Celebrities and fashion editors alike can’t get enough of luxury designer brand Bottega Veneta. Famous for creating cult must-have items in its signature contemporary style, the Italian fashion house has accumulated hoards of celeb fans over the last few years, thanks to a change in creative direction.
The latest cult item to come out of the house of Bottega Veneta is a simple slouchy pleated leather clutch bag. And you’ve most likely already seen it aplenty – fashion weeks and Instagram have been awash with the squidgy bag, spotted tucked under the arms of every fashion influencer, editor and style conscious celeb worth their salt.
Celebrities who love Bottega Veneta
From Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Rihanna to Rochelle Humes, Salma Hayek and Diane Kruger, the It-bag in question has acquired a cult following from plenty of fashionable celebs ever since it first dropped last year.
Currently available in a rainbow of colour options, from classic black, cream and camel to more intriguing ochre, baby blue, purple and even zebra print and many more, the bag, named The Pouch, is a prime example of the brand’s exquisite heritage leather craftsmanship, formed of delicate folds of butter-soft leather to create its iconic voluminous rounded shape.
While we can lust after the beautiful bag all we want, you’ll have to excuse us while we pick our jaws up off the floor as its accompanying price tag rises to the sum of £1990. Even the mini version will set you back £1050.
Bottega Veneta pouch dupes: The best alternatives on the high street
Luckily, to save our aching hearts (and bank balances), ASOS is here to save the day with not just one but several much more purse-friendly iterations at a fraction of the Bottega price.
The ASOS DESIGN oversized ruched clutch bag is just £22 and boasts that same modern, slouchy vibe as the original. Available in white, olive and black, you can even afford to have it in more than once colour at this price.
Also available on ASOS is Glamorous’ £24 oversized slouchy pillow clutch bag in tan, cream, black, pale pink and on-trend cerulean blue (a hue that’s only on trend thanks to Bottega Veneta).
Another copy-cat variation is the My Accessories London Exclusive slouchy pillow clutch in baby blue, also just £22 and echoing seriously luxurious Bottega vibes.
Mango also have an iteration of the popular style, showing again that this is the only It-bag style to carry this year. Mango’s version is slightly more structured, a bit bigger and comes with a thick gold chain for slinging over your shoulder. Still echoing that sought after pillowy vibe, it’s available in black and is retailing for £39.99.