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Bottega Veneta Knot Clutch

Bottega Veneta Knot Clutch History

Bottega Veneta Knot Bags available on PORTERO.comBottega Veneta Scarab Knot Clutch $1,800. Bottega Veneta Black Satin Intrecciato Knot Bag $690. Bottega Veneta Red Crocodile Knot Clutch 2,980. Bottega Veneta Studs Knot Bag $1,400


The Knot Clutch, or simply known as The Knot, has only been around since 2001, but it’s already an iconic bag for the Italian luxury goods house, Bottega Veneta; which means “Venetian Shop.”

“The Knot is very much a symbol of Bottega Veneta, a link to the company’s history and to its future,” says Bottega Veneta’s Creative Director, Tomas Maier. When he first joined the prestigious Italian luxury house in 2001, he took a look at the small rounded clutch Bottega Veneta previously designed, and decided to give it a face lift by incorporating this motif as the new clasp, and now it’s one of the most recognizable and beloved icons of the Italian house.

The Knot bag has been reimagined countless of times, ranging from the demure to the extravagant. The Knot, featured with every new Bottega Veneta collection since 2001, has highlighted another icon of the house the intrecciato. It has been dressed in simple leathers of exceptional quality, wrapped in the most exotic of fabrics, and been reinvented again and again. Yet, one thing is certain: The Knot never fails to amaze.

Bottega Veneta is know for their minimal branding: you will not find a logo or trademark anywhere, yet, their bags are instantly recognizable. The Knot is no exception, since it’s clasp makes it instantly identifiable. Bottega Veneta is a brand for people who enjoy subtle luxury (it is loved by many European royals, after all, like Princess Madeleine of Sweden, or Princess Marie of Denmark) and fine Italian craftsmanship.

At you will find pristine and pre-owned Knot bags, many other Bottega Veneta handbags, and bags by luxury designers like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Hermès. Shop authentic pre-owned luxury on PORTERO.

Bottega Veneta Knot Clutches available on PORTERO2Bottega Veneta Gold and Black Leather Box Clutch $1,400. Bottega Veneta Red Crocodile Knot Clutch $2,800. Bottega Veneta Grey Crocodile Box Clutch $3,300. Bottega Veneta Black Python Knot Clutch $1,800

Punch of Color

If you haven’t seen True Grit, I totally recommend it – even if it is just for the movie’s 14-year-old star Hailee Steinfeld. While I really enjoyed the film as a whole, I fell in love with Hailee and her tough-as-nails portrayal of a young girl trying to avenge her father’s death. An even bigger surprise has been this teen’s performance on the red carpet. She has been one of my favorites at the Globes, SAGs and now at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, above, wearing Alberta Ferretti.

Somehow she always manages to look age appropriate and fashion forward at the same time, and I’m particularly loving her pop of red with a cute (and affordable) clutch from H&M and shoes from Aldo. This is a great way to make a solid white or black dress stand out from the crowd. If you do decide to wear shoes and a bag of the same color, try to mix it up with different textures or materials — stay away from pieces that are too matchy-matchy.

Here are some standouts to get you started:

CHANEL 11C Fuschia Patent Classic Quilted WOC Wallet Chain Purse Bag


Green Python Champagne Hardware Frame Clutch






Vintage Bordeaux Woven Suede & Lizard Bag








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While it may at times seem inaccessible, Dita Von Teese’s pinup/burlesque/retro style is often times made up of a few very easy-to-wear pieces that would look good in anyone’s wardrobe. Take, for example, her look at the Jean Paul Gaultier Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show on October 2. Gorgeous crocodile clutch? Check. Sparkly Louboutins? Check. Long gloves? Yes, please.

Any one of these pieces can take you straight through the season. We have a couple of stunning Chanel crocodile clutches that I would gladly add to my own collection:

CHANEL Vintage Crocodile Westminster Envelope Flap Bag & Clutch

CHANEL Crocodile Shoulder Bag & Clutch

And I’m loving these red suede elbow-length gloves as well. They are perfect for the 3-quarter-length sleeves on many of the season’s best coats.

ETRO Long Dark Ruby Red Suede Gloves

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Lizard Lady

Eva Longoria Parker has been seen all over Hollywood rocking her Adriana Castro “Annie” lizard clutch. I particularly like that she shows us just how versatile the bag is–it looks just as good with jeans and a t-shirt as it does with a structured dress for evening. This goes to show you that exotic skins can often act as a neutral even though they are essentially one big pattern.

Want to try the same look with a lizard clutch? Here are a few of our absolute favorites:

LAMBERTSON TRUEX Brown Lizard Minaudiere with Silver Hardware

JUDITH LEIBER Vintage Spotted Olive & Black Lizard Rock n Roll Studded Clutch Evening Bag

BOTTEGA VENETA Black Lizard & Suede Ruffle Evening Clutch Bag

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