Bottega Veneta teams up with NYC’s legendary Strand bookstore for a new tote bag

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The new tote comes in three editions 

The Strand bookstore is a classic New York institution. Its logo can be seen on classic totes throughout the city, as book-loving New Yorkers traverse the streets and subways. Now, Bottega Veneta is teaming up with the iconic store to re-envision its classic canvas bag just in time for New York Fashion Week.  

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The collaboration was inspired by creative director Matthieu Blazy’s fondness for the NYC institution

Creative director Matthieu Blazy has teamed up with the nearly 100-year-old literary institution to curate a limited-edition collection the Strand’s tote to celebrate the bookstore. The bags come in three different versions, which are distinguished by texture. The first comes in Bottega’s signature Intrecciato leather weaving in black. The other two, meanwhile, come in plain leather but in two colourways: a yellow and black combination and solid black. All three feature the brand’s famous logo in red with white lettering. 

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All three bags are made with premium leather

The special totes coincide with a new curated book selection by Blazy, which is on display at the Strand in the East Village with titles spanning photography, fashion, architecture and art. The release also comes with a series of specially commissioned cartoons by The New Yorker to celebrate the legacy of the bookstore.  

The collection is currently available at the Strand’s flagship location in New York City and will be available for wide release on the brand’s website starting September 15. The Intrecciato bag retails for US$3,114, the yellow/black tote comes in at US$2,089 and the all-black tote at US$1,492. 

This article was first published on Robb Report USA 

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