Meet the must-have Bottega Veneta bag - plus 5 affordable alternatives

Maisie Bovingdon
Shopping writer
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is among many celebrities and influencers who own the Bottega Veneta 'It' bag - and we have found more affordable alternatives [Photo: Getty]

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Bottega Veneta is one of the luxury labels to rise up the ranks this year, as it was recognised as the 16th most popular label’s on Lyst’s brands in fashion in 2019.

And one item in particular has piqued celebrity and influencer’s interest: The Pouch.

The Bottega Veneta Pouch has been the must-have bag of the season, loved by celebrities including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Rochelle Humes, as well as influencers Monikh Dale and In The Frow’s Victoria Magrath.

Buy it: Bottega Veneta Pouch from Bottega Veneta | £1,990

The clutch bag comes in a variety of styles, including classic leather, as well as the designer brand’s signature woven style, a velvet version and a fluffy textured design too.

Plus, the accessory comes in a selection of colours from classic black, cream and tan, to vibrant shades of red, orange, electric blue, as well as forest green and even metallic hues.

What’s more, the highly coveted clutch bag is available in a large oversized style, as well as a small size, which can be held under your arm, in your hand or across the body - thanks to the adjustable strap that comes with them.

But, the cult accessory comes with a hefty price tag.

The large gathered pouch will set you back £1,990, while the woven creation costs even more at £2,190.

The smaller pouch costs slightly less at £1,050.

And for those who really want to up the ante and opt for a textured or printed bag will be looking at over £6,000 for The Sponge pouch.

However, we have found the perfect - and more affordable - alternative for you to snap up this year without breaking the bank (you’re welcome!)

Best Bottega Veneta pouch dupes

Slouchy Oversized PU Clutch & Strap Bag from Boohoo | £14.40

Slouchy Mini Weave Clutch Bag from Boohoo | £12