Wednesday 7th August

| BY Dino Bonacic

Ten Loves: Bottega Veneta The Pouch Bag

From mannequins to throwback pics showing off your fabulous glow-up – social media challenges are rarely fashion-approved. But trust one of the best-dressed women in the world to come up with an Instagram trend that will turn even the snarkiest fashion editors into using a hashtag. When super-stylist and the human epitome of chic Suzanne Koller first started her #MyBagAteMyShoes series on Instagram, she probably didn’t anticipate it will soon become a global instrument of showing off everyone’s new favourite bag – Bottega Veneta’s The Pouch. The flat lay images of the statement clutch bag with matching Bottega shoes (or some other pair of equally fabulous heels) inside them have since taken over our Insta feeds. While Koller isn’t professionally associated with Daniel Lee’s design team (at least to our knowledge), she embodies the new vision of the brand with her effortless way of putting together high luxury items in this post-Phoebe Philo era. And so we trust the stylist with picking our next big bag purchase.

The Pouch is a multi-practical bag that creates an abstract shape out of the finest Italian leathers. Is it a fancy cloud you caught? Or just a pile of fabric scrunched up in your hand? As one of the first products Lee released when he came at the helm at Bottega Veneta, the clutch was an instant hit for its mysterious looks. It now comes in a wide variation of leather finishes and colours, as well as the house’s signature intrecciato weave. From the new season’s selection, our absolute favourites are the metallic leather ones – purple, gold or baby blue. You can choose one or get all three and wear them together. It’s an instantly recognisable piece of design that symbolises the new era of chic. And the best part is, we know The Pouch also fits a pair of heels in it, making it the perfect date night choice.

Bottega Veneta’s The Pouch is available to shop online and in selected stores.