Courtesy of Bottega Veneta

As part of a new series, T+L’s fashion director highlights the travel products we’re pining for right now. Next up: a travel bag that’s both exquisite and practical. 

Melissa Ventosa Martin

There are two types of travel bags that I lust after. One is the type of bag that is so beautiful it would make any outfit you might be wearing as you schlep through the airport look chic. The second is the bag that makes traveling easy and seamless. This Bottega Veneta Cabat bag is one that falls into both categories.

Unlike some travel bags that look like they’re about to launch into space, a Cabat is exquisitely earthbound. Hand woven by artisans in Vicenza Italy, the bags are luxurious but tactile. From a practical standpoint, the Cabat is so soft it folds flat for easy packing and comes with a nylon bag should you not want your bag to touch the floor of the plane (it’s handcrafted in limited quantities, after all).  

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the House of Bottega Veneta and it’s a special year for the Cabat. When Tomas Maier took over as creative director 15 years ago, he re-established the bag and it has since come to exemplify the look of Bottega Veneta, a fusion of understated luxury and practicality.

For more info on where to purchase the Cabat bag call 1-800-845-6790, or view more bags by Bottega Veneta online.

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