Being one of the few retailers you can’t shop online, Primark stores reopening is one of the most exciting things about lockdown lifting (that and seeing our friends – from a safe distance – again). They’ve even done us a solid and announced that some stores are going to stay open for 24 hours, to allow for maximum Christmas shopping ahead of the big day.
Whether our shopping takes place at 4am or 4pm, one of the first things we’ll be buying is one particular Primark handbag – because it’s an excellent Bottega Veneta dupe.
Costing just £10, Primark’s handbag, which comes in beige and black, looks like an extremely close cousin of Italian designer label Bottega Veneta’s ‘Shoulder Pouch’ bag – except for the £2,100 price tag.
Of course, Bottega’s bag is made from luxurious, buttery soft Nappa calf leather and features a magnetic top frame, but if it’s a similarly designed bag you’re after that doesn’t cost the earth, Primark’s faux leather version features the same voluminous, slouchy shape, with folds of material and twisted handle.
The Primark Bottega Veneta dupe bag also features a zip fastening instead of Bottega’s magnetic clasp, but other than that we think we know which one we’ll be going for – and at £10 each you can afford to ditch any decision-making and get it in both colours for ultimate wearability with any outfit.
Bottega bags really have earned themselves ‘It’-bag status recently, so it’s no wonder that Primark has also released a dupe of the designer brand’s Chain Pouch, too.
Featuring the same slouchy pouch shape and chunky gold hardware chain handle, Primark’s version comes in at a pleasing £8, compared to Bottega’s £2,645 – ouch.
Primark is no stranger to the designer dupe – just this year we’ve seen an £8 Primark bag that looks spookily like Prada’s iconic £535 Re-Edition 2000 Nylon Mini Bag, a pink tulle dress just like the frothy Molly Goddard one worn by Villanelle in BBC’s Killing Eve, and a pair of £8 Primark sandals that are dupes for Prada’s £420 Nomad pair.
Get the Primark Bottega Veneta dupe bags in Primark stores before they’re gone.