The Blonde frame bag by Bottega Venetta is the perfect example of Creative Director Tomas Maier’s low key approach to design. Simple, chic and beautifully made, this is for the serious handbag collector. The retro modern lines are further emphasized by the futuristic looking lock and clochette, it is one of those pieces that will still look current 10 years from now and will make you looked polished no matter what you wear. It may not inspire knock offs like the trendy Paddingtons and the Fendi B bags but that to me is a good thing, I don’t want my bags being sold on Canal Street in Chinatown for $20. Of course the signature Bottega touch is there in the braided handle and meticulous craftsmanship. Unexpected touches are the tonal studding and black patent accents, all of which add to this magnificent bag. You can not go wrong with a Bottega bag and you certainly won’t with a Blonde on your arm! $2640 at Saks.