If there is only one bag that one can own – though that idea alone will kill me – it has to be a classic messenger bag. In fact, I remember that my very first designer bag I bought (that’s in 2001…my gosh!) was a messenger bag.

From its Fall-Winter 2014/2015, Bottega Veneta introduces a contemporary collection of messenger bags called the Gardena, characterized by its understated details. Soft and unstructured, the Gardena is generously sized for ample capacity and comes with an oversized flap enhanced with iconic intrecciato elements, buckle closures, and an adjustable strap that gives the bag a relaxed look and feel.

The Gardena messenger for men is available in a range of material and colors:

  •  The Gardena in Buffalo is offered in Nero, Aubergine and New Army
  • The Gardena in Ostrich & Waxed Leather is offered in Nero, New Light Grey and New Chartreuse
  • The Gardena in Calf Hair & Madras Heritage is offered in Nero, Tourmaline and New Dark Grey

 Available now in Bottega Veneta boutiques and on bottegaveneta.com