Bottega Veneta’s leather bags are inspired by New York City – Robb Report

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Bottega Veneta celebrates its love for the Big Apple with a capsule collection that showcases cityscapes in artistic leather bags and accessories. Available exclusively in New York for the month of February, the collection was unveiled this week to celebrate the brand’s new flagship, the largest in the world.

The new collection of 33 pieces of leather goods for men and women, called “Icons of New York”, will welcome customers on the ground floor, alongside accessories from the main collection. Handcrafted in the luxury house’s atelier outside Milan, each piece depicts the city’s landscapes in artistic handcrafted representations on Bottega Veneta leather and the iconic Intrecciato woven leather bags and cases in leather.

Must-haves include the Intrecciato Manhattan Craquelé, a sleek tote with inlaid leather that is hand-cut and assembled to form a rendering of the New York street grid. Subtle embroidery on an Intrecciato Brick backpack creates the cityscape as if it were lightly drawn in charcoal pencil. And the lofty heights stand tall on an Intrecciato Prospect tote for a 3D laser-rendered and embroidered graphic effect.

The multicolored lines of the metro map are recreated on the Intrecciato Tube Olimpia bag for women, while dark skyscrapers take shape with tone-on-tone embroidery in the Intrecciato Midnight Cesta tote.

The collection is available exclusively this month in the all-new 15,000-square-foot Bottega Veneta flagship, set in a trio of iconic 19th-century townhouses that have been combined to create the luxury home’s new address. Italian at 740 Madison Avenue. The five-story boutique, like its other flagships, will also feature the brand’s ready-to-wear collections for men and women. But the highlight will be the penthouse, called The Apartment, which showcases Bottega Veneta’s elegant collection of furniture and homes, available in fabrics and colors exclusive to New York.

After closing its Fifth Avenue flagship store in 2015, the new Madison Avenue boutique marks a return to its roots for the Italian luxury brand. Bottega Veneta opened its first store outside of Italy on the same avenue in 1972. Creative director Tomas Maier designed the new store, which he called a “gift” for his East Coast clientele.

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