I found myself mesmerized by the Campana bag in pink magnolia last week at the Bottega Veneta boutique. While the Montaigne bag is boxy, serious and grown up (and actually a bit too masculine for me), the Campana bag is soft, pretty and ultra feminine. I agonized over this bag as I did not want (nor did I need) two pink magnolia colored Bottega bags, limited edition or not, I am not that greedy. After transferring everything from my bag to see how it'd look with real stuff in it, (even better than the tissue paper!) I had to take it home with me. I know, I have no self control. But I cancelled the Montaigne bag in magnolia so one of you lucky people on the list below me will get to have it. I love my Campana bag, the woven lambskin is super lightweight (about 6 ounces) and very roomy for all my summer needs (about 12 inches wide but expands to 14 inches if needed). It has a magnetic enclosure on top so I never have to worry about closing it (whereas the Montaigne would require me to zip and unzip from side to side at each access). There is a cell phone holder and side zipped pocket in the ultra soft suede interior lining and flat straps that stay on the shoulder really well. It's also about $400 less than the Montaigne bag which means I get to pick out a pair of Bottega shoes :) $1,690 at Bottega Venetta 214-265-0136 (good luck trying to locate one, I think it's sold out)
More photos after the jump
It's all in the details, the entire bag is meticulously constructed, from the weave detail on the shoulder straps to the perfectly shaped bottomside. Everyone, meet my love of the month!