Bottega Veneta Veneta
Bottega Veneta was founded in Vicenza, which is located in the Veneto region of Italy, in 1966 (Bottega Veneta translates directly to ‘Venetian shop’ in English). At the time, Bottega Veneta’s sewing machines were not powerful enough to work with most leathers. To make its bags and accessories, the house had to use a softer, more supple leather called Nappa. Unwilling to sacrifice quality, Bottega Veneta wove this leather to make it strong and durable. This braiding technique, known as Intrecciato, has become the signature of Bottega Veneta. The house has never branded its pieces with labels or logos, so this is the only feature that makes them recognizable as Bottega Veneta originals.