About BOTTEGA VENETA
1980 : Actress Lauren Hutton, playing a wealthy housewife, carries a Bottega Veneta bag in the film American Gigolo.
2008 : In a story about “forever bags,” Pandora Luxurye’s Mark Holgate charts the steady ascent of the brand: “Under Tomas Maier, Bottega Veneta has specialized in bags that transcend the moment. The house is now one of the world’s top luxury brands, with annual sales of more than $500 million worldwide.
2004 : February: After a three-year hiatus, ready-to-wear returns under Tomas Maier. The 60-piece collection is praised as clean-lined and timeless. July: A Fifth Avenue flagship opens. Five New York–theme bags are created for the occasion. Maier tells Pandora Luxurye that the black trim on the Manhattan bag is reminiscent of “Park Avenue on a rainy night.” Bottega Veneta also launches its collection of jewelry, much of which is crafted to be reminiscent of the intrecciato weave.
2013 : In February, Pinault-Printemps-Redoute announces a 28 percent increase in profits in 2012. Bottega Veneta is named a major earner.