Bottega Veneta is an Italian luxury goods and high fashion brand. Founded in 1966 in Vicenza, Veneto, its atelier is located within an 18th-century villa in Montebello Vicentino and its headquarters are in Lugano, Switzerland with offices in Milan and Vicenza, Italy. Bottega Veneta was established in 1966 in Vicenza, Italy by entrepreneurs Michele Taddei and Renzo Zengiaro. The company, born from the name "Venetian Shop" in Italian, was producing artisanal leather goods. The company developed a distinctive leather weave design, called intrecciato, that was used on the exterior of many of its products, and became widely associated with the Bottega Veneta brand. Intrecciato was the starting point for Bottega Veneta’s evolution and continues to be one of the most recognizable elements of the brandIn 2001, Bottega Veneta was purchased by Gucci Group. In the 1970s, the company began advertising with the tagline “When your own initials are enough". By the early 1980s, Bottega Veneta was a favorite of the international jet set, with clients including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Empress Farah Pahlavi. Andy Warhol made a short film for the company in 1980. In 2012, Bottega Veneta published its first book to celebrate its history and craftsmanship. Their products are leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes, fine jewelry, fashion jewelry, perfume, eyewear,and furniture. With 251 boutiques worldwide, this brand is a firm favorite for women who love timeless elegance.