When it was founded, Bottega Veneta produced only ready-to-wear, so its sewing machines were not strong enough to stitch the thicker leather needed to make bags. Forced to innovate, Bottega Veneta used delicate leather (primarily Nappa), which its machines could tolerate, but wove strips of it together (known as Intrecciato) in order to make it more hard wearing and long lasting.
In our opinion, the best thing about Bottega Veneta (other than its high-quality craftsmanship, of course) is that its Intrecciato technique is still in use today. Since becoming part of the house’s esteemed heritage, the general look of its bags has remained unchanged over time, meaning they are completely timeless and will never go out of style.
Though Bottega Veneta has recently updated the silhouette of its briefcase, making it more compact and structured, it is still crafted of Intrecciato Nappa leather. So, you can shop vintage and get almost the exact look for less. Priced between $700 and $800, purchase a pre-owned Bottega Veneta Briefcase from our collection, and you will save around 80%. In either classic or envelope-style, all of them will fit your laptop as well as every important document. Carrying a vintage Bottega Veneta Briefcase, you will look like you mean business.