Wandering down Milano’s Via Santo Spirito, I came across the 6-month old Corto Moltedo store which boasts an exquisite collection of luxury bags. The lovely store manager, Giada, gave me a tour and brief history of the brand and I was also lucky enough to meet Mr Moltedo, the founder of Bottega Veneta. Designed by his 32-year old son, Gabriele Corto Moltedo, this brand is made up of unusual box bags, napa totebags and their iconic Priscilla Presley bag which is continuously reproduced in different materials.
Made in Florence using printed leather, the clutch bags boast unusual detailing using studs, stones, chains and metal pieces while napa is folded and manipulated to produce totebags of unparalled style. I particularly adore the peach clutch bag with the glittering slithering snake sprawled across the front. Stunning!!!