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This bag is trending all over social media – here are the best dupes we’ve found

by Freya Drohan
29th May 2019

Image via Instagram/RosieHW

We’ve got the 411 on the bag du jour, the Bottega Veneta pouch — and here’s how to steal the style on a budget

Thanks to the recent appointment of [old] Céline alum Daniel Lee as the new Creative Director of iconic Italian heritage brand Bottega Veneta, the 50-year-old label has found itself in the spotlight once more. In fact, ‘The Pouch’, that is Bottega Veneta’s trending arm candy of the moment, has likely already wound its way onto feeds and streets near you.

At international fashion weeks earlier this year, numerous tastemakers were spotted with variations of the oversized buttery-leather handheld bag. It’s available in practically every colour of the rainbow – though the neutral stone, beige, brown and black hues seem to be most popular.

You’re not imagining its prevalence either; it’s already sold out on Net-A-Porter, while it’s being snapped up like hot cakes on Moda Operandi. Is it time to give you the bad news yet? Here goes: this luxe-looking bag will set you back between €1,900 to €2,300. We’re sorry to have to be the ones to tell you.

All is not lost though: we’ve gone digging through the world of e-commerce to source some copycats. And you know, if all else fails, just find the biggest handbag you own, tuck in the straps and carry it as an oversize handheld bag.

Voilà, now you’ve nailed the street style influencer uniform in a flash.

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Quilted Clutch Bag, €22.95 from


Quilted Tote Bag, €39.95 from


Leather Tote Bag, €195 from


Lunchbag Bag by Simon Miller, €213 from


Croc-Effect Patent Leather Clutch by Dries Van Noten, €595 from


Wrapped-Handle Clutch by Oliveve, €165 from


Roll-Top Clutch by Accessorize, €34.56 from


Embossed Leather Pouch by Loewe, €495 from


Oversize Leather Clutch, €224.75 from


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