Hey there, fabulous folks! Remember that article I dropped earlier? About those adorable designer mini bags. Seriously, could they BE any cuter?
Personally, I’ve got a soft spot for Bottega Veneta’s Candy Cassette, it really looks like a candy you just wanna munch on. But today, I’ve got the spotlight on another BV bag that shows elegance and sophistication – Bottega Veneta Mini Pouch in black (My 2nd Bottega bag dupe).
If you’re on the lookout for a mini pouch that’s understated and doesn’t shout out brand logos, today’s review is an absolute must-not-miss!
What is so special about Bottega?
And it’s precisely because BV is a low-key brand that some people might not be very familiar with it. So, take this chance to get to know it a bit better!
Founded back in 1966 in the charming city of Vicenza, Italy, by Michele Taddei and Renzo Zengiaro, Bottega Veneta translates to “Venetian shop” in English.
So, if you ask me what is so special about Bottega?
I would say there are two standout things that set it apart. First, there’s the iconic woven leather style known as “Intrecciato.” Imagine skilled artisans meticulously weaving thin leather strips together to create products that are both sturdy and beautiful.
But perhaps what truly makes Bottega Veneta shine is its understated luxury. Unlike many other brands, you won’t find flashy logos or huge brand names plastered all over their products. Instead, it’s all about craftsmanship and top-notch materials. People appreciate the genuine luxury without the in-your-face branding. It’s like a well-kept secret of the fashion world, and that’s what makes Bottega Veneta so special.
DESIGN & FEATURES OF BV mini pouch
Now let’s get back to the bag itself.
Design – As you can see, there are no big logos or flashy labels, just like I mentioned before. This mini pouch keeps it understated, simple, and elegant.
Color – They’ve got quite a selection of colors for this bag, so you can pick what suits you best. But if you’re unsure about the color, you can always play it safe with classic black, just like I did.
Strap – The strap is pretty cool – it’s got these cute knots. That’s how the crossbody strap attaches to the pouch. And you can actually untie these knots and adjust how long you want the strap to be. It’s super easy to do. And if you’re not in a crossbody mood, you can just remove the strap and carry it like a clutch.
Closure – For keeping your stuff safe, the bag uses a magnetic frame closure. It’s really easy to pop open and snap shut.
Review of my bottega veneta pouch dupe
|Update: Apologize for forgetting to mention the seller. I got it from Louis.|
Quality – 10/10
- The leather on this Bottega Veneta replica bag feels absolutely fantastic.
What does “fantastic” mean to me? It means the leather is soft, smooth, just the right thickness (not too thick, not too thin), and it’s really flexible and not stiff at all.
- Plus, it doesn’t have any weird smells, and it’s not dry.
- The edges are nice and smooth, not rough at all.
- Even the inner layer of leather is flexible and soft, not stiff.
This flexibility is key because you want to be able to shape the bag depending on what you put inside.
- The strap is thin and and flimsy, but that’s actually how it is on the authentic version too.
- And the magnetic closure of the Bottega dupe is really strong.
Accuracy – 9/10
- This Bottega Veneta bag dupe is incredibly close to the authentic version in the same black colorway.
- The hardware is silver, which is the correct hardware color for black.
- The strap feels just like the authentic one did, light and thin.
- The inner lining of the bag and the inner stamping are accurate to the authentic bag.
- The leather on the authentic bag feels soft, and this Bottega pouch dupe matches that softness very well.
I was genuinely surprised by how good the leather feels on this Bottega Veneta replica. I didn’t think replicas could come so close to capturing the quality of some authentic BV bags, but here we are!
At the top of the Bottega purse dupe near the opening, there are these bunched-up folds, and they’re stiff and not changeable. I didn’t get a chance to test out how stiff they were on the authentic bag, but they look the same visually.
For some reason, this bag doesn’t have that natural “wave” on one side of it like the mini pouches often do. However, this varies a lot in auth as well, so it’s not a big deal in my opinion.
What fits in a BV mini pouch?
Just a heads up, this bag is quite mini, so you’ll need to be mindful of what you’re packing in there. So I usually just pack these when I use this Bottega Veneta bag dupe.
- A little key pouch
- A cardholder
- A lip gloss
- Hand sanitizer
- My phone
I have to lay my phone flat at the bottom, which can be a bit inconvenient when you’re on the go and need to grab your phone quickly. But it does give a bit of extra structure when the phone is at the bottom.
Once everything is packed inside, the bag becomes quite structured. It does feel a bit heavier, but it fits everything I need.
If you choose not to put your phone in here, you could also put a wallet at the bottom. And I do think it can hold a sunglasses case as long as it’s not one of those hard, bulky ones.
To sum up, I absolutely adore this Bottega dupe bag.
The leather feels incredible, and I’m in love with this Bottega Veneta replica mini pouch. It’s cute and has that understated charm. I can rock it with casual outfits, and it can easily elevate my look for fancier occasions.
It’s versatile and fits everything I need. I’m a big fan of crossbody bags, and this one pleasantly surprised me. I didn’t expect to fall in love with this style, but now I want it in every color!