.
Priced at €900 EUR or £745 GBP, you can get your very own Pink Leather Wallet on Chain via Prada e-store.
We are swooning over Saint Laurent and their Leather Camera Bag! Like, why not? This leather babe has packed-on so much style points even with its simple and sleek design. We do get that there’s a slight similarity (in terms of shape and form) to the Monogram bag, but before anything else, we must correct that notion. It’s a whole different piece on its own, which doesn’t need much of an introduction.
READ: Saint Laurent Monogram Camera Bag
Tasteful in every way, the piece is a structured brushed leather bag with a tonal leather shoulder strap – the design element, which is the curb chain accent (for the black variation), is something which contrasts the whole thing beautifully. It has a two-way zip closure on its main compartment, which assures you that your stuff ain’t going anywhere. Inside, it even has a patch pocket, giving you additional room.
Measuring 6.5” x 5” x 2” inches (L x H x W), you can get your very own Leather Camera Bag for $1505 USD