Mon-Wed and Fri-Sat, 10am-6:30pm; Thu, 10am-7pm; Sun, noon-5pm
E, M at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.
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With its smoked mirrors, wrought-iron displays, and undulating staircase, the Bottega Veneta store is a fitting tribute to the sensuality of leather. Enter via the doormanned Fifth Avenue entrance or directly from the graceful calm of the St. Regis Hotel lobby into this two-floor boutique, aurally appointed with Euro hip-hop beats and capped by a gorgeous greenhouse ceiling. The Italian leather maker has long distinguished itself with signature woven leather (intrecciato) handbags, and plenty are on hand here, in a variety of colors. Also look for the characteristic texture on designer Tomas Maier's wallets, placemats, pillows, and trivets. No less inspired are the well-edited men and women's effortless, understated ready-to-wear collections, featuring silk cocktail jackets and swingy shift dresses. And what would a leather retailer be without shoes? Bottega carries an ample supply of women's strappy slingbacks and demure cut-out pumps, as well as men's Grecian-style sandals.Formalwear
Bottega’s classic suits are total groom-pleasers. Choose from an array of sharp and sophisticated options starting at $2,950. The store’s elegant shoes (from $790) and cuff links—we’re partial to the signature “intrecciato” woven silver ones ($420)—complete the look.